Author Topic: Peter and Wendy illustrations in Hook  (Read 3408 times)

KStirling

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Peter and Wendy illustrations in Hook
« on: October 31, 2010, 12:50:09 PM »
Does anyone know whether the illustrations of Peter Pan and of Wendy that Granny Wendy shows Peter and the children in Spielberg's Hook are actual illustrations from a particular edition of Peter and Wendy, or were they made specially for the film? They're not the Bedford prints from the first edition... You can see the Peter Pan one in this Hook trailer on youtube at 1:07 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOdFuxNGgqE&feature=related
Many thanks if anyone can help!

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Re: Peter and Wendy illustrations in Hook
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 12:31:13 AM »
As far as I know they're original to the Spielberg film.  It'd be easier and cheaper to have one of the film's storyboard artists draw something new for them than to secure the rights to use an outside illustrator's art.

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Re: Peter and Wendy illustrations in Hook
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 02:41:32 PM »
Dear KStirling,

Thank you for starting this new post. I have been always wondering who made these beautiful illustrations. However, I have never got a response. In my opinion, JAQ is very right. These two plates were surely made for the film.

Leaving the authorship aside, I think this is the best representation of the character ever made. The artist really captured the devil in Peter Pan. In fact, I think that David Wyatt may have taken some inspiration from it for his cover of Peter Pan in Scarlet.