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February 05, 2013

Peter Pan: The Story That Won't Grow Old (1904-2003)

peter pan   Almost anyone you ask has probably at some point in their childhood had an encounter with the forever youthful Peter Pan. Whether it be through J.M. Barrie's story Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, or Walt Disney's animated rendition, we’ve all been transported at times to the magical world of Neverland and the Lost Boys. On today’s date, in 1958, due to its overwhelming popularity, Disney’s “Peter Pan” animation was re-released, and opened at Roxy Theatre in New York City. I thought it would be nice for us to take a quick journey to see how Barrie’s beloved tale has developed through time: 1904 – Barrie’s play debuts in London. 1911 – Barrie re-writes the play in novel form and it is first published in this year. 1924 – Peter Pan hits the silver screen for the first time as a silent film. 1953 – Peter Pan is released as a Disney animated film. 1954 – Peter Pan goes to Broadway and ends up winning Tony Awards! 2003 – The live action film Peter Pan hits movie theatres! It’s amazing to see how this story has survived over a hundred years and still is important to us today; perhaps this proves how ageless this fiction really is. Without a doubt, Peter Pan remains a tale for children, those who are children at heart, and the ones that believe growing up is a trap – it is a story that, like its protagonist, never grows old. Don’t forget that if you are looking for a quirky and cool way to bring this beloved tale to life, you should check out our action-packed Peter Pan art print available on our website! :)