- “Nobody calls Pan a coward, and lives!”
- ―Peter Pan
Peter Pan is the main protagonist in the 1953 film of the same name, and the one of the two protagonists (the other being Jane) of its 2002 sequel. Peter travels from the enchanted isle of Never Land all the way to London just to hear Wendy Darling spin tales about him and his adventures. While his ego may seem inflated at times, even his arch-nemesis James Bartholomew Hook, Captain of the Jolly Roger ship, knows that Peter's no ordinary boy. He can fly without wings and match Hook's cutlass with nothing more than a dagger. He's also the undisputed leader of the Lost Boys and allows no breaks in ranks. Time makes little difference to him; when you never grow up, life is nothing but fun, whimsy and adventure. He is also the first Disney Adventurer. He was voiced by Bobby Driscoll in the original film and is currently voiced by Blayne Weaver.
Peter Pan (character)
Peter Pan is the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, the central character in an enduring modern fantasy story. He is a mischievous boy who can fly, he refuses by an act of will to ever grow up, and he spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Never Land as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside.
He was created in 1902 by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. In addition to two stories by Barrie – told in both prose and a stage play – the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works, and become a part of our popular culture.
Peter Pan first appeared in chapters 13–18 of The Little White Bird, a 1902 novel written for adults. Following Barrie's hit play about Peter Pan in 1904, his publishers extracted this section of the book and republished them in 1906 under the title Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, with the addition of illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
The adventure that sparked this popularity was the stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, which debuted on December 27, 1904. This story was a huge hit in London, and in New York the following year, and was adapted in picture books, ABC books, and finally adapted and expanded somewhat as a novel. The novel was published in 1911 as Peter and Wendy, and later – to take better advantage of the character's name recognition – Peter Pan and Wendy and then simply Peter Pan. The final script of the stage play was published in 1928.
Peter Pan has appeared in numerous adaptations, sequels, and prequels since then. These include a silent movie, the famous 1953 animated Walt Disney's Peter Pan, various stage musicals (including the one starring Mary Martin, filmed for television), live-action feature films Hook (1991) and Peter Pan (2003), and the authorized sequel novel Peter Pan in Scarlet (2006). He has also appeared in various works not authorized by the holders of the character's copyright, which has lapsed in most of the world.
- Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens – Infant Peter flies from his home, makes friends with fairies, and takes up residence in Kensington Gardens. A "book-within-a-book" first published in Barrie's The Little White Bird.
- Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up / Peter and Wendy – Peter brings Wendy and her brothers to Never Land, where he has a climactic showdown with his nemesis Captain Hook. Originally told in Barrie's stage play and novel, and repeatedly adapted in various media.
- Hook – Peter has grown up, forgotten about his life in Never Land, and has a wife and children of his own. While the family is in London visiting elderly Wendy, Captain Hook abducts Peter's children to lure him back for a final duel to the death. A film by Steven Spielberg.
- Return to Never Land – During World War II, Wendy's slightly war-hardened daughter Jane is taken to Never Land by Captain Hook, but Peter saves her and asks her to be the Lost Boys' new "mother". A film by Disney.
- The Starcatchers series – Peter leaves a London orphanage for a series of adventures which offer an origin story for Captain Hook, fairies, his abilities, and the Lost Boys. Novels by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
- Peter Pan in Scarlet – Wendy, John, and most of the Lost Boys return to Neverland, where Peter has begun to take Captain Hook's place. A novel by Geraldine McCaughrean, an official sequel to Peter and Wendy.
See Works based on Peter Pan for a complete list of books, films, etc. featuring these and other Peter Pan stories.
Barrie never described Peter's appearance in detail, even in the novel Peter and Wendy, leaving much of it to the imagination of the reader and the interpretation of anyone adapting the character. Barrie mentions in Peter and Wendy that Peter Pan still had all of his baby teeth. He describes him as a beautiful boy with a beautiful smile, "clad in skeleton leaves and the juices that flow from trees". In the play, Peter's outfit is made of autumn leaves and cobwebs. His name and playing the flute vaguely suggest the mythological character Pan.
Traditionally the character has been played on stage by a young adult woman, a decision driven primarily by the difficulty of casting actors even younger than the one playing Peter as the other children, so the presentation of the character on stage has never been viewed as implying how Peter "really" looks. Peter and the Shadow Thieves, ill. by Greg Call (2006)In Peter Pan in Scarlet, Geraldine McCaughrean adds to the description of his appearance, mentioning his blue eyes, and saying that his hair is light (or at least any colour lighter than black). In this novel, Never Land has moved on to autumn, so Peter wears a tunic of jay feathers and maple leaves, rather than his summertime garb. In the 'Starcatcher' stories written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter has carrot-orange hair and bright blue eyes.
In the Disney films, Peter wears an outfit that is easier to animate, consisting of a short-sleeved green tunic and tights apparently made of cloth, and a cap with a feather in it. He has pointed elf-like ears, and his hair is orangish brown. In the live-action 2003 film, he is portrayed by Jeremy Sumpter, who has blond hair and blue eyes, and his outfit is made of leaves and vines. In Hook, he appears as an adult as Robin Williams with dark brown hair, but in flashbacks to his youth his hair is more orangish. In this film his ears appear pointed only when he is "Peter Pan", not "Peter Banning"; his Pan clothing resembles the Disney outfit.
Statue of Peter Pan in LondonThe notion of a boy who would never grow up was based on J. M. Barrie's older brother who died in an ice-skating accident the day before he turned 14, and thus always stayed a young boy in his mother's mind. Ironically, the "boy who wouldn't grow up" has appeared at a variety of ages. In his original appearance in The Little White Bird he was only seven days old. Although his age is not stated in Barrie's later play and novel, his characterization is clearly several years older. The book states that he has all of his baby teeth, and Barrie's intended model for the statue of Peter that was erected in Kensington Gardens was a set of photos of Michael Llewelyn Davies taken at the age of six. Early illustrations of the character generally appeared to be that age or perhaps a few years older. In the 1953 Disney adaptation and its 2002 sequel, Peter appears to be in late childhood, between 10 and 13 years old. (The actor who provided the voice in 1953 was 15-year-old Bobby Driscoll.) In the 2003 film, Jeremy Sumpter was 13 at the time filming started, but by the end of filming he was 14 and had grown several inches taller. In the movie Hook, Peter is said to have left Neverland many years earlier, forsaking his eternal youth and aging normally. When remembering his buried past, Peter is shown as a baby, a little boy, and also a near-teenager, suggesting that the aging process does not entirely stop in Never Land until puberty or just before. When Peter says "I remember you being a lot bigger," in the final duel, Hook answers, "to a 10-year-old I'm huge." He is portrayed by 40-year-old Robin Williams, and has two children, played by actors who were 7 and 13 years old at the time.
Maude Adams as Peter PanPeter is mainly an exaggerated stereotype of a boastful and careless boy. He is quick to point out how great he is, even when such claims are questionable (such as when he congratulates himself for Wendy's successful reattachment of his shadow).
