Contrary to reports claiming Brittany Murphy was fired as the new voice of the Disney film Tinker Bell, a Disney rep tells OK! that Murphy actually bowed out because of a scheduling conflict.

In a statement obtained by OK!, the Disney rep says, "When John Lasseter came on board, the schedule changed, and the new schedule didn’t work for her."

Disney hired  Murphy to be the new voice of Tinker Bell back in 2006.  Actress Mae Whitman was announced as Brittany’s replacement last month.

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