Peter Pan
Peter Pan (1953)

Disney's animated telling of the J.M. Barrie story chronicles the adventures of Peter, Wendy, Michael and John Darling as they must square off against Captain Hook on the enchanted island of Neverland.

Rated: G
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Release Date: February 5, 1953
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it doesn't delve deeply into the darkness of J.M. Barrie's tale, Peter Pan is a heartwarming, exuberant film with some great tunes.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

A delightful entertaining film that will appeal to the young and the not-so young alike.

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Variety Staff

A feature cartoon of enchanting quality.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Who wants their son taking his cues from this meanspirited "hero"?

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Disney's depersonalizing habit of putting different teams in charge of different sections of the story really shows up here.

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Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

I always thought Peter Pan was supposed to be about childhood innocence. Pan and Tinkerbell were not sweet and cuddly, they both came across as selfish, cold and really unlikable bullies.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Years later it's still a treasure, because of Disney and his artists' talent for creating memorable characters.

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TIME Magazine

Ornamented with some bright and lilting tunes, it is a lively feature-length Technicolor excursion into a world that glows with an exhilarating charm and a gentle joyousness.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

plays as less of a child fantasy of soaring adventure than it does as a retrograde narcissistic adult male fantasy of being desired and pursued by every female in the room

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Stereotypes mar otherwise jaunty Disney adventure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Though it is supposed to be an adventurous story of youth and innocence, it is marred by the fact that Peter Pan and Tinker Bell come off as truly unlikable… More
Daniel Mumby
Disney has a reputation for taking much-loved works of fiction and crowbarring them into marketable narrative and musical conventions. We may think this is a… More
KJ Proulx
"Peter Pan" is one of the more definitive tales in the Disney universe, and also one of the most memorable With characters that have definitely become… More
Eric Alvarez
I know it's a classic but this film really didn't affect me like other popular Disney films have, as I felt it was a bit too cartoonish and clownish… More
Alex roy
Peter Pan is one of the first Disney films that I saw that appealed to me, but compared to others, didn't really stand out. I for one, thought that Finding… More
Jim Careter
A Disney Classic, and my childhood classic. Peter Pan is one of Walt Disneys best.