Peter Pan


Peter Pan (1953)


Critic Consensus: Though it doesn't delve deeply into the darkness of J.M. Barrie's tale, Peter Pan is a heartwarming, exuberant film with some great tunes.


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Disney's animated telling of the J.M. Barrie story chronicles the adventures of Peter, Wendy, Michael and John Darling as they must square off against Captain Hook on the enchanted island of Neverland.

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Hans Conried
as Capt. Hook/Mr. Darling
Bill Thompson
as Mr. Smee
Heather Angel
as Mrs. Darling
Paul Collins
as Michael Darling
Candy Candido
as Indian Chief
Tom Conway
as the Narrator, Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Peter Pan

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (6)

It is doubtful if the wistful fantasy has ever been done with such charm and beauty as fills the Walt Disney version of James M. Barrie's fanciful play.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

In the 36 years of its existence, the movie has aged as little as Peter himself. It is still a lush, bright feature that happily clicks along with rollicking songs by Sammy Cahn, Sammy Fain and others.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

A delightful entertaining film that will appeal to the young and the not-so young alike.

Feb 5, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Disney's depersonalizing habit of putting different teams in charge of different sections of the story really shows up here.

Nov 3, 2009 | Full Review…

Ornamented with some bright and lilting tunes, it is a lively feature-length Technicolor excursion into a world that glows with an exhilarating charm and a gentle joyousness.

Nov 3, 2009 | Full Review…
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A feature cartoon of enchanting quality.

Nov 3, 2009 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Peter Pan


Your toddlers will be entertained by the bright colors, happy songs, and loads of fairy dust. Even the crocodile smiles. You will be quietly disturbed by overt sexism and racism on display in this "innocent" kiddie fairy tale, Disney's attitude arrangement of a whole generation.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Though it is supposed to be an adventurous story of youth and innocence, it is marred by the fact that Peter Pan and Tinker Bell come off as truly unlikable characters, and it must be a sign that it isn't really working the way it should when you see yourself rooting for Captain Hook.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

"Peter Pan" is one of the more definitive tales in the Disney universe, and also one of the most memorable With characters that have definitely become well known throughout the years, this film holds it's name up very high. While not quite having a long enough run time to distinguish every detail for story, it does it well enough with it's time, creating a beautiful and magical universe. There is quite a lot of slapstick humour throughout this film, and it will have anyone laughing, due to it's cleverness. "Peter Pan" may not be a perfect film, but it's a very very good one!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


Peter Pan is one of the first Disney films that I saw that appealed to me, but compared to others, didn't really stand out. I for one, thought that Finding Neverland was a better film, as I much preferred the story of how the character of Peter Pan came into being. I'm not saying that I hated this film, I found it very good, entertaining and fun, but compared to other films that Disney has made in the first few years they operated, I find this film to be good, but not as good as previous Disney features. Peter Pan has all the unique ingredients that make up an effective, entertaining, and engaging Disney film. I found this film to be good, but not as good as others in Disney's back catalogue. Nonetheless this is still good entertainment for the entire family, and it should be seen by every Disney fan out there. The film has a great story, despite its limitations. The film manages to be a good take on the classic tale. Peter Pan has great characters brought to life by a good cast of voice talents. This is a childhood favorite even if I don't see it as good as previous Disney films. A terrific film despite its flaws, Peter Pan is nonetheless a great family adventure that will bring on a good viewing experience. Enjoyable and fun, Peter Pan is a must see film, and though not as great as the first few Disney films, it still belongs among the best that Disney has produced. A fun film to watch even with the fact that I didn't enjoy it as much as Pinocchio and Snow White.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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