I simply love "Peter Pan." Disney did an outstanding job digitally processing this film to make its colors bright and vivid on the screen. The sound is wonderful as well. There are some really nice DVD extras included with this film but I have yet to tackle all of them. I'm too busy enjoying the actual film itself. It's a wonderful tale not only for youngsters, but kids of thirty (like me) or more years as well.
What's not to love about the film? It has a high seas adventure and a boy who never wants to grow up. It's got Tinkerbell who has become a force of her own as noted by her upcoming film. It's got Indians, pirates, and a crocodile with a clock in his belly. Of course, while most folks cheer on Peter Pan in his adventures, I'm sure most of us also long to see the wickedly fun Captain Hook have his day. In all, it's as close to the perfect adventure as you can get.
This film beckons for the days when we could play cowboys and Indians without the fear of offending anybody. It comes from a time when our imaginations were allowed to run free. It's childhood captured on celluloid, and it's worth every penny to purchase it.
Highly recommended to anyone who has children or is a kid at heart.
NOTE: As of this moment, the Two-Disc Platinum Edition of Peter Pan is in limited distribution (I have seen it) and most of the reviews that appear now refer to an earlier version. The Two-Disc Platinum Edition version can be pre-ordered from Amazon and Borders and offers new special features which include a restored original theatrical soundtrack all-new digital restoration with enhanced picture and sound, "Camp Never Land: Explore Never Land" with all-new multi-level games, deleted songs, a feature … more
Since the first production of J.M. Barrie's play, PETER PAN, in 1904, the story of the boy who never grew up has become a part of popular Western culture. It's a story that children love and that adults often adore. It even coined a sociological phrase (Peter Pan syndrome). The play has been performed on stages throughout the world and to this day it remains one of the most popular shows performed in children's theatre companies. It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Peter Pan was one of Walt … more
PETER PAN remains one of Disney's most fondly-remembered films. Despite appearing in the same decade as Mary Martin's Broadway and television version, it is neither lessened nor ignored in comparison.Peter Pan (voiced by Disney's resident juvenile lead Bobby Driscoll) takes young Wendy (Kathryn Beaumont) along with Michael and John on a flight of fancy to Neverland, where you can never grow old.In their fantastic adventure, Peter and the Lost Boys battle the nefarious Captain Hook (Hans Conried), … more
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Peter Pan has a special place in the realm of classic animated Disney films: it instills an element of childlike wonder. The 1953 version of James M. Barrie's story is colorfully told and keeps on the straight and narrow of the book. Barrie's wondrous focus on child's play is the key to its longevity: kids who don't grow up, shadows that run away from their owners, pirates, a fairy, and the magic ability to fly. In short, you can't help wishing the adventure would happen to you. Fueled by a few memorable songs (the stunner being "You Can Fly") and the strong impression of the pixie fairy Tinkerbell and the goofy Captain Hook, Disney's version of this story neither supplants nor lessens the Broadway version with Mary Martin that was produced for television the same decade. Unlike some classics,Peter Pan never ages along the way.--Doug Thomas