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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 ...
Narrator (voice)
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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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It will live in your heart forever! See more »


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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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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second film production of "Peter Pan" in which Tinker Bell has a form. The first was made in 1924 and starred Virginia Brown Faire as Tinker Bell. In stage productions she is portrayed as a bright light which is accompanied by the sound of bells when she is meant to be speaking. See more »

Goofs

During the final battle, the pirates attack the Lost Boys who are on the crow's nest. One of them takes a sword and chops off some of a pirate's mustache, and a few seconds later it's back to normal. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Middle: The Wonderful World of Hecks (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

What Makes the Red Man Red?
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Candy Candido (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Disney Version Technically Superb;Plot is Oversimplified
4 November 2000 | by (Cleveland,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Barrie's "PeterPan" is a highly complex story.There are strong elements of social satire,moral ambiguities,deep psychological issues,and emotional traumas investigated in this play.Almost all these aspects have been eliminated in the animated version.Topics such as: dealing with our parents,abandonment,mixed feelings toward our loved ones,and developing a mature adult libidinal attitude have all been erased.Hook's escape at the end,and the return of Peter AND the Lost Boys to Neverland violate some of the core elements of the story.Those criticisms aside,this is really well done.The animation is excellent;the characterizations are first-rate;and by actually having Peter done by a boy,an element of a (benign )sexual rivalry between Wendy and Tiger Lily is introduced.The boys,pirates,and Indians are marvelous,and the crocodile is a masterpiece.(He does act more like a dog than a reptile;Nana come back in disguise,maybe?He reminds me of a miniature dachshund I owned for 13 years.)This is probably the best way to introduce anyone to Peter Pan.


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