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To promote the release of Return to Never Land in theaters (February 15, 2002), a Special Edition DVD was released for this 1953, 1973 classic on February 12. It went into moratorium on January 31, 2003, with online sales continuing until Summer 2003, between July and August.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Let your dreams take flight as you experience this glorious Special Edition of Walt Disney's 14th animated masterpiece -- the magical story of the boy who never grows up - now fully restored and remastered for picture and sound that go above and beyond the film's original brilliance.

Your imagination will soar to new heights as you discover all the breathtaking wonders of Never Land, including previously unseen footage! Travel back in time and learn how this timeless tale came to be, in "The Peter Pan Story." Thrill to the all-new Audio Commentary hosted by Roy Disney, featuring Walt Disney and his veteran animators. Tour a virtual gallery and view rarely seen images of preliminary concept art, designs and storyboard drawings. Or, if it's pirate plunder you're after, hunt for hidden treasure throughout Never Land in a thrilling new game. Then, join in the fun with a "Following the Leader" sing-along!

Bursting with fantasy, adventure, memorable songs -- and pixie dust! -- Peter Pan defines Disney Magic, reminding us all again and again that childhood dreams live forever.

Supplements[edit | edit source]

VHS[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens May 30, 2000
2 Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo July 17, 2001
3 First trailer for Beauty and the Beast: Platinum Edition January 29, 2002
4 Video preview for Monsters, Inc. January 29, 2002
5 Trailer for 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure October 30, 2001
6 Trailer for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (25th Anniversary Edition) November 6, 2001
7 Promo for Disney's American Legends February 12, 2002
8 Feature Presentation October 9, 2001
9 Full Screen Format Disclaimer July 11, 2000
10 Peter Pan February 5, 1953
11 Trailer for Peter Pan: Return to Never Land January 15, 2002

Rare later copies contained these:[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens May 30, 2000
2 Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo July 17, 2001
3 First trailer for Beauty and the Beast: Platinum Edition January 29, 2002
4 Trailer for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (25th Anniversary Edition) November 6, 2001
5 Video preview for Monsters, Inc. January 29, 2002
6 Trailer for 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure February 12, 2002
7 Promo for Disney's American Legends February 12, 2002
8 Feature Presentation October 9, 2001
9 Full Screen Format Disclaimer July 11, 2000
10 Peter Pan February 5, 1953
11 You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan March 3, 1998

DVD[edit | edit source]

Bonus material

  • "The Making of Peter Pan" featurette
  • Original 1952 theatrical promotional featurette "The Peter Pan Story"
  • Audio commentary
  • Exclusive look at Return to Never Land
  • Still frame gallery
  • "Following the Leader" Sing-Along
  • Interactive storybook "Peter's Playful Prank"
  • Pirate treasure hunt game
  • DVD-ROM

Advertised on:[edit | edit source]

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2001 VHS) (September 11, 2001)
  2. The Book of Pooh: Fun With Friends (2001 VHS) (September 11, 2001)
  3. The Book of Pooh: Fun With Words (2001 VHS) (September 11, 2001)
  4. Dumbo (60th Anniversary Edition) (October 23, 2001)
  5. Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2001 VHS/DVD) (October 23, 2001)
  6. Rolie Polie Olie: A Jingle Jangle Holiday (2001 VHS) (October 30, 2001)
  7. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001 VHS/DVD) (November 6, 2001)
  8. Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (2001 VHS/DVD) (November 6, 2001)
  9. Santa Who (2001 VHS/DVD) (November 6, 2001)
  10. A Walt Disney Christmas (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  11. A Disney Christmas Gift (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  12. Mickey's Christmas Carol (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  13. Jiminy Cricket's Christmas (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  14. Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  15. Disney's The Twelve Days of Christmas (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  16. Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  17. How the Toys Saved Christmas (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  18. 101 Dalmatians Christmas (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  19. Raymond Briggs' The Bear (2001 VHS) (November 6, 2001)
  20. The Princess Diaries (2001 VHS/DVD) (December 18, 2001)
  21. Princess of Thieves (2001 VHS/DVD) (December 18, 2001)
  22. Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001 VHS/DVD) (December 18, 2001)

In Other Countries[edit | edit source]

Country of origin Release date
South Korea June 20, 2002
Japan May 23, 2003

Television broadcasts[edit | edit source]

During the DVD's sales, Peter Pan aired on ABC on August 11, 2002.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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