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Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan

James Bohn

in Music in Disney's Animated Features

Published by University Press of Mississippi

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9781496812148
Published online May 2019 | e-ISBN: 9781496812186 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.14325/mississippi/9781496812148.003.0008
Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan

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Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan both originate from beloved British children’s literature. Both stories involve child protagonists that travel to a world of their imagination. Both films were scored by Oliver Wallace, who underscored dialog from authoritative characters in the same manner as recitative. Dream and celestial imagery in “The Second Star to the Right” is investigated as well as the tune’s relationship to Peter Pan’s leitmotif. The chapter also covers “You Can Fly” in terms of rhymed dialog, foreshadowing, dream imagery, escapism, and Mickey Mousing.

Keywords: Alice in Wonderland; Peter Pan; Oliver Wallace; “The Second Star to the Right”; “You Can Fly”

Chapter.  7839 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Popular Music

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