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6634.8 #24 DL Qual #9 2-5-13 11:01AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, Feb 5th, 1953. Peter Pan (based on James M. Barrie's 1904 story) opens @ the Roxy Theatre in New York City. Peter Pan was one of Walt Disneys' very favorite stories. Originally Walt had intended for Peter Pan to be his 2nd animated film following "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". But, ultimately it was Disneys' 14th animated feature film. Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske. The film features the voices of Bobby Driscoll (as Peter) & Kathryn Beaumont (as Wendy Darling). Did you know Tink was based off of a real person? Indeed she was! Contrary to some rumors swirling around that Tinker Bell’s design was based on Marilyn Monroe, Tink was in fact drawn from the mannerisms, actions, & poses of the 22-year-old Margaret Kerry. (Pictured below along w/ the original movie poster). In addition, Margaret was the voice for the red-haired mermaid in the Neverland lagoon scenes. This will be the final Disney animated feature released through RKO, as Walt Disney will establish his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution, by the end of 1953. Have you seen this film? What is your favorite part? Who is your favorite character & why? As always, thanks for reading!
What a fantastic movie this was. Such adventure and playfulness. Wendy is pretty sweet and I liked how she also spoke Alice in Alice in Wonderland. I liked that they used the same actors. You didn't have to be a huge somebody to be a voice character back then. Thanks for the lesson today! - misschurro   10106.4 #12 2-5-13 11:12AM Like(3)  Reply
Oh, and I love how it inspired such an awesome attraction at Disneyland. I have yet to be in front of it and hear the children playing in the nursery. - misschurro  10106.4 #12 2-5-13 11:14AM
To be a voice character on a Disney movie would be epic! I can't wait to buy my copy on DVD. Lets go on this attraction together your next trip. 😊You must hear those cute voices outside! - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:17PM
Sounds fantastic to me!! - misschurro  10106.4 #12 2-5-13 1:28PM
Funny that you mentioned Alice. Recently saw that movie with my 4 yr old & she recognized "Wendy's" voice right away! :) - MissAmericaSings  538.4 #457 2-5-13 2:38PM
Aww. How cute :) - misschurro  10106.4 #12 2-5-13 2:42PM
and funny how the art work for the poster is very different looking than the characters in the movie. - misschurro  10106.4 #12 2-5-13 8:28PM
My absolutely favorite Disney classic film! Thank you, Duchess, for this wonderful history lesson! It's so nice to learn things about Disney people and movies that we didn't know before. I just love the music in this movie. When I hear it, I don't know why, but it just brings me back to my childhood with very warm feelings, and I just really want to watch the movie again! In fact, I think I will put this on this afternoon when my little one is home from school. The perfect post-Disneyland treat! Thank you!! - MacaronMerida   4754.8 #39 2-5-13 12:36PM Like(1)  Reply
Yes! The music is the best! -  1685.3 #124 2-5-13 1:40PM
second star to the right & straight on till morning!! - Stitch_Legacy   5143.8 #34 2-5-13 11:05AM Like  Reply
::pictures Stitch in tights and his hands on his hips:: ::shakes head:: 🙈😂 - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 12:32PM
Yesss!! - jimmycortez08   147.7 #2935 2-5-13 11:07AM Like  Reply
My favorite Disney film! My brother and I wore out our VHS growing up. Love all things Peter Pan. Thanks Duchess!! - MousekaNinja   422.4 #618 2-5-13 11:12AM Like  Reply
Hahaha we did too! Can't wait to get a copy of the DVD this week! It's been too long since I've seen it! Thank YOU! - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:04PM
Just think of any little happy thought! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm   367.6 #728 2-5-13 11:12AM Like  Reply
✨✨✨✨✨ (pixie dust) - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:05PM
Did you know that Kathryn Beaumont is also the voice for Alice in Alice in Wonderland? - BaseballMickey   9258.0 #14 2-5-13 11:12AM Like  Reply
I had forgotten that! Thanks for adding! Hope you have a great day! - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:15PM
I love Smee! And great info as always Duchess!! - hatgal76   452.2 #576 2-5-13 11:15AM Like  Reply
"And he would've had you by now, Captain, if he hadn't swallowed that alarm clock. But now, when he's about, he'd warn you, as you might say, with his tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock." - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:21PM
Ok, I love when Peter Pan makes Captain Hook say, "I'm a cod fish!", but my mostest, bestest, favoritest character is Tinker Bell!!! Did you know that Tink doesn't speak a word in the film? And thank you for spelling her name properly.. with 2 words! I did know about the Marilyn Monroe rumor. That always puzzled me. Tink looks nothing like her. Another fond memory is when Tink is showing Captain Hook the way to Peter Pan's hideout using ink and walking on his map, she makes a path of tiny foot prints. Or how about when Michael repeats back what John says... but in simpler terms. So many good parts of this movie. Thank you again SMK for a Disney History classic! You're awesome! - MyPark   1298.8 #166 2-5-13 11:17AM Like  Reply
