Last winter Peter Pan flew where few of his comrades had gone before, to a theatrically released sequel in lieu of the typical direct-to-video Disney sequel. The gambit worked for Disney who made a healthy profit from the boy who refused to grow up, and now the studio has given the green light to let Return to Neverland come to DVD in August from Buena Vista Home Entertainment.
“Return to Neverland” takes you back to the enchanted place where kids never grow up and where Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys still taunt the villainous Captain Hook. It has been years since Wendy left Never Land, and although that wonderful world is unchanged, she now has children of her own in war torn London. Wendy tries to comfort her young ones with stories of Peter Pan and Captain Hook but her practical 12-year-old Jane has no time for make-believe, until she’s kidnapped by Captain Hook himself and whisked off to Never Land. Hook, mistaking her for Wendy, plans to use Jane as bait to finally capture his nemesis Peter Pan. But Peter, Tink and the Lost Boys rescue Jane from the villain’s clutches and once again defeat the old pirate. Now in order to return home, Jane must fly, and in order to fly, she needs to believe. It’s up to Peter Pan to show her that with a little “faith, trust and pixie dust,” anything is possible.
A new 16×9 widescreen transfer and audio in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 come on the DVD which also features deleted scenes, the “I’ll Try” music video, set-top games and DVD-ROM content.
Arriving August 20th, “Return to Neverland” can join your Disney collection for $24.95.