The rumors were true.
Disney announced today that actress Brittany Murphy (Sin City, Just Married) will provide the previously unheard voice of the popular pixie in the DisneyToon Studios and Walt Disney Home Entertainment movie Tinker Bell, due to release globally in Fall 2007.
"I've had the good fortune of playing many interesting characters, but none as magical as Tinker Bell," said Murphy. "To give Tinker Bell a voice for the first time in history is such an honor."
The CG-animated feature will be part of the Disney Fairies product line that will include dolls, play-sets and role-play items, many of which will be available for purchase this Fall. The first Disney Fairies book, Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg, was released last September and spent over 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.