Wednesday 17 April 2013

Munir's Disney Retrospective -- Animated Classic #14: Peter Pan (1953)

By Munir Abedrabbo.

Last Week's: Munir's Disney Retrospective -- Animated Classic #13: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

After a lukewarm reception for Alice in Wonderland, audiences more openly embraced Disney's next feature film: Peter Pan, based on the classic J.M. Barrie novel. Disney’s version is much lighter than its source material, and some darker themes from the book aren't addressed in the film - but that doesm't mean the film suffers from it. Peter Pan is the quintessential adventure film, with breathtaking flight scenes, a likeable hero, a compelling and funny villain, some magic and a lot of action packed scenes. The film is so much fun that both children and grown-ups will be fully entertained by it. Even though Walt expressed some dissatisfaction with the film, he had created another classic, filled with memorable characters that still enchant 60 years after their debut. Rating: 4.5/5.

Next Week: Animated Classic #15 Review: Lady and the Tramp (1955)

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