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Episode 97: ‘Peter Pan’ – It’s the Peyote!

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The Rotoscopers head to Neverland with special guest host Lou Mongello from WDW Radio as they review Disney’s 1953 animated film Peter Pan.


  • Catch and Fire with Lou Mongello.
  • Main Discussion: Peter Pan (1953)
  • Lou wins the award for the best first recollection: He saw the play on Broadway with his mom.
  • The meaning behind “This has all happened before and will all happen again…”
  • Why so mean to Wendy?
  • Peter Pimp.
  • You’re a Crook, Captain Hook!
  • So many Disney theories!
  • Count the Tattoos: It’s all about Tinker Bell.
  • Lost Boys: Thoughts on the song “What Makes the Red Man Red?”
  • Mr. Smee vs Hercules.
  • Lou goes into his lawyer mode: Why is Peter Pan the best ever?
  • Voicemails:  Mason, Blake, Sarah, Kimber.
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts97 when talking about this episode on Twitter!
  • Bloopers: Robo Morgan, recording issues.

Runtime: 01:34:43, 45.1 MB


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Sarah and her thunder tube

    Love it! (By the way I bought a Thunder tube last night.) #Morganbot. Set phasers to review!

    • Baymax

      I was always wondering what a thunder tube is.

      • Ryan Prieto

        Mine is a hard cardboard tube with that is closed at one end, and open at the other. Finally a spring comes of the bottom. I don’t know if I use it right but yah shake it and Boom, THUNDER TUBE ACTIVATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ryan Prieto

      I totally just bought one too. Time to bring the Thunder.

      • Sarah

        I got it at a yard sale. I was so happy when I realized what it was! I’m driving my family crazy with it

        • Ryan Prieto

          That’s a way better story as to how I acquired mine. I got it at a science fair. I use it to punctuate certain moments in my life: Just got home time to celebrate with some thunder tube, feeling down thunder tube please, going to start a movie thunder tube me captain, just to garner attention from those around you well the thunder tube is your answer. Countless people will look at you in disgust over the jealousy they feel over not having a thunder tube. Thank you Chelsea Robson for the gift that is the Thunder tube (She should get a sponsorship)

          • Chelsea Robson

            It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

          • Ryan Prieto


  • Quinn

    Great episode! There’s also a web series adaptation of Peter Pan called the New Adventures of Peter and Wendy on YouTube that just started season 2 last week!

  • Good podcast!

    @LouMongello: Nice to see a fellow Orlando person on this podcast!

    This was a movie that I always liked growing up, but when I rewatched it for my Forgotten/Minor Characters Project on my blog, I really didn’t like this movie. I still don’t know why. Nothing about it engaged me or got me interested and I found all the characters boring with the exception of Mr. Darling. I was even liking the sequel more than this. Like I said, I’m not sure why I felt like this.

  • Matthew Koh

    “No, there’s nothing wrong with your computer!”
    Mason, how did Walt know computers exist?!

    • Mason Smith

      Habits, mate. I live on my computer.

  • V

    Disney has come a long way in regards to Native American representation from Peter Pan to Pocahontas.

    Too bad all the Native American characters in Pocahontas had wafer thin development.

  • The Rotoscopers covered much in this podcast and it was a treat to hear the full
    background of the creation of “Peter Pan” and how much effort went into the
    animation. Each character has a distinct movement aligned with their personality: Tinkerbell is a bit vain so she strutts around, Wendy’s gestures are primp and proper, Mr. Smee throws up his hands in despair, and of course Peter defies all social demands of “growing up” by defying gravity.

    I want to add that the time the book was written, the concept of an adolescent/teenager didn’t exist yet. Children were kept out of sight and away in the nursery for years and then suddenly sent off to boarding school or “debut parties” to signify that they were adults. Nowadays society accepts the gradual transition from childhood to adulthood so “growing up” doesn’t have to be a sudden and terrifying experience. (This resonated with me right after listening to your podcast as well as seeing “Inside Out.”) Peter Pan’s self-centeredness is confirmed in the book as he is “young and heartless” but in this film his humor is more playful than malicious going along with the anything-can-happen environment of Neverland.

    Hook is an entertaining villain. He could’ve been completely frightening but he’s also
    droll and melodramatic so he has funny moments. I’m convinced that Disney villains
    pride themselves in the arts with constant practice in singing and/or playing
    musical instruments. (e.g. Rattigan, Gaston, Ursula.)

  • Simón Toua

    Hi rotoscopers!

    I loved this episode! I like how philosophical it gets. I saw this movie when I was only a small kid, so most of the messages went over my head. Looking back and realizing what the alligator meant and how the whole story can be seen as a allegory baffles me. Great episode!

    Is there any other way I can send you guys a voicenote? My computer doesn’t have a microphone and it won’t let me record on my phone (it gives me a Err 404). I don’t know of any other way to communicate with you guys other than these comments.

    If I could record a voicenote on my phone and upload it somewhere that would be awesome.

    Keep doin’ what you guys do!