Second star to the right and straight on till morning. Peter Pan is celebrating its 65th anniversary with Disney. So what better way to celebrate that then a Walt Disney Signature release of the film on blu-ray and digital video. There have been many re-tellings of the classic story over the decades but nothing quite like the one told by Disney. Sure its not the darkest telling or the most visually stunning but as a child it was the most fun.
The Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of “Peter Pan” invites adventures of all ages to believe in magic once again and experience a timeless treasure from Disney’s golden age of animation that has stirred the hearts and imaginations of moviegoers worldwide since its original 1953 release. The Signature Collection edition offers over two hours of classic bonus features plus never-before-seen extras, including the latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office,” which explores Walt’s love of flying and the company planes; a nostalgic reunion between Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Wendy) and Paul Collins (the voice of John); and new “Oke” renditions of the classic song “You Can Fly” and deleted song “Never Smile at a Crocodile” accompanied by on-screen lyrics and the film’s unforgettable animated characters.
Peter Pans release to the Signature Collection is only the 7th title to be brought into that collection. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.” Disney pulled out all the stops when they added extras to the Signature Collection edition of Peter Pan. Disney sent us a copy to review and this edition is chocked full of extras.
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- 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.
On top of all the great bonus features unique to the signature collection, classic bonus features are included. Like deleted songs, delete scenes, alternative endings and arrivals and so much more. Digitally remastered, this release still holds up even today. You can pickup your copy over at Movies.Disney.com/Pet
One thing is for sure, I will be picking up an extra copy or two for my nieces and nephews for Christmas. The signature collection edition is already out on digital but will be out on blu-ray release June 5th.