Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates

Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates is an American animated television series based on J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan that aired on Fox from September 8, 1990 to December 2, 1991.[1] 65 episodes were produced.[2]

Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates
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GenreAdventure
Fantasy
Cartoon
Written byPeter Lawrence
Chris Hubbell
Larry Carroll
David Carren
StarringJason Marsden as the voice of Peter Pan
Tim Curry as the voice of Captain James Hook
Voices ofChris M. Allport
Jack Angel
Michael Bacall
Adam Carl
Debi Derryberry
Ed Gilbert
Whitby Hertford
Tony Jay
Josh Keaton
Christina Lange
Aaron Lohr
Jack Lynch
Scott Menville
David Shaughnessy
Cree Summer
Eugene Williams
Michael Wise
Country of originUnited States
Japan
No. of episodes65
Production
Executive producer(s)Buzz Potamkin
Editor(s)Don Christensen
Hiroshi Ohno (TMS)
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Fox Children's Productions
Southern Star Productions[a]
TMS Entertainment[b]
Distributor20th Television (formerly)
Saban International (currently)
Release
Original networkFox (Fox Children's Network)
Original releaseSeptember 8, 1990 (1990-09-08) –
December 2, 1991 (1991-12-02)

The show was one of Fox's first forays into programming for children.[3]

PlotEdit

The television show focuses as much on the pirates as it does on Peter Pan. Captain Hook and Mr. Smee traditionally are the only pirates who receive any attention in the story, but here, the other crew members of the Jolly Roger (Robert Mullins, Alf Mason, Gentleman Ignatious Starkey, Billy Jukes, and Cookson) are given distinct personalities and character development. A real force to be reckoned with, Hook is a powerful, temperamental, cultured, intelligent, and charming pirate with an insatiable thirst for vengeance.

Some attention was also given to the Native American characters (no longer called Redskins). The people and their customs were often featured in the storyline.

CharactersEdit

HeroesEdit

Peter Pan (voiced by Jason Marsden, adsent in 64 episodes) is the titular protagonist of the series and the leader of his group. He has dark brown hair worn in a ponytail and wears a brown costume. He is always up for a challenge and adventure no matter how perilous. He takes no notice of the bad consequences or mistakes and is no wiser after the event. He can't read and forgets nearly everything. His favourite activity is his confrontations with Captain Hook and would never allow to put an end to him. Even though he may be naive, stubborn and always up for fun and games, he knows and recognizes the danger and cares for his friends.

Tinker Bell (voiced by Debi Derryberry, 54 episodes) is a red-headed fairy and Peter Pan's sidekick. She is often the more practical of the two and is there for him and the others to get them out of jams if and whenever she can. Her fairy dust allows humans to fly, but has other abilities, like making fire or light. She is often the one who has more knowledge than Peter's friends. She is sensitive and her power and existence are dependent on the human belief in magic and fantasy. She would love to have Peter all up to herself, and regularly becomes jealous of Wendy. Nevertheless she would never allow anything to happen neither to Wendy nor to anyone else!

Wendy Darling (voiced by Christina Lange, 58 episodes) is the oldest of the Darling siblings, the big sister of John and Michael. She has short black hair, dark mint coloured eyes, wears a pink dress and a crown made of white flowers. She is like a mother for the boys and tells them bedtime stories. As Peter claims that girls are smarter and more intelligent than boys, Wendy is often calmer and more mature than the rest of the group and can become very serious. However she likes playing games and having fun and regularly takes part in playing a trick on someone. She is closer to Peter than anyone else and spends the most time with him.

John Darling (voiced by Jack Lynch, 54 episodes) is the middle Darling sibling, Wendy's and Michael's brother. He has hazel blond hair and wears a brown bowler hat or derby. It's obvious his main place is in the Darling Family, but not once can be seen (with his gender and age) also as one of the Lost Boys. With them he shares the bed and fights with the pirates using a magic wooden sword, which always grows again after breaking. The big difference is that he wears more formal clothes and more often takes off his hat. From all the friends, he's the one who spends the most time with books. He also likes making notes, writing journals and enjoys painting.

Michael Darling (voiced by Whitby Hertford, 53 episodes and 1 cameo in "Hook, the faithful son") is Wendy and John's brother and the youngest of the Darling siblings. He has light brown curly hair and wears blue pajamas. He is the youngest and smallest of the group and has a big basket as his own bed. Sometimes he is slower and more frightened, so Peter and the others must look after him, where the most he desires the care of Wendy. He loves playing around, having fun and especially enjoys running after animals.

The Lost Boys is a group of six boys who got orphaned or lost. They only remember their life in Neverland. Their clothes are informal and a little disrupted and they all wear caps shaped from various animal heads, which are a very important part of them, changing their headdress or taking it off they do only as a very special reason.

  • Nibs (voiced by Adam Carl, 50 episodes, 2 cameos in "The Dream", "Elementary, my dear Pan") is one of the tallest and the eldest of the Lost Boys. He has light golden blond hair and wears a cap shaped like a bear's head with the face cut out. He is Peter's second-in-command and leads the group when Peter is away. He is the most responsible, sensible and mature when making decisions. However as a child he also loves playing around and havong fun, can become a little too slow and inattentive and doesn't note the danger or some important details that surround him. But he works on himself to be active and to solve the problem and as being one of the oldest from the group, he cares for the little ones. His other markedly advantage is his bravery and his physical strength, what can be seen, that he not once carries one of his friends or can hold somebody for a longer time.
  • Slightly (voiced by Scott Menville, 50 episodes) is the tallest and second eldest Lost Boy. He has pale skin, honey blond hair and wears a cap in the shape of a parrot's head. As a reference to his name, he constantly uses the word "slightly" in his sentences and regularly the others when talking to him use it, too. His ambition is to be Peter's second-in-command, but when the occasion appears, he sees, he's not qualified for the position. He is often naive and immature when making decisions what can cause trouble for the others. However he has a clearly seen sincerity and, just the opposite of Peter, doesn't hide to be scared of something and is aware of his mistakes and when making some he honestly admits. His hobby is collecting shells.
  • Curly (voiced by Josh Keaton, 49 episodes, 1 cameo - "Tootles, the bold") - a hispanic Lost Boy with a cap shaped like a tiger's head with the face cut out. He has a tanned complexion and caramel brown hair. Age-wise, he is in the middle of the Lost Boys. He regularly stays closer to Nibs and Slightly, whereas the half of the Lost Boys they either are the ones, who hold each other back and have none or the least important role in the chosen episode or opposite and from all the six Lost Boys they get the biggest role and go together through the trouble and have adventures. But in fact he doesn't have a special person of the group, he is particularly close to (as Tink to Peter, Michael to Wendy or the Twins to each other) and is generally more on his own. He has a sense of humor and loves having fun, but also knows and recognizes when the situation is more serious. It's very important for him, not to be seen by the others as useless or clumsy, so he does everything to act in a more determined and independent manner.
  • The Twins (voiced by Aaron Lohr and Michael Bacall, adsence: Tall Twin - 51 episodes, 1 cameo - "Pirate Boys, Lost Men"; Short Twin - 49 episodes, 2 cameos - "Pirate Boys, Lost Men", "Peter in Wonderland") are two Lost Boys who are biracial twins. They are not identical, aside from both wearing caps in the shape of a leopard's head with cut-outs in the front for their faces. Individually, and only in the written language, they are known as Tall Twin and Short Twin, their heights being the main distinction. The other notable difference is their colour, Tall Twin having dark skin and black curly hair and Short Twin having light skin and straight ginger hair. They are so synchronized that they accomplish more when they work together and when talking they finish each other's sentence. They are known as the mechanics and inventors of the group and most of their activity is creating, building and testing their own inventions and machines. It can come out, that their inventions are the rescue in a difficult situation and another time it is their (general) knowledge and acquaintance on machines. Not once they do not anticipate some details in their inventions, which can cause secondary effects and trouble.
  • Tootles (voiced by Chris M. Allport, 44 episodes) is the youngest and smallest of the Lost Boys who wears a cap in the shape of a panda's head with face cut-out and has a black blotch around his left eye. He is very small and has a round stomach, because he loves eating. He is often clumsy which can cause problems for the others when looking for adventures. He can also become too sensitive, especially when getting judged or not noticed by the others. When Michael is not around, often Tootles becomes the pet of the family, as being the youngest Lost Boy. But generally he is more equal with the older boys and especially when fighting with the pirates he is very self-confident and doesn't show any fear. It can come out Tootles has the idea how to save the situation and as referred to in the episode "Tootles and the Dragon" he is the most patient of the group.

