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Peter Pan Live! (2014)

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A live telecast of the beloved J. M. Barrie story.

Directors:

Rob Ashford, Glenn Weiss

Writers:

Irene Mecchi (teleplay), J.M. Barrie (play) (as Sir J.M. Barrie)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allison Williams ... Peter Pan
Christian Borle ... Mr. Smee / George Darling
Kelli O'Hara ... Mrs. Darling
Taylor Louderman ... Wendy Darling
Christopher Walken ... Captain Hook
Minnie Driver ... Adult Wendy Darling / Narrator
Jake Lucas ... John Darling
John Allyn ... Michael Darling
Alanna Saunders ... Tiger Lily
Caitlin Houlahan ... Jane Darling
Jason Gotay Jason Gotay ... Tootles
Alan H. Green ... Cookson
David Guzman David Guzman ... Twin 2
Jacob Guzman Jacob Guzman ... Twin 1
F. Michael Haynie ... Slightly
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A live telecast of the beloved J. M. Barrie story.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Pan Live! See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Mr. Smee has a Mandalorian tattoo on his right arm. Once a symbol of Boba Fett in the Star Wars universe. Mandalorians are mercenaries. Disney now owns the rights to Star Wars. See more »

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When the hatch on Captain Hook's ship is opened for the first time, you can see stagehands below deck a short time later. See more »

Crazy Credits

Rehearsal footage and other behind-the-scenes footage is shown during the end credits. See more »

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Version of Peter Pan (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

A Wonderful World Without Peter
(Adaptation of "Something's Always Happening on the River" from the musical "Say, Darling")
Music by Jule Styne
Original lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
New lyrics by Amanda Green
Performed by Allison Williams and Christopher Walken
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Where there's live, there's hope
16 December 2014 | by ajhsysSee all my reviews

I am surprised at all the negative reviews. This was live television. It is not supposed to be perfect. Many theater plays do not always go well and this is the same thing. It is precisely that spontaneity that comes with a live performance that makes it so much fun to watch. There is no post-production work when you do live, so that can't fix the occasional crew member or light that gets in the picture.

Most of the cast did a great job. If you know the history of Peter Pan productions, you would not be surprised at a young woman playing the title role. Allison Williams pulled it off beautifully, with a great singing voice and the guts to hook up to a wire on live TV.

As far as the stone-faced Christopher Walken, he played the role as he saw it. It worked, but it wasn't Dustin Hoffman or Cyril Ritchard. They saw it differently. It is called artistic license and Walken kept to his own style.

I gave it a 7 out of 10 because I thought the lost boys and the Indians were too old. They were extremely talented as dancers, actors and singers, but they looked almost perverse as they attempted to act like kids. Had they cast kids in those roles, the dancing and singing may have suffered, perhaps, but it would have looked better.

Some reviewers also complained about the sets. With very little CGI and only sparing use of green screen, the set designers did great! Neverland is a product of a child's imagination...it should be colorful.

I grew up watching Mary Martin play Peter Pan on our 9" black and white television. This was a modern tribute to that legendary performance. Watch the original again and you will see how archaic it looks. The performances are why it is a classic, and I hope time will show that this is no different.

Other than the too old ensemble to bring it down just a little, live television is something we need to see a lot more of.


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