Meagan Franks

Tinker Bell: The Progression of a Disney Character

Have you ever wondered how a drawing comes to life as a Disney Character? Take Tinker Bell for example. Where did that spunky, rebellious, temperamental, yet charming character come from? When looking at the facts, Marc Davis, the animator behind such classic characters like Bambi, Thumper and Cinderella, was ultimately responsible for the iconic character affectionately known as, "Tink," but one woman helped bring life to his drawings.

The woman behind the pixie dust is Margaret Kerry. She was the real life model for the sassy and loveable fairy. Davis had Kerry pose with larger than life objects to help capture the perspective and personality of the feisty pixie we know today.

Margaret Kerry is a Disney legend for playing the iconic role of the live-action reference model for Tinker Bell in Walt Disney's 1953 classic animated film "Peter Pan." Join Margaret at the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo during the 2015 Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend located at Disneyland® Resort where she will share how she helped bring Tinker Bell to life.

Meagan Franks of runDisney is here to share information on our Speaker Series during the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo.