Return to Never Land
Return to Never Land (2002)

Almost 50 years after Walt Disney brought James M. Barrie's classic children's tale Peter Pan to the screen in one of the best-loved animated features, the studio that bears his name revisits the story of the magical boy who… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: February 15, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its forgettable songs and lackluster story, this new Pan will surely entertain kids, but will feel more like a retread to adults.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Offers enough playful fun to entertain the preschool set while embracing a wholesome attitude.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

A brisk, reverent, and subtly different sequel.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

Maybe this was a film that didn't need to be made, but parents with small children will be glad that Disney did, because it's a kinder, gentler trip to Never Land than the original, and a much safer bet for young children.

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Scott Craven
Arizona Republic

Children will enjoy Never Land for its adventure and physical humor. Adults may simply like strolling down memory lane.

Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

The boy who wouldn't grow up comes off like a shrill, obnoxious little drip.

Dustin Putman

[Blu-ray Review] "Return to Never Land" is (1) a terrific motion picture, and (2) absolutely gorgeous to watch and listen to. The Blu-ray release of "Return to Never Land" is a no-brainer for Disney fans and comes highly recommended.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

If you've got a house full of tots -- don't worry, this will be on video long before they grow up and you can wait till then.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Though the characters may connect as nostalgia for boomer parents, their kiddies will wonder what all the fuss was about.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Has an unappealing main character drifting through a dramatically inert script.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
not worthy of being a disney sequel
James Alvarez
Find me a good Disney Cartoon sequal that isnt Aladdin.
Jim Careter
Didn't need to be made, no point to it.
Bradley Wright
Return to Never Land is not anything like the original Disney masterpiece, but it has its moments and the ending is enough to make any fan of the original film… More
Jason Spencer
I thought it was ok. I would rather watch Hook than sit through this though. It is better than most of the straight to DVD sequels that disney always puts out… More
Michael Malan
In this film we see complete fluke of nature. It's a modern sequel to a Disney classic that is not only watchable, but actually quite good. The story is… More

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