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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.

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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 »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Release Date:

5 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Pan See more »

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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)| Dolby Digital | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Animator Frank Thomas, who was responsible for animating Captain Hook, had some initial difficulty trying to get the character started. Thomas was torn between two iterations of Hook: as Erdman Penner's foppish dandy or as Clyde Geronimi's snarling heavy. Eventually, Walt Disney came to Thomas' aid in regards of his approach to Captain Hook. Disney told him, "I think you're beginning to get him," and then advised him to keep going in that direction. See more »

Goofs

When the mermaids splash Wendy, her hair is shown as wet. A second later with the arrival of Captain Hook, her hair is dry. 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 James M. Barrie gave his copyright of Peter Pan." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the 1990 video, instead of the original RKO logo, the film opens with the entire Walt Disney Pictures logo, with the Walt Disney Pictures theme replacing part of "The Second Star to the Right." In the 1998 video, 1999, 2002 and 2007 DVD, the RKO logo and music are restored, but they occur after the Walt Disney Pictures logo opens the film. In the 2013 and 2018 Blu-Ray/DVD, the Walt Disney Pictures logo isn't used at all and just begins with the RKO logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

What Makes the Red Man Red?
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Candy Candido
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User Reviews

 
A Classic That Still Soars
1 May 2004 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

"Peter Pan" is without a doubt one of Disney's classics, alongside animated features such as "Snow White" and "Pinocchio." It captures the imagination just as J.M. Barrie's novel and play have. In the movie, the eternally young Peter Pan takes Wendy Darling and her brothers to Neverland, a place of the imagination, populated by Indians, mermaids and pirates. Captain Hook, voiced by Hans Conreid, will always be a classic villain, and his henchman, Smee, is a perfect comic relief. There are many funny scenes and good animated sequences. Beneath it all, the story speaks to the kid in all of us. We remember how important it can be to remain young at heart.


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