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Western Animation / Peter Pan (Burbank Films)

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Peter Pan is the Burbank Films Australia adaptation of J.M. Barrie's book/play. It was released in 1988.

Tropes applied to this film:

  • Bound and Gagged: The pirates to this on two occasions: first they capture the Indians guarding the Lost Boys, one by one, leaving them bound and gagged in Wendy's Hut, and then they do the same to the Lost Boys, tying them up and gagging them.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: None of the less dressed characters have detailed bodies.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The pirates - the big one is a black man who is muscular rather than fat, the thin one wears an open vest and the short one is Mr. Smee.
  • Chekhov's Army: The Indians and the mermaids are introduced as inhabitants of Neverland. Later, they fight against Hook.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Peter Pan gives Wendy a button, which later saves her from an arrow.
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  • Dumb Muscle: The black pirate is muscular and not very smart. He gets confused easily.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: The pirates are thrilled with the idea of having a mother.
  • Floating Continent: Neverland is this. It is in the sky.
  • Godiva Hair: This is how the sirens at the beginning cover their breasts.
  • Gonk: Captain Hook is drawn in an ugly style.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Tinkerbell feels jealous of Wendy and is very mean to her. She goes to the extreme of tricking one of the Lost Boys into killing her, but Wendy survives because of the button Peter gave her.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: In-universe, Hook says this when he wants to tell the story of how Peter cut off his hand. In a Running Gag, he is always cut off just after saying this phrase. At one point, he gets so confused by this that he eventually begins "It was a bright, sunny morning…" before he realizes his mistake.
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  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tinkerbell. Most of the time she is mean to Wendy (she almost tricks the Lost Boys into killing her), but she saves Wendy from a poisoned cake, dropping it to prove it is poisoned.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Peter Pan keeps smiling almost all the time.
  • That Poor Plant: Tinkerbell throws the poisoned cake into a plant to demonstrate that the cake is poisoned.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Mr. Smee doesn't care about evil, and goes with the Darling kids and the Lost Boys to reunite with his mother.
  • Running on the Spot: Tinkerbell does this once.
  • Tonto Talk: The Indian Chief and the other Indians talk this way. Averted with Tiger Lily.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: The Indian Chief is unattractive, but his daughter, Tiger Lily, is pretty.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: The Lost Boys have presumably been in Neverland for some time, and Smee has been with the pirates even longer, but when they return home, their mothers act as though they've only been gone for a few hours. Likewise, the Darlings return home the same night they left, whereas they'd been gone for days in the book.
  • Youthful Freckles: Some of the boys have these.