Peter has a nonchalant, devil-may-care attitude, and is fearlessly cocky when it comes to putting himself in danger. Barrie writes that when Peter thought he was going to die on Marooner's Rock, he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder run through him when any other person would have felt scared up until death. With his blissful unawareness of the tragedy of death, he says, "To die will be an awfully big adventure".
One other thing sort of dark thing that always stood out for him is where Barrie mentions that for Peter, unlike with other children, the notion that the world isn't a fair place never sinks in. So every time he experiences something dishonorable, it hurts just as much as the first time - like when he goes to help up Hook on the cliff, who slashes him. The Schock, he will always forget and never learn and remember.
In some variations of the story and some spin-offs, Peter can also be quite nasty and selfish. In the Disney adaptation of the tale, Peter appears very judgmental and pompous (for example, he called the Lost Boys 'blockheads' and when the Darling children say that they should leave for home at once, he gets the wrong message and angrily assumes that they want to grow up).
In the 2003 live-action film, Peter Pan is sensitive about the subject of "growing up". When confronted by Hook about Wendy growing up, marrying and eventually "shutting the window" on Peter, he becomes very depressed and finally loses the will to fight.
Peter Pan in Disney's sequel to the 1953 animated filmPeter's archetypal ability is his un-ending youth. In Peter and Wendy it is explained that Peter must forget his own adventures and what he learns about the world in order to stay child-like. Author Kevin Orlin Johnson argues that the Pan stories are in the German-English tradition of the Totenkindergeschichte (roughly, "tales of dead children"), and the idea that Peter and all of the lost boys are dead in a Never Land afterlife is consistent with that genre, and rooted in Barrie's own life story. The fact that the other Lost Boys are growing up and able to be killed in Peter and Wendy contradicts this idea. The unauthorized prequels by Barry and Pearson attribute Peter's everlasting youth to his exposure to starstuff, a magical substance which has fallen to earth.
Peter's ability to fly is explained in The Little White Bird. He can fly because he – like all babies – is part bird. Once he doubts,however, the power is gone. The fairies restore it (albeit temporarily) by tickling his shoulders. In the play and novel, he teaches the Darling children to fly using a combination of "lovely wonderful thoughts" (which became "happy thoughts" in Disney's film) and fairy dust; it is unclear whether he is serious about "happy thoughts" being required (it was stated in the novel that this was merely a silly diversion from the fairy dust being the true source), or whether he requires the fairy dust himself. In Hook, the adult Peter is unable to fly until he remembers his "happy thought". The ability to fly is also attributed to starstuff – apparently the same thing as fairy dust – in the Starcatcher prequels.
Peter has an effect on the whole of Never Land and its inhabitants when he is there. Barrie states that although Never Land appears different to every child, the island "wakes up" when he returns from his trip to London. In the chapter 'The Mermaid Lagoon' in Peter and Wendy, Barrie writes that there is almost nothing that Peter cannot do. He is a skilled swordsman, rivaling even Captain Hook, whose hand he cut off in a duel. He has remarkably keen vision and hearing. He is skilled in mimicry, copying the voice of Hook, and the tick-tock of the Crocodile.
In both Peter and Wendy and Peter Pan in Scarlet, there are various mentions of Peter's ability to imagine things into existence, such as food, though this ability plays a more central role in Peter Pan in Scarlet. He also creates imaginary windows and doors as a kind of physical metaphor for ignoring or shunning his companions. He is said to be able to feel danger when it is near. In Peter Pan in Scarlet, it says that when Curly's puppy licks Peter, it licks off a lot of fairy dust, which may be interpreted to mean that he has become fairy-like to the point of producing his own dust, but could also simply mean that he spends so much time with fairies that he is coated in their dust.
In Peter and Wendy, Barrie states that the Peter Pan legend Mrs. Darling heard as a child was that when children died, he accompanied them part of the way to their destination so that they would not be scared.
Jeremy Sumpter as Peter Pan in the 2003 filmPeter does not know his parents. In Kensington Gardens Barrie wrote that he left them as an infant, and seeing the window closed and a new baby in the house when he returned, he assumed they no longer wanted him. In Starcatchers he is said to be an orphan, though his friends Molly and George discover who his parents are in Rundoon. In Hook, Peter remembers his parents, specifically his mother, who wanted him to grow up and go to the best schools in London to become a judge and have a family life. After Peter "ran away" to Neverland, he returns to find his parents forgot about him and had another child (the gender of Peter's sibling is revealed to be another boy in Peter and Wendy).
Peter is the leader of the Lost Boys, a band of boys who were lost by their parents, and came to live in Neverland; it is reported that he "thins them out" when they start to grow up. He is best friends with Tinker Bell, a common fairy who is often jealously protective of him.
Peter's brother is Michael Pan. Barrie created him for a sequel idea, which he did not pursue other than incorporating his notes into the novel Peter and Wendy. Peter Von Brown picked up Barrie's musings and brought him to light as Peter's "older younger brother." In Peter Pan's NeverWorld, Michael Pan is an adversary, stemming from "silbling rivalry."
From time to time Peter visits the real world, particularly around Kensington Gardens, and befriends children there. Wendy Darling, whom he recruited to be his "mother", is the most significant of them; He takes girls, who tell stories, to the Neverland and has them be his "wife" : he and she are Mother and Father to the Lost Boys. He also brings her brothers John and Michael to Never Land at her request. He later befriends Wendy's daughter Jane (and her subsequent daughter Margaret), and Peter and Wendy says that he will continue this pattern indefinitely. In Starcatchers he previously befriends Molly Aster and young George Darling.
Peter appears to be known to all the residents of Neverland, including the Indian princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, the mermaids, and the fairies. Robin Williams as Peter Pan in HookIn Hook, Peter states the reason he wanted to grow up was to be a father. He married Wendy's granddaughter, Moira, and they have two children, Maggie and Jack.
Peter first appears returning to Wendy's home to retrieve his shadow, but accidentally wakes up Wendy, John and Michael in the process. After she sews it back on, he then decides to take Wendy and her brothers to Never Land so she will never have to grow up and for Wendy to be mother of the Lost Boys. Once they arrive, they are attacked by Captain Hook. While he distracts the pirates, Peter orders Tinker Bell to take the Darlings to safety only to find that Tinker Bell had attempted to have the Lost Boys kill his new friend Wendy (by telling them that Pan told her Wendy was a terrible "Wendy bird" and that they were ordered to shoot her down). Peter swoops in just in time to save Wendy and after chastising the boys, learns that Tinkerbell was the mastermind. Peter banishes Tink and takes Wendy to see the mermaids of Mermaid Lagoon. While there, they spy Captain Hook and his right-hand man, Mr. Smee, with the Indian princess Tiger Lily as a captive, rowing toward Skull Rock.
