History Literature / PeterPan

22nd Feb '17 6:30:45 PM Pamina
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** Captain Hook usually doesn't die in most versions.

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** Captain Hook usually doesn't die in most versions.the Disney version. Various unofficial sequels such as ''Film/{{Hook}}'' also retcon the original ending to keep him alive.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Tinkerbell, Tinkerbelle, or Tinker Bell? The ''Fanchise/KingdomHearts'' series uses Tinker Bell, and so does the new Disney movie that centers around her. It's likely that Tinker Bell is the official spelling, as it is spelled that way in the original novel.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Tinkerbell, Tinkerbelle, Disney's version of the fairy companion's name spelled "Tinkerbell," "Tinkerbelle," or Tinker Bell? "Tinker Bell"? The ''Fanchise/KingdomHearts'' series uses Tinker Bell, and so does the new Disney movie that centers around her. It's likely that Tinker Bell is the official spelling, as it is spelled that way in the original novel.
20th Dec '16 2:17:30 AM rafi
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: TropeNamer comes from a famous scene. A fairy is mortally wounded any time a child says "I don't believe in fairies;" in the scene in question, Peter uses the effect in reverse to save the fairy Tinker Bell's life by calling on children everywhere to indicate that they do believe in fairies. (In the original stage version - which predates the novel and the various film and television adaptations - this was an audience participation bit...and, in case you're wondering, if the audience is a bunch of heartless bastards who won't clap, the orchestra is instructed to begin the applause.)
7th Dec '16 12:27:22 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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James M. Barrie was a prolific writer at the turn of the 20th century, but his most-beloved works are his play and novels about Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up and lives in Neverland, a MagicalLand. He has a feisty fairy {{Sidekick}} in Tinker Bell.

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James M. Barrie was a prolific writer at the turn of the 20th century, but his most-beloved works are his play and novels about Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up and lives in Neverland, a MagicalLand. He has a feisty fairy {{Sidekick}} FairyCompanion in Tinker Bell.
16th Nov '16 3:41:54 PM Pamina
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** In just about any theatrical or film version, Peter was played by a woman, until [[Film/PeterPan the 2003 version]] came in.
** Disney's ''[[Disney/PeterPan Peter Pan]]'' had Peter voiced by a boy, Bobby Driscol.
** The only male to have played Peter Pan on Broadway is Jack Noseworthy, who was an understudy in ''Jerome Robbins' Broadway'', a musical revue of highlights of choreographer Jerome Robbins' work, which included the Mary Martin Broadway version.

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** In just about any theatrical or film version, Peter was is played by a woman, until woman. On film, the only exceptions are the [[Disney/PeterPan Disney version]], which has Peter voiced by Bobby Driscoll, and [[Film/PeterPan the 2003 version]] came in.
** Disney's ''[[Disney/PeterPan Peter Pan]]'' had Peter voiced by a boy, Bobby Driscol.
** The
with Jeremy Sumpter. Meanwhile, the only male to have played Peter Pan on Broadway is Jack Noseworthy, who was an understudy in ''Jerome Robbins' Broadway'', a musical revue of highlights of choreographer Jerome Robbins' work, which included the Mary Martin Broadway version.
31st Oct '16 9:17:58 AM Prinzenick
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Peter Pan is a {{t|heTrickster}}rickster, only nominally human. In his first appearance, ''Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens'' (which was one of several stories included in the book ''Literature/TheLittleWhiteBird''), Peter is alluded to as being [[LiminalBeing half bird]]; as all children in fact come from birds, but only Peter is close enough to his youth to remember ''being'' a bird. In Neverland, he is more like a playful demigod, with aspects of Puck and Pan. The character has become something of a cultural symbol for youthful exuberance and innocence, especially if it persists into adulthood; it also evokes the poignant flip side - never becoming truly mature. Music/MichaelJackson identified with the character so much he named his estate (with an amusement park, et. al. on the grounds) "Neverland Ranch". The darker implications of eternal youth and perpetual irresponsibility is likely why a well-remembered 1987 film about teen vampires was called ''Film/TheLostBoys''.

