Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie criticized for similarities between Peter Pan's story arc and life of actor who voiced character in original film

Fans are up in arms about the portrayal of Peter Pan in the new Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie which came out on Disney+ Friday. 

After Peter Pan is revealed to be the film's main villain, he explains to several of the characters why he became evil. 

He explains that he was fired by the studio as he got older and became jaded. 

Up in arms: Fans are up in arms against the portrayal of Peter Pan in the new Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie which came out on Disney+ Friday

Up in arms: Fans are up in arms against the portrayal of Peter Pan in the new Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie which came out on Disney+ Friday

While at first a seemingly innocuous storyline, fans were quick to point out that his journey matches the real life experience of Bobby Driscoll, the child actor who voiced Peter Pan in the original Disney animated film from 1953. 

Driscoll allegedly served as the physical inspiration for how Peter Pan ended up looking in the movie and rumors have swirled for years that he was fired from the studio possibly because of excessive acne. 

The former child star then lapsed into drug and alcohol abuse before dying homeless and being buried in an unmarked grave. 

Art imitating life: While at first a seemingly innocuous storyline, fans were quick to point out that his journey matches the real life experience of Bobby Driscoll, the child actor who voiced Peter Pan in the original Disney animated film

Art imitating life: While at first a seemingly innocuous storyline, fans were quick to point out that his journey matches the real life experience of Bobby Driscoll, the child actor who voiced Peter Pan in the original Disney animated film

Physically the same: Driscoll allegedly served as the physical inspiration for how Peter Pan ended up looking in the movie

Physically the same: Driscoll allegedly served as the physical inspiration for how Peter Pan ended up looking in the movie

One fan seemed incensed by the notion that Disney would use these rumors and facts in the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie. 

'Bobby Driscoll was the voice of Peter pan and one of Disney poster child before they basically threw him to the street when he reached puberty,' the user wrote. 'He died at the age of thirty-one from drugs and misery. And in this movie, they do THAT. That's why I'll never watch this sh*tty movie.' 

Other fans just brought up facts about Driscoll's situation.  

'Bobby Driscoll (Peter Pan’s original voice actor) was one of the first few actors to join Disney’s crew at the age of 5,' another fan wrote. 'He got good work through them up to Peter Pan, then had his contract terminated three years early due to excessive acne making his makeup too difficult.'  

Angry: One fan seemed incensed by the notion that Disney would use these rumors and facts in the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie

Angry: One fan seemed incensed by the notion that Disney would use these rumors and facts in the Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie

Relaying facts: 'Bobby Driscoll (Peter Pan¿s original voice actor) was one of the first few actors to join Disney¿s crew at the age of 5' another user explained

Relaying facts: 'Bobby Driscoll (Peter Pan’s original voice actor) was one of the first few actors to join Disney’s crew at the age of 5' another user explained

This is the second project of Mulaney's in recent days that has received a bit of backlash from fans. 

He was criticized after Dave Chappelle opened for him in Ohio Friday and told jokes that some audience members found to be transphobic and homophobic.  

One fan wrote sarcastically, 'my favorite part of tonight was when dave chappelle ambushed us at the john mulaney show, told a bunch of transphobic jokes, a massive stadium of people laughed, and then john mulaney hugged him at the end.' 

Mulaney has not responded to any of the accusations as of yet.  

Frustrated: Fans took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at having to sit throw Chappelle's set

Frustrated: Fans took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at having to sit throw Chappelle's set

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Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie criticized for Peter Pan's story arc

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