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Peter Pan is a successful multi-billion dollar franchise from The Walt Disney Company. The original 1953 film Peter Pan has made way for a sequel, spin-off franchises, video games and several other merchandise.


Peter Pan was the original film of the franchise. it was produced by Walt Disney and directed by ClydeGeronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske. It was based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the fourteenth film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and was originally released on February 5, 1953 by RKO Pictures. Peter Pan is the final Disney animated feature released through RKO before Walt Disney's founding of his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution, later in 1953 after the film was released. Peter Pan is also the final Disney film in which all nine members of Disney's Nine Old Men worked together as directing animators. The film was released into theaters February 5, 1953

Return to Never Land is the theatrical sequel to the first film. It is a 2002 American animated film produced by DisneyToon Studios in Sydney, Australia and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Robin Budd and Donovan Cook. It was released February 15, 2002.

Tinker Bell is the direct-to-video prequel to the first film directed by Bradley Raymond and produced by Jeannine Roussel. Unlike Disney's two Peter Pan films featuring the character, which were produced primarily using traditional animation, Tinker Bell was produced using digital 3D modeling. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Walt Disney Home Video on September 18, 2008. This film would later spawn a spin-off franchise to Peter Pan including 2009's Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, 2010's Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, 2012's Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings, 2014's Tinker Bell and The Pirate Fairy and Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.

Television Series

Jake and the Neverland Pirates is an animated children series based off the film starring pirates Jake, Izzy and Cubby and stars Captain Hook and Mr. Smee as the main antagonists and Tick-Tock the Crocodile appeared this show too. The series premiered on Disney Junior at 8:30am on February 14, 2011. It's premiere episode was Hide the Hideout. The series was created by Bob Gannaway and directed by Howy Parkins. It has a short program called Playing with Skully that premiered on September 19, 2012.


Disney's Villains' Revenge is a point-and-click computer game released by Disney Interactive in 1999. In the game, Captain Hook has changed the original Peter Pan story. Hook transformed Peter into an aged and weak man. The player sword fights Hook and rescues Peter.

Return to Neverland is a game for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance and was published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Crawfish Interactive. Tinker Bell has been kidnapped, so you've got to rescue her and all of the Lost Boys spread throughout levels in the game. Fly and fight Captain Hook's henchmen to rescue Tink. Find power-ups, find secret items and unlock scenes from the film

Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land is a PC video game released February 14, 2003. In the game Peter Pan goes on an adventure through Never Land in search of treasure but Captain Hook is after the same treasure. All Never Land's inhabitants from the original film appear in the game.

Peter Pan: The Legend of Never Land is a PlayStation 2 video game, based on Peter Pan, released on October 25, 2005. In the game Captain Hook has discovered the island's magical secret and plots to rid Never Land of its enchanting Pixie dust. This spells danger for Peter Pan in this all-new action adventure.

Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy Darling, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Lost Boys and the Crocodile all appear in the popular Disney/Sqaure's Kingdom Hearts video game series. The characters inhabit the world of Never Land while Peter appears as a party member and later summon, Captain Hook appears as a boss for the world.

The New Adventures of Peter Pan is a 2013 CGI cartoon by DQ Entertainment, the same company that helped produce Casper Scare Schooland Iron Man: Armored AdventuresIt is produced by Tapaas Charavarti and directed by Augusto Zanovello.Set in the 21st Century, the story revolves around a more modern incarnation of the Darling family (smart phones and laptops both make appearances in the London segments). The story alternates between modern London and the ageless Neverland, and the Darlings travelling back and forth between the two.

Other Media

Peter and other characters appear in the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts around the world as meetable characters. In Disneyland, Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Paris, Peter and the characters are the star of Peter Pan's Flight attraction. They also appear in Fantasmic!, Mickey's PhilharMagic, Dream Along With Mickey. Captain Hook appears in Magic, Music and Mayhem fireworks show as well as Disney Villains Mix and Mingle at Halloween time. Jake and the Never Land Pirates can be seen in Disney Junior Live in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Tinker Bell is the star of the Disney Fairies franchise revolving Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. Several books have been released telling stories of Tinker Bell's adventures. Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Smee, the pirates and the crocodile also appear in some of the books.

