A fixture of stages worldwide since its London premiere over 100 years ago, the timeless tale of Peter Pan once again gets the big-screen treatment in this lavish release from Universal Studios. The film's letterboxed image is presented in 2.40:1 widescreen, so viewers won't miss a fraction of the action as our brave young hero faces off against the villainous Captain Hook. Audio is offered in both closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional Spanish and French subtitles. For those looking for something a bit more from their DVDs, this disc also offers a slew of bonus features that are bound to entertain. After checking out some deleted scenes and an alternate ending in "The Darling House," viewers can "Board the Pirate Ship" and view some behind-the-scenes home movie footage from star Jason Isaacs. "Explore Neverland Forest" takes the adventurous viewer through the enchanted world of fairies, and after exploring the flying school training camp and the mysterious mermaids in "The Black Castle," "Dig into the Home Under the Ground" joins Dutchess Sarah Ferguson as she explores the origins of the story of Peter Pan.
Visit the Darling House: Alternate ending (what happens when Wendy is all grown up) and deleted scenes (in the dog house with Mr. Darling)
Board the Pirate Ship - Through the eyes of Captain Hook: Jason Isaacs' behind-the-scenes home video footage; "The Lost Pirate Song" deleted tune
Explore the Neverland Forest: "Tinkerbell: Behind the Fairy Dust"; "I Do Believe in Fairies" - Inside the magical world of fairies
Enter the Black Castle: "Learning to Fly" - Go on set to the "Flying School" training camp; "Mermaids' Tale" - Behind the scenes with these mysterious mermaids
Dig Into the Home Under the Ground: "The Legacy of Pan" - Duchess Sarah Ferguson gives an insider's look at how the story of Peter Pan came to be
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!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The actual boy who wouldn't grow up
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.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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.