Peter Pan (1953 movie) facts for kids
Peter Pan original poster from 1953
|Directed by||Clyde Geronimi
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Screenplay by||Milt Banta
|Story by||J. M. Barrie (Play)|
|Narrated by||Tom Conway|
|Music by||Oliver Wallace|
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Release date(s)||February 5, 1953|
|Running time||76 minutes|
Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated movie. It was produced by Walt Disney. It is the 14th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It is based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It was first released on February 5, 1953 by RKO Pictures. Peter Pan is the last Disney animated movie released through RKO. Walt Disney then made his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution.
It was released in 1990 as part of the Walt Disney Classic Collection. It was released on March 3, 1998 as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection. It was released on March 6, 2007 as a Platinum Edition. It was released on February 5, 2013 to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
The movie was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. A sequel called Return to Never Land was released in 2002. A series of direct-to-DVD movies about Tinker Bell began in 2008.
Cast and characters
- Bobby Driscoll as Peter Pan
- Margaret Kerry as Tinker Bell
- Kathryn Beaumont as Wendy Darling
- Paul Collins as John Darling
- Tommy Luske as Michael Darling
- Hans Conried as George Darling
- Heather Angel as Mary Darling
- Nana: The Darlings' nursemaid, a St. Bernard dog
- Hans Conried as Captain Hook
- Bill Thompson as Mr. Smee
- Corinne Orr as Tiger Lily
- The Crocodile
- The Lost Boys
- Robert Ellis as Cubby
- Jeffrey Silver as Nibs
- Jonny McGovern as Twins
- Stuffy Singer as Slightly
- Tony Butala as singing voices
- June Foray, Connie Hilton, Margaret Kerry, and Karen Kester as the mermaids
- June Foray as Squaw
- Bill Thompson as the other pirates
- Candy Candido as the Indian Chief/Big Chief
- Tom Conway as the Narrator
- The Mellomen (Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Lee, Bob Stevens and Max Smith) as the Pirate Chorus and Indians.
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