When the original play of Peter Pan opened in 1904, the roles of Captain Hook and Mr. Darling were both played by the same actor. Rather than hiring two separate actors for the roles, it was cheaper and easier to just hire one actor. Since the original production of Peter Pan, it has become tradition for Captain Hook and Mr. Darling to be played by the same actor – just as it is tradition for Peter Pan to be played by an actress in theatrical productions.
When Disney was producing their own version of this classic tale, they held on to the Captain Hook/Mr. Darling tradition. In the 1953 Disney film, the voices of both characters were provided by the same voice actor, Hans Conried. If you listen closely to Mr. Darling, you might just hear a little bit of Captain Hook in his voice.
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