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


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 <>

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Walt Disney's Immortal [Peter Pan] See more »


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Release Date:

5 February 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petar Pan  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)


$87,400,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Disney attracted negative comments for their stereotypical depiction of Indians, as indeed did J.M. Barrie with his original play. It's probably for that very reason that the Indians do not appear in the 2002 sequel, Return to Never Land (2002). See more »


When John is in bed, Mrs. Darling takes off his glasses and places them on a stand to the left of his bed. But when John wakes up later and puts his glasses on, he puts them on as if he's taking them from the right side of his bed. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Disney Magical World (2013) See more »


Your Mother and Mine
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Kathryn Beaumont (uncredited)
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great politically incorrect fun
20 October 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Having seen this movie again several times recently, I have learned to appreciate this film a little more. While not nearly as good as some of the more famous Disney films (such as Beauty and the Beast, Bambi or Little Mermaid), it still deserves a 9 because it is head and shoulders better than other kids movies. The animation is very good, pace is fast and the movie is just fun. The negatives are simply a product of the times, in that this is about the most politically incorrect Disney film ever made (perhaps more so than Song of the South). I'm sure that MANY American Indians watch the film and deservedly cringe at the depiction of Indians, who seem rather dumb and sing the song "what makes the red man red?"--an ode to every terrible stereotype about Indians. BUT, I am a strong believer in discussing these things and NOT condemning the entire film. In fact, I am a history teacher and have used the film to talk about these aspects of the film.

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