Friday, February 15, 2008

Feb 15: The Boy Who Still Never Grew Up

On this day in 2002, Return to Neverland, an animated feature produced by DisneyToons studio in Australia, was released to theaters. A sequel to Disney's 1953 Peter Pan, it was originally produced as a direct-to-video release (but wasn't actually released to DVD until November 2007).
The plot centers around Wendy Darling - who is now an adult and married with two children of her own. (The final chapter of James M. Barrie's Peter Pan briefly touches upon Wendy as a grown up.) Captain Hook mistakenly kidnaps Wendy's daughter Jane (thinking she is Wendy) in order to lure Peter Pan. Peter later rescues Jane and assumes she wants to follow in her mother's footsteps ... and so returns to Neverland.

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