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Films based on Peter Pan
Peter Pan has inspired numerous films. These included fairly direct adaptations, creative reinterpretations, movies inspired by the story, sequels to the original story, and a series of spin-offs. Only one feature film was personally authorized by J. M. Barrie (the 1924 silent film); four later films (Disney's, Hook, Return to Neverland, and Hogan's) were authorized by Great Ormond Street Hospital. The Tinker Bell direct-to-DVD films are also authorized by GOSH.
- Peter Pan, by Paramount Pictures (1924), an authorised, black and white, silent movie adaptation, starring Betty Bronson and Ernest Torrence, with J. M. Barrie serving as a consultant.
- Walt Disney's Peter Pan (1953), an authorised animated musical adaptation, starring 15-year-old film actor Bobby Driscoll as the voice of Peter Pan.
- Never Never Land (1980), a film starring Petula Clark, about a woman whose niece, captivated by the Peter Pan story, runs away and takes refuge with a group of "lost boys" squatting in a deserted London townhouse.
- The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher (1987), a vampire film starring Kiefer Sutherland, inspired by the idea of adolescents who never have to grow up.
- El río de oro (The Golden River) by Jaime Chávarri (1986), a Spanish film about a man named Peter and his wife who played the role of Tinker Bell on stage years earlier, and the tragedy of their son's death.
- Питер Пэн (1987), an unauthorised Soviet Belarus live-action musical adaptation, in Russian.
- Peter Pan (1988), an unauthorised direct-to-video animated adaptation by Burbank Australia.
- The High Flying Adventures of Peter Pan (1990), an unauthorised direct-to-video animated adaptation by Saban Productions.
- Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg (1991), an authorised live-action sequel, starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman, in which Peter Pan has grown up but is lured back to Neverland by Captain Hook.
- De-As Fi...Peter Pan (If I Were Peter Pan), directed by Gheorghe Naghi(1991), a Romanian film about a boy who has Peter Pan's adventures.
- Return to Never Land (February 2002), an authorised animated sequel to the 1953 Disney film, in which Wendy's daughter Jane becomes involved with Peter Pan, set during World War II.
- Peter Pan directed by P. J. Hogan (2003), an authorised live-action movie adaptation, starring Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Jason Isaacs.
- Neverland by writer/director Damion Dietz (2003), an unauthorised film reinterpretation, set in early 21st century Los Angeles and heavily modernized.
- A series of digitally animated direct-to-DVD Tinker Bell films was begun by in 2008 as part of the Disney Fairies franchise, with a cast of original fairy characters.
- Never by writer/director Devon Ford (2009), a 25-minute short film that references the Peter Pan story heavily.
- Peter by director Nicolas Duval, an adaptation of the French BD Peter Pan by Régis Loisel.
- Neverland (2011), a two-part made-for-TV-movie prequel on the Syfy channel.
- East of Kensington, an independently produced student film by Kellen Moore, to be released summer of 2012.
- Secret of the Wings (Christmas 2012) a sequel in the Tinker Bell series.
There's been talk about adaptations of either Peter and the Starcatchers or Peter Pan in Scarlet, and no doubt "option" money has changed hands and treatments written, but there's been no word of any commitments to carry through.
Filmmaker Larry Clark – best known for his films about teen sexuality – stated in 2006 that he was working on Blood of Pan, in which the characters would be living in contemporary New York City.
In 2006 New Line Cinema bought a script entitled Pan from screenwriter Ben Magid, which casts Peter as a psychopathic killer stalked by a John McClane-style police captain named Hook.
The story has also been the basis of several ongoing TV series.