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Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates is an American animated television series based on J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan that originally aired on Fox Broadcasting Company from September 8, 1990 to December 2, 1991.

Plot[]

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.

Differences[]

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. 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.
  • Generally, Captain Hook's hair is either black or brown. Here, it is white.
  • There is an explanation or a Freudian excuse into why Captain Hook hates children, which is partially explained in part, because he misses his own childhood. A representation of it, in the form of a younger, more playful Hook as a child, is seen in one episode. Adult Hook chases desperately after him, but is separated yet again from his youth.
  • 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 adaptations, Wendy is portrayed blonde and has the lightest hair color from her siblings, while John has generally the darkest. Here, Wendy with black hair has the darkest and John, being dark blond, the lightest hair color 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.
  • The final episode, didn't conclude Peter's adventures with Wendy and the others, it did provide closure for the viewer and provided a glimpse at the future of Wendy, John, Michael and Wendy's daughter, Jane.

Characters[]

Episodes[]

"This was supposed to be a celebration, not an execution!"
John Darling, from Peter Pan and the Pirates
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  1. Coldest Cut of All
  2. The Ruby
  3. Tootles and the Dragon
  4. The Rake
  5. The Dream
  6. Eternal Youth
  7. Now Day Party
  8. Hook's Christmas
  9. The Phantom Shaman
  10. Slightly Duped
  11. Treasure Hunt
  12. The Girl Who Lives in the Moon
  13. Slightly In Stone
  14. The Great Race
  15. Living Pictures
  16. Hook's Mother's Picture
  17. Peter in Wonderland
  18. Vanity, Thy Name is Mermaid
  19. Pirate Shadows
  20. Billy Jukes, Lost Boy
  21. Curly's Laugh
  22. Nibs and the Mermaids
  23. A Day at the Fair
  24. Hook the Faithful Son
  25. The Croc and the Clock
  26. Jules Verne Night
  27. The Hook and the Hat
  28. The Play's the Thing
  29. Count de Chauvin
  30. Friday the Thirteenth
  31. The Letter
  32. Mardi Gras
  33. River of Night
  34. When Games Become Deadly
  35. A Wee Problem
  36. Professor Smee
  37. Three Wishes
  38. All Hallow's Eve
  39. Wendy and the Croc
  40. After the Laughter
  41. Stupid Smee
  42. Plucking of Short Tom
  43. Peter on Trial
  44. The Foot Race
  45. Dr. Livingstone and Captain Hook
  46. The Neverscroll
  47. Pirate Boys, Lost Men
  48. A Hole in the Wall
  49. Demise of Hook
  50. Tootles the Bold
  51. Play Ball
  52. Immortal Pan
  53. Knights of Neverland
  54. The Pirate Whoe Came to Dinner
  55. Elementary, My Dear Pan
  56. Seven League Boots
  57. Evicted!
  58. The Wind and the Panther
  59. Invisible Tootles
  60. First Encounter
  61. The Never Ark
  62. Frau Brumhandel
  63. Lost Memories of Pirate Pan
  64. Ages of Pan, Part One
  65. Ages of Pan, Part Two

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