Secret Of The Wings 3D

Featured In Issue 171, November 2012

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Peggy Holmes & Bobs Gannaway
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Secret Of The Wings takes Tinker Bell (the voice of Mae Whitman) and the other warm season fairies into the mysterious and forbidden Winter Woods, where curiosity and adventure lead Tink to discover a magical secret that changes her life forever. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the Great Divide music video performed by McClain Sisters, the animated short Pixie Hollow Games (HD 22:34), the Dig Down Deeper music video performed by Zendaya, a Pixie Preview: Fright Light (HD 01:02), sneak peeks, and upfront previews. Included are the 3D Disc, the Blu-ray Disc, the DVD, and a digital copy.

The 1.78:1 1080p MVC 3D picture is absolutely enchanting. The color palette is richly and warmly hued with vivid saturation that pops off the screen. The imagery appears crisp and perfectly rendered with lush earth tones depicted in Pixie Hollow and the vivid whites and blues of Winter Woods. Contrast is superb throughout with deep, solid blacks and revealing shadows. Resolution is impeccable, with meticulously detailed textures, specks of fairy dust, and snowflakes. The CG animation is wonderfully appealing and rendered with appreciable attention to character. The 3D delivers an engaging dimensional depth and perspective without resorting to gimmickry. The imagery appears perfectly natural, with realistic distinctions between foreground objects and their backgrounds. There is absolutely no crosstalk or ghosting to mar the experience. This is a pristine, beautifully colorful viewing experience in both 2D and 3D, but the dimensionality seen in the 3D version definitely is the preferred experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is nicely presented with superb fidelity. The ADR dialogue sounds forward and at times displays directionality. The orchestral music score is lighthearted with songs that are engaging. The music is the primary element that provides an enveloping soundfield presence. Otherwise the soundtrack is frontal focused, though, ambiance and sound effects can be convincing, such as the ice castle acoustics. At times the sound effects are directionally panned and the blizzard sequence delivers a boost of deep bass energy in the .1 LFE channel. This is a pleasing soundtrack experience, with excellent fidelity and effective assertive pans and dynamics to warm the heart. (Gary Reber)