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Most of us need eight hours' sleep, posh skin cream and a macrobiotic diet to halt the advancing years.J.M. Barrie's creation may never age but this year marks the 65th anniversary of the Disney movie that set imaginations soaring with tales of Lost Boys, swashbuckling pirates and an ominously ticking crocodile.Beaumont, who spent most of her working life as a teacher but still lives near the Disney studio lot, remembers Walt inviting her to visit the various departments making the movie, from animation to ink and paint.The movie became one of Disney's biggest hits, contributing to the struggling studio's economic recovery that had begun a few years earlier with "Cinderella" (1950).The delightfully impish Tink went on to embody the magic of Disney, hosting a TV series and appearing at theme parks, as well as starring in her own spin-off movies."Tink," a live-action film with Reese Witherspoon in the title role, is in the works and the 1953 movie gets a new release jam-packed with extras on Blu-ray Tuesday to mark the anniversary.
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