Peter Pan and Wendy by Walt Disney CompanyUsing the characters from the 1953 movie Peter Pan, the Disney Studios have created a shortened version of Peter Pan and Wendy in glorious full colour with the storyline following the original of J M Barrie.
The Darling family lived in London with Mr and Mrs Darling having three children, Wendy, John and Michael, and they had a nurse called Nana. She was a large St Bernard dog who walked the children back and forward to school every day, made sure that they ate all their spinach at dinner and slept by their bed every night.
Wendy always told stories to her brothers at bedtime and her best story was about Peter Pan who lived in Neverland. Neverland was a magic place where there were fairies, wild animals and pirates and it was where children never grew up.
One night Mr and Mrs Darling went to a party so they stopped the children playing at pirates in their bedroom, took Nana downstairs and tied her up in the yard and told Wendy to look after her brothers. Nana was not happy at being away from the children and lay down in a sulk.
It was after the Darlings had left the house that the fun started. Peter Pan and the fairy Tinker Bell flew in through the childrens bedroom window and then their adventures began. They flew away to Neverland where they encountered the nasty Captain Hook, who, when he saw them on a cloud, instructed his mate Mr Smee to fire the cannon at them.
The cannon ball missed them but Peter decided it was too dangerous to be there so he told Tinker Bell to take the children to the Lost Boys while he kept an eye on Hook. The Lost Boys lived in a secret cave under an old tree and they were pleased to see Wendy as they did not have a mother of their own. Wendy began to tell them stories but Tinker Bell was unhappy as she felt left out.
She decided to take some revenge and went back to see Captain Hook and told him how Wendy had left her out of things and that if he wanted to find them she would show him how to get there. This led to Hook going to the cave and tying up the children and he took them on his ship, intending to make them walk the plank into the sea.
But Peter and a reformed Tinker Bell thought otherwise and fought tooth and nail against the pirates who were defeated with Hook having to swim for his life to escape the jaws of a crocodile. When it was over Peter threw some fairy dust on the children and they all flew back to London where Peter left them as they returned to their beds.
The following morning a delighted Nana was allowed back in the house and the children were happy to see her again but they never forgot their trip to Neverland ... as those of us who have read and enjoyed Peter Pan over the years will not fail to do so either!
Peter Pan First meeting Wendy and Peter
She is a young girl from London with a lifelong appreciation for the stories of Peter Pan , a flying boy from the isle of Neverland. Wendy's veneration for these tales manifested in a desire to stay young forever—a dream that was nearly realized when she and her brothers embarked on a fantastical adventure with Peter Pan, himself. Wendy is an English girl living in London during the Edwardian era. While her age isn't specified, she is usually portrayed as a preteen on the brink of adolescence. Throughout her childhood, she lived with her parents, George and Mary , her brothers, Michael and John , as well as their dog Nana , who doubled as the children's daily caretaker when their parents were absent on their dates or parties. Being the eldest child of a middle-class family of the era, Wendy served as a heavy influence on her brothers, specifically in regards to their love of Peter Pan and his lore. She would regularly tell the boys stories of Peter's various adventures in the supposedly fictitious isle of Neverland , most notably the stories of his battles with the villainous Captain Hook.
Barrie 's most famous work, in the form of a play and a novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan , a mischievous yet innocent little boy who can fly, and has many adventures on the island of Neverland that is inhabited by mermaids , fairies , Native Americans and pirates. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut until publication of the play script in The play debuted in London on 27 December with Nina Boucicault , daughter of playwright Dion Boucicault , in the title role. A Broadway production was mounted in starring Maude Adams.
Barrie , as well as in most adaptations in other media. Her exact age is not specified in the original play or novel by Barrie, though it is implied that she is about 12 years old or possibly younger, as she is "just Peter's size". As a girl on the verge of adulthood, she stands in contrast to Peter Pan, a boy who refuses to grow up, the major theme of the Peter Pan stories. Wendy hesitates at first to fly off to Neverland, but she comes to enjoy her adventures. Ultimately, she chooses to go back to her parents and accepts that she has to grow up.
Disney stories have moved far beyond their original, two-dimensional animated remit. The tales have become live-action remakes, sequels, stage adaptations, video games and experiential theme parks, to name a few. But they are far from original; most stem from long-ago folk tales, such as Brothers Grimm. Barrie, however, wasn't the only person to pen a Peter Pan story. The novel The Lost Girls by Laurie Fox will now be getting the cinematic treatment and it is the exact kind of Disney reinvention we need. Fox's The Lost Girls is the story of the Darling women.