3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital l 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Starring Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried
Paul Collins, Tommy Luske
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release Date: February 5, 2013
The boy who never grew up flies onto Blu-ray. Hereâ€™s my review of the Peter Pan Diamond Edition on Blu-ray.
Six decades ago Walt Disney released this classic feature, which has stood the test of time â€“ Tick Tock the crocodile would agree with that statement – and represents one of the most enduring Disney animated films. Consider that presently Tinker Bell leads a whole series of direct-to-video films and that Jake and The Neverland Pirates is one of Disney Junior channelâ€™s greatest hits.
But letâ€™s get back to the basics. I had not seen Peter Pan in its entirety in at least a decade and I almost forgot how touching and engaging this movie felt. â€œThe Second Star to the Rightâ€ opens the film and sounds as magical as ever. That chorus sounds so glorious, even if it is feels as dated as some of the character designs. Though Peter Panâ€™s opening, set in the early 20th century, remains limited to that time period in setting, dialogue and other features, the humor carries through well. I laughed over nurse maid Nana the Newfoundlandâ€™s antics in making a mess in the childrenâ€™s nursery. Disneyâ€™s genius in emoting feelings and humor out of characters like canines truly spans back to its earliest days with Goofy and Pluto, and has continued ever since.
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