VillainsEdit

Captain James Algernon Cloudesley Hook (voiced by Tim Curry, 64 episodes) is the main antagonist of the series and Peter Pan's nemesis. He is the captain of his pirate crew. His right hand is missing and he has a sharp iron hook in its place. Rather than the traditional long black hair (or wig) and long mustache, this Hook is clean-shaven and has his white hair styled in the manner of a powdered wig. As the captain of "The Jolly Roger", he has a pirate crew and a parrot named Short Tom. In contrast to his bumbling crew, Hook is very much the aristocrat, and is very well-read and charming in a sinister way. He can be called a fine musician and, despite the loss of his hand, he is very good at playing a harpsichord, his beloved instrument he not once treats as a treasure and can become sensitive to its point, for instance if someone else plays it or uses it carelessly. He is immune to Neverland's usual magic, however can be affected by strange magic. Two members of his family are mentioned, although they are already dead: his brother Patch, who owned his own pirate ship called "The Rake", and his mother, who is referred to as having had some unfulfilled wishes about her son James and after her death the only thing left of her memory being a portrait that Hook has in his cabin. It is however implied that she was hideously ugly and terrifying. Despite his fears of being killed and eaten by the crocodile, he does not fear death by any other means.

Smee (voiced by Ed Gilbert in an Irish accent, 64 episodes) is Captain Hook's loyal first mate and the closest he has to a friend, although he rarely seems to appreciate it. Smee is of Irish descent and in his appearance small and slim, and has a beard. As created by Barrie as a weapon he carries his sword he calls Johnny Corcscrew. The main difference from the other pirates is that he is often clumsy and not really able to capture any of the Lost Boys. Despite all the confusion and his environment, it is important for him not to leave the pirate crew. He is faithful to his Captain and stays on his side, but not once can also be more equal to the other pirates.

The Pirate Crew is a group of pirates, various aged, all male gender, whose home address is the Jolly Roger. Even if not being completely pleased of the life they live, they are loyal to their Captain and would never leave him.

  • Robert Mullins (voiced by Jack Angel, 62 episodes) who hails from Brooklyn. He is medium height, muscular, has a long face, a moustache and a scar at his left eye. He is very good in sword fight. He is very good in sword fighting and tends to clash with his leader more than anyone else on the ship. Although he refers to Captain Hook as "the finest pirate who ever lived", he sometimes schemes to take over command. However, he has no chance to become the leader, as Captain Hook is just too autonomous and powerful, and Mullins is never going to consider him. His biggest disadvantage is that he is deeply superstitious and prone to landsickness.
  • "Gentleman" Ignatious P. Starkey (voiced by David Shaughnessy, 62 episodes) is a foppish yet gentlemanly and English member of Hook's crew. He speaks with a "dash-it-all" accent, has a high physique, long black hair he wears in a ponytail and a thin moustache. He wears a long cape and as a weapon uses a rapier. He is believed to be the first mate and can become conceited and confident in himself. Similar to Mullins, not once also he overestimates himself and thinks to be able to be the Captain instead of Hook but. He can come into trouble, where he is not able to come out by himself and someone else must do this and also not once has no courage, so he admits that he is scared.
  • Alf Mason (voiced by Tony Jay, 57 episodes) is a member of Hook's crew who serves as a carpenter and strongman. He has a strong physical build, is tall, very muscular, has no hair, and wears a blue nightcap. As a weapon, Alf often wields a mallet. A big benefit is his strong build and physical strength, where the others, especially Peter's friends, have no chance to oppose him. Even so, he can become emotionally sensitive and shows his feelings.
  • Billy Jukes (voiced by Eugene Williams, 57 episodes) is The youngest pirate who is of Old World/Indian descent. Before he became a member of the pirates, he was a castaway on a desert island. Billy was rescued by Captain Hook's crew and taught pirating by Robert Mullins, to whom he is very loyal. As not being an adult as the other pirates, he is not well risen and has no facial hair. He is very slim, has dark skin and thick brunette hair that often conceals one eye. Despite his age, he is not excluded by the crew (certainly not as much as bosun Smee) and it's obvious that his main place is at the pirates. Being the ship's gunner, he is responsible for the cannons, so he is never far away from the big cannon, 'Long Tom'. He also has a wide knowledge at machines and other uncommon instruments and is the inventor among the pirate crew, what is a big feature he has in common with the Twins.
  • Eucrates Cookson (voiced by Jack Angel in a Greek accent, 56 episodes) is the ship's chef, who has his individual method for his dishes and menu. Instead of typical weapons, he can use kitchen devices and is very good at using a fishing net. He spends most of his time in the kitchen, where he can be seen cooking. As having his main place in the kitchen and a massive build, it usually comes out he doesn't take part at the action, where physical exercise is needed and generally disclaims going on land and when he leaves the Jolly Roger, his plans are finding some food. Not once his dishes are good not for eating, but for performing his own miracles.

Short Tom is a malicious parrot, Captain Hook's mischievous pet, which wears an eye-patch. He is capable of speaking but is limited to phrases taught to him. Frequently, he tries to alert the pirates when seeing Peter Pan sneaking aboard, but because of its limited speech usually fails to get Hook and the pirates to understand.

The Croc (19 episodes) is a big reptile, the same crocodile that had devoured Captain Hook's hand. She lives in her cave shaped like a crocodile's head and does not tolerate any kind of intruders. A ticking clock is heard every time the Croc is near. In the series, the clock is magical and controls the whole time of day in Neverland.

Other charactersEdit

The Indians - A tribe of Native Americans who reside in Neverland and often help out Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Only three of them figure prominently in the series.

