Disney’s Peter Pan Premieres
On February 5, 1953, Walt Disney released his 14th animated feature – Peter Pan.
J.M. Barrie (1860-1937), born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, was the second youngest of nine children and the author of Peter Pan. Barrie created Peter Pan through a series of stories he told the young sons of his close friend, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. In fact, the main character was named after one of Davies’ sons, and also the playful Greek god, Pan. The story of Peter Pan was first written as a play in 1904, and then as a novel titled Peter and Wendy in 1911.