Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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Director: P.J. Hogan

Cast: Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood


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Director P.J. Hogan (Muriel's Wedding, My Best Friend's Wedding) helms this live-action retelling of J.M. Barrie's classic children's play Peter Pan. Starring Jeremy Sumpter (Frailty) in the title role, the film follows the adventures of the Darling children, Wendy (Rachel Hurd-Wood), John (Harry Newell), and Michael (Freddie Popplewell),…  See more details below


Director P.J. Hogan (Muriel's Wedding, My Best Friend's Wedding) helms this live-action retelling of J.M. Barrie's classic children's play Peter Pan. Starring Jeremy Sumpter (Frailty) in the title role, the film follows the adventures of the Darling children, Wendy (Rachel Hurd-Wood), John (Harry Newell), and Michael (Freddie Popplewell), as they are visited by the boy who never grows up and whisked away to Neverland, where they encounter The Lost Boys, Tinker Bell (Ludivine Sagnier), and the evil Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs).

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Whatever your pick of the past Pans -- Disney's 1953 animated feature, the legendary Mary Martin made-for-TV production, the touring stage musical presented on A&E with Cathy Rigby in the lead, or Steven Spielberg’s nonmusical Hook -- this bold new take on the J. M. Barrie classic will seem as fresh as it is familiar. For instance: Australian director P. J. Hogan breaks from tradition and employs an actual boy, Jeremy Sumpter, as the lad who refuses to grow up. All the familiar Neverland touchstones are here, including the Lost Boys and their sinister nemesis, Captain Hook. Jason Isaacs, Draco's dad in the Harry Potter films, portrays the evil pirate with dandy relish, while Ludivine Sagnier from Swimming Pool makes for a rather fetching Tinkerbell. Children will be transported by the magnificent production design and special effects, and they'll cheer Peter's dashing duels with Hook (and Hook’s with an animatronic crocodile that's easily the scariest Pan croc ever). But what gives the film emotional resonance is the relationship between Peter and Wendy (Rachel Hurd-Wood), whom Peter recruits to be mother and storyteller to his Lost Boys, and whose presence stirs his inner teen. Peter says "Why do you have to spoil everything?" after Wendy brings up the subject of feelings and love. She touches his face and he pulls away. This moment, and Peter’s fundamental dilemma, were not depicted with such emotional honesty in earlier versions, and it’s what makes this Peter Pan perhaps the most striking yet.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Isaacs Captain Hook,Mr. Darling
Jeremy Sumpter Peter Pan
Rachel Hurd-Wood Wendy Darling
Lynn Redgrave Aunt Millicent
Richard Briers Smee
Olivia Williams Mrs. Darling
Ludivine Sagnier Tinker Bell
Geoffrey Palmer Sir Edward Quiller Couch
Harry Newell John Darling
Freddie Popplewell Michael Darling
Theodore Chester Slightly
Rupert Simonian Tootles
George MacKay Curly
Harry Eden Nibs
Patrick Gooch Twin
Lachlan Gooch Twin
Carsen Gray Tiger Lily
Saffron Burrows Story Narrator
Donald Battee Giant Pirate
Sophie Wyburd Jane
Maggie Dence Lady Quiller Couch
Kerry Walker Miss Fulsom
Matthew Waters Messenger Boy
Alan Cinis Skylights
Frank Whitten Starkey
Bruce Spence Cookson
Daniel Wylie Alf Mason
Brian Carbee Albino
Frank Gallacher Alsation Fogarty
Septimus Caton Noodler
Jacob Tomuri Bill Jukes
Venant Wong Quang Lee
Phil Meacham Bollard
Darren Mitchell Mullins
Michael Roughan Cecco
Bill Kerr Fairy Guide
Celeste MacIlwaine Sleeping Child
Spike Hogan Sleeping Child
Patrick Hurd-Wood Sleeping Child
Brooke Duncan Sleeping Child
Themora Bourne Sleeping Child
Alexander Bourne Sleeping Child
Bruce Myles Bank Manager
Maya Barnaby Mermaid
Tory Mussett Mermaid
Ursula Mills Mermaid
Nadia Pirini Mermaid
Vij Kaewsanan Mermaid
Janet Strauss medicine woman
Sam Morely Fairy Bride
Brendan Shambrook Fairy Groom
Rebel Rousers Nana
Pete Anthony Conductor
Paul Salamunovich Conductor
Sally Stevens Conductor

