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Return to Never Land (2002)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  15 February 2002 (USA)
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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)
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Peter Pan (voice)
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Captain Hook (voice)
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Smee / Pirates (voice)
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Wendy Darling (voice)
Andrew McDonough ...
Danny (voice)
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Edward (voice)
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Cubby (voice)
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Nibs (voice)
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Slightly (voice)
Aaron Spann ...
Twins (voice)
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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 <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

The octopus was created as a new nemesis for Captain Hook because it was felt that the Disney animators had exhausted all the comic possibilities of "Hook vs. the Crocodile" in the original Peter Pan (1953). The octopus's tentacles make a "Pock! Pock!" sound that is similar to the "Tick tock!" sound heard from the crocodile in the previous film. See more »

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Wendy's husband leaves to fight in WWII as the Battle of Britain is beginning. This occurred in 1940, prior to US active participation in the war, but the military truck he leaves home in has the "circled star" roundel of the United States Army rather than the "bullseye" roundel of the UK or the "crowned lion" logo of the British Army. See more »

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Peter Pan: You're a traitor, Jane. You lied to me! And because you don't believe in fairies, Tink's light is going out!
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Music and Lyrics by Jonatha Brooke
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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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