The Blu-ray "BD Live" bonus feature allows viewers with Blu-ray or Playstation 3 players connected to the Internet to go online with friends or family anywhere in the country who also have Blu-ray and Internet capability to set up specific movie chat times. Both parties must own the Blu-ray version of the same movie in order to sync the movie for simultaneous viewing and the person who initiates the chat session controls movie functions like pause, fast forward etc. Chat session participants can instant message one another right on screen as the movie plays for an interactive experience that's just a step away from viewing the movie together in the same room. The only real delay is the time it takes to maneuver your remote through the onscreen keyboard, though the capability to link with your computer keyboard or handheld device makes messaging back and forth less cumbersome. The movie mail option allows users to upload video files they've created on their computer to automatically play alongside the movie in a particular scene--that means your little fairy princess can work some magic right alongside Tinker Bell and your friends online can watch her performance. Movie Challenge is an online interactive trivia game with three difficulty levels that plays scenes from the movie behind multiple choice trivia questions--players choose opponents from their true friends list (still coming soon as of this review's writing) or from anyone in the country who happens to be online with their Blu-ray player and the same movie. Viewers can also program parental controls and redeem points on Disney Movie Rewards right from their Blu-ray player. Other functions still "coming soon" as of October 2008 are a calendar function that plots future movie chat times up to three months out, news, and movie notifications. The only real downside of BD live is that the functions and menus are not always the most intuitive and both setting up your account and compiling a list of true friends is a multi-step procedure that requires many trips back and forth between your Blu-ray player and computer and/or phone. Assume that children and the non-tech-savvy will probably need some assistance. Once everything is set up and you've figured out how to navigate the system, it's time to watch and game with your friends and family--no matter how far away they live. --Tami Horiuchi
Born into the fantastic world of Pixie Hollow, Tinker Bell thinks her fairy talent as a tinker isn t as special or important as the other fairies talents. But when Tink tries to change who she is, she creates nothing but disaster! With encouragement from her friends Rosetta, Silvermist, Fawn and Iridessa, Tink learns the key to solving her problems lies in her unique tinker abilities and discovers that when she s true to herself, magical things can happen.