Return to Never Land


Return to Never Land

Critics 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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Average Rating: 3.1/5

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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, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Return to Never Land

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (24)

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

    Nov 6, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Children will enjoy Never Land for its adventure and physical humor. Adults may simply like strolling down memory lane.

    Mar 4, 2002 | Rating: 3/5
  • If you've got a house full of tots -- don't worry, this will be on video long before they grow up and you can wait till then.

    Feb 19, 2002
  • A brisk, reverent, and subtly different sequel.

    Feb 19, 2002 | Full Review…

    Ed Park

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  • Less a formulaic continuation than a witty set of themes and variations that fit the earlier picture like a glowing outer ring.

    Feb 16, 2002
  • The boy who wouldn't grow up comes off like a shrill, obnoxious little drip.

    Feb 16, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for Return to Never Land

not worthy of being a disney sequel

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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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
Jason Spencer

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Find me a good Disney Cartoon sequal that isnt Aladdin.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

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