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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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It will live in your heart forever! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Kathryn Beaumont and Bill Thompson, the voices of Wendy and Smee, were previously in Alice in Wonderland (1951) as the voices of Alice, The White Rabbit and The Dodo. See more »

Goofs

When John is in bed, Mrs. Darling takes off his glasses and places them on a stand to the left of his bed. But when John wakes up later and puts his glasses on, he puts them on as if he's taking them from the right side of his bed. 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 a 1991 airing of the film on The Disney Channel, there is a Buena Vista distribution logo after the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in CatDog: Vexed of Kin/Meat, Dog's Friends (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Following the Leader
(uncredited)
Music by Oliver Wallace
Lyrics by Ted Sears and Winston Hibler
Sung by Bobby Driscoll, Paul Collins, Tommy Luske, and Tony Butala
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the Crocodile is the best character in this movie
26 November 2012 | by lagudafuadSee all my reviews

Watching this movie 15 years after probably the last time I saw it, I still found myself laughing every time Peter Pan took on Hook, it was all arranged for laughs by Disney to make a mockery of the dear Captain Hook.

My favorite character in the movie was not Peter, Hook, Wendy, Wendy's brothers or The Lost boys; my favorite character was the Crocodile. I can't just get it out of my head how he seems to be so creative in trying to catch Captain Hook, my favorite was when he pushed aside the boat that Hook was trying to jump into and he caught Hook in his mouth.

Disney's Peter Pan animation was done in 1953 and it is based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up in 1904 and a novel in 1911 by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

It features the adventures of Peter Pan a boy who could fly and wouldn't grow up and lives in Neverland with the lost boys. His partner or side kick is Tinker Bell a fairy. The story also features his adventures with Wendy and her brothers, as they learn to fly to Neverland, meet the mermaids, Tiger Lily and the red Indians. They also battle Captain Hook and his crew.

Disney out did themselves in this money spinning classic, that raked in more than 20 times its production cost (making over 80 million in the box office), Peter Pan became a source of controversy in its stereotyping of its Characters, especially the Native Indians. If not for the time it was made such a movie will never leave the production board, due to its referring of the Indians as red and comparing them to hunting animals.

Peter Pan was the last and final Disney film in which all nine members of Disney's Nine Old Men worked together as directing animators and it was the last movie that was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures before Walt Disney's founding of his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution.

Peter Pan has remained a classic over the years for children and adults alike and it is one of my best Disney animations. I will like to say it is a nice watch and something to own and keep for later as you will love to see it years after, just to see the two (Peter and Hook) go at it again and if you are like me to see the Croc try to get Hook again.

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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