When my daughter was little she loved all the classic Disney movies. To this day she still loves her favorite princesses and many other special characters. Disney films were a huge part of her childhood. I was so shocked when my boys came along and didn’t really seem to care for most of the Disney films I had collected and treasured over the years. Admittedly though most were geared more for little girls, not rowdy boys!
I was absolutely thrilled when Peter Pan Diamond Edition arrived at our doorstep last week! What better way to re-introduce them to the joy of Disney than pirates and lost boys? My boys had never seen it, and I was so excited to share this magical tale from my own childhood with them.
Since this Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack marks the 60th anniversary of the release of the original Peter Pan, it is full of special bonus features. In addition to the Blu-ray and DVD copy, there is a Digital Copy as well, making it ideal for all your portable devices. Bonus features include music videos, never-before-seen deleted scenes and songs, and the Disney Intermission feature. There is also a short film entitled “Growing Up With 9 Old Men”, which is a fascinating documentary about the animators who brought many of the most beloved classic Disney characters to life.
Peter Pan Diamond Edition has been digitally restored with high definition picture and sound that looks absolutely stunning on my HD television, especially when compared to the majority of my Disney collection, which is still in VHS. I probably shouldn’t admit that, though, since it really shows my age! If you haven’t tried the Disney classics on Blu-ray yet, I highly recommend putting it on your to-do list, but hurry, because this one will only be available for a limited time.
My boys adored going to Never Land. Gavin thought it was “awesome” and Garrett loved all the sword-fights. I had actually forgotten how charming the characters are and some of the more amusing parts of the film, such as the tick-tock stalking of the crocodile. There are also lessons to be learned from watching Tinker Bell deal with her jealousy and seeing Captain Hook’s plans get foiled. For those who don’t want to grow up, remember there is a special place at the second star to the right, full of enchantment and fun, where you can fly!
Peter Pan Diamond Edition 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo pack is available for purchase at the suggested retail price of $44.99 for a limited time.