By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:49 AM EDT
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  • Movie
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The Disney animators don’t make the vulgar mistake of ”contemporizing” the visual spirit of the 1953 Peter Pan in Return to Never Land. They give us Peter the elfin-eared sprite very much as we remember him, and the film, aimed at wee tots, has been animated with as vivid a feeling for movement and perspective, as, say, The Little Mermaid. Which only goes to show that it takes more than technique to make a good children’s picture. In Never Land, Jane, daughter of the grown-up Wendy, enjoys her own set of adventures, earning her stripes as a ”Lost Girl.” There’s always something to look at, but the story is weak tea. C+

Return to Never Land

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • G
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  • 72 minutes
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  • Robin Budd

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