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Return to Never Land (2002)

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In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harriet Owen ...
Jane / Young Wendy (voice)
Peter Pan (voice)
Captain Hook (voice)
Smee / Pirates (voice)
Wendy Darling (voice)
Andrew McDonough ...
Danny (voice)
Edward (voice)
Cubby (voice)
Nibs (voice)
Slightly (voice)
Aaron Spann ...
Twins (voice)


The classic tale of 'Peter Pan' continues in Disney's sequel 'Return to Never Land'. In 1940 on a world besieged by World War II, Wendy, now grown up, has two children, one of them is her daughter, Jane. She wears her trench coat during the air raid, and later that night, Wendy tries to give her own children hope by telling them of her magical experiences with Peter Pan in Never Land. However, Jane, Wendy's daughter, sees it all as make believe and refuses to believe in the tales. That is, until the villainous Captain Hook mistakes her for Wendy and abducts her to Never Land in an attempt to lure and capture Peter Pan. Peter Pan's quest to return Jane safely home is jeopardized until she can begin to believe in the magic of imagination. Written by Anna <>

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15 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Pan II: Peter and Jane  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$949,899 (Spain) (25 January 2002)


$4,198,085 (Japan) (17 January 2003)

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HIDDEN MICKEY: Seen on a mast flag Peter and Jane fly by. See more »


The voice of Cubby (the Lost Boy in the bear suit) is very different from the one he had in Peter Pan. In the first film he had a deep "bumpkin" voice, in this one he speaks with a much higher pitch. See more »


Cubby: Let's play the "Don't hit Cubby over the head" game.
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This film would not have been possible without the inspiration from the original motion picture and the work of its talented artists and animators. See more »


Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #27.10 (2002) See more »


Second Star to the Right
Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Jonatha Brooke
Arranged by Randy Petersen and Tim Heintz
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A good Disney sequel
30 December 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One thing I've noticed about most Disney sequels is that the storyline tends to be the opposite of the original. It's not different here. In the original "Peter Pan", Wendy has no intention of growing up too soon and instead goes to Never Land for a while, where she'll never grow up. But in "Return to Never Land", Wendy has grown up, gotten married and had kids of her own. Her son, Danny, who's still very young, is always intrigued by his mother's stories of Peter, but her older daughter Jane, who feels as though now her father's gone to war, she must protect her family, it means no more silly stories. And then the movie develops from there, when Jane is thought to be Wendy and is kidnapped by Captain Hook. Then, of course, Peter Pan meets her and then the story continues from there. Jane thinks she's really mature, and it's up to Peter and the Lost Boys to bring out her childish side again.

I think "Return to Never Land" is one of the better Disney sequels, as heaps of others have turned out to rip-offs of the original. If they thought this was going to be like the others, they would've released it straight to video. So, if you have to see a Disney sequel, then this is a pretty good one.

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