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Writers:
J.M. Barrie (play)
Ted Sears (story) ...
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Release Date:
5 February 1953 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Walt Disney's Immortal [Peter Pan] See more »
Plot:
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Buyer Beware of the Platinum Edition! See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bobby Driscoll ... Peter Pan (voice)

Kathryn Beaumont ... Wendy Darling (voice)

Hans Conried ... Captain Hook / Mr. Darling (voice)
Bill Thompson ... Mr. Smee / Pirates (voice)
Heather Angel ... Mrs. Darling (voice)

Paul Collins ... John Darling (voice)
Tommy Luske ... Michael Darling (voice)
Candy Candido ... Indian Chief (voice)
Tom Conway ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Butala ... Lost Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Carol Coombs ... (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Ellis ... Lost Boy (voice) (uncredited)

June Foray ... Mermaid / Squaw (voice) (uncredited)
Connie Hilton ... Mermaid (voice) (uncredited)
Margaret Kerry ... Mermaid (voice) (uncredited)
Karen Kester ... (voice) (uncredited)
Johnny McGovern ... Lost Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Norma Jean Nilsson ... (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Chorus Singer (singing voice) (uncredited)
Jeffrey Silver ... Lost Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Stuffy Singer ... Lost Boy (voice) (uncredited)
Anne Whitfield ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Clyde Geronimi 
Wilfred Jackson 
Hamilton Luske 
Jack Kinney (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
J.M. Barrie (play "Peter Pan") (as Sir James M. Barrie)

Ted Sears (story) &
Erdman Penner (story) &
Bill Peet (story) &
Winston Hibler (story) &
Joe Rinaldi (story) &
Milt Banta (story) &
Ralph Wright (story) &
William Cottrell (story) (as Bill Cottrell)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
 
Film Editing by
Donald Halliday 
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound recordist
C.O. Slyfield .... sound director
Harold J. Steck .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Blaine Gibson .... effects animator
Ub Iwerks .... special processes
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
Joshua Meador .... effects animator
George Rowley .... effects animator
Aurelio x. Vera Jr. .... restoration artist (restored version)
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... character animator
Ken Anderson .... layout artist
Dick Anthony .... background artist
Mary Blair .... color and styling
Bob Carlson .... character animator
Les Clark .... directing animator
Eric Cleworth .... character animator
Claude Coats .... color and styling
Tom Codrick .... layout artist
Don DaGradi .... color and styling (as Don Da Gradi)
Marc Davis .... directing animator
Al Dempster .... background artist
Eyvind Earle .... background artist
Norman Ferguson .... directing animator (as Norm Ferguson)
Hugh Fraser .... character animator
Don Griffith .... layout artist
Jerry Hathcock .... character animator
John Hench .... color and styling
Hugh Hennesy .... layout artist
Ray Huffine .... background artist
Ralph Hulett .... background artist
Alex Ignatiev .... animator
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Bill Justice .... character animator
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Ward Kimball .... directing animator
Hal King .... character animator
Art Landy .... background artist
Eric Larson .... directing animator
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
Don Lusk .... character animator
Brice Mack .... background artist
Fred Moore .... character animator
Lance Nolley .... layout artist
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Ken O'Brien .... character animator
Kendall O'Connor .... layout artist (as A. Kendall O'Connor)
Charles Philippi .... layout artist
Thor Putnam .... layout artist
Wolfgang Reitherman .... directing animator
Art Riley .... background artist
Art Stevens .... character animator
McLaren Stewart .... layout artist
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Harvey Toombs .... character animator
Clair Weeks .... character animator
Judge Whitaker .... character animator
Thelma Witmer .... background artist
Marvin Woodward .... character animator
Al Zinnen .... layout artist
Phyllis Craig .... painter (uncredited)
David Swift .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jud Conlon .... vocal arranger
Edward H. Plumb .... orchestrator (as Edward Plumb)
Al Teeter .... music editor
Milt Holland .... musician: percussionist (uncredited)
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 
Other crew
J.M. Barrie .... copyright: to which Sir James M. Barrie gave his copyright of Peter Pan. (as Sir James M. Barrie)
Walt Disney .... presenter
Henry Brandon .... live action model: Captain Hook (uncredited)
Roland Dupree .... live action model: Peter Pan (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
77 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound System) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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Trivia:
Active story development began in the early 40s as Walt Disney intended for Peter Pan (1953) to be a follow-up to Bambi (1942). Plans were put on hold, however, with the outbreak of World War II and would stay that way up until after the war ended.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Buyer Beware of the Platinum Edition!, 15 March 2007
Author: Benoît A. Racine (benoit-3) from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The film deserves a 10 but this latest DVD transfer by DTS Digital Images has taken all the brilliance of the latest photochemical Technicolor restoration of this film and thrown it out the porthole...

