I heard very exciting news today. Reese Witherspoon is making a live action version of Tinker Bell! Yep, your favorite mechanical engineering fairy is coming to the big screen in her very own movie staring Reese Witherspoon. That little blond ball of energy (Reese) will be perfect in the roll of a little blond ball of energy (Tinker Bell). AND, I have high hopes that the movie is a female empowering version like I think Beauty and the Beast will be unlike Cinderella.
I just have one wish for the movie. PLEEEEEEEEASE let Tinker Bell be the awesomely cool engineer that she is in the cartoons. Can you imagine the wonderful influence this movie could be on young girls? It’s a slam dunk to show how fun engineering can be to a whole generation of girls. There could be all sort of inventive and funny ways she could use her engineering brain to get herself out of scrapes and save the day.
As of this posting, the script is still “in development” so I’m sending this out into the great wide internet as a message of hope for all the young girls out there who love to figure out how things work. Please give us a movie to love and be inspired by!