pirate-fairyJoel McNeely is currently recording his orchestral score for Disney’s animated movie The Pirate Fairy. The film marks the fifth installment in the Tinker Bell series and features the voices of Mae Whitman who will reprise her titular role, as well as Christina Hendricks who is lending her voice to a new fairy named Zarina and Tom Hiddlestone who plays a young James Hook. Peggy Holmes (The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning) is directing the Disney Toon Studios production. McNeely has previously scored all films in the Tinker Bell series, as well as Return to Never Land, which was also based on the characters from J.M. Barries’ Peter Pan. The Pirate Fairy will be released in the U.S. on Blu-ray and DVD on April 1, 2014. The movie will also receive a theatrical release in numerous European territories in early 2014.

As previously reported, McNeely also has Seth MacFarlane’s western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West coming up next summer.

  1. Stefan says:

    I dont know why Joel still score those movies. He is so awesome good that he’d belong in bigger projects. He is certainly a top notch composer!

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    A paycheck; he can’t live off of “American Dad” royalties forever.