Peter Pan Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Peter Pan

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Charming classic with a neat hook.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Paul Collins, Tommy Luske, Candy Candido, Tom Conway

  • Directed by:

    Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney

  • Running time:

    77 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), U (USA)


    People accidentally knock things over, bump/crash into things. Playfighting with swords. Slitting gizzards/throats, cutting hands off, scuttling ships, walking the plank, burned at the stake (mentioned). A man is shot (off-camera). Pistols, cannons are fired. A group of children wrestle, fight, hit each other with objects, cause mischief. People, animals and teddy bears are tied up. Shouting, scream. Pirates (gah!) and children fight with knives, swords, pistols, axes, slingshots. Bow and arrow, tomahawk seen. A girl is bullied, splashed. Attempted drowning (mentioned). A man is accidentally hit with a hammer, scalded. A pixie is captured, detained. Crocodile attack. A bomb explodes. Falling debris. Blood/gore: A ship's captain has a hook instead of a hand (can't think of his name).


    The shaved botty of one unfortunate seagull.


    Alcohol (rum-swilling). Smoking (cigars, pipe). A tray of tonic is delivered to the children by a rather punctilious nursemaid.


    Name-calling, teasing, mocking humour, face-pulling. Gender and ethnic stereotyping. Reference to wide thigh/hips.


    Fantasy, adventure, faith, believing, imagination, growing up, youth, lost things, jealousy, mischief.


    Full moon, rainbow, mermaids, skull and crossbow flags. Dog, birds (seagullls), swans, fish, rhino, monkeys, bear, crocodile, snake (tattoo), cobweb. High aerial camera angles. Bewitched ship mentioned.


    Lighthearted, lovable characters, acute attention to detail, terrific score, imaginative, charming, enduring. Viewing pleasure enhances with age.


    Weak rolemodels.

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