  • Great Big Little Panther (voiced by Michael Wise, 12 episodes) - The Indian chief and father of Tiger Lily and Hard-To-Hit. He is very wise and often assists Peter and his friends when they have problems.
  • Tiger Lily (voiced by Cree Summer, 5 episodes-main, 4 episodes-minor, 1 cameo - "Play Ball") - The daughter of Great Big Little Panther and big sister of Hard-To-Hit. She and her little brother sometimes tag along with and aid Peter and their other friends on their many adventures. She is physically active and regularly finds it unnecessary to take a risk, showing she is more mature. Together with her brother, they love having fun. However, they also know and recognize when the situation is more serious and act in a more mature way.
  • Hard-to-Hit (voiced by Aaron Lohr, 6 episodes-main, 5 episodes-minor, 1 cameo - "Play Ball") - Great Big Little Panther's son and Tiger Lily's younger brother. He knows the weapons of his tribe and how to use them. Generally, he gets accompanied by his sister and is less mature, but even though it is all obvious for him to treat her more gentle as a girl. He can become very stubborn and then just want to reach his goal no matter what!
  • Spirit Guide (2 episodes) - A panther that is invoked by Great Big Little Panther to guide Peter during the storm to recover the magic sand.
  • Little Panther - an ancestor of the Native Americans who once took care to calm down the argument of the sun and the moon and their chaos of day and night this two creatures had caused.

The Mermaids - A group of young women, who are half human and half fish. They live in the Mermaids' Lagoon. They arere vain and care for their looks and good appearance. They enjoy playing, joking and having fun and collecting items from the land. From all the humans who live above the water they only like Peter and no one else. Like Tinker Bell and the fairies, the Mermaids are magical. Their singing can hypnotize and lure men to their doom, conjure bubbles which sink or float, make bubbles big enough to supply air for or trap humans, command tides, conjure water spouts, and manipulate water in other ways.

  • The Mermaid Trio - Three mermaids, two brunettes with dark skin, where one has a darkpink and the other a violet fishtail and one mermaid with light skin, short strawberry blonde hair and cyan fins. They all care for Peter and like playing around only with him, the other humans they don't accept. They love to dress themselves up with shining jewels.
  • Crooked Tail (voiced by Linda Gary, 2 episodes-main, 2 episodes-minor) - A mermaid who once was beautiful, but conceited and haughty until a potion to enhance her beauty went horribly awry turning her into a green-skinned mermaid. She is friendly not only to Peter but also likes the other humans. She has a very determined personality why other strong individuals have no chance to resist against her. That's why she is feared by the Purple and Blue Mermaids.
  • The Blonde and Redhead Mermaids (2 episodes) - Two mermaids who only appear twice as villains in the series. While they are usually seen together, they often insult each other and both are very vain.

Captain Patch (voiced by Ed Gilbert, 2 episodes) – aka Jasper Hook is the older brother of James Hook who once served as his midshipman. Hook took out Jasper's left eye years ago when Jasper would not give James a bigger share of their loot. Ever since he has worn an eyepatch, which is why he is known as Captain Patch. Presumably Patch died not long afterwards, and his chest of treasures somehow ended up hidden in a cave in Neverland with a curse.
Alde Baran (1 episode-main, 4 episodes-minor) - A white dwarf, who works with miniature-horses and has magical boots. A good friend of Tinker Bell.
Olook (voiced by Jack Angel, 5 episodes) - A grumpy giant troll who lives in his big cave with a secret entrance, has an own library, is able do special troll-magic and interested in valuable items.

Temporary charactersEdit

The Girl in the Moon (voiced by Kath Soucie, 2 episodes-main, 1 mentioned: "Jules Verne Night") - a blonde girl in a turquoise dress who is responsible for bringing the night by replacing the sun that appears during the day with the moon at the normal time. When any problems arise and the day and night cannot appear normally as the result the normal daytime loses its balance. She appears in the episodes "Now day party" and "The girl who lives in the moon".
Django - A gipsy dwarf who is a showman. He is good friends with Alde Baran.
Nico (2 episodes-main, 1 episode-minor, 1 cameo - "The Neverscroll") - a wolf that Wendy claims she first saw in her dreams and after she meets him for real, knows immediately that he belongs to her. Nico does not live in a pack, but is independent.
Wherever (2 episodes-main, 2 mentioned: "Now Day Party", "Lost Memories of Pirate Pan") - a big and powerful spirit. He appears when somebody loses something to take possession of this lost object and then brings it to his big caverns that are located deep under the sea. He appears in the episodes "After the laughter" and "Footrace".
King Kyros (voiced by Jack Angel) - the Ice King of Neverland. He owns a giant ice cave with many corridors and tunnels and has some elves as his subworkers. In fact, King Kyros is not one of the bad guys. The conflict with him was started by Peter, who just entered the King's home without any permission and took away one of his crystals claiming it was his own. He appears in the episode "Coldest Cut of All".
Jack O' Lantern - a ghost which revives in Halloween, where he can leave the cave he is imprisoned, when somebody steals some important items from them that must be left inside. He appears in the episode "All Hallow's Eve".
Jane - Wendy's daughter from the future. She has long brown hair and wears her nightdress. She appears in the episode "Lost memories of pirate Pan".
Forget-Me-Not - a fairy who appears in the episode "Lost memories of pirate Pan".
Frau Brumhandel - a valkyrie who appears in the episode "Frau Brumhandel".
King Oberon - the king of the fairies. He appears in the episode "A wee problem".
Queen Gloriana - the queen of the fairies. She appears in the episode "A wee problem".
The Dragon - a big creature which is resurrected by a key and appears, that can be only pulled out by a patient person. It is very sensitive and gets angry when being disturbed, but in fact isn't a bad creature and prefers to rest in peace than to fight.
Ratatat - a little stone gnome which is discovered by the Lost Boys while they are cleaning the Underground House. He comes to life and orders them to leave, so he goes to the Jolly Rodger to help Hook and pirates find them. He appears in the episode "Evicted".
Cecilia - Hook's ex bethrothed. She appears in the episode "Hook's Christmas".
Fairy of the Monday Island (3 episodes, 1 cameo - "Wee Problem") - a blonde fairy who watches that no one sneaks into the fair. She has some wider knowledge about Neverland, it's obvious for her, that Peter Pan and this magic island are connected to each other.
The Never Master - An ancient wizard with a staff. The ancient text of a book explains how to ask the Never Star for three wishes, from which the magician leaves to grant them.

DifferencesEdit

The following show the differences from J.M. Barrie's book or other Peter Pan versions:

  • This series does not feature an introduction to the Darling family, who lives in the real world in London, nor explains how Peter takes Wendy to Neverland.
  • There is no explanation of how the Lost Boys came to Neverland, the viewer just knows from the first episode, that Tootles got lost before Nibs and with Tootles also some boys more, but who exactly is unknown.
  • There is no ending so the ultimate fate of the Lost Boys is unknown, if they get adopted by the Darling parents or stay in Neverland as they wish to keep their eternal youth and childhood and be with Peter forever.
  • This series has no chronology and is shown in a weird order. F.in. the episode "The Girl who lives in the Moon" is shown before "Seven League Boots" or "The Ruby" before, "Vanity, thy Name is Mermaid", but it should be the other way, as it gets accentuated the events of the later episode are taking place before the earlier episode. There is no episode to have a clear accentuation to be the last one.
  • Peter always wears his knife attached to his right boot, not on his waist.
  • Tinker Bell speaks the same language as the other characters, not a tinkling of bells.
  • Generelly Captain Hook's hair is black or brunet, here it is white.
  • Captain Hook does not panic when hearing the ticking of a clock, and his behavior is inconsistent.
  • John wears a brown derby, not a black stovepipe hat.
  • In most adaptaions Wendy is portrayed blonde and has the lightest haircolour from her siblings, while John has generally the darkest. Here Wendy with black hair has the darkest and John being darkblond the lightest haircolour from the Darling siblings.
  • The Twins are not identical but dizygotic and look very different. One is short and Caucasian, the other is taller and clearly African. They are recognized as twins by wearing similar caps and doing everything together.
  • The Lost Boys wear normal clothes and caps from animals' heads.
  • In the other adaptations in Neverland only Peter is well-known for his flying abilities, with other children it's different. In this version all his closest friends, the Darling siblings and the Lost Boys, also can fly all the time.

