Peter Pan is an animated Disney film about three children; Wendy, James, and Michael Darling, and the adventures they have with a magical boy named Peter Pan. When Peter Pan and his fairy Tinkerbell come to the Darling’s house in search of Pan’s shadow, they meet these three children. Peter Pan teaches them how to fly and takes them to the magical place called Neverland, where they must defeat the pirate Captain Hook.
Peter Pan is known by children all around the world as the forever young, boastful and careless boy who can fly, but there is more to Peter than most realize. For example, did you know that originally Peter Pan could fly without the help of fairy dust? Or how about the fact that Captain Hook was not always in the Peter Pan story. So if you’re ready to look at this childhood hero in a completely different light, here are 25 facts about Peter Pan You Probably Did Not Know.
Nana was originally supposed to travel to Neverland with the children.
Wendy and Peter strongly resemble the actors that voiced them.
An entire live action film was shot to help animators.
This is the second film production to actually give Tinker Bell a form. In the past, Tinker Bell had always been represented by a spot of light, and jingling bells.
Captain Hook and George Darling are voiced by the same actor.
Pieces of aluminum were used to create Tinker Bell’s signature sound.
The melody for “Second Star to the Right” was actually written for Alice in Wonderland.
Peter Pan was intended to be Disney’s second animated film, but didn’t get the rights to the story until four years later.
Captain Hook was not always in the story. The original villain of the story was Peter Pan himself. His role was later expanded due to children’s fascination with pirates.
Contrary to popular belief, Neverland does not actually stop the process of aging. Peter leads a crew of boys who refuse to grow up. However, it is only Peter that manages to achieve this goal. Stated in the original novel, the boys do not stop aging altogether, but simply age slower. Eventually, they all show signs of growing up.
Captain Hook’s conflict with the crocodile was inspired by Captain Ahab and Moby Dick.