Peter and Wendy investigate and find that Hook is planning to learn the location of Peter's hideout. Peter then rescues Tiger Lily by playing a prank on Smee and battling Hook. For his bravery Peter is rewarded by Tiger Lily's father the Indian Chief who crowns Peter "Little Flying Eagle," thus making him another chief of the Indians. Peter then returns home with the Darlings and the Lost Boys. Peter realizes Wendy is ready to return home and, even worse for Peter, the Lost Boys wish to have a real mother and return home with Wendy. Peter then tells them once they grow up, they can never return. Peter really doesn't worry knowing they'll return eventually. Unbeknown to Peter however, his friends are actually kidnapped by Hook and his crew the moment they exit Hangman's Tree.
Peter is then a victim of Hook's newest scheme: Hook plants a bomb in Peter's home while he and Tinker Bell are inside. While Peter is truly unharmed, Tinker Bell is fatally injured. While she tells Peter that Hook has Wendy and the boys and that he needs to save them, he refuses to leave her and begs her to stay alive, saying that he loves her more than anything. Together, Peter and Tinker Bell fly over to The Jolly Roger ship to battle the pirates. After the pirates are done with, Peter takes on Hook alone atop the ship. As Hook was about to strike Peter in the back while he was off guard, Wendy quickly warned him having Peter fly out of the way leaving Hook to plummet into the sea where he is chased away by the crocodile. The Lost Boys, Michael, John, Tinker Bell, and Wendy all celebrate Pan's victory. Peter commands Tink to cover the ship in pixie dust so that he may drop Wendy and her brothers off home to London.
Peter and Tinker Bell are out and about in Never Land and pays Hook a little visit only to discover Hook has a girl being held captive who the Captain claims to be Wendy. Pan becomes serious and battles the Captain to rescue his friend. After Hook is defeated he frees the girl but instead of reuniting with Wendy, he meets her daughter Jane who unlike Wendy is rather practical.
He takes the newcomer to his hideout and introduces her to the Lost Boys. The boys begin to surround her asking to play all sorts of games and activities which causes Jane to lose her temper and storm off. Peter and Tinker Bell follow her and witness her collecting supplies and boarding them on a raft. After he failed attempt to ride off home, Peter informs her that the only way to go home is to fly. He takes her on a lesson and oblivious to Peter, Captain Hook is spying on them and plans to use Jane's desires to get home against his enemies. Jane's first take-off fails. Peter finds her beloved notepad and began playing rugby with it. It is accidentally eaten by Cubby and causes Jane to yet again lose her temper to the point where she announces that she does not believe in fairies. Jane's non-belief causes Tinker Bell to become ill.
The only way to save Tink is to have Jane believe again in magic. The friends set off to find her but she finds them instead. She suggest playing treasure hunt (as part of Hook's plan to retrieve his treasure in exchange for giving her a ride home) to which Peter agrees. She finds the treasure but she changes her mind about Hook but Tootles finds their communication whistles and alerts Hook. Peter angrily calls Jane a traitor and warns that Tink's light is going out. Jane rushes there while Peter and the boys are captured and taken to Hook's ship.
Peter being strapped to an anchor is about to walk the plank until Jane arrives with Tinkerbell fully charged. She frees Peter and the Lost Boys until Hook traps her by the neck with his hook. Peter returns the favor and cuts Hook loose falling through the ship and sinking with it until he and his crew are chased by the octopus. Peter personally escorts Jane back to London with the Lost Boys. Peter and Tink reunite with the now grown up Wendy. Originally upset at the fact that Wendy has changed by growing up, Peter happily accepted it after Wendy assured him that even though she's grown up, she hasn't really changed and still believes in him. After the reunion, Peter and Tink watch Wendy and her children happily greet Jane's father as he returned from war and then fly back to Never Land.
Peter makes numerous appearances in the television series House of Mouse.
Peter's most notable appearance is in the episode "Donald Wants to Fly." Peter and the Lost Boys are a band that was scheduled to perform at the club that night and are late for the show. Mickey sends Iago to find them. While Mickey is gone, Donald spends the night trying to fly. After Peter finally arrives, he teaches Donald how to fly, with the help of pixie dust. At the end of the show, he asks Mickey and Minnie to visit him in Never Land and that he had managed to make a cabana for them at Mermaid Lagoon.
Peter also appears in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse and Mickey's House of Villains.
Peter makes a cameo appearance at the end, calling the Lost Boys to their theater seats with his rooster crow.
While Peter does not make any appearances in the first season of the series, he is mentioned several times by Jake, his crew and even Captain Hook. Peter has gone off to explore the world outside of Never Land and left Jake and his crew to keep Captain Hook at bay. Some of the episodes revolve around a message sent to Jake by Peter to complete a task. In the episode "The Key to Skull Rock," a silhouette in the form of stars are seen in the night sky shaped just like Peter.
For the Halloween episode "Trick or Treasure," Jake dresses as Peter, while at the end of the Christmas episode "It's a Winter Never Land!," Peter leaves gifts and a Forever tree, and a snowflake with his silhouette is seen flowing through the icy night sky as well as an echoed laugh from Peter.
Peter makes an appearance in the special episode Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns, where he was voiced by Adam Wylie. In the special, Peter returns to Never Land to recruit Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully to find his shadow. Without his shadow, Peter is unable to fly, causing more problems for the heroes and giving a plus to the revenge-seeking Captain Hook. Eventually, Peter and the shadow are rejoined and leave Never Land once again to explore new parts of the world. However, Peter promises that he'll be back soon.
Peter returns once again in the special Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky, when the pirates lose their ship Bucky to Captain Hook in a race against The Jolly Roger. Jake and the crew call Peter for help and the flying boy is able to learn that Jake and his crew can win Bucky back if they battle the Mighty Dragon and retrieve the legendary golden bell. The heroes do so, and Bucky is saved and Peter leaves once again to continue exploring the world.
Peter reappears once again in the special Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue under the disguise of the mysterious figure known as "The Guardian." Who explain that only the pirate who truly believes in himself can save Never Land from vanishing completely, Jake must break off from the rest of his crew and go alone on a mission to save the Forever Tree, the source of magic throughout all of Never Land.
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- “Come on boys... Let's play.”
- ―Pan to his Lost Boys
Peter Pan is mentioned by Captain Hook several times as an inhabitant of Never Land who kidnaps children and brings them there (relegating him to a role given to him by Barrie himself in the early drafts of the original story, rather than as the slightly-pompous but fun-loving individual from the Disney movie).
A long time ago, Peter was originally Malcolm, a con man who lived a life of cheating to support him and his son, Rumple. To raise Rumple, Malcolm sent his son to a pair of spinsters who took care of him while he continued his activities. Rumple returns to Malcolm because the spinsters had given him a bean that will take them to another world. The two escape to Never Land, where once there, Malcolm decides to find pixie dust for the two. Malcolm returns to Rumple, only to reveal that he made a deal with the Shadow to take Rumple back to their world because adults cannot exist, so Rumple must leave so that Malcolm does not have a son to prove he is an adult. He lets the Shadow take Rumple, and in doing so, reverts to the age of a teenager. Though Pan had achieved eternal youth, he soon discovers that he is not truly immortal, as the Shadow explains, and is limited by an hourglass representing the magic of Never Land. In order to achieve immortality, the Shadow tells Pan that he must have the heart of the truest believer, only then will he live forever.
