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Peter Pan (1953)

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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(play) (as Sir James M. Barrie), (story) | 7 more credits »
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Peter Pan (voice)
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Wendy Darling (voice)
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Bill Thompson ...
Mr. Smee / Pirates (voice)
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Mrs. Darling (voice)
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John Darling (voice)
Tommy Luske ...
Michael Darling (voice)
Candy Candido ...
Indian Chief (voice)
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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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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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Peter's flying and action reference shots were provided by dancer and choreographer Roland Dupree. In an interview, Kerry said she had to hold out her arms and pretend to fly for all the scenes requiring it. Kathryn Beaumont also performed for the live-action reference footage. Similarly, Hans Conried also performed the live-action reference footage for Captain Hook and Mr. Darling. In contrast to rotoscoping the animators did not merely trace the live-action footage, for this would make the animation look stiff and unnatural. Instead the animators used it as a guide for animating by studying the human movement in the situation required. For example: "How far does the head turn when a character looks over his shoulder?" See more »

Goofs

During the final battle, a pirate's large mustache is restored just seconds after it was chopped off. 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

Featured in The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Second Star to the Right
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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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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