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Peterpan

The Muppet Babies gang flies over the streets of Bloomsbury.

Peter Pan is a play written by J. M. Barrie in 1904 about a boy who refused to grow up. The story has been adapted many times, first by Barrie himself as the novel Peter Pan and Wendy in 1911, and subsequently as musicals, feature films, and television series. One of the better known film versions is the 1953 Walt Disney animated feature.

In most stage adaptations of the story, the titular character has been played by an adult woman so as to better capture the prepubescent vocal stylings of a young boy.

The Jim Henson's Creature Shop created many creatures for a live stage adaptation of Peter Pan titled Pan, including the Croc, Sheldon the Snurtle, Fribbits, and a 15 foot tall "Honker".

References

  • In an episode of Muppet Babies called "By the Book," Baby Scooter reads Peter Pan and imagines himself and Baby Skeeter as Peter Pan-like twins. Kermit and Rowlf portrayed Michael and John in that episode. Baby Piggy also played Piggybelle and Baby Gonzo played as Captain Hook Nose.
  • Peter Pan or Tinkerbell are some of the characters that Bear suggests that the viewer can dress up as for Halloween in "Halloween Bear."
  • In The Street We Live On, Bert believes he can get out of Elmo's World by making a left at the closet and then "straight on 'til morning", which is part of the directions to Neverland.
  • Muppet Peter Pan is a 2009 comic book adaptation of the Peter Pan story, starring the Muppets.
  • In Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet, when Danvers tells his best friend Pasquale that he needs his help, one of the comparisons he makes is calling him "the Wendy to my Peter Pan".
  • In a segment of Abby's Flying Fairy School, Captain Hook pays the class a visit and invites them on a treasure hunt. Abby also comments that Tinker Bell is her cousin.

Connections

  • David Arquette voices Skully on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, a spin-off of Disney's Peter Pan
  • Bob Bergen provided the vocalizations for the fireflies in Disney's Tinker Bell movies
  • Kristin Chenoweth voices Rosetta in Disney's Tinker Bell movies
  • Sandy Duncan played Peter Pan in the 1979 Broadway revival of the musical Peter Pan
  • Mia Farrow played Peter Pan in the 1976 TV production of Peter Pan
  • Jonathan Morgan Heit voices Cubby on Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Jane Horrocks voices Fairy Mary in Disney's Tinker Bell movies
  • Anjelica Huston voices Queen Clarion in Disney's Tinker Bell movies
  • Danny Kaye played Captain Hook in the 1976 TV production of Peter Pan
  • Ian McKellen played Mr. Darling/Captain Hook in the 1997 National Theatre production
  • Kathy Najimy voiced The Minister of Summer in Disney's Tinker Bell movies
  • Sharon Osbourne voiced Mama Hook on Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Rob Paulsen voices Bobble in Disney's Tinker Bell movies
  • Madison Pettis voices Izzy on Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Richard Portnow voiced the Minister of Autumn in Disney's Tinker Bell movies
  • Raven-Symoné voices Iridessa in Disney's Tinker Bell movies
  • Lynn Redgrave played Aunt Millicent in Peter Pan (2003)
  • Julia Roberts played Tinkerbell in Hook (1991)
  • Robin Williams played Peter Pan in Hook (1991)
  • Kate Winslet played Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland (2004)
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