Confession time, until this time I had never seen the whole movie of Peter Pan. I don’t remember watching it as a child and when I was teaching I was always watching kids, not the movie. I love this movie. My favorite characters are Tinkerbell and Tick-Tock! I had picked up a Tick-Tock pin while trading and thought it was cute! Now, I am super sad because that was one of the pins that was in my pin book when it got stolen a couple months ago at Downtown Disney. Every time Tick-Tock appeared, my husband and I laughed and smiled like we were kids again. I think Disney movies have that effect on us anyways.
Peter Pan Trivia
- 22 year-old Margaret Kerry (who measured 35-25-36, and provides the voice of the red-haired mermaid) was the real-life model for Tinker Bell. Persistent rumors have incorrectly named Marilyn Monroe in this position.
- In the original play, Hook loses his right hand, but the Disney artists felt that would limit his actions too much, and switched the hook to the left hand.
- This film marked two “lasts” for Disney: first, it was the final Disney film in which all nine members of the Nine Old Men worked together on it as directing animators; second, it was the last full-length Disney animated film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. All of Disney’s films after early 1954 would be distributed by Buena Vista, as well as all of the post-1954 re-releases of his earlier films.
- GOOFY HOLLER: Heard during Captain Hook’s fight with the crocodile inside the cave at Skull Rock, when Smee accidentally hits Hook on the head with his rowboat oar. The “Goofy holler” is partially obscured by gargling noises as Hook goes underwater after taking the hit.
- Disney attracted negative comments for their stereotypical depiction of Indians, as indeed did J.M. Barrie with his original play. It’s probably for that very reason that the Indians do not appear in the 2002 sequel, Return to Never Land. (Trivia courtesy of IMBd)