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Peter Pan (1953)

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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.

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (play) (as Sir James M. Barrie), Ted Sears (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Paul Collins ... John Darling (voice)
Tommy Luske Tommy Luske ... Michael Darling (voice)
Candy Candido ... Indian Chief (voice)
Tom Conway ... Narrator (voice)
Roland Dupree Roland Dupree ... (voice)
Don Barclay ... (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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Walt Disney's Immortal [Peter Pan] See more »


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Trivia

The Darling children become very sleepy as their parents leave the room. This may not be merely because it is their bed time. The "tonic" given to the children by Nana may have been morphine. It was quite common in the early 20th century to give children "soothing syrups" and "tonics" to control their behavior. These concoctions turned out to consist of several different narcotics. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Wendy leaves Big Ben's hands, her face disappears. All that is showing is a blank pink area (play the DVD in slow-motion). 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 J.M. Barrie gave his copyright of Peter Pan." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the 2007 DVD there is a restoration team end credits with additional cast members. Along the way, you see the artwork of the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zoom (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Second Star to the Right
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by the Jud Conlon Chorus and The Mellowmen Quartet
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Disney Version Technically Superb;Plot is Oversimplified
4 November 2000 | by hans101067See all my reviews

Barrie's "PeterPan" is a highly complex story.There are strong elements of social satire,moral ambiguities,deep psychological issues,and emotional traumas investigated in this play.Almost all these aspects have been eliminated in the animated version.Topics such as: dealing with our parents,abandonment,mixed feelings toward our loved ones,and developing a mature adult libidinal attitude have all been erased.Hook's escape at the end,and the return of Peter AND the Lost Boys to Neverland violate some of the core elements of the story.Those criticisms aside,this is really well done.The animation is excellent;the characterizations are first-rate;and by actually having Peter done by a boy,an element of a (benign )sexual rivalry between Wendy and Tiger Lily is introduced.The boys,pirates,and Indians are marvelous,and the crocodile is a masterpiece.(He does act more like a dog than a reptile;Nana come back in disguise,maybe?He reminds me of a miniature dachshund I owned for 13 years.)This is probably the best way to introduce anyone to Peter Pan.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

5 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$957,256, 19 December 1982

Gross USA:

$87,404,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,404,651
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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