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Peter Pan

1953 release poster
Directed by Clyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Milt Banta
William Cottrell
Winston Hibler
Bill Peet
Erdman Penner
Joe Rinaldi
Ted Sears
Ralph Wright
J. M. Barrie (Play)
Narrated by Tom Conway
Starring Bobby Driscoll
Kathryn Beaumont
Hans Conried
Paul Collins
Tommy Luske
Bill Thompson
Candy Candido
Heather Angel
Roland Dupree
Don Barclay
Music by Oliver Wallace
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) February 5, 1953 (1953-02-05)
Running time 76 minutes
Language English
Budget $4 million[citation needed]
Gross revenue $87,404,651[citation needed]
Followed by Return to Never Land (2002)

Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the fourteenth film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and was originally released on February 5, 1953 by RKO Pictures. Peter Pan is the final Disney animated feature released through RKO before Walt Disney's founding of his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution, later in 1953 after the film was released. Peter Pan is also the final Disney film in which all nine members of Disney's Nine Old Men worked together as directing animators.

The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.[1] A sequel titled Return to Never Land and a prequel titled Tinker Bell were released in 2002 and 2008 respectively.


Plot changes from play

The film changes the original Barrie play by having the Darling children know all about Peter Pan before they ever meet him. Peter goes to the nursery window, not to hear Wendy's mother tell her the story of Cinderella, but to hear Wendy tell her brothers stories about Peter himself. The Lost Boys are not adopted at the end by the Darlings as in the play, television, and other film versions; they return to Never Land and stay there with Peter, never growing up. The Disney film also lightens the storyline by carefully eliminating all the potentially tragic overtones of the story, even going so far as to have the Darling children's absence from the nursery go completely unnoticed by their parents. (In the original play and its 1954 musical version, after Wendy, John and Michael go to Never Land with Peter, the parents are plunged into a period of mourning until the children return home.)

Plot summary of Disney film

In Edwardian London in the neighborhood of Bloomsbury, George and Mary Darling's preparations to attend a party are disrupted by the antics of the boys John and Michael, acting out a story about Peter Pan and the pirates, told to them by their older sister Wendy. The father angrily declares that Wendy has gotten too old to continue staying in the nursery with them, and it's time for her to grow up. That night they are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself, who teaches them to fly with the help of his pixie friend, Tinker Bell, and takes them with him to the island of Never Land.

A ship of pirates is anchored off Never Land, commanded by Captain Hook with his sidekick Mr. Smee. Hook boldly plots to take revenge upon Peter Pan for cutting off his hand, but he trembles when the crocodile that ate it arrives; it now stalks him hoping to taste more. The crew's restlessness is interrupted by the arrival of Peter and the Darlings. The children easily evade them, and despite a trick by jealous Tinker Bell to have Wendy killed, they meet up with the Lost Boys, six lads in animal-costume pajamas who look to Peter as their leader. John and Michael set off with the Lost Boys to find the island's Indians, who instead capture them, believing them responsible for taking the chief's daughter Tiger Lily.

Meanwhile, Peter takes Wendy to see the mermaids, where they see that Hook and Smee have captured Tiger Lily, to coerce her into revealing Peter's hideout. Peter and Wendy free her, and Peter is honored by the tribe. Hook then plots to take advantage of Tinker Bell's jealousy of Wendy, tricking her into revealing the location of Peter's lair. Wendy and her brothers eventually grow homesick and plan to return home. They invite Peter and the Lost Boys to return to London and be adopted by the Darling parents. The Lost Boys agree, but Peter is so set against growing up that he refuses, presumptuously assuming that all of them will return shortly. The pirates lie in wait and capture the Lost Boys and the Darlings as they exit, leaving behind a time bomb to kill Peter. Tinker Bell learns of the plot just in time to snatch the bomb from Peter as it explodes. (This scene is completely different from Barrie's play; in the play, Captain Hook secretly poisons Peter's medicine, and Tinker bill drinks it to save his life. Peter then pleads with the audience to clap their hands if they believe in fairies. they do, and Tinker Bell is made well again.)

