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Peter Pan (1953)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  5 February 1953 (USA)
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System) (Mono)| (RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bobby Driscoll (as a voice actor) was the first male to play the title role on film. See more »

Goofs

When Hook, Tink, and Smee are all in Hook's cabin and he goes to drag a drunken Smee out, he is dragging Smee with the hook surprisingly on his right arm. 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

Edited into Happy Birthday, Peter Pan (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Following the Leader
Music by Oliver Wallace
Lyrics by Ted Sears and Winston Hibler
Sung by Bobby Driscoll, Paul Collins, Tommy Luske, and Lost Boys cast (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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