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Return to Never Land (2002)



Critic Consensus: With its forgettable songs and lackluster story, this new Pan will surely entertain kids, but will feel more like a retread to adults.

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Almost 50 years after Walt Disney brought James M. Barrie's classic children's tale Peter Pan to the screen in one of the best-loved animated features, the studio that bears his name revisits the story of the magical boy who doesn't grow up in this sequel. In London during World War II, Wendy (voice of Kath Soucie) comforts her children with stories about her youthful adventures with Peter Pan (voice of Blayne Weaver) in the fantastic world of Neverland. Young Danny (voice of Andrew McDonough) loves the stories and believes that they're real, but his older sister, Jane (voice of Harriet Owen), isn't so certain. Jane soon discovers her mother is indeed telling the truth when she's kidnapped by the evil Captain Hook (voice of Corey Burton) and spirited away to his lair in Neverland. Hook is still trying to capture his nemesis, Peter Pan, after all these years, and is certain he'll come to the rescue of his old friend, Wendy; however, Hook realizes too late that he's carried away Wendy's daughter instead. Peter comes to the aid of young Jane, but as they do battle with Hook, he realizes it will take some work before Jane will fit in with the Lost Boys. Return to Neverland includes original songs from Jonatha Brooke and They Might Be Giants. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Temple Mathews, Carter Crocker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2002
Box Office: $48.3M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site

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Harriet Owen
as Jane/Young Wendy
Blayne Weaver
as Peter Pan
Corey Burton
as Captain Hook
Jeff Bennett
as Smee/Pirates
Roger Rees
as Edward
Quinn Beswick
as Slightly
Frank Welker
as Nana II/Giant Octopu...
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Critic Reviews for Return to Never Land

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (27)

Offers enough playful fun to entertain the preschool set while embracing a wholesome attitude.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Children will enjoy Never Land for its adventure and physical humor. Adults may simply like strolling down memory lane.

March 4, 2002
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

[Blu-ray Review] "Return to Never Land" is (1) a terrific motion picture, and (2) absolutely gorgeous to watch and listen to. The Blu-ray release of "Return to Never Land" is a no-brainer for Disney fans and comes highly recommended.

Full Review… | August 26, 2013

'Return to Never Land' is a cheerier film than 'Peter Pan,' and parents who object to the original for various reasons will find this one a gentler, friendlier option for young children.

Full Review… | August 25, 2013
Movie Metropolis

Has an unappealing main character drifting through a dramatically inert script.

Full Review… | November 17, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Pleasant but forgettable sequel to Disney classic.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Return to Never Land

not worthy of being a disney sequel

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


Didn't need to be made, no point to it.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

I thought it was ok. I would rather watch Hook than sit through this though. It is better than most of the straight to DVD sequels that disney always puts out though.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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