'Tinker Bell' sets release

"Peter Pan" spinoff marks first time the character speaks

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has set an Oct. 28 release date for "Tinker Bell," the long-planned-for direct-to-video "Peter Pan" spinoff. The CG-animated film, due on both standard DVD and Blu-ray Disc, marks the first time the iconic animated character will speak.

Tinker Bell will be voiced by Mae Whitman, recently signed to replace Brittany Murphy, who had been associated with the project when it was first announced nearly two years ago. Also lending vocal talents to the film are America Ferrara, Lucy Liu and Anjelica Huston.