All children, except one, grow up -- but hopefully none of them become so cynical as to lose their belief in fairies. For those who still believe, or who might need a refresher course, Disney is releasing Tinkerbellto DVD and Blu-Ray on October 28th. It's Tinkerbell's first solo film, and the first time she will actually speak onscreen. Considering that she now boasts her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it's about time she gets to headline her own movie. At last, Tinkerbell fans (and there are a lot of them!) will find out her origin, her specialty as a tinker fairy, and learn about her hometown of Pixie Hollow, the home of Disney's Fairies. Tinkerbell is the big debut of Disney's Fairies, and they will undoubtedly become a sparkly obsession to rival the Disney Princesses. By next Halloween, you might be seing fewer ballgowns, and more wings and leaf-based dresses. Very ecological!

The movie looks pretty charming, and the animation is quite lovely -- I'm hypnotized by the leaves and the sparkles of Queen Clarion's dress. And it boasts a very talented cast: Angelica Huston, America Ferrera, Jane Horrocks, Kristen Chenoweth, Lucy Liu, and Kathy Najimy are among the actresses who lent their voices to the fairy cast. Angelica Huston, people. If she can admit she believes in fairies, then the rest of us can too.

You can visit the official site to check out the trailer and the first six minutes of the film. There's plenty of girly goodies to be found -- you can make your own fairy, explore Pixie Hollow, meet its pixie inhabitants, and much more. If you have a young daughter, niece, little sister, or are stuck babysitting, just call this site up. You'll be extremely popular for the day, especially if you're a good sport and find out which fairy you are. (I'm Fawn, and I'm not afraid to admit it.)

Knowing Tinkerbell's popularity with big and little girls alike (have you ever seen the amount of merchandise she has?), I'm sure this is only the first of many movies to come -- keeping us all children a little longer.