Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The End Of The Cheapquels, The Beginning Of The Tinkquells...


Today is the day all those little girls get to go out and buy that new "Tinkerbell" DVD/Blu-Ray Disc...

You get to see how the reworking that Lasseter and Catmull came out. This movie marks the death of the "cheapquels" for Disney Toon Studios and the beginning of a cincology of films about the fairies in Pixie Hollow. Go check it out...

And if you're going to Disneyland you can actually check out "Pixie Hollow" where there's a nice meet-n-greet for the little girl in your family, or the little girl in your heart...

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UPDATE: If you want to see the first six minutes of the film, click here.
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17 comments:

Tiawan Suzie said...

Cincology?

What the heck is that?

Anonymous said...

I am thinking a collection (logy) of 5 (cinco) movies, in Spanish of course. ;)

Anonymous said...

considering that this is based off of a character from Peter Pan, even though it's changing the setting, isn't it basically a sequel of sorts?

Honor Hunter said...

You are right anonymous,

Cincology is a series of five...

Quadrilogy is a series of four...

Trilogy is a series of three...

and so on.


As for it being a sequel, no. Most of the cheapquels have followed a continuation of the story from one of the classic movies. The Tink movies are simply following one of the characters from those films. It would more accurately be called a "spin-off". Also this is something that was in production as an idea before John Lasseter got there. We'll see how good the series gets when the second DVD "Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure" comes out next year. It'll be interesting to see what other ideas emerge from Disney Toon Studios now that he's there.

Justin said...

Honor, you are making up words. Trilogy is a Greek work. Quadrilogy is a mix of the Latin prefix for four and the Greek suffix for story. Cincology uses the Spanish word for five with the Greek suffix. I believe that it should be Tetralogy for a body of four stories and Pentalogy for a group of five.

Honor Hunter said...

Justin, I'm sure some could use that word, but I'm not making up what I wrote...

It is an actual word used to describe a collection of five.

But I think most of you reading the post don't take the most salient item about that word to heart.

I said DisneyToons would be making 5. Before, they've only talked about 4 being made.

That is the point...

Justin said...

I double checked with a quick Google search on "definition cincology" before I made my first post. I got 5 results, one of which was this post, two were Spanish language sites referring to the 6 DVD set of the Omen, and one was a site in which the author was making up his own words after Trilogy.

Quadrilogy was a term made up by Fox to market its Alien movies.

You are correct in that it is a significant announcement about there being 5 movies instead of 4. Previously John Lasseter had said that each movie would revolve around with each of the seasons. Is JL making up a fifth season?

NASAMan said...

"Is JL making up a fifth season?"

Hunting season?

Anonymous said...

Back on topic:) Tinker Bell has been getting some pretty nice reviews, which is great.

Legendary Disney animator Floyd Norman, said on his blog, (Mr. Fun), that he was...

"impressed with the film makers use of the CGI tools, and their ability to create digital environments that actually felt organic. More important, they put a story on the screen that actually engaged me".

High praise from a world class animator.

An interesting bit of trivia...did you know that the director, Bradley Raymond, was the director on Toy Story 3 at Disney's Circle 7 Studios, before being "let go" after the Pixar buyout? Kudos to Lasseter for not holding a grudge and giving Brad another shot. D.

Anonymous said...

does all this nonsense matter about cinology and pentaology. and stuff. it doesn't so who cares justin!

Anonymous said...

Back to the point.

Just rented Tinker Bell for my kids and they loved it. And you know what? It's not bad... I'd venture to say it's actually decent.

Nice job Lasseter. Good to see him helm this spinoff, looks like it's paying off.

TJ Pierce said...
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Justin said...

No, it really doesn't matter whether or not Honor uses cincology or (the correct word) pentalogy. I'm just giving Honor a hard time. :-)

Anonymous said...

TinkCincquelology. It's fun making up words, easier than looking them up.

Bob and Rob Professional American Writers said...

Just viewed the film...really good. The bar is set pretty high for the rest of the series. As someone mentioned, it's nice to see Brad Raymond get an opportunity to showcase his talents. Cheers, Bob

Neal said...

Or is it a quintology? ;)

...anyways, I'm down with a fifth movie if the first in the series is as good as they say. Here's to hoping that they keep getting better.

But it just irks me they 'canceled all sequels'... yet the Tinker Bell line gets to continue, and the Enchanted Tales line is continuing and rumor has it Kenny Loggins may be writing songs for a new Tigger movie.

As someone who was okay with the derivatives (...keff 'cheapquels' is a lame neologism...keff) it seems like they didn't really cancel... only scaled back and became more selective.

Which is okay... I guess... only not exactly what they said they were doing...