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Peter Pan

1953

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  • Energetic and fun, if not as delightful as the 1926 silent version; this was the year of Hans Conreid (also a figure of spluttering evil in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), and everything involving Hook, especially in close proximity to the crocodile, is pure gold.

  • Peter Pan (53) certainly has its faults: underdeveloped characters, a thin story, and muddled themes that stray from those established in J. M. Barrie’s original tales. But... to overlook Peter Pan, and a number of other Fifties Disney features and shorts, is a colossal mistake if only for the stunning color and design schemes created by the immeasurably influential Mary Blair, which look especially terrific in this new Blu-ray release.