The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.
Samuel E. Wright,
The classic tale of 'Peter Pan' continues in Disney's sequel 'Return to Never Land'. In 1940 on a world besieged by World War II, Wendy, now grown up, has two children, one of them is her daughter, Jane. She wears her trench coat during the air raid, and later that night, Wendy tries to give her own children hope by telling them of her magical experiences with Peter Pan in Never Land. However, Jane, Wendy's daughter, sees it all as make believe and refuses to believe in the tales. That is, until the villainous Captain Hook mistakes her for Wendy and abducts her to Never Land in an attempt to lure and capture Peter Pan. Peter Pan's quest to return Jane safely home is jeopardized until she can begin to believe in the magic of imagination.Written by
The Lost Boys' names, never spoken in Peter Pan (1953), are revealed in this film: Slightly (Fox Costume), Nibs (Rabbit Costume), The Twins (Raccoon Costumes), Cubby (Bear Costume) and Toodles (Skunk Costume). They come from J.M. Barrie's writings. See more »
During the opening sequence, the camera show river Thames, with the Tower bridge and the Big Ben clock tower very near to each other and only one bridge in the middle. In fact, both landmarks or not even close to each other and it is impossible to see them in the same frame, due to the shape of the river. Besides, there are many bridges in the middle - Westminster, Charing Cross, Blackfriars, the London Bridge and others - as well as St. Paul's Cathedral. Neither of them are shown in the sequence. See more »
Others have bemoaned the lack of creativity or the re-hash of the original story. What did they expect, Peter Pan goes to law school? My 8 year old was bouncing with excitement by the end of the movie. I found the CG animation of the Pirate Ship over London to be in
the best of the Disney tradition. They leave you guessing up until the very end as to whether Peter Pan is real or if both Wendy and her daughter dreamed him. Look for one goof: The truck (2 1/2 ton Army truck) bears a United States white star when it picks up and drops off Dad, who is obviously a British soldier/airman. Though theoretically possible, it is highly unlikely that there was an
American Amry truck in London as the U.S. did not actively enter the war unitl January 1942 and the Blitz had been going on long before that. Forget the critics - go see it and take the kids.
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