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Peter Pan is a {{t|heTrickster}}rickster, only nominally human. In his first appearance, ''Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens'' ''Literature/PeterPanInKensingtonGardens'' (which was one of several stories included in the book ''Literature/TheLittleWhiteBird''), Peter is alluded to as being [[LiminalBeing half bird]]; as all children in fact come from birds, but only Peter is close enough to his youth to remember ''being'' a bird. In Neverland, he is more like a playful demigod, with aspects of Puck and Pan. The character has become something of a cultural symbol for youthful exuberance and innocence, especially if it persists into adulthood; it also evokes the poignant flip side - never becoming truly mature. Music/MichaelJackson identified with the character so much he named his estate (with an amusement park, et. al. on the grounds) "Neverland Ranch". The darker implications of eternal youth and perpetual irresponsibility is likely why a well-remembered 1987 film about teen vampires was called ''Film/TheLostBoys''.
31st Oct '16 9:17:34 AM Prinzenick
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Peter Pan is a {{t|heTrickster}}rickster, only nominally human. In ''Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens'', Peter is alluded to as being [[LiminalBeing half bird]]; as all children in fact come from birds, but only Peter is close enough to his youth to remember ''being'' a bird. In Neverland, he is more like a playful demigod, with aspects of Puck and Pan. The character has become something of a cultural symbol for youthful exuberance and innocence, especially if it persists into adulthood; it also evokes the poignant flip side - never becoming truly mature. Music/MichaelJackson identified with the character so much he named his estate (with an amusement park, et. al. on the grounds) "Neverland Ranch". The darker implications of eternal youth and perpetual irresponsibility is likely why a well-remembered 1987 film about teen vampires was called ''Film/TheLostBoys''.

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Peter Pan is a {{t|heTrickster}}rickster, only nominally human. In his first appearance, ''Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens'', Gardens'' (which was one of several stories included in the book ''Literature/TheLittleWhiteBird''), Peter is alluded to as being [[LiminalBeing half bird]]; as all children in fact come from birds, but only Peter is close enough to his youth to remember ''being'' a bird. In Neverland, he is more like a playful demigod, with aspects of Puck and Pan. The character has become something of a cultural symbol for youthful exuberance and innocence, especially if it persists into adulthood; it also evokes the poignant flip side - never becoming truly mature. Music/MichaelJackson identified with the character so much he named his estate (with an amusement park, et. al. on the grounds) "Neverland Ranch". The darker implications of eternal youth and perpetual irresponsibility is likely why a well-remembered 1987 film about teen vampires was called ''Film/TheLostBoys''.
23rd Oct '16 2:43:48 PM Roo
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%% * CluelessChickMagnet: Peter.

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%% * CluelessChickMagnet: Peter.All the female characters in the story except Mrs. Darling are in love with Peter. He never catches on.


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Slightly, being "madly addicted to the drinking of water when he was hot," has swelled up and become the fattest of the Lost Boys -- and so he has secretly expanded his entrance to the secret underground home so that he can fit through it. This means his entrance is large enough for Hook to get through and enter the underground home to poison Peter.
21st Aug '16 4:40:27 PM jccw227
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* MeaningfulEcho: "Boy, why are you crying?"

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* MeaningfulEcho: When Wendy first meets Peter, he's crying over the fact that he can't get his shadow to stick, causing her to ask, "Boy, why are you crying?"crying?" Years later, Peter cries again upon finding out that Wendy had grown up and can't return to Neverland, waking up her daughter, Jane, who then asks Peter the exact same thing.
21st Aug '16 12:46:39 PM wittylibrarian
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Most versions tell of Wendy, her brothers, and the Lost Boys [[GrowingUpSucks all growing up]], with varying degrees of happiness or regret. Wendy herself in time - although it's hinted she hoped Peter would have come for her - get married and has a daughter. Peter himself [[WhoWantsToLiveForever stuck forever as a boy]] revisits Wendy every year - mostly - as promised but at some point she becomes too old to play with him. Tinker Bell, being a fairy, had passed years before. However, Wendy's daughter Jane soon becomes Peter's companion playing out the same role as her mother, and it's implied that future generations of girls through Wendy's bloodline will do the same.]]
20th Aug '16 9:27:17 AM Tre
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* ''Series/{{Neverland}}'', a 2011 {{Syfy}} miniseries, which acts as another prequel to the story. By same guy who directed ''Series/TinMan'' and ''Series/{{Alice|2009}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Neverland}}'', a 2011 {{Syfy}} Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, which acts as another prequel to the story. By same guy who directed ''Series/TinMan'' and ''Series/{{Alice|2009}}''.
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