Monday, June 4, 2018

Take off to Neverland! With the 65th Anniversary edition of Walt Disney Animation's Peter Pan, available on Blu-ray June 5th #PeterPanBluray

****Disney is providing an all-expense paid trip for me to cover this great event, all opinions are 100% my own ****

What can be said about a classic movie like Peter Pan that hasn't already been said countless times? Peter Pan is a Disney movie that has entertained us for 65 years and will continue to entertain us all for many years to come. My family and I were able to check out the newest Walt Disney Signature Collection release of Walt Disney Animation's Peter Pan, and it is more amazing than ever.  Peter Pan is the classic tale of the boy who refuses who just so happens to pop into the Darling children’s room looking for his missing shadow and before they know it their flying over London and off to have the journey of a lifetime. Along the way Peter, Wendy, John & Michael run into pirates, fairies, the lost boys, Indians and mermaids! 

We get introduced to so many classic Disney heroes and villains in this movie from Peter and Tink to Captain Hook & Mr. Smee this movie is a classic through and through. But my favorite aspect of the movie is not a scene or a character even but the song “You Can Fly” whenever I hear this song I instantly become happy and I get whisked away to Neverland. Now the movie itself besides looking fantastic has a bunch of really great special features including deleted scenes, deleted songs, backstage looks and a features such as The Peter Pan That Almost Was and much more.
To get everyone even more excited for this release, I have some fun Peter Pan coloring and activity sheets for you, simply click on the image below and print out the sheets and enjoy! 
Bonus Features:
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.
Legacy/Classic Bonus
  • DisneyView
  • 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 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” – 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 Peter 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.
  • 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, 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.
*Bonus features may vary by retailer

This Blu-ray has great picture quality, wonderful sound, and amazing extras. The Disney classic Peter Pan is turning 65 but it sure doesn't show its age. One of my most favorite bonus features is the song “Never Smile at a Crocodile”, this catchy song was a deleted song from the movie. It is a really fun song, that I think would have worked very well in the film but I understand not all scenes/songs make it to the final cut. 

Speaking of songs another wonderful feature is a Sing-along Version of the film. You can sing along with your favorite songs from the movie, it does not matter if you are a good singer, I am not the best but… it is all about having fun and living the Disney magic! Stories from Walt’s Office: Walt & Flight was a great peek into the backstage magic, and you learn about Walt Disney’s love of airplanes. I love seeing new to me, Disney clips. Getting to learn more about the man who started this empire is always fascinating to me.
Celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Walt Disney Animation's Peter Pan, available on Digital and Movies Anywhere May 29th and on Blu-ray™ June 5th.  The movie joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection, watch to relive the animated classic with more than two hours of bonus features and new never-before-seen extras. Be sure to pick up a copy to visit and join in on the adventure, and fun in Neverland, because like Peter Pan “I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up!” and that is just fine with me. 
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Experience the Magic of Disney’s Beloved: “Peter Pan” Soars into the Walt Disney Signature Collection available now on Digital and on Blu-ray™ June 5th.

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