Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Winnie-The-Pooh have all held the crown in the past. But this year Disney is place its money on a little Pixie and her friends to sell the most merchandise. Tinker Bell will anchor the new Disney Fairies licensing line that Disney hopes will target the 5-9 year old market.
On a related note, Tinker Bell will get her own direct-to-dvd movie, due on shelves next year. Unfortunately it looks like Disney couldn’t resist messing with the classic character and will be giving her a voice (Brittany Murphy). I understand it’s difficult to carry a movie these days with a main character who doesn’t talk (and how would you explain the other fairies not talking), but how am I going to explain to my kid that Tinker Bell who doesn’t talk in Peter Pan, suddenly talks in this movie?