Technical Credits
P.J. Hogan Director,Screenwriter
Gary Adelson Co-producer
Ana Maria Alvarado Animator
Ric Anderson Stunts
Martin Ash Set Decoration/Design
Jane Atherton Makeup
Shaheen Baig Casting
Kerry Barden Casting
Craig Baumgarten Co-producer
Keir Beck Stunts
Mirka Bimr Costumes/Costume Designer
Gloria S. Borders Associate Producer
Bradd Buckley Stunts
Derrick Carlin Animator
Tony Centonze Special Effects Supervisor
Godric Cole Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Conder Camera Operator
Ed Cotton Set Decoration/Design
Garth Craven Editor
Carolynne Cunningham Asst. Director
Alan B. Curtiss Asst. Director
Virginie D'annoville Animator
Harley D'Jekic Stunts
Brad Dechter Musical Arrangement
Digital Domain Animator
Deborah Maxwell Dion Casting
Andrew Doucette Animator
Amanda Enders Costumes/Costume Designer
Mohamed Al Fayed Executive Producer
Lucy Fisher Producer
Roger Ford Production Designer
Brian Froud Consultant/advisor
David Gainey Animator
Kyle Gardiner Stunts
Mark Goellnicht Camera Operator
Michael Goldenberg Screenwriter
Nikki Gooley Makeup
Holly Graham Stunts
Bonnie Greenberg Musical Direction/Supervision
David Hardeberger Cinematographer
Steve Harman Stunts
Jordan Harris Animator
Judith Harvey Set Decoration/Design
Rob Heggie Special Effects Supervisor
Arthur Hoadley Stunts
Louise Hogg Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Hopkins Casting
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Sony Pictures Imageworks Animator
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Jay Jackson Animator
Stephen Jones Co-producer
Ronald Judkins Sound Mixer
Michael Kahn Editor
Maia Kayser Animator
Keith Kellogg Animator
Peter Kelly Animator
Ian "Hood" Kenny Asst. Director
Greg Kyle Animator
Randy Link Animator
Gail Lyon Executive Producer
Vivienne MacGillicuddy Makeup
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
Daniel McBurnie Stunts
Iain McCaig Consultant/advisor
Patrick McCormick Producer
Michelle McGahey Art Director
Wendy McGregor Costumes/Costume Designer
Judith Meske Costumes/Costume Designer
Carl Miller Cinematographer
Peter Milton Set Decoration/Design
Angela Moore Stunts
Jocelyn Moorhouse Executive Producer
Gary Morgan Stunts
Bonnie Morgan Stunts
Anita Morgan Makeup
Lisa Murphy Costumes/Costume Designer
Fiona Nichols Costumes/Costume Designer
Neal Norton Camera Operator
Scott O'Donnell Stunts
Dan Oliver Special Effects Supervisor
Ben Osmo Sound/Sound Designer
Catherine Overgaard Costumes/Costume Designer
Andy Owen Stunts
Janet Patterson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jesse Phillips Stunts
Clayton Pinney Special Effects Supervisor
Jakub Pistecky Animator
Tracey Lee Reeby Makeup
Martin Rosenberg Cinematographer
Mick Roughan Stunts
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
Christopher Scarabosio Sound/Sound Designer
Yasca Sinigaglia Stunts
Greg Skipper Stunts
Suzanne Smith Casting
Sharonne Solk Animator
Ellen M. Somers Associate Producer
Patrick Sweeney Cinematographer
Marjolaine Tremblay-Silva Animator
Darko Tuscan Stunts
Alex Tysowsky Animator
Mark Van Morsel Stunts
Craig Walmsley Sound Mixer
Simon Warner Asst. Director
Judith Weaver Executive Producer
Jamy Wheless Animator
Doug Wick Producer
David Williamson Camera Operator

