Tinkerbell is a relatively young fairy who is about a hundred years old, and is one of the most famous fairies in the Western world. Tinkerbell is a character in the animation, 'Peter Pan' who is very emotional about Peter Pan. A prequel of the movie is currently underway, and Keira Knightley has been considered to voice the character.
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The Disney version of Tinkerbelle was born in 1953, when she played in the first Peter Pan movie. There was also a play that was produced in 1904 by J.M. Barrie, that had a character in it, that was named, Tinkerbelle, as well.