Thursday, 24 March 2011

Project Disney: Never Smile At A Crocodile



Prior to tonight, my only cinematic instances of the boy who never grew up was in Steven Spielberg's Hook. Add to this, Marc Foster's Finding Neverland and I pretty much know nothing of the original J.M. Barrie novel.

After the disappointment of last night's Alice In Wonderland, this was the complete opposite. Walt's version of Peter Pan is brilliant. Ultimately it is a tale of friendship and child escapism and the animators appear to have carried those themes from the play to the screen perfectly. One thing that has piqued my interest though is how Disney took the option to make changes to the original story and omit certain darker themes. I would like to read Barrie's original play and see if the inclusion of the darker elements changes the story.
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