Parents' Guide to

The New Adventures of Peter Pan

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Modern take on classic characters has positive messages.

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This iteration of Neverland adventures doesn't break any new ground in the tug-of-war between the two factions, but it does work in some quality messages for kids who watch. The stories open with the Darlings in the midst of some kind of interpersonal fray before Peter Pan swoops in and whisks them away to Neverland, where similar troubles befall one of the locals. As the friends help sort out the problem there, they learn how to resolve conflict in constructive ways and apply these new experiences to their relationships at home.

The New Adventures of Peter Pan is modern in some ways that will surprise viewers who have watched more traditional versions of the story. The Darlings are 21st-century kids with all the trappings -- laptops, cell phones, and trendy clothing, to name a few. The animation style also presents a Peter Pan who looks markedly older than typically is the case (really, he looks like a man-child in his leafy frock), which is a little jarring to the senses given that he's the poster child for eternal youth. Even so, these minor distractions don't overshadow the show's positive messages or the fun that's inevitably had in Neverland.

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