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Peter Pan
Peter Pan original poster from 1953
Directed by Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Produced by Walt Disney
Screenplay by Milt Banta
William Cottrell
Winston Hibler
Bill Peet
Erdman Penner
Joe Rinaldi
Ted Sears
Ralph Wright
Story by J. M. Barrie (Play)
Narrated by Tom Conway
Starring Bobby Driscoll
Kathryn Beaumont
Hans Conried
Paul Collins
Tommy Luske
Music by Oliver Wallace
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) February 5, 1953 (1953-02-05)
Running time 76 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4 million
Money made $87,404,651

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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