One day, Pan sees two men, Captain Liam Jones and Lieutenant Killian Jones, arrive to the island by ship and then paddle to the shoreline on a small boat. He approaches to ask them if they are lost, to which the two draw their swords at him. After Pan affirms he lives on the island, Liam introduces himself and his brother while briefing on their mission, on orders of the king, to procure a specific healing plant, Dreamshade. As Pan looks at the plant drawing, he attests Dreamshade is dangerous and comments that their king must be really ruthless, but Liam pegs his claims as nonsense while Killian chimes in its medicine. However, Pan presses the plant only leads to doom and exemplifies how easy it is to kill an entire army with poison instead of a messy onslaught of bloodshed in battle. Beginning to have doubts, Killian tugs Liam aside to discuss the possibility Pan is telling the truth, though his brother doesn't buy it. Liam takes back the drawing and makes off deeper onto the island. Killian follows behind, though he turns back to see Pan waving him off.
At the top of Dead Men's Peak, in a misguided attempt to put his brother's worries to rest, Liam purposely cuts himself with a branch of Dreamshade. Passing out from the rapidly spreading poison, Killian is panic-stricken and pleads for Pan's help until he parts a horde of Dreamshade thorns to allow passage to the island's remedial spring. As a catch, Pan gives a fair warning that they should not leave Neverland unless willing to pay for the price of magic. Killian promises whatever the price, he'll give it. Pan remains silent and disappears after Killian hurries back to deliver the water to Liam, who is completely healed by it, but upon their venture out of Neverland's waters, he dies a sudden and fatal death.
Lonely by himself in Neverland, Pan concocts a way to gather children from the Enchanted Forest who can become his companions and come back with him to his world. Using a magic pan flute, the song draws in boys from the town of Hamelin as well as Rumplestiltskin's son, Baelfire, who longs for freedom and friends. Pan gains Baelfire's trust and informs him beforehand of a deal he is going to make with Rumplestiltskin. He states the deal will force Rumplestiltskin to allow Baelfire to decide, out of free will, to stay in the Enchanted Forest or leave for Neverland. Pan tells Baelfire this will prove that Rumplestiltskin cares and trusts him.
One night, Rumplestiltskin intrudes upon the location where Pan, shrouded in a cloak, continuously plays the flute while the other boys don animal masks and dance fervently around a bonfire. The Dark One rushes over to rip the flute out of his hands and snap it in half, to which Pan pulls down his hood. At Rumplestiltskin's shocked expression, Pan remarks amused he's all grown up as the Dark One. Rumplestiltskin asks what he is doing in the Enchanted Forest. Pan admits it's lonely in Neverland and intends to use the magic of the pan flute to lure children as well as take them back with him. In disbelief, Rumplestiltskin sneers it'll take more than a magic pipe to take Baelfire away. Nonetheless, Pan notes only certain boys, those filled with loneliness, can hear the instrument's music, which explains why Rumplestiltskin heard it as well. Angered, Rumplestiltskin warns Pan to stop pretending to know who he is. In a gloating tone, Pan accuses him of craving power, but in actuality, he's nothing more than an unloved, lonely lost boy. Rumplestiltskin contends his son will not be part of Pan's group, but the younger boy alleges Baelfire already is. Pan inquires what extent Rumplestiltskin is willing to get his son back, to which the Dark One warns he'll make him regret asking that question. To push at Rumplestiltskin's greatest fears, Pan suggests he isn't afraid Baelfire will be kidnapped, but that his son will leave and never return. With a horrified expression, Rumplestiltskin listens to Pan tear at his abandonment issues, including paternal and spousal, and questions why Baelfire might be any different from them. Pan does, however, allow one compromise that depends entirely on Baelfire's response to a specific question. He commands Rumplestiltskin to ask his son if he wishes to stay or leave out of free will. In accordance, if Baelfire doesn't choose to depart for Neverland, Pan will respect the decision and leave for good. Rumplestiltskin doesn't care for playing games and after finding Baelfire, rather than allowing him to choose, he uses his magic to transport both of them back home; much to Pan's ire.
His shadow is encountered by the Darling children and their friend Baelfire (who accidentally went to their time via a portal), who takes him instead of the children but manages to escape when the two enter Never Land. However, after Baelfire is found by Hook, Peter sends the Lost Boys to search his ship but they are unsuccessful. When they do get Baelfire, they realize he is not the boy Peter wants, who is in fact Emma Swan's son, Henry.
Pan himself appears in the third season premiere, taking on the role of an antagonist than his usual protagonistic role (though he shows to have a cruel sense of humor). In the episode, as per orders from their employers, the Home Office, Greg and Tamara kidnap Henry and make their way to Never Land. While the two have always had the pretense the Home Office wants to destroy magic as they do, this is quickly disproved by the appearance of Pan's Lost Boys and their group leader, Felix. From discovering the trickery, Greg and Tamara refuse to hand over Henry. Calmly, Felix sorts out the situation by calling upon the Shadow, who rips out Greg's shadow and flies off with it while Tamara and Henry are left for the Lost Boys to deal with. Though Henry manages to elude them by running further into the jungle, Tamara is caught early with an arrow to the back.
Meanwhile, the Lost Boys chase after Henry while he journeys deeper into the jungle. Tripping onto the ground, he is pulled into a hiding spot by another boy; helping to send the Lost Boys away from Henry. The boy explains he was once a Lost Boy, too, and helps to untie Henry from his wrist binds. Then, the boy urges they must keep moving to avoid capture, and once again lose the Lost Boys. They stop to rest for a minute and the boy asks if Henry was brought to Neverland by the Shadow as well. Henry states he was kidnapped by other people who work for Peter Pan. The boy apologizes for his ordeal, and grimly informs him whoever Peter Pan wants, he usually gets. Curiously, Henry wonders what's his story, and the boy shows him a small vial of pixie dust he stole from Peter Pan thinking it would be the key to freedom by flying away, but it does not work. Henry is certain his own family will come for him, though the boy is doubtful as he is not the first to believe that. Insistent, Henry knows his family is the kind that always find each other. The boy tries to put him off from such thoughts because if they do come, Peter Pan will rip away their shadows. Focusing on buying more time, Henry asks if there is place they can go to away from the Lost Boys, and the latter remembers the Echo Caves, which is a place where they cannot be tracked. Hearing voices in the distance, the two make off towards the caves, but the Lost Boys cut off their only path there, so they change directions and end up trapped at a cliff edge. The boy suggests giving up the pixie dust so the Lost Boys might let them live, but Henry thinks there is a way out. He takes the pixie dust and prepares himself and the boy to jump. The boy is skeptical, but Henry promises it will work since he believes, and after leaping off the cliff, he uncaps the vial to let the pixie dust out, which helps the both of them to magically fly off into the sky.
