Question by  reb951 (28)

Who came up with the idea for Tinker bell?

My three-year old is crazy about Tinker Bell.


Answer by  koolmom (291)

The original Tinkerbell was in a book written and illustrated by J.M. Barrie in 1911. Elsia Trimbly gave her a makeover in a book named "Peter Pan". In 1953 Marc Davis created the Disney animated character for the Disney film "Peter Pan".


Answer by  beelady (334)

The original idea for Tinker Bell came from J.M. Barrie, the author of the children's story Peter Pan. The character was then animated and modified by the Walt Disney Corporation.


Answer by  ihatetv (581)

Tinkerbell was the invention of J.M. Barrie, who wrote the original Peter Pan story. In the story, Peter meets Tinkerbell after he escapes his pram in Kensington Gardens.


Answer by  wallaby78 (2293)

Tinker Bell is a character from the story Peter Pan, written by Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937). She appears in the Disney movie also.


Answer by  mturker (132)

Tinker Bell's character first appeared in the 1904 play Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie - better known as the later novel and Disney movie Peter Pan. In the original book, she was a fairy who mended things, like an actual tinker.


Answer by  MzGlace (373)

The character of tinker bell is actually based off of very, very old legends and fairy tales which are in tern based off of druid and pagan dealings with powerful elemental beings, in this particular case the flighty air sylphs on which many fairies like tinker bell are actually based.


Answer by  Anonymous

The origin for the "Tinkerbell" or "Druids Bell" is ancient and predates historical record. A spherical ball with an internal pellet is wobbled creating a hum. A Druid used this to enter a meditation state. Walt Disney was a scholar of Ancient Celtic Culture.

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