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YMMV: Peter Pan
The original novel and play
Adaptation Displacement: It's often forgotten that it began life as a play, before being adapted into a novel (both by JM Barrie).
And it's often forgotten that while the play was Peter Pan's first incarnation as a story, the character of Peter Pan goes back further still, to his debut in Barrie's novel The Little White Bird.
In everyone who goes to Neverland; in Peter himself so much it's scary.
The one thing he ever briefly has angst over is the fact that he had no parents, and he'll never have a family or know true love because he can't grow up, which is a bit of a Tear Jerker. In Hook he gives in to this and leaves Neverland.
Toy Ship: Peter and Wendy. Also Wendy and Hook, depending on the handling of the adaptation.
Values Dissonance: The boys go out and have adventures, and Wendy is their 'mother' and does all of the cooking and mending. At the end of the story Peter returns to London to find Wendy grown up, and her daughter goes off with him for a month to do his spring-cleaning. The whole story is built around children's fantasies, so the fundamental premise is that its' boys' fantasies to have adventures with pirates and Indians and the like, and girls' fantasies to be mothers and keep house and that's all. (Tiger Lily is an exception, being described as a formidable warrior, but the only scene we really see her in is when Peter saves her and she more or less disappears from the story after that, making her a Faux Action Girl.)
There's also the horribly racist depiction of the Indians, particularly after Peter saves Tiger Lily.
The Woobie: Say it with Wendy and me, everyone—"Poor Tootles!" Despite being the only Lost Boy who might accurately be called "nice", he's Born Unlucky and his self-esteem is virtually non-existant. Not to mention that he's always saying things like this:
"I did it...When ladies used to come to me in dreams, I said, 'Pretty mother, pretty mother.' But when at last she really came, I shot her."
Adaptation Displacement: The movie adds "star" to the book's quote "Second star to the right and straight on til morning", which is almost invariably how the phrase is quoted, often even with mistaken attribution to Barrie.
Disney has done what it can short of censoring the film. For instance, the Blu-Ray has a feature that allows the viewer to jump to each of the film's musical numbers, but "What Made the Red Man Red" is not one of the selections available.
Ho Yay: Hook and Smee. Smee seems to live for nothing more than serving Hook, which he does quite cheerfully. He's also quite the bumbler, and yet Hook hasn't killed him yet, despite shooting a man for singing distractingly or hurling one overboard for an irksome comment. He also calls exclusively for Smee with insane gusto any time he needs saving, and during the 'life of a pirate' song there's the affectionate little feather tickle Hook gives Smee, and Smee seems quite smitten by it. In Return to Neverland the octopus gives Hook a kiss with one sucker, which Hook accepts with no problem because he thinks it's from Smee. Smee also gives the Captain a rough massage.
Hilarious in Hindsight: All the talk about Peter being afraid of love and of his own sexuality becomes funny if you know that Jeremy Sumpter went on to star in a notoriously bad Lifetime movie about a teenager getting addicted to internet porn.
Jerkass Woobie: Peter. Hook too, to some extent, but this version constantly squanders this sympathy.
Nightmare Fuel: The more monstrous portrayal of the mermaids and the only one to date to actually show the stump of Hook's severed arm.
Hook's eyes actually do turn red as he attempts to murder an unarmed Peter Pan.
Alternate Character Interpretation: The common one is that Peter is actually a lesbian trying to convince Wendy that she's a boy. And Captain Hook is dumb enough to fall for it.
Base Breaker: Christopher Walken in the 2014 live show. People are pretty well split between his being terrible, or the best reason to watch. Or both.
Fridge Logic: So Hook's actual last name is Hook? That's awfully convenient, isn't it?
Just Here for Godzilla: Many tuned into the December 2014 TV adaption either to see Christopher Walken (and his dancing skills). Alternately, many were upset at Pan for casting a white actress as Tiger Lily, and tuned in to support NBC's choice to make her Native American, and the song she sings in her language accurate to real Native American culture.
Narm: The 2014 live film asking us to save Tinkerbell with Twitter. At least they didn't go so far as having Peter actually say it, but that caption pulls you right out of the moment. Fortunately but unsurprisingly, home video prints don't include such a caption.
Never Live It Down: Allison Williams preemptively lecturing people about "hate watching" the 2014 live show. Many resented feeling like they were being told they needed her permission to snark at it, with predictable results.
Special Effect Failure: The HD cameras used for the 2014 performance made it rather hard to hide the actors' wires, and sometimes even the overhead lighting.
Values Dissonance: A ceremony the Indians hold for Peter consists mainly of singing gibberish meant to sound like a native language. Averted with the December 2014 live-action TV adaption, which not only specifically cast a Native American actress as Tiger Lily, but replaced the gibberish with actual Native American dialogue, in an effort to be politically correct. Though many still found it offensive.
WTH, Casting Agency?: Many observers' reaction to the decision to cast Christopher Walken as Captain Hook for the December 2014 live-theatre TV adaptation, since Walken looks nothing like the character out of makeup. Another main criticism was that Alison Williams looks too feminine for the role, looking more like a Tomboy or Butch Lesbian than a boy.