Common Elements

Plot Elements

In Edwardian London, in the neighborhood of Bloomsbury, George and Mary Darling's preparations to attend a party are disrupted by the antics of the boys, John and Michael, acting out a story about Peter Pan and the pirates that was told to them by their older sister, Wendy. Their father angrily declares that Wendy has gotten too old to continue staying in the nursery with them, and it's time for her to grow up. That night they are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself, who teaches them to fly with the help of his pixie friend, Tinker Bell, and takes them with him to the island of Never Land.

A ship of pirates is anchored off Never Land, commanded by Captain Hook with his sidekick Mr. Smee. Hook boldly plots to take revenge upon Peter Pan for cutting off his hand, but he trembles when the crocodile that ate it arrives; it now stalks him hoping to taste more. The crew's restlessness is interrupted by the arrival of Peter and the Darlings. The children easily evade them, and despite a trick by jealous Tinker Bell to have Wendy killed, they meet up with the Lost Boys: six lads in animal-costume pajamas, who look to Peter as their leader. John and Michael set off with the Lost Boys to find the island's Indians, who instead capture them, believing them responsible for taking the chief's daughter Tiger Lily.

Meanwhile, Peter takes Wendy to see the mermaids, where they see that Hook and Smee have captured Tiger Lily, to coerce her into revealing Peter's hideout. Peter and Wendy free her, and Peter is honored by the tribe. Hook then plots to take advantage of Tinker Bell's jealousy of Wendy, tricking her into revealing the location of Peter's lair. The pirates lie in wait and capture the Lost Boys and the Darlings as they exit, leaving behind a time bomb to kill Peter. Tinker Bell learns of the plot just in time to snatch the bomb from Peter as it explodes.

Peter rescues Tinker Bell from the rubble and together they confront the pirates, releasing the children before they can be forced to walk the plank. Peter engages Hook in single combat as the children fight off the crew, and finally succeeds in humiliating the captain. Hook and his crew flee, with the crocodile in hot pursuit. Peter gallantly commandeers the deserted ship, and with the aid of Tinker Bell's pixie dust, flies it to London with the children aboard.

Mr. and Mrs. Darling return home from the party to find Wendy not in her bed, but sleeping at the open window; John and Michael are asleep in their beds. Wendy wakes and excitedly tells about their adventures. The parents look out the window and see what appears to be a pirate ship in the clouds. Mr. Darling, who has softened his position about Wendy staying in the nursery, recognizes it from his own childhood, as it breaks up into clouds itself.

In Return to Never Land, Wendy's daughter Jane is kidnapped by Captain Hook and rescued by Peter Pan but he finds that she is the opposite of Wendy being very practical and serious. Peter and the Lost Boys work hard to bring out her inner child.

The Tinker Bell films focus on Tinker Bell's life and experiences before she met Peter Pan. It shows her birth and how she became the successful fairy she is today as well as introducing some of her friends such as Iridessa and Silvermist. Later in Secret of the Wings when Tink and Periwinkle meet, their wings begin to glow, just like when Tink first crosses the border. The keeper, whews name turns out to be Dewey, discovers that Tink and Peri were born from the same laugh, thus making them sisters. In the The Pirate Fairy Rosetta tells everyone she cracked an egg, which hatches. Since she was the first sight he saw, the baby crocodile gives her a kiss and a hug, believing she is his mother. A young Captain Hook, then known as James the Cabin Boy, meets a rougish, talented pixie-dust fairy (named Zarina), that has betrayed Pixie Hollow (the homeland of Tinker Bell and the fairies of Neverland) and left to live amongst the pirates, befriending James once she does. James, himself, poses as a benevolent lad who appreciates Zarina, unlike the rest of her former friends. Zarina is known to be one of the most intelligent fairies in Pixie Hollow, and despite being a dust-keeper fairy (a fairy who harvests pixie dust for other fairies to use) she proves to be an amazing innovator, figuring out ways to make various forms of pixie dust with varying abilities, such as the powerfully dangerous ability to switch fairy talents, as well as create her very own pixie dust, though that trick requires the use of the mystic blue pixie dust, which Zarina steals and brings to James and his crew as part of their plan to create their own Pixie Dust Tree, that'll generate an endless supply of pixie dust, enabling the pirates with the ability to fly, thus advancing their goals in plundering the seven seas and beyond to become wealthy beyond their wildest dreams, much like any pirate. After James meets his defeat at the hands of Tinker Bell and her Pixie Hollow friends. Smee is seen sailing on a ship where he spots James stranded in the middle of the NeverSea. After spotting the washed up captain, Smee compliments the hook he's carrying around (alluding the iconic hook he'll one day gain), to which James replies by furiosly demanding Smee rescues him. Being that Smee was absent during the rest of the movie, it is highly possible this is the moment in which he and Captain Hook meet for the first time. Unlike Hook, however, Smee's appearance hasn't altered whatsoever, revealing he's far beyond Hook in terms of age.

