Bradley Raymond Talks Great Fairy Rescue
BD: He got a little taste of voice acting on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland as the White Rabbit.
BD: He's the skeptic about fairies.
BR: Yes, he has to learn how to believe in his daughter -- to have interest in what she's interested in. He's a scientist busy with his job and gathering butterflies for an exhibit, but he has a sense of wonder about science, and so when you first meet them and they're looking at a mis-painted butterfly, he thinks it's a scientific reason and Lizzy thinks it's because of fairies. So, to see him realize that everything she's been saying is true, is a wonderful moment, and people who've seen the movie have been talking about wanting to spend time with their children more.
BD: And Tinker Bell's role in all of this?
BR: It's interesting: I call Tinker Bell a catalyst character, so she arcs other characters.
BD: Like a traveling angel.
BD: What is characteristic of the summer look?
BR: There is so much to do during summer from a fairy point of view: flowers that open at night and close in the day, and flowers that open during the day and close at night; they stay at Fairy Camp on the mainland the whole summer. And the fantastical look of Pixie Hollow, inspired by Mary Blair of Peter Pan, I wanted to look a little more realistic -- not as designy -- to give you a sense of looking at a more relatable world, where the magical things happening to Lizzy are happening to the audience at the same time.
BD: And what were some of the animation challenges?