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      Return to Never Land

      G Released Feb 15, 2002 1h 12m Kids & Family Fantasy Adventure Animation List
      45% Tomatometer 97 Reviews 39% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Wendy is all grown up, with children of her own, and as the blitzkrieg rages, she calms them with tales of Peter Pan. Wendy's stubborn 12-year-old daughter, Jane, has no patience for such nonsense until Capt. Hook uses the girl as a pawn in capturing his arch-rival. Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys come to her aid; however, even they cannot make Jane a believer in the magic of imagination. Unless she believes, she cannot fly, and there is no other way for her to return home. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Pleasant but forgettable sequel to Disney classic. Rated: 2/5 Dec 28, 2010 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune Offers enough playful fun to entertain the preschool set while embracing a wholesome attitude. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 6, 2002 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine Give it another few decades and the 1953 film will still be around entertaining children. It seems likely no one will remember the 2002 sequel at all. Rated: 5/10 Oct 5, 2021 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Measures up to its predecessor in almost every way, marking this as one of the best of the Disney sequels. Rated: 8/10 Nov 9, 2020 Full Review Kaleem Aftab The List Everything about the film is dated, from plotting to animation. Rated: 2/5 Apr 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Timur, Chi, T, Samilia, Tangram and Samil M Forgettable sequel to a Disney Classic Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/11/24 Full Review Michael The sequel is ok, and it's better than most other Disney sequels Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/21/23 Full Review Krishna O Forgettable, not creative, and completely unnecessary trash. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 08/31/23 Full Review Ramn Argenis U Es buena y divertida y buena animación 🎉 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review Cameron L Surprisingly beautiful sequel to Peter Pan with Jane being very relatable and it doesn't go too light but not too dark of WW2 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review ZOLIENZEV This is one of the most underrated Disney films and one of the greatest sequels they have ever released. This in my opinion is the true Peter Pan story. The original Peter Pan shares a great story of an adventure being led by an irresponsible child. While the story represented that very well, it left Peter feeling unlikable in many moments. Such as not showing much care to those around him. Return to Neverland keeps to Peter's immature mindset, and excels at how a young girl forced into maturity at a young age should retain their childlike wonder. Wendy's daughter Jane grew up during WW2, with her father gone, she was left with the responsibility of taking care of her mother and brother. Being only 12 years old and tending to her family while the world around her is ruble and fire, she has no room for anything relating to typical childhood joy and entertainment. Wendy however, sticks to her experiences with Peter Pan to keep her cheerful attitude and use it to keep her toddler son happy in times of great crisis. This of course pushes Jane over the edge. Watching her mother share these "fairy tales" with her young brother in a time where she can't afford to feel the freedom of childlike wonder, is too much for her to handle and she lashes out. Afterwords she is(coincidentally) kidnapped by Captain Hook, taken to Neverland, and saved by Peter. He takes her back with the hopes of her becoming their new mother. Just more ridiculous irresponsibility that Jane doesn't have any time for. Throughout the movie she sticks to what she believes in, so she can get home and continue being the adult figure in her family. However her strict attitude doesn't come without consequence. Her lack of wonder and belief in fairies causes Tinkerbell to begin fading away. With this, Peter and the Lost Boys help fill Janes heart with wonder and adventure to help save Tinkerbell as well as help Janes mindset. After a bunch of back and forth with Jane collaborating with Hook, backing out of the deal, getting Peter and the Boys captured, going back to Tinkerbell and finally learning what it means to believe, they save everyone and Jane goes home filled with the joy and wonder that Wendy was trying to share. A truly wonderful movie with much more to offer than the original. I understand it's not the original, but I feel it did a much better job at delivering its message in a far more powerful way. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Wendy is all grown up, with children of her own, and as the blitzkrieg rages, she calms them with tales of Peter Pan. Wendy's stubborn 12-year-old daughter, Jane, has no patience for such nonsense until Capt. Hook uses the girl as a pawn in capturing his arch-rival. Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys come to her aid; however, even they cannot make Jane a believer in the magic of imagination. Unless she believes, she cannot fly, and there is no other way for her to return home.
      Director
      Robin Budd
      Producer
      Christopher Chase, Dan Rounds, Michelle Pappalardo-Robinson
      Screenwriter
      Temple Mathews
      Distributor
      Walt Disney Pictures
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Pictures
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 15, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 24, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $48.4M
      Runtime
      1h 12m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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