Peter rescues Tinker Bell from the rubble and together they confront the pirates, releasing the children before they can be forced to walk the plank. Peter engages Hook in single combat as the children fight off the crew, and finally succeeds in humiliating the captain. Hook and his crew flee, with the crocodile in hot pursuit. Peter gallantly commandeers the deserted ship, and with the aid of Tinker Bell's pixie dust, flies it to London with the children aboard. However, the Lost Boys decide to return o never Land rather than be adopted in London.

Mr. and Mrs. Darling return home from the party to find Wendy not in her bed, but sleeping at the open window; John and Michael are asleep in their beds. The parents have no idea that the children have even been anywhere. Wendy wakes and excitedly tells about their adventures. The parents look out the window and see what appears to be a pirate ship in the clouds. Mr. Darling, who has softened his position about Wendy staying in the nursery, recognizes it from his own childhood, as it breaks up into clouds itself.


Disney had been trying to buy the film rights to Barrie's play since 1935. He finally received them four years later, after he came to an arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, to whom Barrie had bequeathed the rights to the play. His studio started the story development and character designs in the early-1940s, and intended Peter Pan as a follow-up to Bambi, but the Second World War forced the project to be put on hold. Just like Pinocchio before it, the original pre-war character designs for Peter Pan were very different from the final product. The original version actually had Nana go to Neverland with Pan and the Darling children, and had a much darker ending. It was not until after the war that the actual production of the film commenced.

Margaret Kerry was Tinker Bell's live-action reference model, contrary to rumors that it was Marilyn Monroe. Margaret Kerry posed for reference film shots on a soundstage; the footage was later used by supervising Tinker Bell animator Marc Davis and his team when they drew the character. Kerry also provided the voice of the red-haired mermaid in the film.

Like Kerry, Bobby Driscoll was both the live-action reference model, mainly used for the close-up scenes, and the voice actor for Peter Pan. Peter's flying and action reference shots, however, were provided by dancer and choreographer Roland Dupree.

Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Wendy, eldest of the Darling children, also performed for the live action reference footage. In an interview, she said she had to hold out her arms and pretend to fly for all the scenes requiring it.

