“Second star to the right, then straight on ’till morning!”
Do you remember the first time you heard that memorable quote? I still remember the first time I saw Peter Pan. It was one of the last days of 3rd grade, and we had the opportunity to watch Peter, Wendy, The Lost Boys, and my girl Tinker Bell. I was in love.
Peter Pan is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, and I had the pleasure of learning more about this iconic film during a recent trip to Los Angeles. We also visited the Animation Research Library to see original drawings of the film, and learn about how Walt Disney Animation Studios is keeping those treasured drawings safe and in pristine condition.
We also had a fun time being part of a Peter Pan themed scavenger hunt, where our knowledge of the film was put to the test. It was a great time!
Being able to attend those experiences made our family viewing of Peter Pan on Blu-Ray even more special. I felt like I was in a new club where certain scenes within the movie were a little more interesting, because I was able to see the actual drawings of those moments. It was Disney magic on a whole new level.
Disney’s Peter Pan – Bonus Features
With the re-release of Disney’s Peter Pan on Blu-Ray, there are some really cool bonus features you’ll get to see. Here’s the list:
- 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.
How fun! We loved watching Kathryn Beaumont and Paul Collins talk about the fun they had being part of this film. I could watch that bonus feature it over and over again!