If you remember never wanting to grow up, you’ll be sparkling with pixie dust over the latest release! Fantasy cartoon Peter Pan joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection for a 65th anniversary Digital, Movies Anywhere and Blu-ray release. Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews, you can check out the bonus features, watch a new ‘Live Action Imagination’ Peter Pan clip, and download 20 free printable worksheets!
Peter Pan 65th Anniversary Blu-Ray
In Peter Pan, the three Darling children (Wendy, John, and Michael) fly away to explore the enchanted island of Never Land where they discover fantastic adventures. From alligator chases with the infamous villain Captain Hook to the disagreements with the delightfully mischievous Tinker Bell, the characters and story make this movie a classic that children and parents can enjoy.
In the new Peter Pan Blu-Ray, you can watch several bonus features not previously released, and you get the bonus features from the legacy/classic version.
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL
New Signature Collection Bonus Stories from Walt’s Office: Walt & Flight – “Think of the happiest things, it’s the same as having wings”. One thing you’ll notice inside Walt Disney’s office are all of the models and pictures of airplanes. Walt loved planes and was an aficionado of flying. As a continuation of the “Stories from Walt’s Office” series, we’ll soar into the world of one of Walt’s favorite pastimes and look at the history behind the company airplane he used to scout Central Florida looking for the perfect place to build his second theme park.
A “Darling” Conversation with Wendy & John: Kathryn Beaumont and Paul Collins – Join Disney Legend Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Wendy) and Paul Collins (the voice of John) as they reunite for the first time in many years to reminisce and discuss their experiences working on Peter Pan, meeting Walt Disney and learning to fly … literally.
You Can Fly” – A new “Oke” rendition and graphic look of the classic Disney song, “You Can Fly,” with fun lyrics on screen and lots of your favorite “Peter Pan” characters.
“Never Smile at a Crocodile” – A new “Oke” rendition and graphic look of the deleted song, “Never Smile at a Crocodile”, with fun lyrics on screen and highlighting the relationship between Captain Hook and Tick- Tock the Crocodile.
Sing-along Version of the film: Sing along with your favorite songs from the movie.
Growing Up with Nine Old Men – “Peter Pan” is both a story of living with a child’s sense of openness to the world and an acknowledgement that the path to adulthood most often leads away from those qualities. A parallel of sorts to that duality can be found in Walt Disney and his core group of animators, the Nine Old Men, in their lives and in their work. Our short film will look at who they were and the parts they played in one of the most remarkable team of artists that ever worked together.
Deleted Song: “The Pirate’s Song” – Original demo recording of the song played over concept art.
Deleted Song: “Never Smile at a Crocodile” – With music played over static concept art of the crocodile from Pater Pan.
Deleted Song: “The Boatswain Song” – With music played over static concept art of Captain Hook and his crew.
Deleted Scene: “The Journey Home” – A proposed alternate ending where Peter asks the Lost Boys to return home with Wendy and the other children.
Deleted Scene: “Alternate Arrival” – A deleted scene where Wendy and the children are initially attacked by the Lost Boys because Tinker Bell tells them that Wendy is holding Peter captive. We also see in this version of the story that Nana the dog travels to Never Land with Wendy and the children.
Disney Song Select – Simply play the clip from the movie with subtitles underneath it.
“The Second Star to the Right”
“You Can Fly”
“A Pirate’s Life”
“Following the Leader”
“Your Mother and Mine”
Audio Commentary Hosted by Roy Disney – Audio commentary hosted by Roy Disney, but carried on by several other people.
Music and More
- ”Never Land”: The Lost Song – A bonus piece that sets up the backstory of where this lost song was found and how Richard Sherman recomposed it.
- Music Video: “Never Land” – Music Performed by Paige O’Hara – A music video of the song “Never Land”
- Music Video: “The Second Star to the Right” – Music Performed by T-Squad – A music video of the song “The Second Star to the Right” performed by T-Squad.
- You Can Fly: The Making of ‘Peter Pan’– A making-of video of the 1953 Disney classic, “Peter Pan.”
- In Walt’s Words: “Why I Made ‘Peter Pan’” – Based upon an article written by Walt Disney retold as a dramatic recreation.
- Tinker Bell: A Fairy’s Tale – An introspective video on the creation, history and personality of the one and only “Tink.”
- The Peter Pan That Almost Was – Hosted by Ron Clements and John Musker, we take a look at the storyboards and early concepts of a version of the “Peter Pan” film that never saw the light of day.
- The “Peter Pan” Story – An original featurette for the film created in 1952.
New ‘Live Action Imagination’ Peter Pan Clip
Check out the ‘Live Action Imagination’ Peter Pan clip from the bonus features below! This was one of my favorite bonus features. It’s so interesting to see the strategies the filmmakers used to bring the story to life.
Peter Pan Activity Sheets
Entertain your children with these fun Peter Pan Activity Sheets! This 20 page set includes instructions for a Never Land shadow box theater, coloring pages, a star locator and more! You can make movie party night snacks that include Tinker Bell’s Perfectly Pixie Nectar and Captain Hook’s Honey Oat Planks.
What is your favorite scene in the 65th anniversary Peter Pan Blu-Ray? Share in the comments!
Disclosure: I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.