Cast and Characters

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  • N/A indicates the character did not speak.
Character Films TV Shows Others
Peter Pan Return to Never Land Tinker Bell films Jake and the Never Land Pirates House of Mouse Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Mickey's House of Villains
Peter Pan Bobby Driscoll Blayne Weaver *** Adam Wiley Blayne Weaver
Tinker Bell N/A Mae Whitman N/A
Wendy Darling Kathryn Beaumont Kath Soucie
Harriet Owen
America Young Maia Mitchell N/A
Michael Darling Tommy Luske *** Colby Mulgrew N/A
John Darling Paul Collins *** Elliot Reeve N/A
Captain Hook Hans Conried Corey Burton Tom Hiddleston Corey Burton
Mr. Smee Bill Thompson Jeff Bennett N/A
The Crocodile N/A Dee Bradley Baker N/A *** N/A
Lost Boys Robert Ellis
Stuffy Singer
Jeffrey Silver
Jonny McGovern
Spencer Breslin
Quinn Beswick
Bradley Pierce
Aaron Spann
*** N/A ***
Hook's Pirates Bill Thompson Jeff Bennett *** N/A *** N/A
Indians Candy Candido
Corinne Orr
Mermaids June Foray
Connie Hilton
Margaret Kerry
Karen Kester
N/A *** N/A ***
Jane *** Harriet Owen ***
Silvermist *** Lucy Liu ***
Rosetta *** Kristin Chenoweth
Megan Hilty
Iridessa *** Raven-Symoné ***
Fawn *** America Ferrera
Angela Bartys
Ginnifer Goodwin
Vidia *** Pamela Adlon ***
Terence *** Jesse McCartney ***
Clank *** Jeff Bennett ***
Bobble *** Rob Paulsen ***
Blaze *** Eliza Pollack Zebert ***
Lizzy Griffiths *** Lauren Mote ***
Periwinkle *** Lucy Hale ***
Zarina *** Christina Hendricks ***
Pirates *** Mick Wingert
Kevin Michael Richardson
Jim Cummings
Carlos Ponce
Nyx *** Rosario Dawson ***
Jake *** Collin Ford ***
Izzy *** Madison Pettis ***
Cubby *** Jonathan Morgan Heit ***
Skully *** David Arquette ***
Sharky and Bones *** Loren Hoskins
Jeff Bennet
Marina *** Ariel Winter *** - Squaw June Foray

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Films: Peter Pan | Return to Never Land | Tink | Video | Peter Pan (live-action film)
Television: House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time
Specials: The Walt Disney Christmas Show
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
Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Adventure Isle | Back to Never Land | Disney Animation Building | It's a Small World | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Peter Pan's Flight | Skull Rock | Storybook Land Canal Boats
Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Dream Along with Mickey | Fantasmic! | Fantasy in the Sky | Following the Leader with Peter Pan | It's Party Time... with Mickey and Friends | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Make a Wish: Peter Pan to the Rescue | Once Upon a Time | One Man's Dream | One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! | Peter Pan El Rescate | Villains Tonight!
Restaurants: Captain Hook's Galley
Parade: Disney Cinema Parade | Disney Magic on Parade | Festival of Fantasy Parade | Disney Stars on Parade | Jubilation! | Main Street Electrical Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Paint The Night Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party | Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | The Villains World | Villains Mix and Mingle | Villains Night Out!
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration


