One of my favorite movies while I was growing up was Walt Disney's version of the JM Barrie play Peter Pan. Quite honestly, it is still one of my favorite all time movies. However, I wasn't able to own it (new anyway) for quite a while due to a phenomenon known as the "Disney Vault." Basically, Disney only releases so many of its classic movies at a time to create interest and hype when they re-release movies. So I bought into the hype when Disney relesaed Peter Pan, and bought it as soon as I could.
This is a great remastered version of the original. It has a second disc that is full of extra bonus footage, which is pretty much the only reason that I buy DVDs. My favorite features off the bonus disc is a special called "Why I made Peter Pan" and is written by Walt himself. It is a reading of an article that Walt wrote for a newspaper shortly after Peter Pan opened. He gives a breif overview of his life and how he became very much like Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn't grow up. The visual portion of the feature are pictures of Walt and his brother, Roy growing up and eventually going in to business together. It is a great feature, a rare look in to Walts life, and in my opinion, almost worth the price of the DVD itself!
I love that they took the time to digitally restore the movie, the detail and richness is evident. Its a great new look for Neverland, and a timeless story that gets better with age (ours)!