Cast and characters

  • Bobby Driscoll as Peter Pan: The protagonist, Peter Pan is the boy who never grows up. Like Tinker Bell, Peter can be very hot-headed. He is also commanding, but very brave. Peter can be quite mean at times, for instance - laughing at Wendy as the mermaids nastily tease her. Despite this, he is caring, especially when it comes to Tinker Bell's safety. He finds enjoyment in fighting Captain Hook, and was responsible for the loss of his left hand.
  • Tinker Bell: a hot-headed pixie and Peter Pan's closest friend. She is very envious of the relationship formed between Wendy and himself. Her jelousy causes her to have Wendy nearly stoned to death, and eventually even tell Captain Hook Pan's hideout, tricked into thinking his intention is to capture Wendy, not Peter. When she realizes what she has done, she tries her best to warn Peter of a bomb Hook has left for him addressed as if from Wendy. Unfortunately, Peter won't hear of it, and she manages to push the bomb away from him the very moment it explodes, thus rescuing Peter's life courageously, almost at the cost of her own life. When Peter searches for her desperately in the ashes, she reflects a change of attitude towards Wendy and the boys, telling him he must rescue them first from Captain Hook's ship (of course he rescues her first). Towards the end, Tink helps the Darling children return home by sprinkling pixie dust all across the pirate ship Peter Pan has just inherited, now to be called "Captain Pan".
  • Kathryn Beaumont as Wendy Darling: The eldest of the Darling children; adores Peter Pan. She is twelve years old turning thirteen, which is what drives her moody father to move her out of the nursery, so she may mature. She is a very feminine character, with somewhat motherly care for others. She reminds the lost boys of their own mothers. She was the first one of the Darling children to ask to return home. She has a soft spot for Peter and envies the attention he pays Tiger Lily; she has reason to dislike Tinker Bell, but thinks her lovely anyway (namely after the latter calls her a "big ugly girl"). She has a very tame personality, wanting the best for everyone and grudging no one: even when the mermaids tease her nastily, she worries about the danger of their teasing more than their nastiness itself. She is naive, wise, and mature; and very trusting and faithful to her standards of conscience.
  • Paul Collins as John Darling: One of Wendy's two younger siblings, the older Darling son. He is eight years of age, and acts very mature for his age, in a sophisticated way unnatural to his age group. He is an analysing thinker and good at strategy, for instance when he takes lead over the lost boys in capturing Indians and in fighting the pirates on board the ship. He wears large lousy glasses, is tall and slim. It is interesting to note that all the Darling children wore their nightgowns to Neverland, but he added a black top-hat and an umbrella, showing exaggerated maturity.
  • Tommy Luske as Michael Darling: The youngest Darling child of the three, about four years of age. Carries a teddy bear with him and is very sensitive. He is also a little clumsy, yet a very playful boy.
  • Hans Conried as Mr. Darling: The Darling children's father. He is a very moody and dramatic figure. In the beginning of the film he is called "a practical man". He has had enough of the boys listening to Wendy's imaginary tales about Peter Pan, and in a moment of frustration he demands that Wendy's room be parted from the boy's room, saying she "has to grow up". He is easily irritated at the mentioning of Peter Pan, and expresses his dislike in a rage of temper. However, when cooled down in the end of the film, he changes his mind about Wendy's "crazy stories". He later remarks having seen a pirate ship such as Peter Pan's when he was very young himself. In contrast to his moody outbursts, he is gentle at heart - when he punishes the children by taking Nana the dog outside, he feels sorry for her and soothes her to comfort her.
  • Heather Angel as Mrs. Darling: The Darling children's mother. She is much calmer and more understanding of her daughter's stories than her husband is, even though she takes them with a pinch of salt - saying Peter Pan is "the spirit of youth". When her husband is overwhelmed with frustration at the children, she tries to sooth him, and later on assures the children that their father doesn't really mean what he says when he is angry, and that he truly loves them very much, which is true. She is a wise, lovely woman, and kind at heart.
  • Nana: The Darlings' nursemaid, a (St. Bernard) dog (originally a Newfoundland dog). She is an unnatural dog, taking care of the Darling children and cleaning up after their continuous messes. She is very sufficient at her work, and possesses much tolerance to the messes she must cope with. She is the family's darling pet, a general favourite - so much that separating her from the children for one night was considered a great punishment.
  • Hans Conried as Captain Hook: The antagonist of the film; a pirate captain who seeks revenge on Pan for having his left hand chopped off and fed to the Crocodile in fair battle. He is a dangerous villain, with no conscience to recommend him, yet is dependant on his personal assistant, Mr Smee. He also turns out to be very childish in his fear of the crocodile which wants to devour him.
  • Bill Thompson as Mr. Smee: Hook's personal assistant and the comic relief in the story, Mr. Smee is always being bossed around by Hook. The frustrated and bored crew men tease him by belly jabbing, locking him up in a treasure box tied, hooking his shirt on the wall and throwing darts at (almost) his belly.
  • Tiger Lily: The Indian Chief's daughter. She is kidnapped by Hook who is determined to discover where Peter is. Peter rescues her, an act which is greatly rejoiced in celebrations by her people. She then dances with Peter and nose-kisses him (the Indian way of kissing), and arouses Wendy's jealousy. The way Disney portrayed the Indians of Neverland is somewhat controversial, sometimes being regarded as offensive;[2][3] their portrayal in Barrie's book, Peter and Wendy, has also been regarded as stereotypical.[2]
  • The Crocodile: A crocodile who swallowed an alarm clock and is after the remains of Hook; Pan had cut off Hook's hand and threw it to the Crocodile. That little appetizer was so successful that he's been following Hook ever since. In comics published later on, his character was known as Tick-Tock the Croc. In the books Peter and the Starcatchers/Peter and the Shadow Thieves, he was called Mr. Grin.
  • The Lost Boys: Pan's right-hand boys, dressed as various animals. Their names are Slightly (fox costume), Cubby (bear costume), Nibs (rabbit costume), Tootles (skunk costume) and the Twins (raccoon costumes). Their origin remains a mystery in the movie, especially since they claim to have once had mothers of their own. They are very savage-like boys, who get into fights easily with each other, but when they have a common goal to strive for, they act as one.
    • Robert Ellis as Cubby
    • Jonny McGovern as Twins
    • Jeffrey Silver as Nibs
    • Stuffy Singer as Foxy
  • June Foray, Connie Hilton, Margaret Kerry, and Karen Kester as Mermaids: These mermaids are feline-friends of Peter and are very interested in his heroic stories of himself. They are resentful of Wendy and try to drown her although Peter insists they "are only having fun". They are frightened away when Captain Hook is rowing nearby. The mermaids appear to be in their mid-teens, with very womanly exposed bodies, resembling women in two-part bathing suits or something of the kind.
  • June Foray as Squaw
  • Bill Thompson as Other Pirates
  • Candy Candido as The Indian Chief
  • Tom Conway as Narrator
  • The Mellomen as Pirate Chorus


