The 'Holy Grail' of Never Land

On February 5th, 1953, Walt Disney's fourteenth animated feature film premiered! The movie had taken more than thirteen years of development and three years of active production, but this animated telling brought audiences into a vivid, fairytale world finally explored in the medium it might have been best meant for — animation. "We proposed to adhere faithfully to the intent and spirit and story line of the author," Walt noted. "This, I feel, we have accomplished. Our treatment has enabled us to get more of the playwright's original intent of robust fun and adventurous excitement into the Never Land exploits... the cartoon method gave us many advantages over the stagecraft of Barrie's day,

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