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Nana the dog
Background information
Feature films Peter Pan
Return to Never Land (cameo)
Television programs House of Mouse
Once Upon a Time
Video games
Park attractions Peter Pan's Flight
Portrayed by Angus Barnett (Finding Neverland)
Portrayed by
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, helpful, protective, clumsy, loyal, sweet
Appearance Slender brown dog with tan feet, blue eyes, auburn collar, nursemaid hat
Occupation Nusemaid, the Darlings' dog
Alignment Good
Goal To protect the Darling family
Home Bloomsbury, England, UK
Allies George Darling, Mary Darling, Wendy Darling, John Darling, Michael Darling, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell
Likes Tucking their bed, taking the medicine to the Darling children before bed.
Powers and abilities Flight (briefly)
Weapons Claws, teeth
Fate Staring out the nursery window at a pirate ship made of clouds sailing cross the moon with Mary, Wendy, and George.
Quote "Ruff, Ruff."

Nana is a Newfoundland who appears in Disney's 1953 animated film Peter Pan. Nana is a nursemaid who help the Darling children to tuck their beds before Mr. and Mrs. Darling going to party. She is often mistaken for a Saint Bernard. 



Nana is very caring the Darling children and treats them as her own pups. The children cherishes Nana as an important family gem. When Nana was taken to the dog house for the night it was considered a cruel punishment for the Darlings. Even when George Darling took her to the dog house, he felt sorrow after seeing Nana's saddened face. Nana is in charge of the children's health giving the medicine presumably ever night

Role in the film

Nana is first introduced as the nursemaid and family dog. Nana was seen doing her daily duties cleaning the room and putting away the Darling's toys and games. When Wendy is told she must grow up, she was shocked by the decision. When George Darling began to storm out the room he trips over Nana. Both Nana and George fall but the rest of the family only comforts Nana. George is shocked and this causes Nana to be put in the dog house. Nana is heartbroken as she never sleeps in the dog house. George feels sympathy for Nana but claims the children are not puppies and Nana is truly a dog. Peter Pan took the children to a trip to Never Land and Nana spots the children flying out the window with Peter. Nana is horrified and tries to stop them. Michael Darling spreads some of Tinker Bell's pixie dust on Nana is begins to fly but is held back by the leash. When the Darlings returned home from their Never Land flight, Nana is happy to be taken back to the room as George finally realizes he's been to hard on Wendy and Nana. Nana joins Wendy, George and Mary Darling as they watch Peter Pan fly away with Captain Hook's ship.


Nana made a cameo in the episode, Flying Dupes

Live appearances

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Nana in Disney On Ice

Disney Parks

Peter Pan's Flight

Nana appears as an audio animatronic in the dark ride based on the film. Nana makes a notable appearance in the Darlings bedroom next to the letter blocks that constantly fall as she attempts to stack them and outside next to her doghouse.

Disney On Ice

Nana makes appearances in Disney On Ice in the Peter Pan-based segments. Nana relives her role in the film commonly.


  • Originally, Nana was going to journey to Never Land alongside the Darling children and have a comical subplot chasing after Tinker Bell. Nana was also intended to be the film's narrator. While she was dropped from the Never Land side of the story, she was given a notable role in the opening and ending of the film, becoming a beloved character from the film.


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Peter Pan
Films and Television: Peter Pan | Return to Never Land | House of Mouse

Video Games: Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land | Peter Pan: The Legend of Never Land | Disney Universe | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Epic Mickey series | Disney's Villains' Revenge

Characters: Peter Pan/Peter Pan's Shadow | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | George Darling | Mary Darling | Nana | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Pirates Crew | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lost Boys | Indian Chief | Tiger Lily | Indians | Squaw | Mermaids | Fairies | Jane | Edward | Danny | Nana II | Octopus

Locations: Bloomsbury, England, UK | Nursery | Big Ben | Never Land | The Jolly Roger | Mermaid Lagoon | Skull Rock | Indian Camp | Hangman's Tree

Songs: The Second Star to the Right | You Can Fly | A Pirate's Life | Following the Leader | What Made the Red Man Red? | Your Mother and Mine | The Elegant Captain Hook | You Can Fly! (reprise) | Never Smile at a Crocodile | I'll Try | So to Be One of Us

Disney Parks: Peter Pan's Flight | Fantasmic! | Disney Dreams! | Following the Leader with Peter Pan | Back to Never Land

Spin-offs: Disney Fairies | Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Other: Pixie Dust | Alarm Clock | Captain Hook's Hooks | Bomb | Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!

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