Star Fairies is yet another straight-to-video feature that’s based on a toy line. Up in the clouds in the land of Wish-Come-True is Castle Wish Star, where star fairy Princess Sparkle grants wishes to children all over the world when they say, “Star Light, Star Bright…” You know the rhyme. One thing I don’t understand. If Sparkle is a princess living in a castle, where are all the servants and staff? It appears that she lives alone.
Lately, Sparkle has been overwhelmed with so many wishes and there are more of them every day. She goes to the magic wishing well (voice of Jonathon Winters) for advice and it tells her how to get the help she needs. Sparkle expected one helper, but ended up with five, which worked out even better.
These helpers are all star fairies and their names are Spice, Whisper, Night Song, True Love, and Jazz. Sparkle named them after their personalities. Why does that sound familiar?
With the assistance of Sparkle’s flying unicorn, Lavender, the star fairies go on their assignments. Soon they meet Hillary (voice of Drew Barrymore) who is unhappy with her boring life. The star fairies have no luck helping Hillary, so they take her to Sparkle.
The villains in this story are a group of greedy elves, led by Bungle Boss. With the help of his lackeys Frump and Snickerby, they steal Sparkle’s wand and cause chaos everywhere they go. It’s bad enough that the three of them keep fighting over the wand because they don’t know how to share.
Now it’s become a quest to recover the wand. The wishing well has the answer, but the elves took it also and sent it elsewhere. There are many dangers along the way, like a troll, a giant, a two-headed dragon, and a bunch of ghosts that live in the trees of a creepy forest. What an exciting fantasy quest this is.
Star Fairies is definitely a memorable feature. I could see a cartoon series coming from this with the star fairies having other adventures granting wishes and dealing with Bungle Boss and his elves. Unfortunately, that never happened. What a shame.