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.