Sixty years ago,Febuary 5,1953,"Peter Pan" was adapted from the play by English anthor James M. Barrie.
From the second star to the right and straight on `til morning, a boy who refuses to grow up flies through the window of a London home, where a girl is hanging on to her childhood. With a touch of pixie dust, Peter Pan takes Wendy and her two brothers soaring into a fantasy world of Indians, mermaids and Lost Boys. But to return from Neverland, they must outwit the nefarious pirate Captain Hook, who's occasionally unnerved by hungry crocodiles and being called a codfish.
Walt Disney had hoped to make it one of his earliest animated films, starting the planning in 1935. Rising young star Bobby Driscoll played Peter Pan and Kathryn Beaumont, who had just voiced "Alice in Wonderland," played the part of Wendy. Actress Margaret Kerry was the live-action reference model for Tinker Bell- not Marilyn Monroe, as an urban legend incorrectly suggests.
At Disneyland Park, Peter Pan's Flight has soared through Fantasyland since opening day in 1955. Guests can also meet Tinker Bell and her fairy friends at Pixie Hollow.
Peter Pan and childhood, they go together...Dr Lee