Peter Pan (1953 movie)

1953 animated fantasy-adventure film by Disney

Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated movie. It was produced by Walt Disney. It is the 14th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It is based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It was first released on February 5, 1953 by RKO Pictures. Peter Pan is the last Disney animated movie released through RKO. Walt Disney then made his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution.

Peter Pan
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Directed byClyde Geronimi
Wilfred Jackson
Hamilton Luske
Produced byWalt Disney
Screenplay byMilt Banta
William Cottrell
Winston Hibler
Bill Peet
Erdman Penner
Joe Rinaldi
Ted Sears
Ralph Wright
Story byJ. M. Barrie (Play)
StarringBobby Driscoll
Kathryn Beaumont
Hans Conried
Paul Collins
Tommy Luske
Narrated byTom Conway
Music byOliver Wallace
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • February 5, 1953 (1953-02-05)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$4 million[1]
Box office$87,404,651[1]

It was released in 1990 as part of the Walt Disney Classic Collection. It was released on March 3, 1998 as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection. It was released on March 6, 2007 as a Platinum Edition. It was released on February 5, 2013 to celebrate its 60th anniversary. The movie has gotten some controversy for the depiction of Native Americans.

The movie was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.[2] A sequel called Return to Never Land was released in 2002. A series of direct-to-DVD movies about Tinker Bell began in 2008.

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Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  United States February 5, 1953
  Canada February 20, 1953
  Brazil April 10, 1953
  Argentina July 7, 1953
  United Kingdom July 27, 1953
  Ireland July 31, 1953
  Australia October 16, 1953
  Mexico December 11, 1953
  Italy December 16, 1953
  Australia December 18, 1953
  Finland December 18, 1953
  Sweden December 21, 1953
  West Germany December 22, 1953
  France December 23, 1953
  Denmark December 26, 1953
  Norway December 26, 1953
  Portugal April 8, 1954
  Netherlands August 13, 1954
  Hong Kong September 16, 1954
  Austria December 3, 1954
  Poland December 6, 1954
  Japan March 9, 1955
  Israel April 9, 1955
  Turkey December 1955
  South Korea June 13, 1957
  Kuwait December 24, 1993


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Peter Pan". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Peter Pan". Retrieved 2009-01-23.

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