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Jeremy Sumpter went from 5 feet tall to 5' 8" during filming. The window of the nursery had to be rebuilt 4 times because the actor kept hitting his head on it.
Following tradition (in both theatre and film), the actor portraying Captain Hook is the same actor portraying Mr. Darling (Wendy's father). In this case, it's Jason Isaacs.
Both Rachel Hurd-Wood and Jeremy Sumpter had to be hospitalized at different points in filming due to injury and exhaustion.
According to Carsen Gray, when she's speaking to Hook, what she's saying is Iroquois for "You are the life-stealer. You are evil. You smell bad. You smell of bear-poop. You are many moons old and ugly."
During filming of the flying scenes Jason Isaacs fell out of the support harness and was left dangling, upside-down, by his ankles.
"Jas." is a standard abbreviation for the name James which is why the sign on Captain Hook's cabin door reads "Capt. Jas. Hook". This is taken directly from the book. It is not, as many viewers assume, a reference to Jason Isaacs.
"Nana" was a Newfoundland, a breed particularly good with children, not a St. Bernard as used in the film. J.M. Barrie modeled Nana after his own dog, a Landseer Newfoundland. These dogs were very popular in Victorian England and were actually used to supervise children.
When Captain Hook is dressing in his cabin, the tattoo on his left shoulder is the crest of Eton College, where Hook went to school.
This is the first live-action sound film version of the story released to movie theatres. The Mary Martin versions Producers' Showcase: Peter Pan (1955), Producers' Showcase: Peter Pan (1956), and Peter Pan (1960) were preserved on kinescope and videotape, all for television, and the Mia Farrow version of Peter Pan (1976) was also shown on television in videotape format; though it features the same characters and setting, Hook (1991) was not considered a version of "Peter Pan".
With the exception of the Russian version, Piter Pen (1987), this is the first live action adaptation of J.M. Barrie's story to feature a male in the role of Peter.
Liam Aiken supposedly was set for an audition for the role of Peter Pan, however a few days before the audition producers found out that Aiken was only 12 at the time. The producers were looking for a young actor aged between 14-17.
The book Aunt Millicent is reading is "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells.
The final budget for the film was kept silent, as the film went severely over budget, mostly due to the art department.
The film is dedicated In Memory of Dodi Fayed, the son of executive producer Mohamed Al-Fayed. The younger Al-Fayed was executive producer of Hook (1991).
Brie Larson auditioned for the role of Wendy.
The three dogs that play "Nana" are all male.
Nearly all of James Newton Howard's score is in some form of triple meter, mostly 6/8 and 12/8.
The song Mr. Darling and the children sing is "When I Was A Lad" from Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore".
Originally considered to be a prequel to Hook (1991).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

An alternate, yet unfinished, ending was shot to match the one in the book in which Peter meets the adult Wendy (played by the narrator, Saffron Burrows) and her little daughter Jane.
WILHELM SCREAM: When the bubbly-faced pirate is shot by Smee and plummets into the ocean, immediately after Tinkerbell is discovered holding the crocodile in mid-air.

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