TESS VIGELAND: And finally . . . Disney is delaying the release of a DVD based on the character Tinkerbell. It’s a big deal. ‘Cause Disney already launched a big marketing push with a fairy theme. The Marketplace Players wonder how a certain Mouse feels about Tink getting all the attention.
MICKEY: Hey, Tink? Can I come in?
TINKERBELL: Mickey? Wow, hi.
MICKEY: Sweet dressing room.
TINKERBELL: Right? It’s crazy palatial.
MICKEY: Yeah, bigger than mine. Hey, congrats on them giving you a voice, too. Long time comin’.
TINKERBELL: Thank you.
MICKEY: And not a stupid, sissy, high, dumb one either. Look, so anyway, I came to congratulate you.
TINKERBELL: You’re so sweet.
MICKEY: I mean, a few-hundred-million-dollar media and merchandising blitz. All for you. I mean, I know that feeling, it’s a great feeling.
TINKERBELL: I know, I’m walking on sunshine.
MICKEY: Yeah, so I guess you won’t be eating those potato chips so much anymore.
MICKEY: Well you know. Gotta be eye candy. Gotta stay pretty and thin.
TINKERBELL: I’m thin.
MICKEY: I was thin once, you know. I could literally wrap my legs into a pretzel. By the time Fantasia came around they had to put me in a wizard’s cloak to hide my jelly roll.
TINKERBELL: Oh. You know . . . I’ve gotta get ready for a meeting . . .
MICKEY: And I haven’t really had many features since Fantasia, you notice that?
TINKERBELL: Yeah, um . . .
MICKEY: I mean, I built this studio, but just ’cause I have a taste for french fries and the occasional whiskey . . . Boom! Bye-bye career!
TINKERBELL: You know what, Mick?
TINKERBELL: Maybe I could talk to someone!
MICKEY: You’ve got that new voice.
TINKERBELL: We could use you in craft services.
MICKEY: I could do that! I could do that!
MICKEY: Oh, Hollywood! It truly is the happiest place on Earth!
VIGELAND: That piece was produced by Rico Gagliano, with Michelle Philippe.