Mr. Smee facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMr. Smee
|Peter Pan character|
Edward Kipling as Smee in the 1924 film Peter Pan.
|First appearance||Peter Pan (1904)|
|Created by||J. M. Barrie|
|Portrayed by||Edward Kipling (1924 film)
Bob Hoskins (Hook)
Richard Briers (2003 film)
Chris Gauthier (Once Upon a Time)
|Voiced by||Bill Thompson (1953 film)
Ed Gilbert (Peter Pan and the Pirates)
Mr. Smee appears in Walt Disney's 1953 film version of Peter Pan voiced by Bill Thompson, and in the 2002 sequel Return to Never Land voiced by Jeff Bennett. In this version, he serves as Captain Hook's first mate. He is also Hook's assistant, although he is sometimes referred to as the cook. In the first film, he is never referred to as the first mate but consistently acts as one to Captain Hook (though with varying degrees of personal loyalty).
He appears as one of the main characters in the Disney Junior TV show Jake and the Never Land Pirates. He also appears in a cameo in the Disney Fairies film The Pirate Fairy. Both are voiced by Jeff Bennett.
Mr. Smee is interpreted in Disney Channel's live-action film Descendants 3 by actor Faustino Di Bauda.
Peter Pan and the Pirates
In Peter Pan and the Pirates, Mr. Smee (voiced by Ed Gilbert in an Irish accent) is Captain Hook's right-hand man. His weapon is named Johnny Corkscrew. He is small, but not very thick, has grey hair and pale blue eyes. His biggest difference from the other pirates is that he is often clumsy and not really able to capture one of the Lost Boys (as seen in "Slightly Duped" and "Play Ball").
In Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook, Smee (played by Bob Hoskins) and Hook's relationship takes on an almost intimate tone, at times even resembling an old married couple or a master/servant arrangement. Smee is allowed access to Hook's private quarters, is seen preparing meals for the Captain and even helps him disrobe before bed. When Hook threatens to kill himself, he makes it obvious that he expects Smee to stop him, to which Smee replies "not again". Hook also confides all of his darkest and most personal thoughts and concerns to Smee, seemingly exclusively. When Hook claims (untruthfully) that he wants to die, Smee embraces the captain and kisses him on the cheek to dissuade him. He also talks Hook into trying to persuade Peter's children, Jack and Maggie, to remain in Neverland permanently by using their father's repeated broken promises and prolonged absences as examples. Though Hook is successful with Jack, Maggie refuses to be swayed and retains her faith in Peter. Smee eventually abandons Hook when he realizes how much Peter loves his children. Near the end of the film, a man bearing a striking resemblance to Smee is seen sweeping garbage in Kensington Gardens, to Peter's surprise, but whether or not he is the real Smee is left unclear.
Bob Hoskins reprises the role of Mr. Smee in the 2011 miniseries Neverland.
Once Upon a Time
|Once Upon a Time character|
|First appearance||"The Crocodile" (2.05)|
|Last appearance||"The Song In Your Heart" (6.20)|
|Portrayed by||Chris Gauthier|
Mr. Smee appears as William Smee in Once Upon a Time played by Chris Gauthier.
William Smee is a man capable of procuring objects that are hard to find. In the Enchanted Forest, he makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin in order to get his life extended: a magic bean for his age reversal. Captain Hook, then the pirate Killian Jones, manages to intervene and kidnaps Mr. Smee to obtain the magic bean. He later becomes a crewman on Hook's ship (like the original Peter Pan story) as the ship sails off to Neverland where he and his crew will never age.
In Neverland, Mr. Smee serves as an adviser to Hook, assisting in his murderous aspirations to kill Rumplestiltskin and his aspirations to obtain information and raise the newly arrived Baelfire. He worries of the crew being murdered by the Lost Boys who are searching for Baelfire whom the pirates had rescued from drowning.
In Storybrooke, Mr. Smee appears as a homeless man who kidnaps Belle under the orders of Moe French (Maurice). When Mr. Gold (Rumplestiltskin) captures Mr. Smee to learn where Hook is, he states that he wasn't able to find Hook in Storybrooke. Mr. Gold later uses him as a guinea pig for a spell that would enable anyone to cross the border to Storybrooke without losing their memories again. When Hook does get to Storybrooke, Smee immediately begins following orders; he gives Hook Gold's most prized possession: Baelfire's shawl. In retaliation, Gold turns Mr. Smee into a rat.
Following the Dark Curse's being undone, Mr. Smee was restored to human form as he was seen in the company of Hook and his pirates when they were robbing a stagecoach. However, he still has some side effects of being in rat form. Hook volunteers Smee to sail Henry to New York when Henry wants to run away from Storybrooke to go home.
Smee appears in the film Pan, portrayed by Adeel Akhtar. His real name is Sam Smiegel shortened to Smee.
Smee is played by Ned Dennehy in the 2020 movie Come Away.
- Barrie, J.M. (1904). Peter Pan
- Barrie, J.M. (1911). Peter and Wendy
- Hart, J.V. (2007). Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth
- Pearson, Ridley and Dave Barry. (2004). Peter and the Starcatchers
- Pearson, Ridley and Dave Barry. (2006). Peter and the Shadow Thieves
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