The movie was adapted by Milt Banta, William Cottrell, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, and Ralph Wright from the play and novel Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. The film was directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske.


The songs in Peter Pan were composed by Sammy Fain, Sammy Cahn, Frank Churchill, Winston Hibler and Ted Sears. Oliver Wallace composed the incidental music score.

  • "The Second Star to the Right" - The Jud Conlon Chorus and The Mellomen
  • "You Can Fly!" - The Jud Conlon Chorus and The Mellomen
  • "A Pirate's Life" - Mr. Smee; The Pirates
  • "Following the Leader" - John and Michael Darling; The Lost Boys
  • "What Made the Red Man Red?" - The Indian Tribe, (Candy Candido and The Mellomen)--This song has become very controversial due to its racist stereotypes of Native Americans; lyrics and actions in sequence suggest that Indian men maintain a permanent blush due to their constant pursuit of Indian women.[4]
  • "Your Mother and Mine" - Wendy Darling
  • "The Elegant Captain Hook" - Captain Hook; Mr. Smee; The Pirates
  • "You Can Fly!" (reprise) - The Jud Conlon Chorus and The Mellomen
  • "Never Smile at a Crocodile" - The lyrics were not heard, but the music was.

The melody for "The Second Star to the Right" was originally written for Alice in Wonderland as part of a song to be entitled "Beyond the Laughing Sky".

The CD compilation, Classic Disney: 60 Years of Musical Magic, contains the songs, "You Can Fly!" on the red disc, "The Second Star to the Right" on the blue disc, and "Following the Leader" on the green disc. On Disney's Greatest Hits, "You Can Fly!" is on the blue disc, and "The Second Star to the Right" is on the green disc.


Michael Jackson has cited Peter Pan as being his favorite movie of all time, from which he derived the name for his estate, Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara, where he had a private amusement park, and which was the site of much controversy before he moved away in 2005. Ronald D. Moore, one of the executive producers and developer of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, has cited this film as the inspiration for one of the recurring themes of the series concerning the cyclical nature of time. The first line of the film, "All of this has happened before and it will all happen again," has been featured prominently in the series as a piece of scripture often repeated by characters.

The New York Times gave the film a very mixed review, praising the animation itself, but also declaring that the film was not really true to the spirit of the original Barrie play. [5] Time Magazine, perhaps surprisingly, not only gave the film a highly favorable review, but also never mentioned the numerous essential plot changes that Disney made to the original play. [6]

Media and merchandise

Disney Fairies

Disney Fairies is a series of children's books published by Random House, which features Tinker Bell and her friends: Beck, Lily, Vidia, Rani, Prilla, Fira, and Bess. It also has a film series starting in 2008 with the self titled film about Tinker Bell.