Exactly why that is is anybody's guess: Lack of respect of a 100 years of film-making, lack of interest in the film's history, colour-blindness, lack of supervision by Disney's Nine Old Men? A corporate decision to give the film a radical new look? The refusal on the restorers' part to remove their sunglasses? A horrible computer foul-up? You tell me! What is evident is that the colours have been drastically altered, the contrast is subdued and the bitrate is not very high. The colours are slanted, not so much towards yellow as towards gold. Everything is imbued with a golden glow which makes Tinker Bell the real heroine of the story and brings out the golden highlights on everything from Mr. Darling's cuff links to the golden ornaments on Hook's ship. Peter Pan's tunic is at times a sickly wilted parboiled creamed corn colour. There is no true blue sky, just a variant of Egyptian Blue. Neverland sometimes looks like your lazy neighbour's parched garden. The skies are often milky white or beige. The red and blue wallpaper in the Darling children's bedroom is now a brownish mushy mess. Mermaid Lagoon has lost its greenery and turned a repulsive and rather obscene labia pink... Having said this, it is quite possible that the unwary viewer, taken in by the quality of the animation and the beautifully restored sound, will overlook these limitations but it is still no excuse for this abomination, which is miles removed from the colour values of this film that have been preserved for 55 years in the form of its original artwork. It's a wild, one might say irresponsible concept, which some might call "experimental", except that experience has gone horribly wrong. What the digital "restorers" have actually done is to artificially deprive the yellow(negative)/blue(positive) layer of the original 3-strip Technicolor film of about half its information.

On the down side, the Redskins have turned a politically correct pink. On the plus side, every brown and yellow surface is made to shine unnaturally, even at night, and lots of things are visible in the dark that weren't before. The reverse is true in the daytime.

In the indoor scenes, this slant towards yellow makes sense as it replicates the warm, nostalgic, homey glow of lamplight. Otherwise... The best thing I can say is that it gives the viewer a brand new (though some might say old-fashioned) perspective on a film he's seen maybe too often and the total effect is unreal and reminiscent of a yellowed full-colour illustration in an old picture book. A quick look at the numerous art galleries in the extras will remind you that there should have been a whole lot more green and blue everywhere according to the original artwork.

Where the PE really shines, though, is in the sound department which might persuade me to buy this edition (I only rented). The whole soundtrack (dialog, singing voices, orchestra, sound effects) has been completely rethought, refurbished and rechannelled creatively for 5.1 (in French and Spanish too). There is a lot of work evident also in the original mono track. But in the Enhanced home theatre mix (the word "enhanced" appears three times on the cover), very interesting things happen. The dialog is mostly in the center speaker but the music comes regularly through the other four speakers. At some points, individual instruments are made to come through all the surround speakers (like the harp, when Peter appears on the rooftop, instead of the flute, like you might guess). The sound of instruments and voices has been given more resonance. It is less harsh, dry or abrupt. The children voices are almost bearable in this version. There is nothing grating in the brass or in any other part of the orchestra. Everything sounds modern, natural and free-flowing. Of course, the sound effects have been amplified with bass and the mix makes good use of directional effects (Tinker Bell's glockenspiel and celesta, the crocodile's ticking clock, Peter's ghostly voice in Skull Rock). The whole film becomes a symphony where the music takes center stage without overshadowing the character voices, which are now disentangled from the surrounding music. This is an element that could have seriously added to the dream-like quality of the whole, were it no for the off-kilter colours. By comparison, the 5.1 mix of the Special Edition (2002) and the 4.0 mix of the Limited Edition (1999) was only fat, untreated mono with lots of harshness in the loud passages and instability in the soft ones.

Well... considering the radical changes made to the colour palette, maybe they could have called this the "Golden Slumbers Edition" or "Pixie Dust Edition" or, better still "Global Warming Edition"... And it's not something you can correct with the Tint button (which adds red or green) or with the Cold setting (which adds a little blue). But it's perfect if you are sound-oriented and an improved sound is very important to you, if you have no memories of what "Peter Pan" used to look like or if you really pictured Hook's harpsichord as being made of solid gold.

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