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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 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One Of The Great Animated Films Of The 50s See more (90 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:

Lucille Bliss ... Mermaid (voice) (uncredited)
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)
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 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Debney .... assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Holoboff .... assistant director (uncredited)
Rusty Jones .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound recordist
C.O. Slyfield .... sound director
Harold J. Steck .... sound recordist
James MacDonald .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
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)
Rejyna Douglass-Whitman .... restoration supervisor (uncredited)
 
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
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: "The Crocodile"
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
Frank Armitage .... background artist (uncredited)
Jack Campbell .... animator (uncredited)
Phyllis Craig .... painter (uncredited)
John Freeman .... animator (uncredited)
Alex Ignatiev .... animator (uncredited)
George Kreisl .... animator (uncredited)
Clarke Mallery .... animator (uncredited)
Charles A. Nichols .... animator (uncredited)
Julius Svendsen .... animator (uncredited)
David Swift .... animator (uncredited)
Iwao Takamoto .... animator (uncredited)
John Wilson .... key assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jim Wilkinson .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jud Conlon .... vocal arranger
Edward H. Plumb .... orchestrator (as Edward Plumb)
Al Teeter .... music editor
Milt Holland .... musician: percussionist (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft .... chorus singer (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (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
Kathryn Beaumont .... live action model: Wendy (uncredited)
Henry Brandon .... live action model: Captain Hook (uncredited)
Paul Collins .... live action model: John Darling (uncredited)
Hans Conried .... live action model: Captain Hook / Mr. Darling (uncredited)
Marie Dasnoit .... secretary (uncredited)
Bobby Driscoll .... live action model: Peter Pan (uncredited)
Roland Dupree .... live action model: Peter Pan (uncredited)
June Foray .... live action model: Mermaid (uncredited)
Connie Hilton .... live action model: Mermaid (uncredited)
Margaret Kerry .... live action model: Mermaid (uncredited)
Margaret Kerry .... live action model: Tinker Bell (uncredited)
Tommy Luske .... live action model: Michael Darling (uncredited)
Eloise Tobelman .... secretary (uncredited)
Ruth Wright .... secretary (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mary Meacham .... special thanks: restored version (as Mary Meacham Hogg)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
77 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Originally, this was intended to be the second animated feature created by the studio after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Peter and the children land on the minute hand of Big Ben and force it to the quarter past position, the clock chimes the hour, when it should only chime the quarter-hour.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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Shrek 2 (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Your Mother and MineSee more »

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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Great Animated Films Of The 50s, 25 March 2003
Author: MICHAEL O'FARRELL (mpofarrell) from Albany, NY

If Walt Disney had never made another cartoon feature after BAMBI in 1942 he would still be remembered as the man who transformed the animated full length film into an art form. SNOW WHITE , PINOCCHIO , FANTASIA and BAMBI all belong on the list of the greatest achievements in American Film. Disney's next phase in full length animation took place after World War 2 and although these subsequent works may not match the brilliance and creativity of the earlier films, they still possess the superb craftsmanship the Disney artists are famous for. Missing from the new batch of films was the meticulous background detail that distinguished the earlier projects. Starting with Cinderella in 1950, the animators seemed to concentrate more on clean, uncluttered backgrounds but the drawing was just as professional as before , characters still brought to life with fluid, lifelike movements. Colors tended to be bright and splashy, but the cartoonists also knew when subtlety was called for, and scenes occurring at night were done with convincing atmosphere and shadows. The success of Cinderella confirmed that the movie-going public was still willing to be entertained and moved by a cartoon movie, and Disney and his artists forged ahead with an impressive array of animated features that to this day remain models of the Art Form. Perhaps the greatest of these was PETER PAN, first released in 1953. Based on J.M. Barrie's immortal play and novel about the little boy who doesn't want to grow up, PETER PAN had been a project stewing in Disney's mind for years. It wasn't until after the War that work on the film really took off. When the movie was completed and finally released to theaters, Disney seemed rather ambivalent about its achievement. He had a hard time defining who Peter actually was as a character but to millions of children in movie theaters all over the world, that didn't seem to matter. PETER PAN is not very deep story-wise. It lacks the heart and sentiment of the Barrie original, which to some degree is a good thing. Past stage versions and the spectacular 1924 Paramount film version could be cloyingly sentimental at times.

The Disney version is light and breezy and moves at a clip. The London sequence which opens the picture is spectacular in both the backdrops and the animation itself. When Peter, Wendy, John and Michael leap out of the Darling nursery window and fly over nighttime Edwardian London the viewer is treated to some of the most thrilling animation ever created for the movies. Later sections of the movie are equally enchanting, and the personage of the villainous Captain Hook is brought to great comic life by Disney animators and the marvelous vocal talent of Hans Conried. As with past Disney efforts, the song score is superb. "Second Star to the Right", "You Can Fly" and "Your Mother and Mine" are highlights in a tuneful soundtrack created by Sammy Cahn and Sammy Fain.

PETER PAN holds a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I ever saw. As a 4 year old sitting with my father in an ornate, red carpeted movie palace in Cincinnati, Ohio, looking up at that big screen watching Peter and his friends swooping and flying over the roofs and spires of London was an overwhelming experience. I was hooked, so to speak, and it is an image that has stayed with me ever since. This is the film that initiated my love affair with movies. PETER PAN is one of the iconic films of the Baby Boom Generation.

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