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
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1"Coldest Cut of All"Karen Willson and Chris WeberDon Christensen10 September 1990 (1990-09-10)TBA
King Kyros's Ice Realm is one area of Neverland where Peter Pan is not welcome. But the arrogant and reckless boy is not about to let a cranky ice god spoil his fun. Peter takes an ice crystal from the ice caves and returns home to share his treasure and adventurous tale with Wendy, Tink and the Lost Boys. His friends will also be sharing his punishment when Kyros retaliates ...
2"The Ruby"Lawrence HartsteinTBA17 September 1990 (1990-09-17)TBA
The Purple and Blue Mermaids steal a map of Crooked Tail's and give it to the Pirates in order to lure Peter into the ocean. Both, Peter and the Pirates are set on finding the ruby and claiming it for themselves.
3"Tootles and the Dragon"Bruce SchaeferTBA24 September 1990 (1990-09-24)TBA
Peter and the boys find a giant magic key that is stuck in Dragon's Rock. After everyone's failure to wrestle it free, Tootles touches it and makes the stone come alive.
4"The Rake"Peter Lawrence and Michael ReavesDon Christensen1 October 1990 (1990-10-01)TBA
Peter, Slightly and John accidentally open a box that contained the Ghost of Captain Patch (AKA Jasper Hook), who raises his ship called the Rake and plans his revenge on his younger brother, Captain James Hook for blinding him years ago. Now Captain Hook must work together with Peter Pan in order to defeat Captain Patch.
5"The Dream"Peter LawrenceTBA8 October 1990 (1990-10-08)TBA
Michael keeps having a strange nightmare about the Crocodile and a red eagle, which just cannot stop and only chases him. It's up to Peter and the Darlings to find out what it means and stop it for good. The Indian chief gives them advice, they start to follow. Unfortunately Hook wants to interfere, as usual …
6"Eternal Youth"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA15 October 1990 (1990-10-15)TBA
Peter makes Hook and his crew believe that there is a magic river in Neverland with water that can make everyone and everything younger. First Hook is sure this all is only a stupid joke, but finally he tries it out on his own parrot, Short Tom, and sees the results the next day. He wants Smee to take him to the place where he got this magic water. He doesn't know that Peter has his own plans in store.
7"Now Day Party"Sean RocheTBA22 October 1990 (1990-10-22)TBA
Michael wishes to celebrate his birthday and Wendy decides to fulfill this. Everybody agrees and is ready to help and take part. Everybody except Peter. He is against birthdays, as they mean to get older and finally to grow up. The only way not to celebrate this birthday is not to allow the next day to come is to keep the night lasting. He takes the girl from the moon down to the earth and makes everything to her liking so that she doesn't want to return to the moon, which sticks unmoved in the sky.
8"Hook's Christmas"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA29 October 1990 (1990-10-29)TBA
Captain Hook believes that Christmas is a waste of time even after he crashes his crew's Christmas party and locks himself in his cabin for the remainder of the evening. He is then visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past (who resembles Wendy), Ghost of Christmas Present (who resembles Smee), and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (who resembles Captain Patch) who end up teaching him the meaning of Christmas. A parody of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.
9"The Phantom Shaman"Chris Trengove and Peter LawrenceTBA5 November 1990 (1990-11-05)TBA
Cookson poses as a shaman in order to lure Peter and Wendy to their doom.
10"Slightly Duped"Larry Carroll and David CarrenTBA12 November 1990 (1990-11-12)TBA

Slightly visits the "oracle" of Neverland wishing to be Peter's second in command, which he is eventually appointed to. After being much too naive and getting tricked first by his friends, as a joke, and later by the pirates, more seriously, he causes a lot of trouble for everybody and finally realizes he's not qualified for the position.

Note: episode without any of the Darling children
11"Treasure Hunt"Peter LawrenceTBA19 November 1990 (1990-11-19)TBA
In the early morning Peter appears on the Jolly Roger and annoys the pirates. This makes Hook going insane, that he draws up a phony treasure map in order to lure Peter and the Darlings into a trap and to take revenge on them.
12"The Girl Who Lives in the Moon"Sean RocheTBA26 November 1990 (1990-11-26)TBA
Robert Mullins's quest to cure his land sickness with a magical spell causes the moon to plummet from the sky. Hook saves the Girl Who Lives in the Moon and becomes completely captivated by her beauty and charm. In an attempt to prove to Peter that not all children hate him, Hook tries to win the Girl's affections by convincing her he wants to help put the moon back in the sky. Somehow, Peter must get the Girl away from the pirates and return her home to the proper place.
13"Slightly in Stone"Lawrence DiTillioDon Christensen3 December 1990 (1990-12-03)TBA
Tink has a magic powder she bought from Olook, the troll and wants to try it out on berries. It's too heavy for her, so it falls out of her hands and gets in touch with Slightly, turning him into stone. Now Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys must scavenge Neverland for the supplies needed to cure Slightly.
14"The Great Race"Larry Carroll, David CarrenTBA10 December 1990 (1990-12-10)TBA
The Twins have build a new machine that shall be the fastest vehicle on the land. While testing it they have an accident and each one of them tells the other he'd have seen some unsolved mistakes. This conflict soon evolves into a big argument. In order for this to end, Peter and the others decide to plan a race, which will bring the two together again.
15"Living Pictures"George Hampton, Mike Moore, Larry Carroll, David CarrenDon Christensen17 December 1990 (1990-12-17)TBA
Peter and the boys always love listening to Wendy's stories, which she writes and reads. There Tinker Bell knows something better. She uses her magic to make the contents of story books real, so that everybody can take part in the action.
16"Hook's Mother's Picture"Peter Lawrence, Tony ZalewskiTBA24 December 1990 (1990-12-24)TBA
Up in the sky Wendy builds a cloudstatue that represents her mother. The Lost Boys get curious, as they don't know what a mother is. To let them know Peter decides to go to the Jolly Roger to take a look at a portrait of Hook's mother, so they'd at least know how a real mother looks like. As the boys really want to know this, they don't care about the danger there and go with Peter. Being careful, they get to Hook's cabin and fulfil the quest. To make things funnier, Peter steals the picture. The pirates try to replace it, which causes confusion over which is the real picture.
17"Peter in Wonderland"George Hampton, Mike MooreTBA31 December 1990 (1990-12-31)TBA
After John writes his own adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Peter and Wendy, with a little help from Tinker Bell's magic, are thrown into the book's pages to live the adventure within, with everyone else in Neverland, including Hook and the pirates, as the other characters.
18"Vanity, Thy Name is Mermaid"Matthew Malach, Jennifer LoudenTBA7 January 1991 (1991-01-07)TBA

While playing with two mermaids in the lagoon, Peter innocently claims that Wendy is the most beautiful being in Neverland. The two mermaids get jealous and later capture Wendy where they slowly turn her into a mermaid minus the ability to breathe underwater. When Peter goes underwater to rescue Wendy, he ends up getting the unlikely help of Crooked Tail.

