The StoryAngry with her friend Peter Pan, Tinker Bell offers to lead the villainous Captain Hook to the hiding place of Wendy Darling.The ArtworkThis limited edition
sericel, "Playful Pixie," recreates Sequence 11, Scene 48 from Walt Disney's classic animated feature film, Peter Pan (1953). A total of 14 colors are used to recreate the image, each of which has been exactingly screen-printed, one color at a time, onto the acetate cel.Although designed and supervised by Marc Davis, Tinker Bell was animated in this scene by Don Lusk, who had worked at the Disney Studio since the time of Pinocchio (1940). Among his work was the run of the stags in Bambi (1942) and the Arabian Dance in "The Nutcracker Suite" in Fantasia (1940).The FilmAlthough firmly established in legend, the figure of Tinker Bell is not based on Marilyn Monroe, who was still a supporting actor and relatively unknown at the time the character was developed. Tinker Bell owes her shape to the "Pin-Up Girls" of World War II. Margaret Kerry was the live-action reference model for Peter Pan's pixie pal. Tinker Bell is now ever-associated with the Disney organization. After Peter Pan, she became the indroductory icon for the Disney television shows for decades. Tinker Bell also introduces fireworks spectaculars at the Disney theme parks.In the stage version of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell is just a projected beam of light. The pixie was first given human form in the 1926 Paramount silent film version of Peter Pan, in which she was played by an actress named Virginia Brown Faire.