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Return to Never Land Reviews

November 6, 2002
Offers enough playful fun to entertain the preschool set while embracing a wholesome attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 4, 2002
Children will enjoy Never Land for its adventure and physical humor. Adults may simply like strolling down memory lane.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2002
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
A brisk, reverent, and subtly different sequel.
February 16, 2002
The boy who wouldn't grow up comes off like a shrill, obnoxious little drip.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 16, 2002
Though the characters may connect as nostalgia for boomer parents, their kiddies will wonder what all the fuss was about.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 16, 2002
Less a formulaic continuation than a witty set of themes and variations that fit the earlier picture like a glowing outer ring.
February 16, 2002
This is pleasant, safe entertainment that ought to appeal to kids younger than 10, especially to girls, with its female-empowerment fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 15, 2002
Evokes enough of the first movie to trigger a good time for veteran Pan fans and new audiences.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 15, 2002
ou've got to love a Disney pic with as little cleavage as this one has, and a heroine as feisty and principled as Jane.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 15, 2002
This follow-up seems so similar to the 1953 Disney classic that it makes one long for a geriatric Peter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 15, 2002
When it comes right down to it, kids don't really care. They just want to see a good story full of compelling characters, and Return To Never Land is that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2002
Return to Never Land is much more P.C. than the original version (no more racist portraits of Indians, for instance), but the excitement is missing.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 15, 2002
If you know kids who are insisting on a return trip to Never Land ... you'd do the kids a bigger favor by renting either the Mary Martin or Cathy Rigby version of the original stage show.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2002
Boomers and their kids will have a Barrie good time.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2002
As handsome and playful as the movie often is, it's another example of the let's-further -exploit-a-hit genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 15, 2002
Preceded by a 1957 Pluto short, Never Land is a warmly nostalgic throwback.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 15, 2002
An eminently airworthy sequel to one of the studio's most renowned creations, 1953's Peter Pan.
February 15, 2002
A bland animated sequel that hardly seems worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 15, 2002
Return to Never Land is a bright and energetic animated comedy, with all the slick polish we expect from Disney, but it's not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2002
Return to Never Land is reliable, standard Disney animated fare, with enough creative energy and wit to entertain all ages.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2002
If Return to Never Land ... doesn't have a story to match the original's in breadth and imagination, it does a smooth job of recycling its characters and themes.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 14, 2002
Like an extra slice of childhood when you least expect it there, Return to Never Land fulfills its promise.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 14, 2002
With an anachronistic soundtrack and uneven animation, Return to Neverland feels like an unasked for, direct-to-video rehash of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4