Review: Peter Pan Diamond Edition Blu-ray

We watched the Diamond Edition Blu-ray of Peter Pan this afternoon. Eva enjoyed most of the movie but she has always been afraid of Captain Hook. The only version of Captain Hook that she is not afraid of is the one from Jake and the Never Land Pirates. She was also afraid of the Indians. She loved so many portions of the movie but since she’s a sensitive kid overall she said that she didn’t like the movie. I’m just pretty sure that she couldn’t separate the scenes with Hook with the fact that everything works out in the end.

It had been a long time since I had watched Peter Pan from beginning to end. I enjoyed seeing the movie again and there was much that I had forgotten about what happens beyond the overall story. I had forgotten the Indians as well as the mermaids. I was familiar with the Lost Boys including their names. Andrew has a stuffed Nibs character that he loves cuddling with.

The funny thing is that the Lost Boys are never actually named out loud during the movie. However, if you watch the Bonus material there is an alternate opening to the movie in storyboard form. On the storyboard the Lost Boys are all named. I enjoyed these bonus features because they gave some incredible insight into the movie and also to the men who worked as animators on the film. I watched all of the Bonus Features after the movie.

The Diamond Edition Combo Pack was filled with many great things like a Digital Copy of the movie as well as the Storybook Classics App to download. We’ve had the app and it is a terrific one. I also am a huge fan of the digital copies with movies. I think that every new DVD should come with a Digital Copy. Here’s some special materials that you can download as well as some videos to watch and the official press release of the Diamond Edition DVD.

Download Peter Pan Never Grow Up Games

Download Peter Pan Party Kit

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Disney’s Classic Adventure As It Soars to New Heights for the First Time on Disney Blu-ray™

Available For Purchase on February 5, 2013 New Digital Restoration and Unparalleled High Definition Picture and Sound!

BURBANK, California, November 2, 2012 –– On February 5, 2013, The Walt Disney Studios celebrates the 60th Anniversary release of Walt Disney’s classic, “Peter Pan,” as it soars to all-new heights – with a new digital restoration and high definition picture 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 + 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.

About “Peter Pan” Filmmakers & Cast:
“Peter Pan” was executive produced by Walt Disney (Sleeping Beauty, SnowWhite, Alice in Wonderland) and directed by Clyde Geronimi (101 Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp), Wilfred Jackson (Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella) and Hamilton Luske (101 Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp). The character were voiced by Bobby Driscoll (Treasure Island, Song of the South) as Peter Pan, Kathryn Beaumont (Alice in Wonderland, TV’s “The Walt Disney Christmas Show”) as Wendy Darling, Paul Collins (Evan Almighty, Mother) as John Darling, Tommy Luske (TV’s “The Walt Disney Christmas Show”) as Michael Darling, Hans Conried (TV’s “The Hobbit,” TV’s “Horton Hears A Who!”) as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling, Bill Thompson (Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland) Mr. Smee/Other Pirates, Heather Angel (Alice in Wonderland, Suspicion), Tom Conway (101 Dalmatians, Cat People) as the narrator.

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Disc Specifications:
Release Date: February 5, 2013 (Direct Pre-book: 12/11; Distributor Pre-book: 12/25)
Suggested Retail 3-DiscBlu-ray Combo Pack (BD, DVD, Digital Copy & Storybook App) = $44.99 U.S. / $51.99 Canada;

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD & DVD) = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada;

Digital & On-Demand = please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing

Bonus Features: DisneyIntermission (new), Growing up with Nine Old Men (new), Disney View (new), Introduction by Diane Disney Miller (new), Deleted Songs & Scenes , You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell: A Fairy’s Tale, Disney Song Selections, Audio Commentary Hosted by Roy Disney, Music Videos & More!
Rating: G (bonus material not rated)

Feature Run Time: 77 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (English); 5.1 Dolby Digital (French and Spanish)
Languages: English, French and Spanish
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

About Disney’s Blu-ray Diamond Collection:
Disney’s Blu-ray Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studios’ most prestigious and treasured animated classics. Diamond Edition titles boast the highest level of picture and sound; feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content; and include unprecedented levels of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.

About The Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney MusicGroup encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

Tink in Drawer

First Sight of Never Land

Captain Hook and Tic Toc

Peter Fights Hook

Disclosure: I received a copy of the Diamond Edition of Peter Pan to watch and review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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