Tinkerbell is a character who first appeared in Shrek and later in a segment shown on Shrek 2. She is based on the same character from J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.



In the first film, Tinkerbell is almost sold by Peter Pan to the Duloc Guards. It is her fairy dust that allows Donkey to fly temporarily.

Shrek 2

In Shrek 2, she is trapped in a jar and used as lighting for a mud bath with other fairies. Shrek and Fiona then fart in the mud making bubbles, which the fairies wave away.

She later dances with Gingy during the ending and in Far Far Away Idol. Tinkerbell then insults Captain Hook's singing and uses her magic to turn Puss' boots into dancing shoes.

Swamp Talk

She was paired with Rumpelstiltskin in the episode "Celebrity Fairytale Couples". This was because Rumpel had allegedly given her golden wings as part of a secret deal.

Video Game Appearances

Tinkerbell is a playable character in the Shrek 2 video game. In the level "Prison Break", she helps rescue Shrek, Donkey, and Puss with Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf and the Gingerbread Man. In the game, Tinkerbell is arrogant, sarcastic and opinionated, but she is very kind and helpful nonetheless. She is notable for being the only playable character with no physical attacks, exclusively shooting magic from afar. Her special ability has her use magic to cause allies and enemies alike to start floating in mid-air.

In Shrek Smash and Crash Racing, she makes a cameo in the Potion Factory Exterior Track. She is the purple fairy that flies across the track, and if any character hits her, they will spin out.


  • Tinkerbell's physical presence in the films parallels her appearance in the original Peter Pan play. Being only a speck of light, although unlike the play you can see a hint of her body.


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