Note: episode without Hook
19"Pirate Shadows"William Overgard, Peter LawrenceTBA14 January 1991 (1991-01-14)TBA
While playing Michael gets frightened by a shadow, that he cannot calm down. Peter means he doesn't have to as shadows are peaceful and would never hurt anybody. In the same night he steals the Pirates' shadows. Unfortunately they are more dangerous than he realizes. Soon they become independent and start to try and do Peter in. With the loss of their shadows, the Pirates are not able to walk normally and must do so on their hands. The only way to make everything normal again is for the Pirates' to reunite with their shadows. But not necessarily everybody has to be connected to his own ...
20"Billy Jukes, Lost Boy"Doug BoothTBA21 January 1991 (1991-01-21)TBA
When Robert Mullins comes down with Neverfever and Billy Jukes goes after him in order to find a cure, Slightly tries to prove himself to the others by capturing them. Only for the three of them to be caught in a thunderstorm. While taking refuge in a cave and planning to find the antidote needed to cure Robert, Slightly learns about Billy and Robert's past.
21"Curly's Laugh"Sean RocheTBA28 January 1991 (1991-01-28)TBA
After Curly pours a bunch of water on Peter and his friends as a joke, Peter tells him that he's not funny. Curly then asks if Tinker Bell if she couldn't change this with her magic. Tinker Bell does so and warns him not to do use it while she's around. Every time he speaks, Curly's friends burst into laughter. Meanwhile, Captain Hook is trying to plan a play, but he can't find the right comedian who can make him laugh for it.
22"Nibs and the Mermaids"William OvergardTBA4 February 1991 (1991-02-04)TBA
Nibs decides to journey to the bottom of the lagoon in order to see the Mermaids' Grotto.
23"A Day at the Fair"Matthew MalachTBA11 February 1991 (1991-02-11)TBA

Michael goes to a place where everybody in Neverland comes to have fun. When the pirates join in, he decides with Tink to pull some pranks.