Theme parks

Peter Pan’s Flight is a popular ride found at Disneyland,[7] Walt Disney World,[8] Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland.[9] Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and Mr. Smee make appearances in the parades, as well as greetings throughout the theme parks.

  • Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, and the Pirates are featured in a scene during Disneyland's version of "Fantasmic!"
Cast Member as Peter Pan in Disneyland Paris

Ice shows

  • Disney on Ice began its touring production of "Peter Pan" in Fall 1989. The production went on to tour nationally & internationally, from 1989 - 1993. The production featured a pre-recorded soundtrack with all the film's songs and character voices.
  • A shortened version of the story is presented in the current Disney on Ice production Mickey & Minnie's Amazing Journey. The show began in Fall 2003 & is currently on tour nationally. It features the songs "You Can Fly!", "Following the Leader", "Your Mother and Mine", "A Pirate's Life", "The Elegant Captain Hook" & "The Second Star to the Right".

Video games

Neverland is a playable world in both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, with Tinker Bell appearing as a summon. Peter Pan appears as a summon in the sequel, Kingdom Hearts II.[10]. Neverland also appears as a playable world in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and returns as a playable world in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

See also


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Peter Pan". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "The Movies and Ethnic Representation: Native Americans". Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  3. ^ Travis, Lauren (October 3, 2001). "The Misrepresentation of Indians in Disney’s Peter Pan". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  4. ^ Wainer, Alex. "Reversal of Roles: Subversion and Reaffirmation of Racial Stereotypes in Dumbo and The Jungle Book". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  5. ^
  6. ^,9171,817903,00.html
  7. ^ "Peter Pan's Flight". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  8. ^ "Peter Pan's Flight". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  9. ^ "Peter Pan's Flight". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  10. ^ "The Official KINGDOM HEARTS Portal Site". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 

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Peter Pan, an animated film based on J. M. Barrie's play of the same name, first released in February 1953 by the Disney Studios. It follows the Darling children as they encounter Peter Pan, the main character of one of their favorite bedtime stories, and the adventures they have when he takes them to his magical home: Neverland.

Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske. Written by Milt Banta, J.M. Barrie (play), William Cottrell, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright
It will live in your heart forever! taglines


Peter Pan

  • Go on! Go back and grow up! But I'm warnin' ya: once you're grown up, you can never come back. Never!
  • Girls talk too much!
  • Second star to the right and straight on till morning.
  • [to Hook, about a ticking sound] I say, Captain, do you hear something?
  • What a pity, Mr. Smee. I'm afraid we've lost the dear Captain.
  • Don't you understand, Tink? You mean more to me than anything in this whole world!
  • Well, I'm certainly proud of you...blockheads!

Captain Hook

  • I'll get you for this, Pan, if it's the last thing I do!
  • "Good form," Mr. Smee? Blast good form! [waves his hook in front of Smee] Did Pan show good form when he did this to me?
  • [surprised] Odd's fish!
  • A jealous female can be tricked into anything.
  • [repeated line] SMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
  • You will go ashore, pick up Tinkerbell, and bring her to me, [throws Mr. Smee on the ground] UNDERSTAND???!!!
  • And just where do you think you are going?


  • Narrator: All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.
  • Wendy Darling: No! Squaw no gettum firewood! Squaw go home!
  • Mr. Darling: [seeing the pirate ship floating in the sky back to Never Land] You know, I have the strangest feeling that I've seen that ship before. A long time ago, when I was very young.


John: [as Captain Hook] Blast you, Peter Pan!
Michael: [as Peter Pan] Take that! Give up, Captain Hook? Give up?
John: Never! I'll teach you to cut off me hand!
Wendy: [chuckling] Oh no, John, it was the left hand.
John: Oh, yes. Thank you, Wendy.

Peter Pan: Well, get on with it, girl.
Wendy: My name's Wendy. Wendy Moira Angela Darling.
Peter Pan: Wendy's enough.

Mr. Darling: That’s no excuse. Wendy, haven’t I warned you? Stuffing the boys’ heads with a lot of silly stories.
Wendy: Oh, but they aren't!
Mr. Darling: I say they are! Captain Crook, Peter Pirate...
Wendy: Peter Pan, Father.
Mr. Darling: Pan, pirate, POPPYCOCK!

