Peter Pan is the boy who won’t grow up. The very spirit of youth, he travels from the enchanted isle of Never Land to London just to hear Wendy Darling spin tales about him and his adventures. While his ego may seem inflated at times, even his arch-nemesis, Captain Hook, knows that Pan’s no ordinary boy. He can fly without wings and match Hook’s cutlass with nothing more than a dagger. He’s also the undisputed leader of the Lost Boys, and allows no break in the ranks, not even from his best girl, Tinker Bell the pixie. When she disobeys an order, Peter impetuously banishes her forever. Only after Wendy reminds him that forever is a long time does he shorten the sentence to a week. Either way, time makes little difference to him. Life is nothing but fun, whimsy, and adventure when you never grow up.
Tinker Bell: Tinker Bell is the jealous pixie who glows brightest for Peter Pan. Her voice sings like a tinkling bell and a sprinkle of her pixie dust can make you fly. But this sprite can turn spiteful if she suspects that Peter’s attentions are diverted to anyone but herself. It’s bad enough that she has to compete with Never Land’s other adoring females (the mermaids and Princess Tiger Lily), but now Peter’s brought back this Wendy person from London. Tink would lay down her life for Peter, but he’s too busy playing Wendy’s hero to care. Somehow she’ll find a way to settle the score, even if it takes eliminating the competition.
Captain Hook: Captain Hook is a pirate with a grudge. Although he fancies himself too clever for an impudent imp like Peter Pan, in their last bout the boy fed Hook’s hand to a crocodile. Now Hook wants revenge, and his ship and all its men will stay anchored in Never Land’s waters until he gets it. If only he could find Pan’s hideout, he’d trap him in his lair. The deed will take diabolical planning and a treacherous streak of charm, and no one takes greater pleasure in both than Hook. If only that dreaded crocodile would stop circling his ship, licking its chops for the rest of him, he might be able to concentrate on the matter at hand … er … hook.
Captain Hook’s crew is a ragtag bunch dying to put out to sea for some real pirating again. Tired of Hook’s obsession with Peter Pan, one of them even dies of boredom. As the swabby sings a cadenza about the short life of a pirate, the annoyed Hook shoots him from his yardarm perch. With treatment like that, it’s no wonder none of them dare challenge Hook. Instead they vent their frustration on the first mate, Mr. Smee, with knife-throwing, belly-jabbing, throat-slitting threats.
Captain Hook’s loyal first mate, Mr. Smee, wants to give up this vain quest for revenge against Peter Pan. That may be the smartest idea that’s ever echoed in his thick skull, since his true following is following Hook’s orders. He’ll happily do anything for his “Cap’n,” even tie Indian Princess Tiger Lily to an anchor for drowning at high tide. Obviously dangerous in his efforts to please, he’s sometimes even a threat to Hook himself. Nailing up a “do not disturb” sign outside the captain’s cabin, he unknowingly hammers the tyrant senseless. Mistaking Hook’s daze for a good mood, he blathers, “Well, Cap’n, it’s nice to see you smiling again. Brings back the good ol’ days when we was leadin’ a healthy, normal life, scuttling ships and cutting throats. Oh, Cap’n, why don’t we put to sea again?”
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