Note: episode without Peter
24"Hook the Faithful Son"Peter Lawrence, Charles KaufmanTBA18 February 1991 (1991-02-18)TBA
Peter tricks Hook into thinking his mother wanted him to be a pilot, instead of a pirate.
25"The Croc and the Clock"Bennett McClellanTBA25 February 1991 (1991-02-25)TBA
The sun is rising and setting so fast that no one can keep track of what time it is. Tink and the Lost Boys figure out that the clock inside the Crocodile has stopped ticking and that fixing it will put time back to normal. But first they have to get the clock from the cranky Croc; that's not easy now that the animal is free to stalk its prey undetected. Captain Hook, the beast's favorite victim, learns this the hard way.
26"Jules Verne Night"Peter Lawrence, Matthew MalachTBA4 March 1991 (1991-03-04)TBA
Peter and the Lost Boys wish to explore the depths of the sea while Hook tries to fly to the moon.
27"The Hook and the Hat"Larry Carroll, David CarrenTBA11 March 1991 (1991-03-11)TBA
Peter takes the hat from Hook and suddenly thinks to be the Captain himself. Disappointed of the big defeat Hooks leaves the Jolly Roger and now the Pirates have to look after themselves. Mullins decides to become the new Captain and tries to take back the pirate's hat from Peter, but because of his landsickness he is too weak to fight outside the ship, so Peter beats him and soon has the control of the pirate crew and the Jolly Roger, where he moves with the Boys. Wendy knows this won't end good so she decides to find Hook, who she wants to return and bring everything back to normal.
28"The Play's the Thing"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA18 March 1991 (1991-03-18)TBA
While searching for Peter Pan's hideout, the pirates spy the Lost Boys rehearsing a Shakespeare play in the woods. Hook is so appalled by their incorrect recitations that he steps out of hiding and wows everyone with a flawless rendition of a soliloquy from Julius Caesar. Everyone then agrees on a temporary truce so that Hook can direct a production of Romeo and Juliet starring Wendy as Juliet. It's a tense truce that threatens to turn deadly when Hook decides to use the play's sleeping potion as a way to poison Wendy.
29"Count de Chauvin"William Overgard, Peter LawrenceTBA25 March 1991 (1991-03-25)TBA
A mysterious swordsman appears and challenges Peter to a duel...and wins!
30"Friday the Thirteenth"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA1 April 1991 (1991-04-01)TBA
Peter and Curly play tricks on the Pirates, making them believe they have bad luck.
31"The Letter"Larry ParrTBA8 April 1991 (1991-04-08)TBA
Starkey thinks his mother is going to visit him on the Jolly Roger.
32"Mardi Gras"Sam Graham, Chris Hubbell and Tony ZalewskiTBA15 April 1991 (1991-04-15)TBA
Peter and the Lost Boys honor a cease-fire with the pirates after Hook "rescues" Michael from the Croc. They go together to Mardi Gras to have fun with each other, but the pirates have different plans in store ...
33"River of Night"Brynne Stephens, Michael ReavesDon Christensen, George Hampton22 April 1991 (1991-04-22)TBA
Peter joins Hard-to-Hit and Tiger Lily in a journey down the Mysterious River to seek out an ancient golden arrow. Hook and the Pirates pursue them through a series of perils along the way. Every group has its own methods to go through the obstacles, that are on the way.
34"When Games Become Deadly"William OvergardTBA29 April 1991 (1991-04-29)TBA
Peter and the others are having a lot fun by playing games. Suddenly they get disturbed by a new cannon developed by the Pirates. The Twins find that interesting and decide to fight back with their own inventions. However Peter sees that Hook has started to change the rules the two groups have between each other. As calling himself the one who always wins, Peter knows that he must go on with the idea of the Twins, so they can make the last attack.
35"A Wee Problem"Michael ReavesTBA6 May 1991 (1991-05-06)TBA
Everyone is awestruck at the appearance of three moons above Neverland. Tinker Bell is especially thrilled, for this gives her the ability to shrink Peter down to fairy size and take him to visit the Fairy King. But she's not too happy when Peter insists that the Darlings and the Lost Boys come along. Tink messes with the others' ability to fly, which leads to such disaster that King Oberon kicks Wendy and the boys out. With the children unable to revert to their former size, they become easy prey for the pirates and the Crocodile, especially since Tink is keeping Peter distracted.
36"Professor Smee"Matthew MalachTBA13 May 1991 (1991-05-13)TBA
Smee finds a big shell, which tells him everything he wants to know. This can be the big chance for Hook to find out the home of Peter and the others.
37"Three Wishes"Sean RocheTBA20 May 1991 (1991-05-20)TBA
Peter eagerly awaits the passing of a shooting star so that he can be granted three wishes. But Hook hears about the star's magic and recites the rhyme to call its power at the same time as Peter. The two enemies decide to split their wishes, each getting one and a half, but the half wishes are granted first and don't turn out quite right. When the adventure takes a fatal turn for Hook, Peter uses his full wish to make sure the whole thing never happened.
38"All Hallow's Eve"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA27 May 1991 (1991-05-27)TBA
It's All Hallows Eve, so Peter and the Lost Boys are playing tons of pranks on the pirates. One prank they pull is to steal the pirates' lantern. This revives the Jack O Lantern ghost, who gets Smee to steal the lantern back from Peter. The ghost then summons other ghosts, witches, and goblins from the volcano to wreak havoc all over the island. At first Hook and the crew think Smee is a deserter and hunt him down, but when they learn about the ghost they realize their mistake. The pirates and the Lost Boys must team up if they're to reclaim the lantern before Neverland is completely overrun by the undead!
39"Wendy and the Croc"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA3 June 1991 (1991-06-03)TBA
Wendy wants to know how it is like to be a fairy. Tink decides to give her the possibility, when suddenly, during the transformation the Croc interferes.
40"After the Laughter"Sean RocheTBA10 June 1991 (1991-06-10)TBA
The jealous Mermaids of the Lagoon capture Wendy and tickle her laughter out of her. This disturbs the spirit of Cavern Wherever in the process. Now Peter and Wendy must journey into the Cavern under the lagoon and get Wendy's Laugh back, before she is destroyed, encountering Hook's lost childhood in the process.
41"Stupid Smee"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA17 June 1991 (1991-06-17)TBA
Hook is displeased with Smee, who can never do anything right and finally expulses him. Now Smee is left to fend for himself and soon Wendy starts feeling with him. She tries to befriend him and to persuade Peter and the Lost Boys to help him, as it'd be better not only for Smee, but also for themselves.
42"Plucking of Short Tom"George Hampton, Mike MooreTBA24 June 1991 (1991-06-24)TBA
Short Tom leaves the Jolly Roger and makes good friends with Tink. Smee knows how important this parrot is for his Captain, so that he takes some of the pirates to the land to get the pet back, while the others, who stayed on the ship, must busy Hook, not to let him notice, what'd happened. Unfortunately he finds out, that his beloved Short Tom is missing and decides to take care of this problem by himself. This could be dangerous for Peter's friend …
43"Peter on Trial"Larry Carroll, David CarrenDon Christensen1 July 1991 (1991-07-01)TBA
Peter and Tink sneak on board the Jolly Roger in order to play with Hook's harpsichord. Hook catches them in the act and captures Peter, destroying his beloved instrument in the process. All looks grim for Peter until Wendy flies over and convinces Hook to give Peter a trial.
44"The Foot Race"Chris Trengove, Peter LawrenceTBA8 July 1991 (1991-07-08)TBA
Peter and Wendy are playing hide and seek with Tiger Lily and Hard-to-Hit. A No Flying rule is in place to give the Indians a fair chance, but Peter breaks the rule in order to win the game. Hard-to-Hit becomes angry about this and claims that Peter could never win anything without his flying power. This brings about a contest in which an earth-bound Peter and Wendy race Hard-to-Hit and Tiger Lily in retrieving various artifacts around Neverland. Unfortunately, the competitive boys make each round more dangerous since there is never a clear winner to the race, so that finally Hook gets attentive.
45"Dr. Livingstone and Captain Hook"Larry Carroll, David CarrenTBA15 July 1991 (1991-07-15)TBA
Hook gets hit at his head and suddenly thinks that he is the big scientist, David Livingstone. The next day he makes a journey with his pirate crew, to explore the place and find another tribe. Unfortunately they get too close to the place where Peter and his friends live. Now it's up to children to protect their home. They all must take part in the game to entice the pirates away not to let them discover the location of their underground house.
46"The Neverscroll"Larry Carroll, David CarrenTBA22 July 1991 (1991-07-22)TBA
Peter and the Lost Boys discover the Neverscroll, a magical map which holds the fate of Neverland in its parchment. Hook steals the Neverscroll and decides to erase Neverland from the map, which will destroy Peter if left unchecked.
47"Pirate Boys, Lost Men"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA29 July 1991 (1991-07-29)TBA
In the middle of the night the Lost Boys are hunting a bear, while the Pirates want to steal a magic crystal. Because both of this targets are located on the same place, at the same time, it's not possible for the two parties to converge with each other and then to go through the unpleasant consequences.
48"A Hole in the Wall"Matthew MalachTBA5 August 1991 (1991-08-05)TBA
Peter and the Darling children find a parallel universe in Neverland with an Egyptian theme. Will they escape or be enslaved like their Egyptian counterparts?
49"Demise of Hook"Larry Carroll, David CarrenTBA12 August 1991 (1991-08-12)TBA
Peter and the Lost Boys cause a commotion among the pirates when they steal the Jolly Roger's flag. In trying to retaliate, Hook puts too much gunpowder into Long Tom and gets blown to smithereens. The rest of the pirates decide to leave Neverland since their captain's vendetta with Peter was the only thing that kept them there. Peter is devastated that Hook is dead and that the pirates are gone, but he may just get one last showdown with his archenemy when the Lost Boys tell him that Hook's ghost now haunts a cave.
50"Tootles the Bold"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA19 August 1991 (1991-08-19)TBA
Tootles wishes to be the hero of a great adventure, but is a little scared not to be qualified for that. Tink helps his courage with a 'talisman' and Tootles makes friends with a whale family.
51"Play Ball"Sam Graham, Chris Hubbell, and Ken VoseTBA26 August 1991 (1991-08-26)TBA
Captain Hook comes across Peter and the Lost Boys playing baseball and overhears them talking about stealing 'bases'. Believing they are talking about 'bases' in alchemy, he demands to play against them. The game begins once Great Big Little Panther, the only person that both sides consider fair and trustworthy, agrees to serve as the umpire. The pirates perform their usual acts of trickery and cheating in order to win the game. In the end, Hook succeeds in stealing all the bases but is highly disappointed when he tears them apart and learns they are worthless.
52"Immortal Pan"Sean RocheTBA2 September 1991 (1991-09-02)TBA
Tired of Hook's obsession to destroy Peter Pan, the Pirates make a deal with Tinker Bell to trick Hook into thinking that Peter is immortal.
53"Knights of Neverland"William OvergardTBA9 September 1991 (1991-09-09)TBA
Peter and the others are playing one of Wendy's stories, King Arthur and the Knights. For the game, they are all wearing heavy armor, which makes them unable to fly. At the same time Wendy remembers that she had a dream of a wolf, named Nico which turns out to be real. Soon this wolf gets kidnapped by the Pirates. Despite the difficulty and danger without flying, three of the Lost Boys try to release the animal, but don't succeed and (literally) get hung up by the Pirates. Wendy then tries to free them all in a more female way, by talking and staying calm, but also this is without any effect, so she gets tied up as well. Finally, Peter comes to save the day with the help of the rest of the Boys and Tink's fairy dust. At the end he can (literally) hang up Hook and the Pirates and rescue his friends and the wolf. Wendy is happy nothing bad'd happened to Nico. She cares for his freedeom, so the two of them say goodbye to each other.
54"The Pirate Who Came to Dinner"Larry Carroll, David CarrenTBA16 September 1991 (1991-09-16)TBA
Hook injures himself while trying to capture Peter Pan and Wendy insists they take care of him until he's well again. When Hook learns from the gnome doctor that he has been misdiagnosed and is well after all, he pretends to be still injured in order to trap Pan.
55"Elementary, My Dear Pan"Sam Graham, Chris Hubbell, and Jim CarlsonTBA23 September 1991 (1991-09-23)TBA
While Wendy is reading The Hound of the Baskervilles to Peter and the others, Peter finds out his pan flute has gone missing. It's then up to "Sherlock Pan" and "Dr John Watson" to solve the case.
56"Seven League Boots"Sam Graham, Chris HubbellTBA30 September 1991 (1991-09-30)TBA
The pirates steal a pair of magical boots that will grant the wearer's wish.
57"Evicted!"Lawrence HartsteinTBA7 October 1991 (1991-10-07)TBA
A little stone gnome in a closet of the Underground House suddenly comes to life and orders the Lost Boys to leave, by threatening to tell Hook about their living place.
58"The Wind and the Panther"Charles Kaufman, Larry Carroll, David CarrenTBA14 October 1991 (1991-10-14)TBA
Hook tampers with Great Big Little Panther's magic sand, which can create and control the weather, sending the weather of Neverland into a frenzy. Peter must retrieve this property before the storms Hook created kill anyone.
59"Invisible Tootles"Lee SchneiderTBA21 October 1991 (1991-10-21)TBA
At the underground house nobody listens or even notices Tootles, so he start's talking about himself being invisible, which results in it actually coming true.
60"First Encounter"Ted Lederson, Steven WavesTBA28 October 1991 (1991-10-28)TBA
John is in an inquisitive mood today and wants to know how certain events in Neverland came to pass. Peter begins answering John's questions by explaining why he made the Croc swallow the clock. He then describes how the Jolly Roger was brought to Neverland by a strange hurricane and how the Lost Boys and the pirates first met. During the course of the story, Peter reveals that he cut off Hook's hand when he thought that the pirate had killed Nibs and Tootles in their first battle. The flashbacks show that Hook's scream of pain could be heard all over the island as a signal that life in Neverland would never be the same.
61"The Never Ark"Larry Carroll, David CarrenTBA4 November 1991 (1991-11-04)TBA
When Smoky Top begins to rumble menacingly, Peter and the Lost Boys go to see Great Big Little Panther for help. However, the shaman has gone on a retreat, so Hard-to-Hit attempts shaman magic to call forth a vision of what is to come from the sacred flames. He deciphers that Neverland is about to be destroyed. Peter sets about warning everyone in Neverland while the Lost Boys evacuate the Underground House. Wendy brings up the fact that not all the animals can fly away, so Peter decides that Hook's ship will have to suffice as an Ark to carry the animals to safety.
62"Frau Brumhandel"Matthew MalachTBA11 November 1991 (1991-11-11)TBA
Michael awakens Frau Brumhandel, a vast, Valkyrie-like operatic nymph who has the ability to enslave others with her music. Frau Brumhandel joins the pirates and falls in love with Captain Hook, on whom the magic singing has no influence.
63"Lost Memories of Pirate Pan"Sean RocheTBA18 November 1991 (1991-11-18)TBA
After bringing a young girl named Jane (who is revealed to be Wendy's daughter from the future) into Neverland, Peter is suddenly stricken with amnesia and joins Hook's pirates as "Pirate Pan". Wendy, Jane, and the Lost Boys must head to the Cavern of the Fairy Forget-Me-Not to collect all of Peter's memories and save their friend.
64"Ages of Pan, Part One"Peter Lawrence, Matthew MalachTBA25 November 1991 (1991-11-25)TBA