Peter Pan: Peter Pan | Peter Pan's Shadow | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Micheal Darling | George Darling | Mary Darling | Nana | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Pirate Crew | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Lost Boys | Indian Chief | Tiger Lily | Indians | Mermaids
Return to Never Land: Edward | Jane | Danny | Nana II | Octopus


London | Bloomsbury, England, UK | Nursery | Big Ben | Neverland | The Jolly Roger | Mermaid Lagoon | Skull Rock | Indian Camp | Hangman's Tree


Peter Pan: 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 | Never Smile at a Crocodile
Return to Never Land: I'll Try | So to Be One of Us


Pixie Dust | Alarm Clock | Captain Hook's Hooks | Bomb

See Also

Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly! | Fairies | Disney Fairies | Jake and the Never Land Pirates

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Films: Tinker Bell | Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure | Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue | Pixie Hollow Games | Pixie Hollow Bake Off | Secret of the Wings | The Pirate Fairy | Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
Video Games: Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Just Dance: Disney Party | Disney Fairies Fly | Pixie Hollow (Fairies Online)
Books: Tales of Pixie Hollow | Disney Fairies (Graphic Novels) | The Never Girls | Disney Fairies: Chiisana Yousei Petite no Nikki
Soundtracks: Secret of the Wings (Soundtrack)

Disney Parks

Flights of Fantasy Parade | Main Street Electrical Parade | Paint The Night Parade | Pixie Hollow


Tinker Bell | Silvermist | Iridessa | Fawn | Rosetta | Vidia | Periwinkle | Zarina | Clank and Bobble | Terence | Queen Clarion | Fairy Mary | Fairy Gary | Leech | Grimsley | Elizabeth Griffiths | Dr. Griffiths | Mr. Twitches | Lyria | Glimmer | Rumble | Chloe | Blaze | Rani | Cheese | Prilla | Beck | Bess | Fira | Thistle | Spike | Gliss | Sled | Lord Milori | Dewey | Slush | Marina | Sweet Pea | James | Crocky | Gelata | Pirate Crew | Gruff | Nyx | Fury | Milori's Snowy Owl


Pixie Hollow | Neverland | London, England | Skull Rock


To the Fairies They Draw Near | To the Fairies They Draw Near (Part 2) | Fly to Your Heart | Fairy Tale Theatre | Gift of a Friend | How To Believe | Dig Down Deeper | The Great Divide | Who I Am | The Frigate That Flies | Float | Strange Sight | 1,000 Years | Coming Back (To Me) | Saved Me Again, You're Always By My Side | Rescue Me | Fawn's Animal Group Song

See Also

Moonstone | Mirror of Incanta | Pixie Dust | The Jolly Roger | Fairies | Alarm Clock

