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New ‘Peter Pan’ Movie Announced, Will Unite With ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Peter Pan and Wendy
Credit: Disney

Disney classics are fan-favorites and have been a beloved part of many people’s childhoods, known for their enchanting stories, memorable characters, and timeless magic. However, some creative minds in the film industry have taken these cherished classics and reimagined them in a darker, horror-themed light.

This trend of turning Disney classics into horror films has gained popularity in recent years, offering a unique and often unsettling perspective on these iconic tales. Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Horror was the most recent classic tale turned into a horror film. In addition, when Mickey Mouse went into the public domain, it didn’t take long before a Mickey Mouse horror film was filmed and will be released soon.

mickey and minnie mouse in 1928

Credit: Walt Disney Animation

The next Disney classic film that is turning “dark” is Peter Pan.Β Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare comes from the same producers as Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. This film is set to begin filming in May, and the plot may shock some Peter Pan fans as the beloved Disney character becomes the villain in this film.

winnie the pooh face character

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ScreenRant recently shared quotes from director Scott Jeffery, who describes the plot like this:

I am taking inspiration from French cinema while in prep for this movie. The film will be incredibly tense following Wendy as she tries to track down her brother, Michael, who has been abducted by Peter Pan. I would say it’s a mesh between Switchblade Romance and The Black Phone with our own spin on it. It is a nasty, violent and incredibly dark movie. Tinkerbell is not what you think. In our version, she is hooked on heroin and convinced it’s Pixie Dust.”

Peter Pan

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Peter Pan originally and tells the story of a mischievous boy who can fly and refuses to grow up, residing in the magical world of Neverland. Peter Pan meets Wendy, John, and Michael Darling and takes them back to the world of Neverland and its inhabitants, including the charming Tinker Bell, the fearsome Captain Hook, and the lovable Lost Boys. At its core, “Peter Pan” is a celebration of the spirit of childhood and the joy of imagination. It invites audiences to embark on an unforgettable journey to a world where pirates, mermaids, and fairies exist and where adventures await around every corner.

What are your thoughts on another Disney classic turning into a horror film?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.