We may think we know everything about someone, but everyone has their own tale – a life full of joy, pain, and tragedy. We learned that there is so much to more to Regina than being the Evil Queen, and that Rumple was an ordinary man before he became the Dark One. Even Emma had the idea that her mother had always lived the perfect life of a princess. Just as our beloved characters, everyone has their own complex and complicated story, and in life it’s always important to remember that.
We see a beautifully recreated London. In a way, it was like taking us there. It was a real place, not a Fairy Tale place.
Peter Pan chose the house because they believed. This was a special group of children that believed. It could have been any group, but he chose them.
Children still believe in magic, adults don’t. They’ve grown out of belief.
Nana gave the kids tonic. I used to have to take Cod Liver Oil. Did Peter Pan give my parents this idea?
Kids play fun games with dangerous things; Pointed wooden swords and hangers swinging at each other. Plus they’re jumping on the bed. We never were allowed to jump on the bed.
Children teach us to have fun in the moment, today.
They drew a Treasure Map on the Mr. Darling’s shirt front.
Geocaching and letter boxing is a bit of treasure hunting today.
Mr. Darling explaining that there is a difference between stories and reality, but in this story – belief made this story true.
Moving Wendy out of the nursery and to her own room is a physical move from being a child to an adult. Mr. Darling wanted to remove her from the nursery (The land a childlike belief to adult practicality)
Poor Nana. Nana had a lot of jobs in the Darling home, but one little tripping issue over the blocks and out she goes.
“Everybody has to grow up”
Can’t you still be an adult and still have a childlike belief.
This animated movie had so much imagination; Flying to a magical island, shadows that separate from a body, etc.
A Tink with depth and flaws. Tink is a like a mood ring. She changes colors based on her mood.
Peter Pan wasn’t very kind to Wendy, “Girls talk too much”, etc.
Peter tells Wendy “You can be our Mother”. Even though Peter Pan made a place for Lost Boys who stay young, believe in magic, he knew that something was missing, a Mother figure. Someone to care for and nurture the group.
Notice that Big Ben was on 8:15, the same as the clock in Storybrooke
We get a fly over of London
The pirates were very piratey and not Disney “family friendly”;
Captain Hook: [grabbing Smee] I’ve got it! Tiger Lily, Smee!
Mr. Smee: [nervously] T-T-Tiger Lily, Captain?
Captain Hook: The chief’s daughter. She’ll know where Pan is hiding.
Mr. Smee: B-B-But-But will she talk, Captain?
Captain Hook: Oh, a little persuasion might be in order. Now let me see… Boiling in oil? Uh, keelhauling? Eh, marooning?
Later on when Tink gives up the location of Peter Pan’s hideout (Hangman’s Tree)
Captain Hook: [about to lower a bomb into Peter Pan's hideout] And now, Smee, to take care of master Peter Pan.
Mr. Smee: But, Captain, wouldn’t it be more humane-like to slit his throat?
Captain Hook: Aye, that it would, Mr Smee. But I have given me word not to lay a finger, or a hook, on Peter Pan. And Captain Hook never breaks a promise.
Hook shot and killed the accordion player
The animation was so good
I love the pirates, because they came from all over the world, even Sweden.
When you fly with Peter Pan, that also means you can float and stand on clouds.
Tinkerbell treated flying like swimming in the air.
Lost Boys, Hook and Peter Pan speak Tink.
Tink was very mean. She told the Lost Boys to shoot down Wendy. Mean Tink.
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Hook was pretty sneaky. He kidnapped Tigerlilly, but the Indians thought the Lost Boys did.
Mermaids really liked Peter Pan, but they were mean to Wendy, too. They tried to drown her.
The theme of redemption has become a very important one in OUAT, particularly since the start of season 2. We’ve seen our villains (Regina, Rumple, Hook) go to great lengths to change for the better, make great sacrifices, and be the person they truly want to be. Despite someone’s wrongdoings, we must always give someone a chance to change. And it’s also up to others to believe in them, and to help them along. Regina’s search for redemption was inspired by her love for Henry, and Rumple’s was inspired by his love for Baelfire and Belle. It is the love and support of others that makes all the difference.
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Once Upon A Time is a show on ABC that premiered on October 23, 2011. Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who are best known for their work on the popular ABC drama series Lost, created it. Once Upon A Time is a fantasy/drama about beloved fairytale characters that have been cursed by the Evil Queen and sent to our world with no recollection of who they once were. A “cursed” memory hides their true identity.
The Evil Queen/Regina Mills- Lana Parrilla
Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard – Ginnifer Goodwin
Prince Charming/David Nolan – Josh Dallas
Emma Swan – Jennifer Morrison
Henry Mills – Jared S. Gilmore
Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold – Robert Carlyle
Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archie Hopper – Raphael Sbarge
Sheriff Graham – Jamie Dornan
Grumpy/Leroy – Lee Arenberg
Ruby – Meghan Ory
Belle – Emilie de Ravin
Widow Lucas/Granny – Beverley Elliott
Blue Fairy/Mother Superior – Keegan Connor Tracy
Dr. Whale – David Anders
Geppetto/Marco – Tony Amendola
Sydney Glass – Giancarlo Esposito
Henry Mills, who was given up for adoption 10 years ago, successfully finds his birth mother Emma Swan and makes her take him back to Storybrooke, Maine where he lives. He tries to convince her that everyone living in the town is a storybook character that has forgotten who they really are. Henry suspects that his adoptive mother, Regina Mills, is actually the Evil Queen and that her parents are Prince Charming and Snow White . He believes Emma is the savior who is going to break the curse and bring back the happy endings. The story is broken up into two main locations, The Enchanted Forest and Storybrooke.
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