and with all the tinker bell films and popularty I would love to see disney do an animated versions of tinkerbell meets peter pan - pikaplaid  8343.8 #16 2-5-13 11:25AM
You thanked duchess for spelling Tinker Bell correctly but you misspelled it! Sorry, I just had to point that out, it made me giggle -  1685.3 #124 2-5-13 12:01PM
I know.. I erased an L by mistake. And for some reason, the Edit function is not functioning. - MyPark  1298.8 #166 2-5-13 12:01PM
Fixed.. edit can be done from the Detail screen! - MyPark  1298.8 #166 2-5-13 12:28PM
You picked some great parts! I LOVE the footprints on the map part myself! Thanks for sharing my friend! - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:24PM
Wow did not know all of that. Also I have not seen Peter Pan (please go easy on me lol) I will be seeing it tonight though. Thanks for the class this morning :) - RickChavez   3685.6 #52 2-5-13 11:20AM Like  Reply
I havnt either - Hendizl  2956.8 #60 2-5-13 11:21AM
WHAT? Peter Pan's Flight must make no sense then... LOL! - MyPark  1298.8 #166 2-5-13 11:21AM
Rick and Hendizl !!!??? Really?! You were deprived as children I tell you! 😩 Hope you both get to see it soon! - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:25PM
And because the rights was donated away to the gosh so many variations of peter pan have emerged in many media platforms and plays.There has been expanded storylines outside of disney where he let neverland and grew up (Hook) or how peter pan and neverland came to be in Neverland a tv series. Peter pan is so popular that seven bronze statues are shown in public art one is in Texas-Info by wikipedia. Disney's peter pan is adorable and witty and a sequal peter pan 2 with wendy's daughter continues disneys version.Our Peter pan attraction in dl is the shortest of the resort attractions at about 45 seconds and the blocks inside the nursery do change to spell peter pan,I think disney and there one average the attraction rarely under 30 minutes but it a fun ride they are alot of secrects in this attraction like it uses the most led light for the star and I read there a hidden mickey in the london room bt I have never seen it . - pikaplaid   8343.8 #16 2-5-13 11:22AM Like  Reply
It's a silloette of Mickey walking- on the tower of Big Ben :) - WendyLVSNana  90.2 #3987 2-5-13 11:33AM
will try to find it thanks for the info - pikaplaid  8343.8 #16 2-5-13 11:41AM
Great info pikarich! Thank you! - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:27PM
Good morning indeed! - NotSoDapperDan   323.9 #905 2-5-13 11:26AM Like  Reply
Teehee! She's not hard on the eyes is she? - Duchess_SMK  6634.8 #24 2-5-13 1:31PM
Wow, that poster is amazing! Fascinating as always Duchess. Great update. - RapunzelledColey   148.9 #2920 2-5-13 11:31AM Like  Reply
Good Morning! Great info! I learned something new today! - Armenda   1186.0 #186 2-5-13 11:34AM Like  Reply
I was actually wondering when they left RKO and finally had Buena Vista Distribution! Haha thanks for all the info! - sleepyhead_CM   596.5 #403 2-5-13 11:36AM Like  Reply
Thank you for the fun facts!!! Love this movie! My husbands favorite - mcramos925   483.1 #519 2-5-13 11:43AM Like  Reply
Me favorite part is when Peter Pan tells Wendy that girls talk too much and she agrees! Funny stuff! And Smee is just funny altogether. -   1685.3 #124 2-5-13 12:04PM Like  Reply
For me, I love the crocodile. It makes me smile every time the ticking of the clock starts and his eyes bounce up and down and the tip of his tail ticks back and forth :) - ribidib   1188.0 #185 2-5-13 12:20PM Like  Reply
As for the movie itself, me and my girlfriend got to see the special d23 screening in San Francisco and the new remastered version is beautiful, the colors are so vibrator(haha just kidding!) and the sound is amazing. - ribidib  1188.0 #185 2-5-13 12:43PM
I've been waiting for this all year!(: thank you darling!!! - AvidDisneyThrifter220   1405.6 #156 2-5-13 12:26PM Like  Reply
:-) - PrincessDuckie   963.5 #237 2-5-13 1:05PM Like  Reply
Buying it on Blu-ray today! - ima-pirateswife   847.5 #267 2-5-13 1:06PM Like  Reply
Love love love this movie. My son watches it nightly while running around the house reciting lines from the movie.. Hes so obsessed its adorable ( Im sure you can tell by my default) his favorite part is where captain hook almost gets eaten by tic toc lol - DisneyMe2Death   875.0 #258 2-5-13 1:32PM Like  Reply
I believe I saw her (Margaret Kerry) at wondercon last year. - bluefairy   643.8 #372 2-5-13 7:59PM Like  Reply
One of my all time fave Disney movies!! I love everything about it and the attraction is one of my whole family's favorites as well. Thanks for this post Duchess, made me smile and I really needed that tonight! 😊 - MinnieMousewife   928.2 #245 2-5-13 8:18PM Like  Reply
Thanks for the post Duchess. Love the new picture also! - dolewhip4me   231.4 #1751 2-5-13 8:24PM Like  Reply
I would watch this everyday when I was little. I think I would watch it before I took a nap haha. Love this movie so much!! - Scrumpy_N_PansShadow   37.0 #5908 2-5-13 8:29PM Like  Reply