I did like the Disney movie when I was a kid, but I could only really appreciate J.M. Barrie's fairy tale when I was a little older. Since then, I'm intrigued by the story and it's different adaptations. We're lucky that a lot of new approaches are being made, but older ones are included in my list too. Suggestions are always welcome.
Projects that are announced, but are not yet listed on IMDb:
Neverland (with Pan as the villain and Hook as the hero), Untitled Peter Pan Project (family adventure); The.Never.Land (young adult approach), Peter and Wendy (an NBC workplace romantic comedy told from the point of view of Wendy, a woman who wants to find love with a real man, but finds herself falling for Peter, who refuses to fully embrace adulthood - script only for now).
Cancelled: Peter Pan (an updated version of the musical with a male lead).
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
“ Disney's original animated feature, full of mermaids, Indians, fairies and pirates. The ultimate fairy tale. ” - Un-muted
(1960 TV Special)
In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy... (100 mins.)
“ First television performance of the Broadway musical. Charming production, if you're not bothered by the fact that Peter Pan is played by a woman. One big flaw must be Nana, the dog, which is played by an actor in an unconvincing suit. Sondra Lee is a sparkling Tiger Lily. ” - Un-muted
(1976 TV Movie)
Another live-action musical version of the play, with all-new songs rather than the ones used in the famous Mary Martin production. (120 mins.)
“ Second television musical with all-new songs. ” - Un-muted
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. (142 mins.)
“ Peter Pan did grow up. But now he has to face his past in order to save his children from Captain Hook, who is still out for revenge. This is one interesting and entertaining sequel.
Thank you, Mr. Spielberg! ” - Un-muted
(2000 TV Special)
The fabled children's story show from Broadway produced for television. (105 mins.)
“ Television remake of the Peter Pan Broadway musical, with Cathy Rigby in the lead. ” - Un-muted
Return to Never Land
In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue. (72 mins.)
“ Captain Hook mistakes Wendy's daughter Jane for Wendy and kidnaps the girl to use her as bait for Peter. This sequel actually is very enjoyable. And we get to catch a glimpse of a grown-up Wendy! ” - Un-muted
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. (113 mins.)
“ Magical live-action adaption of the fairy tale. True to the original story by J.M. Barrie and full of of adventure. It touches all the right strings and is therefore perfect for an annual Christmas viewing. ” - Un-muted
“ This is the story about how the famous children's tale by J.M. Barrie came to be. ” - Un-muted
Enter the land of Tinker Bell and her four best fairy friends. (78 mins.)
“ The first part in the Disney Fairies franchise is Tinker Bell's origin story. We also meet a young Wendy near the end.
I simply adore these films. ” - Un-muted
(2011 TV Series)
After the disappearance of her young brothers, Michael and John, Wendy starts dreaming of a boy. (6 mins.)
“ In this intriguing web series a teenage Wendy meets a mysterious boy in her dreams. ” - Un-muted
Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets... (180 mins.)
“ Two-part origin story from Syfy of how Peter, his pickpocketfriends and their mentor Jimmy Hook end up in Neverland. ” - Un-muted
Once Upon a Time
(2011 TV Series)
A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
“ Captain Hook and Mr. Smee first appear in episode 02x04 - The Crocodile. Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Neverland are prominently featured during its third season. ” - Un-muted
The Pirate Fairy
When Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's Blue Pixie Dust and flies away, Tinker Bell and her friends sets on a journey to get them back. (78 mins.)
“ The upcoming fifth part of the Disney Fairies franchise will feature a young Captain Hook. Whether or not there will be more Peter Pan references remains to be seen. ” - Un-muted
Peter Pan Live!
(2014 TV Movie)
A live telecast of the beloved J. M. Barrie story. (131 mins.)
“ NBC's 2014 live musical broadcast. The picture of Allison Williams as Peter Pan creeps me out. If you want your lead to look and sound like a boy, hire a boy. ” - Un-muted
12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. (111 mins.)
“ Looking forward to whatever Joe Wright has in store for us, especially if it concerns this classic tale! ” - Un-muted
Peter and Wendy
(2015 TV Movie)
This version establishes a dramatic connection with Great Ormond Street, the world famous children's... (97 mins.)
“ ITV film which reinterprets the timeless story for the modern age while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original. Expected to air around Christmas. ” - Un-muted
League of Pan
(???? TV Series)
Fifteen years after leaving Neverland, the now grown and estranged Lost Boys are forced back together...
“ A FOX script for the 2015-2016 tv season. ” - Un-muted
A spin on J.M. Barrie's tale of Peter Pan, where Pan is a villain being hunted by a police captain named Hook.
“ Dark spin on the classic story in which haunted former police detective Hook hunts down the childlike kidnapper Pan. Hopefully it won't be too dark. ” - Un-muted
“ The story of how the two brothers Peter Pan and Captain Hook became enemies. ” - Un-muted
Peter and the Starcatchers
A group of boys who have been sent off to work by their king discover a magical box that grants powers to those who come into contact with it.
“ Prequel that explains how Peter got his powers. Based on the succesful children's book of the same name by Dave Barrey and Ridley Pearson. The story also has been adapted into a Broadway play. ” - Un-muted
Peter Pan in Scarlet
The continuation of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," where a grown-up Wendy dreams that Neverland is in trouble and recruits her brothers and the Lost Boys to go back there and save the day.
“ Neverland has been damaged by WWI. To save it, grown up Wendy, her brothers and the Lost Boys have to find a way to become children again. Based on the book by Geraldine McCaughrean. ” - Un-muted
A live-action spin on the character Tinkerbell.
Live-action adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale of a boy who wouldn't grow up and recruits three young siblings in London to join him on a magical adventure to the enchanted Neverland island.