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Peter Pan 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this movie I was very impressed. The best version of the Peter Pan story so far. It's nice to actually see a boy play Peter Pan as J.M. Barrie had intended when he wrote the classic story. Jeremy Sumpter is perfect as the boy who never wants to grow up. As a personal fan of Jason Isaacs I thought he did a flawless performance as the despised Captain Hook. Ludivine Sagnier's purely pantomime performance as Tinkerbell is so much better then Julia Roberts in Hook. PJ Hogan's protrayal of Neverland is so magical that you wish you could fly there yourself. The music is beautiful, the sets, the characters, and the story all come together to make this a wonderful film for the whole family to enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will admit that I love this movie, I've never seen the original Peter Pan movie, so I have nothing to compare it to. But it was delightful to watch, a little corny in parts. I really DID NOT like the girl picked to be Wendy - but I enjoyed watching Captain Hook - best actor in movie by me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw the poster for the movie, I had no desire to see it. However, when it came out on DVD, my dad brought it home and we all watched it. I was only 11 then...I think...and so I wasn't very good at paying attention. I though Wendy(Rachel) had big teeth! Tonight I watched it on my own, and am amazed at how awsome it was and how GREAT the actors did. This is a must see for the family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best adaptation of Peter Pan, even surpassing the animated Walt Disney classic. The movie maintains the heart of the story and deepens the relationships and emotions of the characters. Great cast, great set, great special effects--everyone will love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is seriously one of the most spectacular, dazzling films I have ever seen. The story is just as beautiful - not only is Peter actually played by a BOY (and a very cute boy, at that, you teen gals), but his personality is spot-on - devilish and impossible not to adore. The film also reveals Peter's more mature side, funnily enough - the side that is truly in love with Wendy. The set is wonderful, the cinematogrophy is some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, and the music is startlingly powerful. I reccommend this movie to absolutely anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. Everything seemed so real. I watched it almost ten times in one day. I felt as if Peter Pan himself could have taken me away. I recomend it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This version of Peter Pan has taken the best parts of other versions and, with the help of advanced technology, presented it as the tale that children love and remember. I have loved the Peter Pan story since I was a young child, and I continue to enjoy watching it on video with my granddaughter. Watching this movie, was like flying with Peter and Wendy. The pirates and indians were very real too. We are looking forward to this movie coming out on video in May.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really mean this when I say it, that this is the best movie I have ever seen in my whole life. I never cared for the animated version much, but this film really tells the story in an excitingly detailed way! I plan on buying it the day it comes out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I went to see this movie I thought it was great; I wished that I could go to neverland and be Wendy, but decide to stay and NEVER GROW UP!!! I am going to buy it on the first day it comes out.
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I mean it! No one could possibly love this movie more than I do! I saw it a couple of days after it came out, (I couldn't the same day because it was Christmas Day). This movie literally picks you up out of your seat and sends you flying through every moment of Peter and Wendy. I will most definitely buy it the same day it comes out!!!I loved it more than any other movie that I've ever seen! So come away to Neverland, where you'll experience the magic and brilliance of what it's like to never grow up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is totally me! Because I¿m the boy who wouldn¿t grow up. I loved it more then anybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie although I wish Wendy and Peter could have gotten married and then went to Neverland so they could be together! but thats just me! Beside that The movie was Outstanding!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good movie but, I must tell the truth, Hook seems so much more scary in real life. I'm sure Peter feels the same.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It had great srowd fight. It was just great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was pretty good. Fighting was great, acting was good (except Rachel Hurd-Wood can't act as well as the other cast members). I would recommend this movie to any fantasy lover.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie could have been great, but it gets bogged down in dialogue and character developmet. although there is development, it could not have been more sappy. that whole 'i do believe in fairies' scene made me want to throw up. the action and CG elements were alright, though; i really liked the journey to Neverland. that's about it though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think i would have hated it if peter pan looked ugly (in the movie, he's soo cute ^.^) ..LOL...but the story was good too...i have a little peter pan book thats only like 10 pages and it sucks and wasnt long enough for me to like it but now that i've seen the movie, i really enjoy the story and no more about it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is great for the family. No bad language or anything. What i loved most about this movie was the chemistry between Jeremy Sumpter and Rachel Hurd-Wood, Peter Pan and Wendy. I also loved the action. The only thing i wish they could change is the ending. Why can't Peter and Wendy be together, its really sad..but a great movie over all!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, it was really low for the makers of this DVD to put an ad at the beginning without any means of jumping past it. Ads served a useful purpose in videotapes because the starts of tapes were often mangled so ads served as a safety buffer before the actual movie, but this is inexcusable for DVDs. As for the movie itself, it's excellent, probably the best 'Peter Pan' yet. Those who have read the book know how dark and violent the original story is (one person I know even called it 'sick'), but this film took a medium course between the sugary 1953 Disney version and the original novel. This film includes some of the darker aspects like the murderous mermaids and Hook's indiscriminate killing of crew members, but it does so tastefully, and there are enough warm or cheery scenes to make it pleasant overall. The effects are excellent, all the young actors and actresses have great faces, the humor is great (how'd you like to wake up to a parrot shrieking in your ear?), and everything fits together smoothly and logically, creating its own version of reality. Unlike 'Return to Neverland,' this film captures that same warm family feeling that the original Disney film did, and doesn't go overboard on demonstrating female equality. It seems a little odd that the actress for Tinkerbell was older than Peter Pan, but that's a minor squabble. The author J.M. Barrie would have appreciated the uncensored aspects of this film. The DVD's bonus features are all quite short but some are nice, like the short interviews with the actresses, or behind-the-scenes views of the props and effects.