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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.

Directors:

Robin Budd, Donovan Cook (co-director)

Writers:

Temple Mathews (screenplay), Carter Crocker (additional written material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harriet Owen Harriet Owen ... Jane / Young Wendy (voice)
Blayne Weaver ... Peter Pan (voice)
Corey Burton ... Captain Hook (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Smee / Pirates (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Wendy Darling (voice)
Andrew McDonough Andrew McDonough ... Danny (voice)
Roger Rees ... Edward (voice)
Spencer Breslin ... Cubby (voice)
Bradley Pierce ... Nibs (voice)
Quinn Beswick ... Slightly (voice)
Aaron Spann Aaron Spann ... Twins (voice)
Dan Castellaneta ... Pirates (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Turk (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Jukes (voice)
Clive Revill ... Elderly Officer / Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter and Jane See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,623,464, 17 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,430,258

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,862,682
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Though most voices of returning characters closely imitate the voices from Peter Pan (1953), the voice of Cubby (the Lost Boy in a bear suit) is noticeably different. Child actor Spencer Breslin gives him a high pitched voice rather than his deep, funny "oafish" voice from the original and his other appearances. See more »

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When Hook is getting a massage by Smee, and is surprised by the Octopus, when Smee is getting rid of the Octopus, he is standing on the right side of the Ship, but when Smee gets water in his mouth by the Octopus, the place where he stands changes from direction. See more »

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Peter Pan: [Cubby cries very loud because of Tink's light going out] Ei! Put a cork in!
[Slightly sticks Cubby's club in his mouth to shut him up]
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Do You Believe in Magic?
Music and Lyrics by John Sebastian
Performed by BBMak
Produced by Stephen Lipson
BBMak appear courtesy of Hollywood Records/Telstar Records Ltd.
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He's back....
12 June 2002 | by chrisbrown6453See all my reviews

"Peter Pan In Return To Never Land" is Disney‘s animated sequel to their truly classic 1953 adaptation of J.M. Barrie‘s beloved children‘s story. Time‘s moved on since the first movie and although Peter Pan never grew up, Wendy did. It‘s now World War Two and an adult Wendy is living in London, still telling tales of Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell and all the other inhabitants of Never Land to her two children; Danny, an awe struck little boy and Jane, a more cynical, pragmatic older girl who has no time for fairytales. However when Hook flies his sailing ship to London, kidnaps Jane and takes her to Never Land, she soon wishes she has paid more attention to her mother‘s stories.

With a budget of a ‘mere‘ $20M the film was produced by Disney‘s TV animation department (who have previously toiled over ‘straight to video/DVD‘ sequels for other Disney movies including "Cinderella," "The Lady And The Tramp," "The Lion King" and "The Little Mermaid"), but this was apparently always planned as a cinematic release. The film succeeds in combining the traditional feel of the original ‘50s animation with a more contemporary look, particularly for the intrepid young heroine Jane (whose modern looking bobbed haircut was actually highly fashionable during World War Two!). The use of computer generated animation does successfully enhance certain scenes, sometimes so subtly you don‘t even notice, and sometimes – in the case of Tinkerbell‘s magical pixie dust – to spectacular effect. However Hook‘s computer generated ship, while certainly impressive, unfortunately stands out uncomfortably from the traditionally animated environments that surround it. Overall though "Peter Pan In Return To Never Land" – only the second sequel to a Disney feature to be released on the big screen – more than deserves a cinematic outing, and will no doubt go down well with the latest generation of Disney fans, who have grown up with a VHS copy of the original at home.


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