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Peter Pan (1953)

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Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Peter Pan (voice)
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Wendy Darling (voice)
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Bill Thompson ...
Mr. Smee / Pirates (voice)
Heather Angel ...
Mrs. Darling (voice)
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John Darling (voice)
Tommy Luske ...
Michael Darling (voice)
Candy Candido ...
Indian Chief (voice)
Tom Conway ...
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Storyline

An adaptation of J. M. Barrie's story about a boy who never grew up. The three children of the Darling family receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Land, where an ongoing war between Peter's gang of rag-tag runaways and the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. Written by Tim Pickett <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

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Release Date:

5 February 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petar Pan  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$87,400,000 (USA)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Peter Pan", or "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" by J.M. Barrie opened at the Empire Theater on November 6, 1905. It ran for 223 performances, closed on May 20, 1906, and starred nineteenth-century stage actress Maude Adams, who never made any films and should never be confused with model-actress Maud Adams. See more »

Goofs

After Mr. Smee gives Hook a shave, they see Peter Pan and the Darling children arriving at Neverland. Hook calls for Smee to raise the crew which he does with a whistle hanging around his neck - a whistle that wasn't there until that moment. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: All this has happened before, and it will all happen again. But this time it happened in London. It happened on a quiet street in Bloomsbury. That corner house over there is the home of the Darling family. And Peter Pan chose this particular house because there were people here who believed in him.
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A message appears during the credits: "Walt Disney Productions is grateful to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, to which Sir James M. Barrie gave his copyright of Peter Pan." See more »

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Your Mother and Mine
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Kathryn Beaumont (uncredited)
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Wonderful, magical Disney classic
28 March 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most charming, magical movies ever! It is an adaptation of James Barrie's Peter Pan, the story of the boy who wouldn't grow up. It starts in London, where a very proper Wendy has one night left in the nursery before she most grow up. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darling are out for an office party, and the nursemaid, a dog named Nana is tied up outside for the night. Peter Pan comes and takes Wendy and her brothers John and Micheal away to Neverland, "the second star to the right and staight on til morning", with the help of the pixie dust from the jealous little pixie Tinkerbell. A sprinkling of the dust makes them fly, just like Peter does. Once in Neverland they encounter mermaids, Indians, and the foppish, but evil villian Captain Hook. This beloved story will bring you back to your childhood and this delightful score will be hard to forget! It is sure to have you singing along! This is a wonderful movie that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike!


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