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Return to the Magic
Return to Never Land (DVD)
Member Name: mickr
Return to Never Land (DVD)
Advantages: Great story and characters
Disadvantages: Voices are different to the original
Return to Neverland
My little one absolutely loves the original Disney animated Peter Pan, so it seemed fitting to purchase the sequel to the much loved classic; Peter Pan in Return to Neverland.
Return to Neverland came out on DVD in 2007, though originally came out a few years beforehand. Unlike other Disney sequels, Return to Neverland even debuted in cinemas.
In the sequel, we are transported back to London in the original home of Wendy, who is now married and has two children. Whilst her little brother loves hearing the tales of Neverland from his mother, Jane (Wendy's sceptical daughter) feels that she has outgrown the stories of flying with Peter Pan, wrestling with pirates and fighting Captain Hook. That is until one night, amidst the blasts of World War II in the air, Captain Hooks ship appears in the night sky and carries Jane off to Neverland where she discovers that Peter Pan, Neverland, Tinkerbelle and all the magic is real and Captain Hook is still seeking revenge on Peter Pan.
Only Jane can help Peter Pan and Neverland, and she must call upon all her faith and trust with a little bit of pixie dustto help them fight Peter Pans old enemy.
Sequels are rarely as good as the first, especially with such a classic such as Peter Pan, and although Return to Neverland is not as great, it certainly gives for great viewing among the old and young alike. It takes the original and flips it on its head providing more magical entertainment for the next generation. The only thing I disliked was due to the amount of years in between the first and this film, the voices are different, though you soon get used to this as the story takes you back to your childhood!
My little one, as myself, really enjoyed this sequel. In fact, it seemed as though my youngster preferred this one to the original. I myself preferred the first film, though I have to admit that even I felt entertained by this sequel.
This is a one-disc film with a number of small extras which include a 'rescue the lost boys' adventure game, a Disney storytime feature, an Art Attack special on how to make your own island as well as deleted scenes and a music video by Jonathan Brooke; I'll Try.
This DVD can be picked up on Amazon between the prices of £4.00 - £22.00 which the later is too expensive in my opinion.
A great animated sequel to a brilliant classic. Fully recommended!
Summary: A great sequel to a great classic