After Hook taunts Peter with the fact that the boy will never grow up, Peter decides to prove his nemesis wrong by wishing he would grow up. However, as Peter ages, his belief in magic slowly fades away, causing all of Neverland to fade away as well.

Note: Both parts of this episode were originally released commercially to home markets throughout North America as "Hook's Deadly Game".
65"Ages of Pan, Part Two"Peter Lawrence, Matthew MalachTBA2 December 1991 (1991-12-02)TBA
As Neverland continues to fade away, Hook and the Pirates succeed in capturing Wendy and the Lost Boys, and the now elderly Peter. As the fantastic creature in Neverland, which is the closest to Peter Pan, Tinker Bell is now the only one who can help Peter renew his faith and trust in magic.

CrewEdit

BroadcastEdit

The series originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1990 to September 10, 1991. Repeats continued to air until September 11, 1992. A repeat of the series' Christmas episode was aired on December 25, 1993. The series was then on Fox in re-run form on weekday mornings from November 4, 1996 to March 28, 1997. Reruns were then shown on Fox Family in 1998.

VHS and DVD releasesEdit

VHSEdit

Select episodes from the series were released on video in 1992. They have long been out of print. Titles of these included:

United StatesEdit

Release name
Release date
Classifaction
Publisher
Format
Language Subtitles Notes
Ref
Peter Pan & the Pirates - Ghost Ship 2 July 1992 G Fox Video NTSC English None 23 minutes [4]
Peter Pan & the Pirates - Demise of Hook 2 July 1992 G Fox Video NTSC English None 23 minutes [5]
Peter Pan & the Pirates - Hook's Deadly Game, Part 1 2 July 1992 G Fox Video NTSC English None 23 minutes [6]
Peter Pan & the Pirates - Hook's Deadly Game, Part 2 2 July 1992 G Fox Video NTSC English None 23 minutes [7]

United KingdomEdit

Release name
Release date
Classifaction
Publisher
Format
Language Subtitles Episodes
Notes
Ref
Peter Pan and the Pirates (Vol 1) 10 August 1992 U Fox Video PAL English None Episodes 18, 42 & 13 [8]
Peter Pan and the Pirates (Vol 2) 10 August 1992 U Fox Video PAL English None Episodes 5, 50 & 63 [9]
Peter Pan and the Pirates (Vol 3) 5 April 1993 U Fox Video PAL English None Episodes 17, 8 & 53 [10]
Peter Pan and the Pirates (Vol 4) 5 April 1993 U Fox Video PAL English None Episodes 22 36 & 54 [11]
Peter Pan and the Pirates (Volume 1) 23 August 2004 U Maximum Entertainment PAL English None Episodes 1, 3, 8, 17 & 33 66 minutes [12]

DVDEdit

Select episodes were released on a single DVD for the UK market in 2004. This is now also out of print. Episodes released included:

  • Coldest Cut of All
  • River Of Night
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Wee Problem
  • The Girl Who Lives In The Moon
DVD Title # of Disc(s) Year Series Episodes DVD release
Region 1

In France, a box set of the entire first half of the series was released up to Ages of Pan part two.

