Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Peter Pan was re-released on video for its 45th anniversary on March 3, 1998. When announced in October 1997, the video was slated to be available only for 45 days, thus returning to the Disney Vault on April 16, 1998. It was later released on DVD on November 23, 1999.


Bursting with pixie dust, adventure and song, Disney's 14th animated masterpiece brings the timeless story of Peter Pan to magical life and reawakens the child in all of us.

The fantastical film begins when the hero of Wendy, John and Michael's bedtime stories - Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up - returns to the nursery and invites them on a magical journey to Never Land. With the help of tinker Bell, his feisty sidekick, a dazzling shower of pixie dust and some happy thoughts, Peter teaches them to fly. Off they soar to an enchanted island filled with wonder and adventure. Before they know it, they're knee-deep in a high-flying battle with swashbuckling pirates, led by Peter's archenemy, Captain Hook - Whose time is nearly up against a ticktocking crocodile.

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Company intro +
Join Us Now for a Special Preview Bumper (1997-1998)
February 4, 1997 +
February 3, 1998
Beau Weaver
3 Teaser trailer for Mulan June 27, 1997
4 Walt Disney Company "Coming to Video" Bumper (1997-1998) March 4, 1997 Beau Weaver
5 Video preview for The Little Mermaid February 3, 1998 Mark Elliott
6 Video preview for Flubber March 3, 1998 Don LaFontaine
7 Trailer for The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars March 3, 1998 Mark Elliott
8 Video preview for Melody Time March 3, 1998 Mark Elliott
9 Join Us After the Feature (Peter Pan) March 3, 1998 Mark Elliott
10 "Feature Presentation" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994 Brian Cummings
11 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
12 THX logo (1995-2005) July 15, 1997
13 Peter Pan (restored version) March 3, 1998
14 You Can Fly: The Making of Peter Pan March 3, 1998

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
UK VHS February 2, 1998
Australia VHS June 3, 1998
South Korea DVD August 2000
Japan DVD April 20, 2001

Notice: Peter Pan is actually released on video in Australia in June 1998. As evidence, the preview for the film was seen on the Australian release of Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin.




Peter Pan - 1998 VHS Trailer