Director P.J. Hogan (Muriel's Wedding, My Best Friend's Wedding) helms this live-action retelling of J.M. Barrie's classic children's play Peter Pan. Starring Jeremy Sumpter (Frailty) in the title role, the film follows the adventures of the Darling children, Wendy (Rachel Hurd-Wood), John (Harry Newell), and Michael (Freddie Popplewell), as they are visited by the boy who never grows up and whisked away to Neverland, where they encounter The Lost Boys, Tinker Bell (Ludivine Sagnier), and the evil Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs).~Matthew Tobey
Alternate Ending: What Happens when Wendy is all grown up! Hilarious Deleted Scenes: In the dog house with Mr. Darling!
Board the Pirate Ship
Dig into the Home Under the Ground
Enter the Black Castle
Explore the Neverland Forest
I Do Believe in Fairies: Inside the Magical world of fairies
Jason Isaacs' Behind-the-Scenes home video footage!
Learning to Fly: Go on set to the "Flying School" training camp
Mermaids Tale: Behind-the-Scenes with these mysterious mermaids
The Legacy of Pan: Duchess Sarah Ferguson gives an insider's look at how the story of Peter Pan came to be!
The Lost Pirate Song: The Swashbuckler's Sing a Deleted Tune!
Was my oldest daughters favorite version of Peter Pan when she was young and now my second daughters favorite. My daughters are 12 years apart (18 and 7) and they both still watch this movie together. It really is a fun and exciting take on the story of Peter and Wendy and the whole Neverland world. Completely worth watching over and over again. I can't believe that this is not made by Disney. They really missed a winner here. I hope my DVD last long enough for my youngest daughter to begin enjoying. This is a definite worth seeing movie!
This is a pretty solid adaptation of "Peter and Wendy," the original stage play (1904) and subsequent book (1911) authored by J.M. Barrie. I haven't read either of those, but I'm pretty sure this guy Barrie never described Peter Pan as being "animated" or having "a striking resemblance to actor/comedian Robin Williams," so let's just pretend those other versions never happened.
Perfect movie to watch with a family :) highly recommended. I passed with my girlfriend to the Best Buy in Lomita, California. My girlfriend saw it on the shelf and got so excited for it because she loved it growing up. I was skeptical at first thinking it was a Disney straight to dvd film but it wasn't. More of a family than an adult so it's debatable if one will enjoy it much.
There are a lot of adaptations of this classic tale but aside from "Hook" and "Finding Neverland" this is my favorite. I love the part when Peter and Wendy look into the tree and see the male and female fairy dancing, it's beautiful. The whole movie is beautiful but that is just a favorite of mine. Watch with your kids they will probably love it but I bet you will too.