Once they ascend to the ground, the boy changes his demeanor, and surprises Henry by knowing his name. The boy answers the latter's confusion by revealing himself to be Pan and states Henry's importance as he has the heart of the truest believer. Pulling out a blade, Pan brings forth the other Lost Boys to surround and close in on a dumbfounded Henry.
After capturing Henry, Pan pays a nighttime visit to Emma by drawing her into the jungle with the voices. She demands to know who he is, and the boy introduces himself as Peter Pan, which prompts a swift reaction from Emma; pinning him against the tree with her knife poised to cut into his neck. She asks where Henry is situated, but Pan responds to comment on her fiery personality instead. Impatient, Emma repeats her question. Pan allows one bit of information to slip; namely that Henry is still alive. She wants to know why he took him, though Pan will only say Henry is special. Redirecting the conversation away from Emma’s inquisitions, Pan addresses his reasoning for coming was to see who he is up against, and hasn't been disappointed by it through encountering the famed “savior”. Emma thinks he is going to threaten she will never see Henry again, yet Pan endeavors to let her find him with a map. She warns him against tricking her, though Pan swears, despite his reputation, he always keeps promises. Still unsure, she grills him on why he’s giving it to her. With a smile, Pan verifies it’s not about finding Henry, but how Emma finds him as well as the fact she’s the only one who can. After receiving the map, she calls his bluff by pointing out the parchment is completely blank. Pan guarantees it will work once Emma stops denying who she really is. As she glances down at the map in doubt, Pan mysteriously disappears.
Dressed in Henry's clothes, Pan puts himself in a location in the Dark Jungle as a decoy if Emma decides to cheat at his game. Unsurprisingly, Emma and her other party members end up finding him, which prompts Pan to engage the Lost Boys into battle with them. For several minutes, he allows the attack to go on until signaling with a whistle for the Lost Boys to return to his side. Before leaving, Pan repeats his previous instructions to Emma.
After Emma discovers the truth about herself and unveils the map, Pan pays her another unannounced visit while she is scourging for berries. He commends Emma for beating his game and even nicknames her "lost girl," but also briefs on the reason for the test. He implicates that she hasn't forgiven her parents for their abandonment, and surprisingly, accuses Emma of bestowing Henry with the same feelings. Pan threatens by the time she reaches Henry, he will never want to leave Neverland. Emma doesn't care since it's still too early to tell. However, Pan leaves her with one last alarming detail—by the end of all this, she won't just feel like an orphan, but also be one.
Unconscious under a tree, Henry is awakened by Pan. After being thrown an apple, he states his dislike for apples. Pan reassures him it's not for eating, but for target practice. Gathered together with the other Lost Boys, Henry is given a crossbow to shoot the placed apple on Felix’s head. Pan eggs Henry on as the Lost Boys begin chanting for him to do so. Tentatively, Henry readies his aim at the apple as Pan promises him the act will be “exhilarating”. At the last moment, he changes his target and fires the shaft at Pan, who catches the arrow with ease. Instead of being angry, Pan looks at Henry with satisfaction and pulls him away to show him something. As the move away to sit on a log, Pan explains the benefits of Neverland as a place no one ever tells anyone what to do. Henry doesn't think he belongs on the island, but Pan states they have all been waiting for him for a very long time. He exemplifies that Neverland runs on the power of belief, but Henry’s world is no longer full of magic because the people there have stopped believing. Pan calls Henry the savior of magic, and believes it was not a coincidence that a child was born from the greatest of light and dark. Then, he takes out a piece of rolled up paper and hands it to Henry. Pan guarantees once it’s opened, Henry will understand why he believes him to be the hero that magic so desperately needs. After accepting the paper, Henry tosses it to the ground and says he doesn't believe him. Smirking, Pan conveys Henry’s resemblance to his father and leaves.
During the night, the Lost Boys rejoice with music and dance, but Pan notices Henry is not participating. Henry doesn't think there is anything to celebrate, though Pan stresses the festivity is everyone welcoming him as the savior of magic. Pan tries to encourage him with a pan flute song to join in, but Henry is incapable of hearing the music. Surprised, Pan begins explaining how his flute works to draw in certain people. As Henry inquires on the topic, Pan sees Felix return. He quickly responds Henry will find out soon enough and gets up to converse with Felix. The Lost Boy brings news of Neal’s escape and from following his trail; he came across their unconscious sentries. Felix implies it’s the Dark One’s work because they were knocked out by a sleeping spell, which Pan gathers that father and son have reunited and joined forces. He advises moving Henry to another location since they will be coming to take him away, but Pan laughs at his lack of adventure and states the party won’t be ending when it’s just getting started.
The same evening, Mr. Gold infiltrates Pan’s base to put Henry and everyone there to sleep. While Pan confronts him about what he intends to do to free Henry, Neal sneaks in with the crossbow. Nonetheless, he is noticed by Pan early on and forced out of hiding. Neal readies to aim and then fires the arrow, which Pan catches in his fist. Pan commends him for being clever, but realizes too late that Neal coated the arrow’s shaft, not the tip, with squid ink. With their nemesis frozen in place, Neal goes to grab a slumbering Henry. However, Pan still has one card to play on the deck and tells Neal of the prophecy that Mr. Gold wants to keep from coming true by murdering Henry.
Having successfully driven a wedge between the father and son duo, Pan ambushes Neal during his stop at a recently inhabited campsite as the Lost Boys converge around. Pan complains Neal should know better as he once taught him never to break into a place without knowing the way out. He laments over Neal’s decision to leave Mr. Gold and doing so made him vulnerable without protection, however, if they had not separated, Henry would be the one in danger. From the sidelines, Felix hoists Henry up over his shoulder. Neal swears he will do whatever it takes to get his son back. Humorously, Pan states that’s the point of the game; Neal took Henry, so now he’s stealing him away again. He points out the real problem for Neal is no one walks off the island without his leave. Neal boasts he already did that once before, but is left unsure when Pan reminds him where he is now and everyone is exactly where they should be. At the sound of Henry groggily waking up, Pan ushers some of the Lost Boys to take Neal away to an unknown holding location. The rest, with Pan, leave in the other direction. As Neal is dragged away, he shouts for Emma and Henry. Pan promises Neal he will only be there until the board is reset for a different game to start.
Back at camp, Pan watches over Henry until he awakens. Henry asks what happened, which Pan responds by saying he simply fell asleep. Nonetheless, Henry remembers, while asleep, hearing his father calling him. The younger boy shrugs it off as only a dream, so Pan asks how he is so sure. Reluctantly, Henry admits his father is dead. Pan gives condolences; remarking it makes sense for him to dream about the things he lost and hopes for such as his father being alive or his mother coming to rescue him, but eventually, he'll find new things to dream about and when that happens, they will start to come true. Henry wonders how he knows, to which Pan says that's what he once did. Pan reveals Neverland used to be a place where new dreams are born and believes Henry can bring that magic back. He also offers up himself and the Lost Boys as Henry's new family. Then, Pan announces he will be playing a song in honor of Henry. This time, Henry hears the pipe notes and is drawn into the dancing crowd.
