Heartwarming / Peter Pan
Peter Pan (the original play)
- On opening night of the original play, the actress playing Peter questioned what she would do if, during the Clap If You Believe scene, the audience refused to clap. It was suggested that, should it come to that, the orchestra would provide the clapping. They needn't have worried - when that scene came, the entire audience erupted into a standing ovation, bringing the actress to genuine tears as Tinker Bell was revived.
"You know, I have the strangest feeling that I've seen that ship before. A long time ago, when I was very young."
Peter Pan (Disney animated film)
- After Tinker Bell (who has been jealous of Peter and Wendy the whole movie) risks her life to save Peter from the bomb:
Peter: Don't go out! Don't you understand, Tink? You mean more to me than anything in this whole world!
- And even as she's fading away, Tinker Bell uses the last of her strength to tell Peter Pan that Wendy and her brothers are in danger, making this moment a near Redemption Equals Death for her.
- Don't forget the end, with the family all watching the golden cloud-ship through the window, and Mr. Darling mentions having seen that ship before, a long time ago, when he was very young.
- Also when you realise that this means that Mr. Darling himself was a Lost Boy once.
- Even more heartwarming when the reprise of "You Can Fly" starts up with those suitable words: "When there's a smile in your heart, there's no better time to start!"
- Despite Tinkerbell trying to MURDER her, Wendy begs Peter not to be too hard on the fairy, showing her sweet nature.
- Even though it turns to a tearjerker, Peter happily takes an enthusiastic Wendy to meet the mermaids, who she has been dying to see since the very beginning.
- Micheal sprinkling fairy dust on Nana so she can come along. It doesn't work, but the thought is sweet.
- The scene near the end of "Return to Neverland", when Jane's renewed belief in fairies restores Tinker Bell to full health. Tink sees Jane crying, she smiles benevolently at the girl and gently tugs at her hair to get her attention.
- In the second movie, when Peter sees the grown-up Wendy again.
Wendy: (Wendy looks out the window and Peter appears) Hello Peter.
Peter: (Peter looks away sad) You've changed...
Wendy: (Wendy smiles and turns his face to face hers) Not really, not ever.
- Tinkerbell gets over her jealousy of Wendy - both are happy to see one another, and Tinkerbell looks to Peter with the suggestion of letting Wendy fly one last time. He agrees. Yes, you read that right, Tinkerbell, the fairy who tried to have Wendy shot down got over that jealousy.
- As odd as it might seem, Captain Hook and Smee's partnership. As much as a Bad Boss the captain is, he never threatens Smee with death. In fact, Smee is the only member of his crew that Captain Hook treats somewhat fondly and is dependent on him a lot (especially when the crocodile is after him) for moral support and physical comfort. In return, Smee tries at best as he can to assure the captain that, in his own way, he'll be there for him. Extra points for the fact that the crew and everyone else in Never Land, apparently, despise both Hook and Smee, making their devotion to each other all the more special.
Peter Pan (live-action film)
- The subtle love between Mr. and Mrs. Darling. Just look at the smile he gives her at the party!
- Mrs. Darling's explanation of bravery to her children concerning their father.
- At the climax, when Hook has left Peter lying on the deck almost beaten, Wendy asks if she can give him a "thimble" and then whispers to Peter, "this belongs to you, and always will" and kisses him. This of course sets off a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Peter.
- At the end the children have come home and the father is restraining himself before letting go and showing how happy he is that the children are home. Also Slightly comes late to the house to find that the other Lost Boys have already been "adopted" by the Darlings. Aunt Millicent then gets some fairy dust blown at her by Tinker Bell.
Aunt Millicent: Is your name Slightly?
Aunt Millicent: Then I am your mother.
Slightly: How did you know?
Aunt Millicent: I feel it in my bones.
- The "I do believe in fairies" chant doubles as this and a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
- Plus, Tink sticking out her tongue at Peter when she comes back to life. It really shows how close the two are.
- Wendy and Peter's fairy dance scene.
- Even Captain Hook is touched when he sees them dancing.
Musical Stage Adaptations
- Seven-year-old John Allyn, who played Michael Darling in the 2014 live NBC telecast, said he wanted to keep acting until he's seventy-one, which was Christopher Walken's age at the time. Such admiration is wonderful.
- This proposal that happened during a tour of Peter Pan in Europe.