Peter Pan

Peter Pan
Peter Pan
  • G
  • 1h 17m
  • 1953
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Bid your cares goodbye as Wendy and her brothers embark on fantastic adventures with the hero of their bedtime stories…Peter Pan! With faith, trust and Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, Peter teaches them how to fly and leads them to the “second star to the right” and beyond…to Never Land!

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Common Sense Says
Stereotypes mar otherwise jaunty Disney adventure classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Peter Pan is Disney's classic take on J.M. Barrie's story of the Boy Who Won't Grow Up. It's both a tale of magic and imagination and occasionally a disturbing, violent story of what happens when kids must fend for themselves. There are some very dated racist and sexist stereotypes and themes -- from the "What Makes the Red Man Red" song and the depiction of Big Chief and his tribe to the way all the girls are jealous of each other and Peter's affections. Peter even says "Girls talk too much," and Captain Hook alludes to how "jealous girls" are easy to trick. These cultural relics weren't seen as a problem when the movie came out, but they certainly are now; if you can discuss them with your kids afterward, you can still enjoy the way Wendy reminds all the Lost Boys that they do need mothering and that growing up means taking responsibility.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:July 14, 1989
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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