From the sidelines, Pan watches another Lost Boy, Devin, push Henry into a duel. Impressed by Henry's quickness in using a stick to block Devin's attacks, he persuades him to use his power of belief to create a real sword. A moment later, the wooden stick in Henry's hand melts into a sharp, gleaming sword. Armed with a better weapon, Henry easily under minds his opponent's skill in defending himself as the crowd of Lost Boys cheer in approval; slashing to pieces Devin's spear as well as drawing a cut on his cheek. Henry, not meaning to take things so far, is quick to apologize and drops his sword in dismay. Still, Pan promises that Lost Boys never have to apologize while placing the sword back in Henry's hand, then raises the boy's arm into the air as the camp entourage roar in approval.
At Dead Man's Peak, Pan waits for Hook to climb up first. Then, he proposes a deal for Hook to come back and work for him. Hook notes he doesn't miss the old days of being under his employment, even so, Pan offers to give him and someone else, namely Emma, a safe crossing out of Neverland. Still, Hook points out Emma could never leave her son behind. Pan remarks she did once and if it happened again, Hook can be there to help her pick up the pieces. Reminiscing about their past business relationship, Pan sees the present as a perfect opportunity to restart the affiliation, though Hook doesn't care. Knowingly, he can distinguish Hook is indeed interested because he is good at survival. When Hook questions what is required of the job, Pan cites a bit of dirty work, which he will reveal in time, but firstly, wants him to seal the deal by killing David. Hook glosses that either way David will die soon from the effects of Dreamshade, but Pan contends he wants to see him murdered in cold blood. Hook answers by challenging his authority, so Pan reminds him of what happened the last time he came to the island and didn't listen. Before taking off, Pan pulls out Hook's rum bottle and tells him to come to a decision by having a drink.
Following Hook's choice use the spring's water to save David's life instead of committing butchery, Pan confronts him in the jungle about having rejected the offer. Happily, Hook chugs on rum while saying he doesn't need his help with Emma after all. Pan mocks him for thinking one little kiss means anything, though Hook perceives Emma is finally seeing who he really is. To this, Pan defines him as a one handed pirate with a drinking problem, which sounds less than appealing. Hook murmurs he is a man of honor, so Pan presents him with something that may conflict with his budding romance—Neal is alive and in Neverland. Pan leaves it up to Hook's own preference to tell Emma the news, or not, to see what kind of man he actually is.
Pan arrives to check up on a caged and drugged Neal. Felix asks where they should put him. He orders Neal to be strung up beside their other cage prisoner
Interrupting Mr. Gold's attempted stint at looking into the future, Pan stops by to inform him it's not possible on the island. He startles Mr. Gold and details further that Neverland is a place where time stands still. Mr. Gold promises that he may not be able to see the future, but can make one happen. Pan looks dubious at his threat and laughs; stating he made Mr. Gold his favorite breakfast, eggs in a basket, which are actively cooking on a pan over the low campfire. Pan comments that Mr. Gold needs it since he looks down in the dumps. Mr. Gold insists he's fine, but Pan names all the things that have happened since; losing Neal again and getting Henry is out of the question because he simply doesn't have enough power to go through with the sacrifice. Then, he picks up one of the eggs and takes a bite of it. Pan brings up the the silver lining in Mr. Gold's cloudy life, which the latter believes is by killing him, all troubles will be gone. At this, Pan laughs because the only possible way is for that to happen is if Mr. Gold dies as well. He bids Mr. Gold a chance to leave the island. Yet, he isn't keen on abandoning both his son and Henry. To complicate matters, Pan raises the subject that even if Neal and Henry are saved, there's no point it in since they will never forgive him of all of his horrible deeds, though Mr. Gold doubts he knows that for certain. Furthermore, Pan instigates Mr. Gold hasn't forgiven his father either and tries to persuade him to go back to Belle in Storybrooke and have a fresh start by having another child. He guarantees this is the only future for Mr. Gold without dying. Snidely, he asks Mr. Gold to enjoy the eggs and takes off.
On higher ground, Pan observes through a mini-telescope of Emma's group movements towards finding Neal. He jokes that they look so determined to find their missing friend. After Felix prompts him, Pan commands for Neal to be placed in the Echo Cave.
During a quiet evening by the campfire, Pan senses someone leaving Neverland. Felix wants to know how they are going to stop it, though Pan already knows it's too late for that. Instead, Pan is going to send word to their friends on the ground in Storybrooke, John and Michael Darling, and let them handle the matter, even if it moves their plan up a notch. Additionally, he stresses they need to get Henry ready by letting him have a chat with Wendy, the person in the other cage.
Pan invites Henry on a stroll to somewhere special he'd like to show him. He does not budge and refuses to go anywhere, so Pan asks why. Henry calls him out for lying since he has a firm belief his family is in Never Land. Pan wants to know how he found out, but Henry is tight-lipped on the matter. Switching gears, Pan goes for Henry's weak spot by raising the question of why his family hasn't come for him if they are on the island. Henry thinks he is purposely keeping them away. Pan swears he's done no such thing, yet Henry has his doubts. He's suspicious about Pan's constant disappearances into the jungle; proving there is something to hide. Henry vows to find out exactly what is going on and leaves camp.
Felix, overhearing Henry's heated exchange with Pan, walks over. Watching Henry walk out into the jungle, Felix, to Pan, observes they are losing his trust. Pan bets Henry just requires some attention, given his lineage, as he himself would expect nothing less. Felix proposes bringing the other cage to the camp, but Pan has another idea in mind. Suspecting Henry is eavesdropping, Pan assigns Felix to deliver supplies to the other side of the island. Pan tells him to make sure Henry doesn't find out what he's doing. In actuality, Pan knows Henry won't be able to resist following Felix.
Then, Pan goes to release Wendy out of the cage. Startled and confused, Wendy inquiries if she's free now. He gives a negative answer, pulls her out by the hand and says it does not mean she cannot come out and play. He has Wendy feign ill health and specifically tells her to make the heart of the truest believer, Henry, believe she is dying as a result of depletion of the island's magic. He sets Wendy up in a bedroom as Henry is unknowingly being led to her location by trailing Felix.
When Wendy finishes playing her part, Pan steps out from behind a curtain to congratulate her acting skills in softening Henry up with stories of his father. Guiltily, she sits up to express disdain in lying to Henry. Rather than that, Pan considers what she did as providing motivation for Henry to do what must be done for all of them. While Henry has the heart of the truest believer, Pan is carefully calculating how he can control that belief. Wendy asks what he needs Henry to believe in. Pan confirms Henry has to be believe in him. Afterwards, he commands her to go back into the cage.
Pan pays Henry a visit as he is wandering out in the wilderness. Henry is extremely upset at Pan for keeping Wendy a secret. Pan acknowledges Wendy is dying because magic on the island is slipping away and specifically didn't tell him so he wouldn't have the burden on his shoulders. Henry decides he wants to help, so Pan brings him to a rocky shore. In the distance, a smaller island sits at sea, which Henry knows as Skull Rock. Pan explicates that the inside of Skull Rock is where their salvation awaits and only the heart of the truest believer—Henry—can bring it out, despite that the task won't be easy, as it will require heroism and sacrifice. The only remaining question is if Henry is up for the task, which he complies with.
