Kimberlee Buck | Contributing Writer
All the world is made of faith, and trust and pixie dust,” is one of the most well-known quotes from the 1953 classic Disney film “Peter Pan.”
In case you never saw the film, here is a short synopsis: In a nutshell, it’s about a young boy named Peter Pan who does not want to get older. He meets Wendy and her brothers and takes them off to the island of Neverland, a place where children never have to grow up.
The film centers on the idea of being a child and understanding what it means to grow up. The thought may be scary for some people, especially as it looks at the innocence of youth vs. the harsh realities of adulthood.
According to dstv.com, the animated character Peter Pan is “the youngest Disney hero to wield a weapon and is the only Disney hero who can physically fly.” Not only that, but Peter Pan was Disney’s first lead character to be portrayed through a male actor’s voice.
For people who know and the love the movie, it is not as cheerful as you may think. There’s a quite saddening fan theory behind the animated film.
According to Buzzfeed, the reason why the children of Neverland never grew up is because they were angels in heaven. The theory claims, “When they [boys] seem to be growing up, which is against the rules, Peter thins them out.” In other words, he kills them off.
But don’t let this make you sad. The producers of the classic “The Sound of Music” will be producing the musical Broadway edition of “Peter Pan Live.” The show will star Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and Taylor Louderman as Wendy. The show is produced by NBC and will air live Thursday, Dec. 4.