Mrs. Darling: But, George, do you think the children will be safe without Nana?
Mr. Darling: Safe? Of course they'll be safe. Why not?
Mrs. Darling: Well, Wendy said something about a shadow, and I...
Mr. Darling: Shadow? Whose shadow?
Mrs. Darling: Peter Pan's.
Mr. Darling: Oh, Peter Pan...Peter Pan! You don't say! [high, mocking voice] Goodness gracious, whatever shall we do?
Mrs. Darling: But George...
Mr. Darling: Sound the alarm!
Mrs. Darling: Really, I...
Mr. Darling: Call Scotland Yard!

Wendy: But, Peter, how do we get to Never Land?
Peter Pan: Fly, of course.
Wendy: Fly?
Peter Pan: It's easy! All you have to do is to... Ha! That's funny.
Wendy: What's the matter? Don't you know?
Peter Pan: Oh, sure. It's...It's just that I never thought about it before. Say, that's it! You think of a wonderful thought.

Wendy: He can fly!
John: He can fly!
Michael: He flewed!
Peter Pan: Now you try.
Wendy: I'll think of a mermaid lagoon, [sighs] underneath a magic moon.
John: I'll think I'm in a pirate's cave.
Michael: I think I'll be an Indian brave.
Peter Pan: Now everybody try.
Wendy, John, Michael, and Peter Pan: One, two, three!
[Peter Pan tosses all three children into the air.]
Wendy, John, and Michael: We can fly! We can fly! We can fly!
[All of a sudden, the children fall to the ground. Tinkerbell laughs at them.]
Peter Pan: This won't do. What's the matter with you? All it takes is faith and trust. [sees Tinkerbell] Oh! And something I forgot. Dust!
Wendy and John: Dust?
Michael: Dust?
[Peter Pan grabs Tinkerbell before she can get away.]
Peter Pan: Yep, just a little bit of pixie dust. [shakes Tinkerbell, causing her pixie dust to land on the children] Now, think of the happiest things. It's the same as having wings.

Slightly: Orders from Pan? Hold it men!
[Cubby bangs the Twins' heads together]
Nibs: What's the orders, Tink?
[Tinkerbell waves her arms and makes noises.]
Cubby: A terrible what?
Slightly: Wendy bird!
Cubby: Wendy bird?
[Tinkerbell makes more movements.]
Slightly: Flying this way?
Cubby: Pan's order's are what?
[Tinkerbell makes her noises and kicks her feet.]
Cubby: Smash it?
Slightly: Kick it?
Twins: Stomp it?
[Tinkerbell shakes her head and makes shooting motions.]
All: Shoot it down!
[All grab slingshots and go to find Wendy.]

Peter Pan: Tinker Bell! I hereby banish you forever.
Wendy: Please, not forever.
Peter Pan: Well, for a week then.

Mr. Smee: Oh, dear, dear, dear, Captain Hook. Shooting a man in the middle of his cadenza? That ain't good form, you know.
Captain Hook: "Good form," Mr Smee? Blast good form! [waves his hook in front of Smee] Did Pan show good form when he did this to me?
Mr. Smee: Why, Captain, cutting your hand off was only a childish prank, you might say.
Captain Hook: Aye! But throwing it to the crocodile! That cursed beast liked the taste of me so well he's followed me ever since, licking his chops for the rest of me.

[the Mermaids are splashing Wendy]
Wendy: If you dare come near me again...
Peter Pan: Wendy! Wendy! They were just havin' a little fun! Weren'tcha, girls?
Mermaid 1: That's all.
Mermaid 2: We were only trying to drown her.