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Episode List) | Playing with Skully | Peter Pan Returns | Jake Saves Bucky | Never Land Rescue | Battle for the Book | Disney Junior Storybook Collection | Disney Junior Little Golden Book Library | Disney Junior DJ Shuffle | Disney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
Jake | Izzy | Cubby | Skully | Marina | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Sharky and Bones | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Pirate Princess | Bucky | Winger | Wise Old Parrot | Mama Hook | Captain Flynn | Peter Pan | Never Bird | Octopus | Lucille the Seal | Red Jessica | Sandy | Monkey | Patch the Pirate Pup | Peter's Shadow | Stormy | The Sea Witch‎‎ | Percy the Penguin | Misty the Wonderful Witch | Blinky | Brightly the Firefly | Cecilia | Purple Octopus | Snappy the Hermit Crab | The Seahorses | Camille | Gilly the Goldfish | Dragon | Sasha | Rosie | Ice Ogre | Slippery Serpent | Slink | Slink's Mother | Beatrice Le Beak | Fast Claw | Pip the Pirate Genie | The Sing-Songbird | Mermaids | Cornica | Flow the Dolphin | Golden Crocodile | Golden Squid | Harry | Tinker Bell | Queen Coralie | Bouncing Bumble Queen | Pirate Mummy | Captain Gizmo | King Crab | First-Mate Mollie | Brewster the Beast Trapper | The Singing Stones | Nanny Nell | Sand Serpent | Ogre Princess | Captain Treasure Tooth | Peg-Leg Peg | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | Nana | Finn the Mer-Boy | Electric Storm Eel | ShiverJack | Captain Buzzard Bones | Zongo the Pirate Monkey King | Lord Fathom | Strake | Top Bird | Swifty | Eagle-Eye | Talon | Grim Buccaneer | The Groogar
Pirate Island | Crocodile Creek | Neverland | The Jolly Roger | Mermaid Lagoon | Skull Rock | Tiki Forest | Crimson Isle | Island of Bell | Seahorse Shallows | Doubloon Lagoon | Pirate Princess Island | Chi-Chi-Chilly Canyon | Sailor's Swamp | Stink Pot Swamp | Skybird Island | Ha-Ha Hedges | Cattail Chasm | Pirate Putt-Putt Course | Batwing Bog | Windy Cove | Have a Banana Grove | Cranberry Bog | Butterfly Bluff | Coral Cove | Pirate's Plunge | Skull and Bones Rock | Sandbar Straits | The Pirate Pumpkin Patch | Blue Whale Way | Big Tree Forest | City of Gold | Never Land Desert | Fountain of Forever | Buccaneer's Bluff | Birdbath Bluff | Shipwreck Rock | Pirate Rock | Hidden Cove | Basketball court | Crystal Tunnel | Shipwreck Beach | Never Land Jungle | Never Peak | Belch Mountain | Valley of Shadows | Pirate Pyramid | Never Sea Twin Tunnel | Never Falls | Big Bug Valley | Rainbow Falls | Forever Tree | Buccaneer Bird Bluff | King Crab Island | Neptune City | Fa-La-La Falls | Pegleg Pond | Tiptoe Pass | London, England | Bloomsbury, England, UK | Big Ben | Nursery | Hangman's Tree | The Second Star to the Right
Yo Ho, Let's Go! | Yo Ho Mateys, Away | Well Done Crew | Aw Coconuts | Never Land Pirate Band | Captain Hook is a Cranky Crook | Castaway On Pirate Island | Hot Lava | Pirate Password | Bucky's Shanty | Roll Up the Map | What's Cookin' Smee? | Never Sky | Tick Tock Croc | Shipwreck Shuffle | Talk Like A Pirate | Trick or Treasure | Peter's Pirate Team | Blast You Peter Pan | I Can't Fly | Here We Go Yo Ho | I Can Fly | A Friend in Never Land | Belay | Hook's Hooks | Gold Doubloons | Work to Get Bucky | Our Ship Be Better | Hook on Ice! | Mama Hook | Pirate Rock Recipe | The Codfish Reel | Jolly Roger | Me Pirate Mom | Rattle Yer Bones | Hook's Hookity-Hook! | Spyglass | Putt Putt | The Legend of the Golden Smee | Where the Rainbow Lands | Pirate Island Hideout | Sea Legs | Swamp Stomp | Tiki Tree Limbo | Blue as the Deep Blue Sea | Fetch that Pirate Pup | Hammock Song | King Crab | Sneaky Le Beak | Down in the Bubbly Blue | Lead the Way Jake | What Be Your Treasure Wish | What Be Your Treasure Wish (Reprise) | Runaway Kitty | Sneezy Genie | X | Starfish Serenade | London Ahoy | Never Land Ahoy | Little Lobster Girl | Walkin' the Plank | I'm a Pirate Princess | Destroy the Book | Bucky Will Be Mine | The Legendary Captain Flynn
The Forever Sword | Pixie Dust | Team Treasure Chest | Fairy Rock | Rainbow Wand | Captain Hook's Hooks | Sword of Destiny | Never Sands of Time | Mega-Mecha Sword | The Golden Smee

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