Disney Fairies is a Disney franchise built around the character of Tinker Bell, whom Disney adapted in their 1953 animated film Peter Pan and subsequently adopted as a mascot for the company. In addition to the fictional fairy character created by J. M. Barrie, the franchise introduces many new characters, and expands substantially upon the limited information the author gave about the fairies and their home of Never Land. The characters are referred to within stories as "Never Fairies". The franchise includes children's books and other merchandise, a web site, a Tinker Bell film series, featuring the character and several of the Disney fairies as supporting characters.
Each fairy has a specific talent that they perform and a distinct personality, intended for young girls to each relate to a fairy with a similar persona.
There are seven fairies core to the presentation of the franchise:
Tinker Bell: (voiced by Mae Whitman in the films) Tinker Bell, also known as "Tink", is sassy, brave, and beautiful. Although she is initially resistant to becoming a "tinker" (the fairies who create and fix things, also in the books known as a "pots-and-pans" talent fairy), she embraces the identity when she comes to recognize the value of her talent. She is inexperienced, but a good problem solver. She can be easily impatient and annoyed, yet she is extremely loyal. According to her starring film, she has invented two things; the acorn crusher and the flower sprayer. Her wish is to go beyond Pixie Hollow to find lost things.
Silvermist: (voiced by Lucy Liu in the films) Silvermist is a water-talent fairy of East Asian appearance. She looks on the positive side of life and acts as an influence between Tinker Bell and Iridessa.
Rosetta: (voiced by Kristin Chenoweth in the films) Rosetta is a garden-talent fairy who is red-haired and speaks with a Southern American accent. She loves beauty and good manners and is always giving good beauty tips to her friends and plants.
Fawn: (voiced by America Ferrera in the first film and Angela Bartys in the second and third films) Fawn is a Latina animal-talent fairy and can therefore speak the languages of all creatures except butterflies, but in a clip she was seen helping a butterfly out of its cocoon, meaning that her inability to communicate with butterflies might be a mistake.
Iridessa: (voiced by Raven-Symoné in the films) Iridessa is a light-talent fairy of African appearance. She could be described as a perfectionist. She is good friends with Tinker Bell but sometimes gets angry at her because she plays around. However, if Tinker Bell needs help, Iridessa will always come to her aid. She is usually very cheerful and practical.
Vidia: (voiced by Pamela Adlon in the films) Vidia is the fastest of the fast-flying-talent fairies. She often uses terms such as "dear", "sweetie" and "cupcake" without sincerity, makes cruel remarks, and is impatient when she is kept waiting. She's also independent, crafty and opinionated. She lives alone in a Sour Plum tree. Although she dislikes the other fairies, she has a soft spot for Prilla and later Wisp. She is principally an antihero, but sometimes an antagonist.
Terence: (voiced by Jesse McCartney in the films) Terence is a dust-talent sparrowman, who hands out pixie dust to other fairies each day so they may do their magic, and is calm and kind. He has a strong crush on Tinker Bell, which she is unaware of.