Disney announced Friday that Once Upon a Time’s Ginnifer Goodwin will voice Fawn, Tinker Bell’s animal fairy friend, in Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast due for in-home release on March 3rd, 2015. The film will also introduce Gruff, the newest member of the Disney menagerie, and if you’re anything like me, you’re going to watch the teaser below, pause on Gruff, and immediately say, “I want one.”
According to the press release, Gruff is a massive creature who lives in a lair near the fairies’ home. When Fawn – who has a penchant for thinking with her heart and not her head and breaking rules if it means saving the day – tracks down the source of a distant roaring she hears, she discovers Gruff, a creature with glowing green eyes and a habit of stacking rocks.
“Fawn was inspired by my daughter and her unconditional love of animals,” Director Steve Loter says in the press release. “But Ginnifer had a very strong hand in crafting the character. Her sense of fun and her wondrous view of the world gave Fawn direction. You can hear the smile in Ginnifer’s voice—this is a character that loves life and lives it to its fullest.”
Now tell me you’re not dying for a Gruff of your very own! Which Disney animal is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!