Region 2 Region 4
Peter Pan and the Pirates (Volume 1) 1 1990 1 1, 3, 8, 17 & 33 N/A 30 August 2004[13][14] N/A
Peter Pan and the Pirates 3 1990 1 Unknown N/A N/A N/A
Peter Pan and the Pirates (Volume 2) 1 1990 1 4, 18, 53 and some other N/A N/A N/A

Video gameEdit

A video game titled Peter Pan and the Pirates was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by third party publisher THQ. The game was generally received poorly by critics.

In this single player side-scrolling action game, the player controlled Peter Pan, who could collect bags of fairy dust to fly and wielded a sword that boasted a short range. The player started out in the forest and was required to destroy all the pirates in each level to advance to the next, with the final goal of reaching the pirate ship and battling Captain Hook.

ComicsEdit

In addition to the TV Series a German imprint Bastei-Verlag, inter alia with the Turkish comic book artist Yalaz, released seven comics. They are originally German and tell new stories of the Fox Peter Pan and his closest friends.

TitlesEdit

The main titles of the comics and their stories, all with English translation:

1. Rettung für das EinhornPeter saves the Unicorn

  • Ein Piratenschiff geht fliegenA Pirates' Ship takes Flight (note: a remake from the episode "The Rake")
  • Sturm über dem NiemalslandStormy Neverland
  • Tinkerbell sitzt in der FalleTink is trapped

2. Das tickende KrokodilThe tickling Croc

  • Wer andern eine Grube gräbt ... Who digs a pit for others ...
  • Die Jagd nach dem goldenen SteinHunting the golden Stone
  • Captain Hook geht badenCaptain Hook goes swimming

3. Captain Hook und der ZauberringCaptain Hook and the Magic Ring

  • Captain Hook und der ZauberringCaptain Hook and the Magic Ring
  • Angeltour mit HindernissenGo fishing with obstacles
  • Reise in die VergangenheitJourney to the Past
  • Die verzauberte StatueThe enchanted Statue

4. Die Hexe mit dem grünen DaumenThe Witch with the green Thumb

  • Die Hexe mit dem grünen DaumenThe Witch with the green Thumb
  • Alles wegen IngwerbeerenAll 'coz of the Ginger Berries
  • Verrat im NilpferdreichBetrayal at the Hippopo-Empire
  • Tootles auf AbwegenTootles goes astray
  • Der falsche PeterThe wrong Peter

5. Die Hexe lässt das Blitzen nichtThe Witch who did not stop Lightning

  • Die Hexe lässt das Blitzen nichtThe Witch who did not stop Lightning
  • Der HeiratsschwindlerThe Wedding Swindler
  • Captain Hook hat SchweinHook and his Guinea Pigs
  • Ein Pirat und ein GentlemanA Pirate and a Gentleman
  • Zaubern will gelernt seinDoing Magic is to be learned

6. Ein Ehrengast zieht LeineA Special Guest goes away

  • Ein Ehrengast zieht LeineA Special Guest goes away
  • Ein Monstervogel muckt aufRebel of a Monster Bird
  • Der PiratenausverkaufPirates' Sale
  • Captain Hook geht in die FalleHook gets trapped
  • Eis und heiß im NiemalslandHot'n Cold in Neverland

7. Viel Radau beim MädchenklauMaking this much Noise, the Girl has no Choice

  • Viel Radau beim MädchenklauMaking this much Noise, the Girl has no Choice (note: story without Hook)
  • Ein Möhrchen zum anbeißenTo get a Nibble from the Carrot
  • Der Stein der vom Himmel fielThe Stone from Sky (note: story without Hook)
  • Rettung für die StreithähneRescue of the Squabblers
  • Freitag der dreizehnteFriday the Thirteenth (note: not to be mistaken with the episode from the series)

Differences from the TV seriesEdit

  • It is emphasized that Peter Pan cannot read, however in the episode "Curly's Laugh", it is shown that the Lost Boys, except Slightly, can. In the comic series, Peter is not alone with this disability, but also all the six Lost Boys cannot read as well.
  • In the comics, only Peter is able to fly all the time, but his friends cannot always do this, as they are regularly seen walking and performing other activities, like being on the sea in a boat, which they would not do if they could fly. Sometimes it seems that they first obtained Tink's powder and at other times they seem to be really independent when flying, but not always.
  • For the Indians, only three have their appearances and roles in the series. The whole tribe is never introduced. But in the comics, they are more developed. Also when asking them for help, Tiger Lily has the biggest role and regularly accompanies Peter and the others, while Hard-to-Hit appears very rarely and does not get any role, except in one story ("Go fishing with obstacles"). There he also gets presented as being Lily's cousin. But in the TV series, he is her brother (which can be deduced in the episode "Count de Chauvin", where Panther says both of them are his children, so it is obvious Tiger Lily and Hard-to-Hit have the same father).
  • From the characters, the Twins are synchronized. When talking, they do it together, so one starts the sentence and the other finishes it or they speak in breaks, where one stops talking, but the other one goes on with the train. In the comics, they generally speak on their own. They are also known, as well as Billy Jukes, to be the mechanics and inventors in the series. But in the comics, none of them does this.
  • The animals are not able to speak normally and also aren't high developed as the humans, but just act naturally as animals do and are able to understand. In the comics, they also don't speak the human language. Yet they often get widely developed thoughts, especially the Croc, and are shown to be more intelligent, not as animals usually are in reality. The very same with Hook's parrot Short Tom, which in the comics regularly says full sentences with a big intelligence, which animals in fact don't have and this parrot neither does in the TV series.
  • In the TV series, there aren't many characters, especially not human beings, who have the ability of abstract thinking. In the comics, Neverland is more developed and also has not only more humans, but also cities and realms, where a lot people live.
  • Of all the Lost Boys, the Twins get the biggest physical appearance in the TV series. But in the comics, the Lost Boys who is seen in most of the stories and takes the biggest part at the action is Slightly.
  • In the series, Cookson is very fat and could always eat while Mason's biggest advantage is his muscular body type and his physical strength. But in the comics, Mason is fat and immovable, and gets criticized by Captain Hook for eating too much and being physically very lazy.
  • From Peter's friends, little Michael never has a teddy bear with him or any other cuddly toy (as it is in "Disney Peter Pan", "Peter Pan (2003)", "Peter Pan Live!", or some episodes of "The New Adventures of Peter Pan"). But in some comic stories, he does ("Hunting the golden Stone", "The Witch with the green Thumb").
  • In the series it never comes to any real love relationship between Peter and Wendy, just maybe a little in episode "The Play's the Thing" where it's a pity for Wendy (maybe a little for Peter, too) that while she's playing the main female character in Hamlet's tragedy, Juliet, Peter cannot be her Romeo. And in "Count the Chauvin" where Peter is praising Wendy for her courage and then kissing her hand, or better the glove she's wearing. But in the comics there is one story where Peter purposefully is taking Wendy to a place he wants to be romantic for the two of them ("The Wedding Swindler"). And in another Peter is catching Wendy, while she's falling down and after holding her in his arms, the two of them want to forget their current problem with Hook and to concentrate only on each other ("Go fishing with obstacles").

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Animation outsourced to AKOM Production Company, Dai Won Animation, Haksan Animation, Hinton Animation, Island Animation, Pacific Rim Productions, Pion Animation, Tae Sang Animation, Take One Animation Co., Ltd. and Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd..
  2. ^ Also credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd.

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