In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Peter Pan fans will be able to take a trip to Never Land when the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of Peter Pan is released on Digital and Movies Anywhere on May 29, and on Blu-ray on June 5, 2018. The upcoming release boasts a lot of extra content!
The Peter Pan Signature collection includes more than two hours of classic bonus features as well as never-before-seen extras.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In “Peter Pan,” fantastic adventures await the Darling children—Wendy, John and Michael—when Peter Pan, the hero of their stories, whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After flying with Peter and the delightfully impish Tinker Bell past the “second star to the right and straight on till morning,” they explore the enchanted island and Peter’s secret hideout with the Lost Boys, and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous villain Captain Hook.
Peter Pan happens to be the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection. You go ahead and watch the trailer. The collection includes “groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations.” Previous titles include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, The Lion King, and Lady and the Tramp.
The Numerous Blu-Ray and Digital Extras:
- New Signature Collection Bonus
- Stories from Walt’s Office: Walt & Flight – This extra feature is “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 – You’ll get to see Disney legend Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Wendy) and Paul Collins (the voice of John) 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 characters from Peter Pan.
- “Never Smile at a Crocodile” – A new “Oke” rendition and graphic look of the deleted song, “Never Smile at a Crocodile,”. The song highlights “the relationship between Captain Hook and Tick-Tock the Crocodile.”
- Legacy/Classic Bonus
- Sing-along Version of the film
- 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 acknowledgment 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” – This is the original demo recording of the song played over concept art.
- Deleted Song: “Never Smile at a Crocodile” – The music is played over static concept art of the crocodile from Peter Pan.
- Deleted Song: “The Boatswain Song” – Another deleted song. This extra content features music played over static concept art of Captain Hook and his crew.
- Deleted Scene: “The Journey Home” – This is a proposed alternate ending where Peter asks the Lost Boys to return home with Wendy and the rest.
- Deleted Scene: “Alternate Arrival” – In this deleted scene you’ll get to see Wendy and her brothers being “initially attacked” by the Lost Boys because Tinker Bell tells them Wendy is holding Peter captive. In this version, Nana the dog also travels to Never Land.
- 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. (This is something I’m very interested in listening).
- 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.
- Backstage Disney
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, you’ll get to “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 – This is an original featurette for the film created in 1952.
Take note that bonus features may vary by retailer. The feature runtime is approximately 77 minutes. The film has been rated G in the U.S. and Canada. Included bonus material hasn’t been rated.
Here are the disc specifications:
Product SKUs: Multi-screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy), Digital HD/SD, DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, 1.0 English Original Theatrical Mix
DVD: English, Spanish, and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, 1.0 English Original Theatrical Mix
Digital: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish
Closed Captions: English (DVD & Digital)
I have watched Peter Pan numerous times as a kid. That’s why I’m excited to see the bonus features included in the Signature Collection release.
Are you looking forward to the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of Peter Pan? Let us know.
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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