To celebrate the 65th anniversary of Peter Pan, Walt Disney has re-released the movie as part of its prestigious Signature Collection.
ET published a sneak peek at the new bonus features including Kathryn Beaumont (the voice and live-action reference for Wendy Darling) and Paul Collins (John Darling) reminiscing about Neverland. Beaumont shared the story of how she helped with Tinker Bell’s creation.
“The studio wasn’t sure quite how they wanted to portray the pixie,” Beaumont, who was 12 at the time and previously voiced Alice in Alice in Wonderland, recalls. “They did bring two or three ladies in to do a Tinker Bell in live action so that they could get an idea. But they used me too!”
She said she portrayed a “childlike version” of Tink. “Then they had others more mature to see how that might work,” she adds. “And that’s how they eventually got their character for Tinker Bell.”
The anniversary edition of Peter Pan features classic sing-along version, a number of deleted scenes and songs, and the extended conversation between Beaumont and Collins. The special edition is now available digitally and on Blu-ray.