Captain Hook & Mr. Darling

Captain Hook

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. 

Thanks to Jodi at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi at Heidi’s Head, Mike at My Dreams of Disney, and Jenn at Disney Babies Blog for hosting the Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia blog hop! Click the links below for more great Disney trivia!

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Photo credit: Castles, Capes & Clones / Foter / CC BY-ND

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Kimberly's love of Disney began at an early age and grew even more when her family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station. She grew up visiting the parks every one to two years and is fascinated by Disney history and trivia. Whether at the parks or at home, Kimberly is constantly looking for hidden Mickeys. She enjoys sharing tips and helping others plan their Disney vacations. In addition to Frontierland Station, she can also be found writing for Park World Travel and selecting music for Park World Radio.

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