Peter Pan: Anyone Else Think Tinker Bell is Hot?
|"Peter Pan" (1953).|
Reitherman went on to direct Disney's animated feature films in the '60s and '70s, including successes such as The Sword in the Stone and The Jungle Book. This was their last film together as a group, so, in a sense, it is the end of classic Disney. Their departures may partly explain why the studio lost its way in the animation field between 1959's Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid in 1989.
|Disney keeps this very up-to-date, in the US and abroad.|
Walt Disney had put this on his list back in the 1930s, but he had trouble getting the rights. When he finally had them, World War II was in progress and this was one of the projects that he shelved in order to focus on war propaganda films. It took years after the war ended for the studio to recover, but when it did, Disney, put this back on the schedule.
|I can fly!|
|Flying 'round Big Ben.|
|Tinker Bell through the keyhole!|
|"You're so cute!"|
|Captain Hook, at your service.|
|Peter giving Tinker a good shake.|
|A lovely mermaid at rest.|
|Watch out for that... wall.|
|Walt Disney visits with the child voice actors.|
In defense of the portrayal of the Native Americans, they were obvious caricatures played for laughs and as a comical threat, just as Hook and the Lost Boys were hyper versions of reality with prejudices against the Native Americans and girls and, well, just about everyone but themselves. As Big Chief notes, "Sometimes you win, sometimes we win," and Tiger Lily is portrayed as disdainful of these mere commoners and refuses to talk, so at least their honor and dignity is intact. If you want to be offended about something, there are a lot more important things to latch on to in life than this film.
|Peter reviews the Lost Boys.|
|Tink checking herself out.|
The Diamond Edition DVD release (60th anniversary) was on February 5, 2012. Below is the "You can fly!" clip from the Diamond Edition DVD of "Peter Pan."