|Return to Never Land|
Robin Budd and Donovan Cook
Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton, Kath Soucie, Dan Castellaneta, Roger Rees
Special edition widescreen; closed caption; English, French, Spanish audio tracks; "Rescue the Lost Boys" adventure game; "Disney's StoryTime: Never Land's New Hero"; "Lost Treasures" deleted scenes; music video "I'll Try" by Jonatha Brooke. DVD-ROM: "You Can Fly" sampler, Web links.
|What's the saying? Oh, right. "You can never go home again." Maybe that should be, "You can never go to Never Land again." At least, not without facing unflattering comparisons to "Peter Pan," Walt Disney's sprightly 1953 animated frolic based on James M. Barrie tale about the elfin, flying boy who never grew up and the proper British girl Wendy who accompanies Peter to Never Land, where they mix it up with the villainous Cap'n Hook, etc. Still, the Disney company owns a brand and a bunch of character designs, recycling is in, and home video sales are lucrative. Thus, we have a wan feature-length cartoon sequel to "Peter Pan," wherein Peter and pixie pal Tinkerbell meet Jane, skeptical young daughter of a grown-up Wendy, during the London blitz of World War II, and spirit the youngster off to Never Land, where they mix it up with the villainous Cap'n Hook, etc. It pales by comparison to the first film and to most recent Disney animations, but little ones will be entertained.|