In another game of pretend to reinforce Henry's resolve to save magic, he has Wendy lie down on a cot and feign sickness. Then, he and Henry take a rowboat to Skull Rock. Once they are past the steps leading upstairs, Pan draws a line on the ground, which will keep out anyone with a shadow, except for Mr. Gold. Before they can begin, Pan goes to take care of Mr. Gold, who has just reached the top of the staircase with Pandora's Box in hand. Pan attempts a heartfelt father-to-son conversation with Mr. Gold to affirm he does indeed care for him. He asks Mr. Gold to choose him instead so they can start over, but this is met with refusal. To counter him, Pan pulls out an identical Pandora's Box and gleefully reveals he possesses the real one while Mr. Gold is holding a fake. At once, he opens the box and successfully contains Mr. Gold within it. Returning to the task at hand, Pan necessities to Henry that he needs his heart to save magic. At first, Henry takes the meaning figuratively, thinking he simply needs to have a strong belief, but Pan clears up the misunderstanding. When Henry asks what will happen to him after sacrificing his heart, Pan talks about the legacy he'll be leaving behind as a great hero, but then admits the greater price is not being able to leave the island. Henry is willing to make the sacrifice, so Pan magically enchants his hand. With encouragement, Henry reaches to take out his own heart, which Emma, Mr. Gold, Neal and Regina rush up just in time to witness. They plead to Henry that Pan is feeding him lies. For a moment, Henry considers it, even though Pan presses that his family is lying because they don't want him to give up his own heart for the greater good. Henry chooses to disobey his family and shoves the heart into Pan's chest. As Henry collapses, Pan gains what he always wanted—the heart of the truest believer.
Pan relishes in the fact Henry gave him his heart out of free will while also revealing to Emma, Neal and Regina that Mr. Gold is now trapped within Pandora's Box. Emma nicks Pan with her sword, though he flies off shortly after to his "thinking tree" at Pixie Woods. He leaves the box out in open sight as a trap when Emma, Mary Margaret and Regina arrive, to which they are ensnared to a tree by vines. Pan muses about the importance of the "thinking tree" to him as he abandoned his child at the same place, and acknowledges to them that Mr. Gold as his son. The trio are unable to free themselves and are further warned by Pan that the tree will attack people who feel regret. Pan pushes Emma towards that emotion by detailing the disappointment he feels in Henry's heart, which is currently in his own chest, every time she let him down. When Mary Margaret intervenes, he berates her actions of abandoning Emma for twenty-eight years. However, the only one who cares naught for anything Pan has to say is Regina. She admits to having done the most vile and cruel things to people, but is filled with no regrets in the least since it got her Henry. Regina snaps herself and her allies free from the tree to tear out Henry's heart from his chest. Pan collapses out of weakness as Regina also picks up the box. Though beaten, he is not yet finished and materializes below deck on the Jolly Roger after Henry's heart has been restored to him. He threatens the boy with a dagger and moves to take his heart again, but a spell prevents him from pulling it out. Not ready to give up, Pan begins ripping out Henry's shadow until a recently freed Mr. Gold opens Pandora's Box to suck him in. Moments before he is taken into the box, Pan continues to cling onto Henry's shadow. Unseen to Mr. Gold, Pan secretly exchanges bodies with Henry. As Henry, he leaves for the upper level of the ship as they are flying back to Storybrooke and offers a disenchanted Felix a plate of food. Felix pushes him away until Henry gives proof of himself as Pan.
Peter Pan also appears in books. A series of books created by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry was published by Hyperion Books: Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, and Bridge to Neverland.
- "Why?... Why?... Why?... Why?... What! Why?"
- "She says you're a big, ugly girl."
- "Oh she's just jealous. That's how all girls get around me."
- "You're sure not Wendy!"
- "If you're Wendy's daughter, you're gonna love it here!"
- "There it is, Wendy! Second star to the right, and straight on till morning."
- "Be brave, men! Don't let them see you cry!"
Once Upon a Time
- "When we're finished you won't just feel like an orphan. You'll be one."
Video Game Appearances
Being the lead character from one of Disney's most memorable films, Peter has appeared in an ample amount of video games including Peter Pan: The Legend of Never Land and Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land. Peter also has an add-on costume in the game Disney Universe. Peter is set to appear in the upcoming Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion. Although Peter Pan does not actually appear in Epic Mickey, a version of him called Pete Pan is portrayed by Pete in the Pirates of the Wasteland segment of the game.
In the game, the Disney Villains stole and changed the ending of their stories so that they would succeed. Captain Hook stole Peter's story changing Peter into an elderly man so he is unable to battle. Jiminy Cricket and the game's player arrive to battle Hook in Peter's place. Once defeated, they restore the story reverting Peter to his original age.
Peter Pan first appears in Kingdom Hearts in Neverland, and joins Sora's party in search of Wendy and save her from the grip of Captain Hook. He helps Sora, Donald, and Goofy in their search for King Mickey, Riku, and Kairi, though he claims to do it only for Wendy. When they find Wendy, he becomes sympathetic to Sora, and returns to help fight Captain Hook after taking Wendy to safety. Once the captain is defeated, they go to Clock Tower, where Sora seals the keyhole and Peter sends Tinker Bell to accompany Sora on his journey, making her a summon ally.
In Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Peter Pan appears as a figment of Sora's memories. He tries to save Wendy from Captain Hook, in which he succeeds.
Peter Pan returns in Kingdom Hearts II as a summon after Sora obtains the Feather Charm. The Feather Charm is only obtainable during the second visit to Port Royal after defeating the Grim Reaper Heartless for the first time.
Peter Pan returns ten years before Kingdom Hearts in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. He encounters Terra on Skull Rock, where Terra attacks him, Captain Hook having tricked him into believing Peter Pan had stolen his treasure. They continue until the Lost Boys appear and clear up the misunderstanding. Unversed then attack, but Terra fights them off. Later, Peter comes into contact with Ventus, who has just defeated Hook in battle and whom leaves a wooden keyblade in Peter's treasure chest so that they may remember them. Later on, Peter meets Aqua, who finds their treasure map. Peter makes Aqua the leader of the group to find their treasure, which Hook has stolen again. When Aqua finds the wooden keyblade, Peter tells her that Ven left it there.
During the end credits, Peter is shown having stolen Hook's hat after recovering their treasure.
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Peter appears as a meet-and-greet character outside his attraction in Fantasyland. Within his attraction's mini-game, Lost Boy Cubby has been kidnapped by Captain Hook, so Peter journeys to London to recruit the player to help him. They fly to Never Land where they battle the pirates and then fly around the pirate ship to distract the pirates so that Tinker Bell can free Cubby.
Peter also takes part in the Mickey's Soundsational Parade mini-game.
