Family movie night this week was a viewing of Peter Pan on Blu-ray. My kids haven’t ever seen the movie, but given our recent trip to Disney World and their love for meeting Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and adoring the Peter Pan ride at the Magic Kingdom, I knew it would be a well-received movie for all five of us to enjoy. I haven’t seen this movie- well, I’m not sure I’d ever seen the movie in it’s entirety-I’ve seen the musical on Broadway as a kid several times and always loved it.
My kids were riveted. All three of them. I guess they were enamored with seeing some of their new Disney friends being on the screen- although none of them understood why Tinkerbell didn’t speak in the movie, since she was very animated and very talkative in person. I’d forgotten how parts of the story went, especially with the Indians, but the kids were fine with it. They found the same things funny that I always have – and maybe even more!
The Diamond Edition is definitely worth purchasing- you even get a free storybook app. We have a portable DVD player and when we get the combo packs, I always tuck the DVD into the case for the portable player and keep the blu-ray in the living room. That way, we’re never stuck without a kid-friendly movie if we’re travelling long distance. The digital restoration is really well done- technology is so amazing- this film is 60 years old now!
On February 5, 2013, The Walt Disney Studios celebrates the 60th Anniversary release of Walt Disney’s classic and sound – for the first time on Blu-ray™. The classic tale that taught us all “to believe” and first introduced us to the Darling children – Wendy, John and Michael – as they flew with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell past the second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning to the enchanted world of Never Land. Rediscover the magical adventure and relive childhood memories of this great bedtime story.
The “Peter Pan” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD, “Peter Pan,” as it soars to all-new heights – with a new digital restoration and high definition picture
+ Digital Copy & Storybook App) is a “must-own” addition to everyone’s home entertainment collection, filled with high-flying bonus features for all ages that includes – the groundbreaking feature Disney Intermission, Growing up with Nine Old Men short film, never-before-seen Deleted Scenes and a never-before-heard Deleted Song.
“Peter Pan” is a timeless classic from Disney’s Golden Age of animation. The film is one of three to boast all nine of Walt’s famous “Nine Old Men” as Directing Animators, and is a revered audience favorite. “Peter Pan” Diamond Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack will be available for a limited time only for the suggested retail price of $44.99 (US) and $51.99 (Canada) from Walt Disney Studios.
I received a Peter Pan: Diamond Edition for review. Opinions are my own.