Animation Cel of Peter Pan Flying
Peter Pan was one of Walt Disney’s favorite stories and in 1935 he intended for Peter Pan to be his second film after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. However, he could not get the rights until four years later, after he came to an arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, to whom J. M. Barrie had bequeathed the rights to the play. The studio started the story development and character designs in the late 1930’s and early 1940s, and intended it to be his fourth film, after Snow White, Bambi and Pinocchio. World War II forced the delay of Peter Pan, along with other films. This animation cel is a full figure and full cel of Peter flying over Neverland with the Pirate Ship below.
When the boy who never grows up whisks the three Darling children – Wendy, John, and Michael – away to Never Land, they embark on an adventure they’ll never forget. Never Land is full of adventures with mermaids, pixies, and crocodiles, but it’s also home to the villainous pirate Captain Hook, who’ll stop at nothing to defeat Peter and his crew of Lost Boys. It will take faith, hope, and a pinch of pixie dust, to win the day and bring the Darlings safely home.