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Peter Pan (1953)

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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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Cast

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 (33) | Top Critics (5)

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.

October 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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

February 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.

November 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.

November 3, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A feature cartoon of enchanting quality.

November 3, 2009 | Full Review…

On the plus side, the animation is gorgeous, Never Land is imaginatively designed, and Tinkerbell and Hook remain amusing characters. On the flip side, Peter Pan isn't the most engaging of protagonists, and a little of the Lost Boys goes a long way.

June 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Peter Pan

½

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

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