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Still shot from the movie: Peter Pan (1953).

Peter Pan (1953)

Hoping to extend their childhood, Wendy (voice of Kathryn Beaumont) and her brothers take flight to Never Land, the mysterious island where no one grows up, with the help of Peter Pan (voice of Bobby Driscoll). This classic Disney tale, with its famous pirates and pixies, will keep the whole family feeling young. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 76
Theater Release: 04 Feb 1953
Video Release: 05 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Peter Pan (1953) Rated G?


Overall: B Hoping to extend their childhood, Wendy and her brothers take flight to Never Land, the mysterious island where no one grows up, with the help of Peter Pan. This classic Disney tale, with its famous pirates and pixies, will keep the whole family feeling young, but viewers should be aware of the inclusion of a few politically incorrect stereotypes.

Violence: B- The animated violence includes one character being fatally shot and others fired upon by cannons, as well as other objects. Characters are captured several times and involved in numerous swordplay scenes. Bumps, spills, and wrestling matches occur frequently. Character is scalded when too much boiling water is poured into a bath. Characters are forced to walk the plank. A character contends with an alligator determined to eat him. A bomb explodes.

Sexual Content: A- Mermaids wear revealing costumes. Characters rub noses in lieu of kissing. Female characters spar for the attentions of Peter Pan.

Language: A Mild insults only.

Drugs/Alcohol: C Children take health tonic. Rum available onboard a ship and one crewman is portrayed as drunken. Character smokes double-barreled cigar. Characters smoke a peace pipe.

Miscellaneous Concerns: Dialog and lyrics of a song include derogatory statements and stereotypes of Native Americans. Some of the female characters portrayals embody negative stereotypes.

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