Peter also gives several missions to the player throughout the game, including one that involves finding his shadow. At one point, Peter and the player plan on sword-fighting with Hook and to do so, the player must pull out the legendary Sword in the Stone. After the sword is retrieved, Peter briefly trains the player to make sure they're prepared.
Peter appears in the Disney parks around the world as a meetable character. He is usually seen along with Wendy, and acts less pompous as he did in the film to better interact with guests. Peter is also a character featured in the show "Believe" on board the Disney Dream cruise ship.
Back To Neverland
This theme park theatrical cartoon was produced by Walt Disney Studios, BRC Imagination Arts in 1989 for The Magic of Disney Animation and featuring Tourist/Lost Boy, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Crocodile, and reporter Walter Cronkite (thought Wendy and the mermaids are mentioned by Robin near the end). A tourist in a Goofy hat (the actor Robin Williams) is magically transformed into a cartoon "lost boy" so that he can learn firsthand how animation is produced (beforehand, Robin mentions that Peter Pan is his favorite Disney movie and that his favorite scene is when they fly over London). One of the first things that occurs is Tinker Bell using her pixie dust to transport Robin into a recording studio, in which he compares her to Barbara Streisand. Little Robin is happy about his transformation until his host- Walter Cronkite- drops him into a background painting of a pirate ship. Robin encounters Captain Hook himself, who wants to know where Peter Pan is hiding. Tinker Bell and the Crocodile show up and help save little Robin from the notorious pirate captain. After defeating him, Peter recognizes Robin and invites him to fly with him in Never Land.
Peter is the lead character in the nighttime spectacular in Disneyland Paris. Here, Peter and Wendy are about to take a flight together when Peter's shadow unleashes some of the magic from the Second Star to the Right. Soon enough, the shadow is captured by some of the Disney Villains, led by Captain Hook. With the help of Tinker Bell, Peter is able to defeat the goons, save his shadow, and restore the star's magic.
Peter appears as an audio animatronic in the dark ride featured in most Disney Parks based on his film.
Peter Pan appears in the computer animated show in Disney's Mickey's PhilharMagic. In the show, Peter sprinkles pixie dust on Donald, giving him the ability to fly.
Peter appears in the Pirate segment of Dream Along with Mickey at the Magic Kingdom theme park. Here, he and Wendy show Donald and Goofy the dreams of adventure. He also battles Captain Hook in a sword fight and reappears during the grand finale.
- Even though his film was a success, Peter Pan was not one of Walt Disney's favorite characters because he felt Pan was too immature and cold. This is less prevalent in the Disney parks, however, to enable better interaction between park guests and fellow characters, but he still does not like to be kissed by girls most of the time.
- Peter's current voice actor for the Kingdom Hearts video games is Christopher Steele. Blayne Weaver reprized his role as the voice of Pan in Kinect Disneyland Adventures, however.
- Peter Pan in the Disney movie is one of the few adaptations of the J.M. Barrie play where he is played by a male actor. In most versions he is played by a female actress to resemble the pre-pubescent vocal styles and build of a young boy.
- In Never Land you never grow up. It is never confirmed how long Peter's been on the island or his actual age. It could be possible (but highly unlikely) that Peter's hundreds or thousands of years old.
- Peter Pan is the first Disney hero of (probably) young age to wield a weapon.
- Peter Pan is the only Disney hero who can physically fly.
- James M. Barrie had two inspirations for Peter Pan's name. The first is the mischievous Greek God, "Pan." Peter's other namesake was Peter Llewelyn-Davies, who was one of the sons of his friend Sylvia Llewelyn-Davies. Peter and his brothers were the basis for Peter Pan and the Lost Boys.
- Peter Pan was nominated for AFI's 100 Year...100 Hero and Villain list, one of the three animated heroes and one of three Disney heroes, along with Buzz Lightyear, Mary Poppins and Belle. Unfortunately, none of them made the cut.
- Peter Pan is an inspiration for NiGHTS (from the series of the same name) and Link (from The Legend of Zelda series):
- Link has a similar outfit and a fairy companion. He also lives in a forest just like Peter's hideout with a group of woodland people, he also has pointy ears like an elf, his world also has pirates just like Peter's world. Link even has a voice similar to Peter's in the CD-i games.
- NiGHTS has a typical mischievous child's personality, and doesn't like being told what to do and can be a little rude at times. Visitors go to his/her world at night when it's time for bed, just like the story of Peter Pan. NiGHTS can fly like Peter too. He/She often bows when greeting people, and plays a mouth instrument: an invisible flute just like Peter's panpipe, and when (s)he flies, NiGHTS leaves a trail of stars behind that is similar to pixie dust. Additionally, in the movie Never Land is a world supposedly dreamed up by Wendy Darling on a night her parents are attending an important party (George and Mary return home from their party on the same night they leave for their party, to find Wendy asleep at the window and John and Michael still asleep in their beds, implying that she dreamed it all up); Nightopia is clearly a dream world as well, accessible only by a human (known in-game as a "visitor") falling asleep in the real world. The town Bellbridge from the second game also resembles London during the Edwardian era, and Helen Cartwright's bedroom has casement windows, hardwood flooring and wallpaper much like the nursery, but there is no purple carpeting and the room is significantly smaller and has a different design. Upon closer inspection, the wallpaper has the exact same vertical pattern as the nursery's, and when the room is brightened with light it even has the same colors. Additionally, one of the official artworks for the game has NiGHTS, Helen and a boy named William Taylor flying above Bellbridge much like Peter and the Darling children flying over London. The opening title sequence of the second game reveals all the above facts, and reveals that Nightopia has locations very similar to those of Never Land and more. Both of the playable characters in the second game also have British accents.
- On Teen Titans and its spin-off Teen Titans Go!, Starfire (as well as other Tamaraneans) can fly under her own power, without the aid of wings or any other applications. In space, this flight can achieve speeds much faster than light. It is said that this is used by feeling great happiness, much like how Peter flies. This makes sense, because Hynden Walch (the voice actress for Starfire), now does the voice of Wendy.
- This is the first incarnation of the character to be portrayed by a male actor. All previous versions had him portrayed by a female.
- Not counting Mr. and Mrs. Darling, Peter Pan ironically enough, is the only character in the film that doesn't sing. He does however, sing for the first time in House of Mouse, in the episode "Donald Wants to Fly," and also sings in Peter Pan Returns.
- According to James Barrie, the depiction of Peter Pan as "the boy who wouldn't grow up" was the result of him when he was younger hearing that his friend's older brother had drowned in a lake covered by thin ice to save him from doing the same. The exact same backstory was used to create that of Jack Frost's in the 2012 DreamWorks animated film Rise of the Guardians.
- For Once Upon a Time his casting call, using the codename "Rufio," describes him as "in his teens, and is a mischievous and devious Lost Boy."
- ↑ Peter von Brown's analysis of the end of the 1953 Peter Pan Disney movie, and basically all versions of the Peter Pan story
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- ↑ http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/06/once-upon-time-episode-301-recurring.html
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