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)
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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Release Date:

15 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Pan II: Peter and Jane  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Originally planned as a direct-to-video release. See more »


In one scene when the Lost Boys mentioned about "faith, trust and pixie dust", Nibs had Slightly's voice and vice-versa. See more »


Peter Pan: If you're not Wendy, then who are you?
Jane: I'm her daughter, Jane.
Peter Pan: Then if you're Wendy's daughter, you're gonna love it here.
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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 »


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So To Be One of Us
Music and Lyrics by They Might Be Giants
Arranged by Martin Erskine
Chorus: Jon Robert Hall, D.J. Harper, Nils Montan, Bobbi Page, Wally Wingert (as Wallace Wingert), and Lauren Wood
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Not a true sequel
14 October 2006 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Take this review with a grain of salt, because I am a massive fan of Peter Pan and all things properly based on the James Barrie classic. This sequel, however, made me cringe. I've enjoyed liberal interpretations before - Hook and Finding Neverland, for example - but this movie completely trashed whatever character Peter Pan is supposed to have. Peter Pan is not a hero - he is a mischievous and often forgetful boy. He is entirely selfish and entirely charming, and these are his two flaws. However, in "Return to Neverland," this character of "Peter Pan" is a mere ghost of the complex Barrie creation. Whatever beautiful messages Peter Pan has about nostalgia and childhood, "Return to Neverland" turns them upside down at worst, and simply ignores them at best.

The animation wasn't bad, though.

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