Disney’s PETER PAN Continues to Inspire as it Reaches 65th Anniversary

Disney’s PETER PAN Continues to Inspire as it Reaches 65th Anniversary

Written by Jesus Figueroa

A new generation gets to dive into the fantastical world of “Peter Pan” with the 65th anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection available now on Blu-ray and digital.

Throughout the years the three main iconic characters have captured the attention of Peter Pan fans – Peter Pan, Wendy Darling and Tinker Bell.

Voice and live-action model of Wendy Darling Kathryn Beaumont and author and historian of Tinker Bell Mindy Johnson shared some memories of being charmed by the book and then being engulfed once again in the story when Disney made it into a feature animated film.

Beaumont said she was thrilled to work with Walt Disney Animation Studios because they were giving women proper roles with depth to their character in a time when not many studios were.

Many scenes from the movie have been paid homage to in different tellings of the story as well as when paying homage to the original, but the opening scene causes a younger audience to get full of wonder.

As Peter chases his shadow around Wendy’s room coming to the climax as he finally meets Wendy the magical nature of the scene brings joy and curiosity to a young audience.

Johnson said that its easy for children to find the wonder in the scene because they are looking at it through fresh eyes and a young adventurous spirit, so even as it can become less thrilling for adults, there is still an incredible sense of magic and room for curiosity.

With such a timeless classic storyline such as Peter Pan which started off as a fairytale and continued on to a beloved animated film by Disney brings the story to different generations.

Even with the different tellings of the story, the essence and nature of the story continues on. It brings joy and a sense of wonder to children as well as a reminder to fans of the magical wonder the story presents.

Beaumont said that she had been brought up knowing the story and being a part of the history of Peter Pan was an honor.

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PETER PAN | Activity Pages | On Digital May 29 & Blu-ray June 5


Experience the Magic of Disney’s Beloved Flight of Fantasy:
“Peter Pan” Soars Into the Walt Disney Signature Collection
on Digital May 29 and on Blu-ray™ June 5

image001In celebration of the 65th anniversary, and the Digital/Blu-ray™ release, you can download and print these special PETER PAN activity pages for you and/or your little ones!

SYNOPSIS: In “Peter Pan,” fantastic adventures await the Darling children—Wendy, John and Michael—when Peter Pan, the hero of their stories, whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land.  After flying with Peter and the delightfully impish Tinker Bell past the “second star to the right and straight on till morning,” they explore the enchanted island and Peter’s secret hideout with the Lost Boys, and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous villain Captain Hook.

“Peter Pan” is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

For more information regarding bonus features that will accompany the Digital and Blu-ray release of PETER PAN, check out the original post HERE.

Feel free to download and print out these special PETER PAN activity pages & make sure to tag me in them online!