Return to Never Land (2002)

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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, Rovi
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G
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Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Harriet Owen
as Jane/Young Wendy
Blayne Weaver
as Peter Pan
Corey Burton
as Captain Hook
Kath Soucie
as Wendy
Jeff Bennett
as Smee/Pirates
Roger Rees
as Edward
Quinn Beswick
as Slightly
Aaron Spann
as Twins
Rob Paulsen
as Jukes
Aaron Span
as Twins
Frank Welker
as Nana II/Giant Octopus
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Critic Reviews for Return to Never Land

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (24)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | November 5, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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

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.

February 19, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
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Audience Reviews for Return to Never Land

not worthy of being a disney sequel

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

½

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

Jim Careter
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
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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