Peter Pan

Title: Peter Pan
Year: 1953
Length: 77 minutes
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske
Writers: Ted Sears, Erdman Penner, Bill Peet, Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, Ralph Wright & William Cottrell, based on the play by J.M. Barrie
Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson
Music: Oliver Wallace (score); Sammy Fain, Sammy Cahn, Oliver Wallace, Erdman Penner, Frank Churchill, Ted Sears & Winston Hibler (songs)

My reaction
Synopsis: three children follow Peter Pan to Neverland
How I saw it: on video a couple times, most recently yesterday (have on VHS)
Concept: Great. A Disney movie based on one of the best books ever written. What could go wrong?
Story: Bad. How did they manage to twist Peter Pan into a story about how all women are petty, jealous bitches? (And how completely awful must Song of the South be if they keep that hidden away and let this one out?)
Characters: Bad.
Dialog: Good.
Pacing: Indifferent.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Good. Great design, mediocre animation.
Acting: Good.
Music: Bad. Great score, terrible songs.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay). Disposable cartoon antics interspersed with tedious singing. Bonus point for letting Captain Hook shoot one of the tedious singers.
Objective Rating: 2.2/4 (Okay).


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