Author Topic: Neverland meets Cherry Tree Lane  (Read 1308 times)

needmorepoppins

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Neverland meets Cherry Tree Lane
« on: September 01, 2015, 10:22:28 PM »
After watching the movie "Finding Neverland" last summer and my renewed love for "Mary Poppins" thanks to "Saving Mr. Banks, I have been working on a story where these two iconic characters meet and have an adventure together.  I need to be absolutely positively assured that "Peter Pan" the book is indeed in public domain.   I have an obstacle regarding Mary Poppins and it is the P.L. Travers Estate.  Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Neverland meets Cherry Tree Lane
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 03:40:26 PM »
I corresponded with the Barrie Estate about rights about a year ago.  Everything is in the public domain EXCEPT for the Peter Pan oeuvre (all of it). 
I believe that Parliament passed a special act extending the copyright because the proceeds were donated by Barrie to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.