PIRATE FAIRY Filmmakers #PirateFairyBloggers the Answers to our Questions
Now that I am nearing the end of my awesome trip with Disney for the #PirateFairyBloggers, I am excited to share with you our A2Q’s with THE PIRATE FAIRY filmmakers. Why am I saying A2Q? Well I like to be different sometimes . Also it makes me think of how much FUN we had listening to the answers to our questions with the producer and director of the newest Disney Fairy movie, The Pirate Fairy. Peggy Holmes, Director & Writer of “The Pirate Fairy” and Jenni Magee-Cook, Producer of “The Pirate Fairy”. The excitement that filled the air from these 2 wonderfully fun ladies felt like pixie dust had been sprinkled throughout the air in the small theatre Disney’s Toon Studios (the same theatre where they would debut the movie to Disney high executives) the blogger group I was in were able to have a great A2Q with the filmmakers.
Question: I’m going to ask this from the perspective of my daughter how does James understand what Zarina saying because to everyone else she sounds like a bell but to him she speaks normal, does he really understand her?
Peggy Holmes: I think he spent a lot of time with her, so just like Peter Pan understands Tinker Bell, James understands Zarina.
Question: Here’s is my question about the little crocodile guy…mommy was the one fairy but then their powers were switched so who will he go to? Will he sad?
Peggy Holmes: It will always be Rosetta because that’s who he imprinted on…it was important to John Lassiter that he imprint and that we use the idea of imprinting…Rosetta will always be his mommy. John Lassiter encourages us to do research and it’s a true fact that imprinting is true.
Question: How involved is John (Lassiter) in your process?
Peggy Holmes: We do a lot of research and we like things to be authentic, a baby croc looks similar to the movie croc and this is what we presented to John and John was like it needs to be cuter, we need to make it like a toddler with big eye’s. Bruce Smith did a drawing and it got closer and Ben Abraham drew the croc that we ultimately went with.
Question: Was it a conscious decision to make movie more appealing to boys?
Peggy Holmes: No, the decisions come from what kind of story we want to tell. I wanted to tell a story about a girl who made a mistake and I love the idea that she made this really big mistake and when she realizes it she really tried to right her wrong. And she doesn’t expect to be able to come back to Pixie Hollow and she was ready to find a new life for herself.
(this is my favorite picture of her-she is so magically beautiful and so strong spirited-and this picture shows it all)
Jenni Magee-Cook: She wasn’t living in Pixie Hollow and had no organic material, all she had was plundered and stolen material on the pirate ship. He belt was a watch band and her sword was a hat pin …. It was fun being able to utilize new materials. And Christian….was AWESOME! Came right from the runway to being able to design a six inch fairy…
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