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
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The Darling children may not have been so sleepy as their parents were leaving merely because it was their bed time. The "tonic" given to the children by Nana may have been morphine. It was quite common in that day and age (approx. 1904) to give children "soothing syrups" and "tonics" to control their behavior that turned out to mainly consist of several different narcotics. The most common of these was Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, and was available in the UK until 1930. See more »
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 »
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 »
"Peter Pan" is without a doubt one of Disney's classics, alongside animated features such as "Snow White" and "Pinocchio." It captures the imagination just as J.M. Barrie's novel and play have. In the movie, the eternally young Peter Pan takes Wendy Darling and her brothers to Neverland, a place of the imagination, populated by Indians, mermaids and pirates. Captain Hook, voiced by Hans Conreid, will always be a classic villain, and his henchman, Smee, is a perfect comic relief. There are many funny scenes and good animated sequences. Beneath it all, the story speaks to the kid in all of us. We remember how important it can be to remain young at heart.
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