Number of Times Seen – Numerous times (cable and video in the 80’s and 90’s and 22 Apr 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A young girl and her two brothers are taken to an enchanted land by the hero of the stories she reads them at night
My Take on it – This is one of the movies that I saw so many times as a kid and all I know about Peter Pan comes from this adaptation of that story.
It’s even safe for me to say that to me this is the definitive version of the story of Peter Pan in my eyes.
This movie delves into the age old question of when must a person decide to grow up and touches upon similar themes that Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964) also dabbled in a mere 11 years later.
Walt Disney himself always was known as a kid at heart so it isn’t surprising that he would have made this movie. It is rumored that he purchased the rights to this in the late 30’s and planned to make it years earlier, but WWII diverted those plans.
The adventure and action in this movie is done amazingly and this is perhaps the most action packed of all of Disney’s movies from the Golden age.
I myslef have been accused of suffering from “Peter Pan” syndrome. which is an ailment of not wanting to grow up, but age is the one thing we have no control over, only how old we feel on the inside.
Bottom Line – Great Disney adventure. One of the most action packed original Disney movies that also deals with trying to stay innocent like a child. Recommended
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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