Peter Pan is the magical boy who won't grow up, and who teaches the three Darling children -- Wendy, John, and Michael -- to fly to Never Land with him. There they embark on adventures with the chief inhabitant, Captain Hook, and his crew of pirates. The fairy, Tinker Bell, is jealous of Peter's attentions to Wendy, and is duped into helping Captain Hook. After rescuing the Indian princess Tiger Lily, Peter must save his band, the Lost Boys, and the Darlings from Hook.

Walt planned as early as 1935 to make this film, arranging in 1939 with the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (who had the rights to the play bequeathed by author James M. Barrie) for permission, but it was not until 1949 that production actually began.

Directed by Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, and Wilfred Jackson. Key animators: Eric Larson and Milt Kahl. Starring: the voices of Bobby Driscoll (Peter), Kathryn Beaumont (Wendy), Hans Conried (Captain Hook, Mr. Darling), and Bill Thompson (Mr. Smee). 77 min. Features the songs "You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right," and "Your Mother and Mine" by Sammy Cahn and Sammy Fain. It was rereleased in theaters in 1958, 1969, 1976, 1982, and 1989. Released on video in 1990.