Indian Chief: For many moons red man fight paleface Lost Boys.
Lost Boys: Ugh!
Indian Chief: Sometime you win, sometime we win.
Cubby: OK, Chief. Uh, you win this time. Now turn us loose.
John Darling: Turn us loose? You mean this is only a game?
Slightly: Sure. When we win we turn them loose.
Twin #1: When they win, they turn us loose.
Twin #2: They turn us loose.
Indian Chief: This time no turnum loose.
Lost Boys: Huh?
Slightly: The chief's a great spoofer.
Indian Chief: Me no spoofum!

Peter Pan: Big chief greet little mother. How.
Wendy: Ugh.
Peter Pan: Oh Wendy, is that all you have to say? Everyone else thinks I’m wonderful.
Wendy: Especially Tiger Lily.

Cubby: I think I had a mother once.
Twin #1: What was she like?
Twin #2: (echoing) What was she like?
Cubby: I forget.
Slightly: I had a white rat.
Cubby: That's no mother!

Captain Hook: [watching Peter Pan coming] I've waited years for this.
Mr. Smee: That's not countin' the holidays, either.

Mr. Smee: [as Hook lowers a bomb into Peter Pan's hideout] But, Captain, wouldn't it be more humane-like to slit his throat?
Captain Hook: Aye, that it would, Mr. Smee. But I have given me word not to lay a finger, or a hook, on Peter Pan. And Captain Hook never breaks a promise.

Peter: [impersonates Hook] Mr. Smee! Just exactly what do you think you are doing?
Smee: Putting her back like you said, Captain.
Peter: I said nothing of the sort!
Smee: (stammers) But captain...!
Peter: (whilst the real Hook creeps up to him unbeknownst) For the last time, Mr. Smee, take the princess back to her people! UNDERSTAND!?!?!?!?!?!?! (echoes)
Smee: Aye-aye, sir.
Peter: Oh, and one more thing: When you return to the ship, tell the whole crew to help themselves to me best rum.

Smee: Well, at last, Captain Hook's comin' to his senses.
Hook: [surprised] Odd's fish!
Smee: [to Tiger Lily] I told him all along you Indians wouldn't betray Peter Pan.
Hook: [kindly] And just what do you think you are doing, Mr. Smee?
[He stops the rowboat from moving by placing his foot on it.]
Smee: Just what you told me, Captain: carrying out your orders.
Hook: My orders?
Smee: Why, yes, Captain. Didn't you just say to go...
Hook: [shoves Smee's rowboat back into Skull Rock] Put her back! You blithering idiot! [to himself] My orders. Of all the bumbling...

[Wendy has walked the plank, and Peter saves her]
Mr. Starkey: No splash, Captain.
Hook: So, you want a splash, Mr. Starkey? I'll give you a splash! [throws Starkey overboard] Who's next?!
Peter: You're next, Hook! This time you've gone too far!

Captain Hook: Fly! Fly! Fly! You coward!
Peter Pan: Coward! Me?
Captain Hook: Ha-ha-ha! You wouldn't dare fight old Hook man-to-man. You'd fly away like a cowardly sparrow!
Peter Pan: Nobody calls Pan a coward and lives! I'll fight you man-to-man, with one hand behind my back.
Captain Hook: You mean you won't fly?
Wendy: No, don't, Peter! It's a trick!
Peter Pan: I give my word, Hook.
Captain Hook: Good, then let's have at it!

Hook: You wouldn't do old Hook in now, would you, lad? I'll go away forever. (cries) I'll do anything you say!
Peter: Well, all right. If ya... Say you're a codfish.
Hook: [gulp] I'm a codfish.
Peter: Louder!
Hook: I'M A CODFISH!!!

Peter: Well, well, a codfish on a hook!
Hook: I'll get you for this, Pan, if it's the last thing I do!

"What Makes the Red Man Red?"

The Indians' light-hearted musical number has in more recent times come under fire for its depiction of Native Americans.

  • Why does he ask you, "How?"
    Once the Injun didn't know
    All the things that he know now
    But the Injun, he sure learn a lot
    And it's all from asking, "How?"
  • In the Injun book it say
    When first brave married squaw
    He gave out with heap big "Ugh!"
    When he saw his mother-in-law.


  • It will live in your heart forever!


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