I remember first hearing about this classic when I was in Elementary school and wanting to see what all the talk was about. But when I realized that a woman (Mary Martin), was playing the boy, Peter Pan, I thought it was different and weird. But I soon fell in love with the characters and the music in the movie, and soon forgot all about a girl playing a boy character.
Even at my young age, I figured out how the character Peter Pan flew, with cable wires. Though I could see the wires everytime Peter left the ground, the music and the atmosphere of the movie made me smile and wished that I could fly like Peter.
I grew up with classic movies by appreciating the movie each classic gives us. I highly reccomend this movie to children of all ages (even children that refuse to grow up! ;)_) by introducing them to not only a story that has gone through generations of children, but to a 'real' classic movie that today's generation can appreciate. More people need to appreciate older classic movies and the talented actors and actresses worked so hard 50, 60, 70 years ago.