Peter Pan flew into our hearts Feb. 5 1953, 64 years years ago. It was based on the 1904 play by Sir J.M. Barrie.
As young boys Walt and Roy Disney saw a touring version of the plain in 1913 in their hometown of Marceline, Missouri…where later Walt played the starring role of Peter Pan in a school play.
Peter Pan is one of the few films that included the work by all “Nine old men” the original Disney animator. Actor Hand Corned not only provided the voice of Captain Hook as well as Mr. darling, he also acted in reference footage that was filmed to guide the animators.
Happy Anniversary to the boy who doest grow up. I know the will be brining many happy thoughts to many more generations.