Return to Never Land

February 15th, 2002


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In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 5.6/10 (4,554 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Director: Robin Budd

Stars: Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton

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.

Writers: Temple Mathews, Carter Crocker

Harriet Owen - Jane / Young Wendy(voice)
Blayne Weaver - Peter Pan(voice)
Corey Burton - Captain Hook(voice)
Jeff Bennett - Smee / Pirates(voice)
Kath Soucie - Wendy Darling(voice)
Andrew McDonough - Danny(voice)
Roger Rees - Edward(voice)
Spencer Breslin - Cubby(voice)
Bradley Pierce - Nibs(voice)
Quinn Beswick - Slightly(voice)
Aaron Spann - Twins(voice)
Dan Castellaneta - Additional Voice(voice)
Jim Cummings - Additional Voice(voice)
Rob Paulsen - Additional Voice(voice)
Clive Revill - Additional Voice(voice)


Official Website: Disney |

Release Date: 15 February 2002

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,623,464 (USA) (17 February 2002) (2605 Screens)

Gross: $48,423,368 (USA) (9 June 2002)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Because most of the original voice cast of the movie had died, including Hans Conried (Hook) and Bobby Driscoll (Peter Pan), an entirely new cast of actors had to be used to film this sequel.

Continuity: At the end of the movie, after the ship has sunk and the octopus throws Hook in the air, Smee yells, "Look!" When he does, the pirate behind him with the knife in his mouth opens his mouth, and the knife falls out. When we next see the pirate a few seconds later, the knife is back in his mouth, and he didn't have enough time to put it back in.

Peter Pan: [Cubby cries very loud because of Tink's light going out] Ei! Put a cork in!
[Slightly sticks Cubby's club in his mouth to shut him up]

User Review

Not a true sequel

Rating: 1/10

Take this review with a grain of salt, because I am a massive fan of Peter Pan and all things properly based on the James Barrie classic. This sequel, however, made me cringe. I've enjoyed liberal interpretations before - Hook and Finding Neverland, for example - but this movie completely trashed whatever character Peter Pan is supposed to have. Peter Pan is not a hero - he is a mischievous and often forgetful boy. He is entirely selfish and entirely charming, and these are his two flaws. However, in "Return to Neverland," this character of "Peter Pan" is a mere ghost of the complex Barrie creation. Whatever beautiful messages Peter Pan has about nostalgia and childhood, "Return to Neverland" turns them upside down at worst, and simply ignores them at best.

The animation wasn't bad, though.