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The New Peter Pan Dooney is Giving Some People Déjà Vu

The New Peter Pan Dooney is Giving Some People Déjà Vu

On Monday a new Disney Dooney and Bourke collection is being released, and Peter Pan fans are very excited about it! The purses were first spotted on shopDisney Japan a few months ago and people have been eagerly anticipating their arrival in the United States since then. However, the artwork is very similar to a previously released Peter Pan bag which has left some people scratching their heads.

Peter Pan Dooney

Credit: Disney

The new Dooney and Bourke collection includes 3 silhouettes – a tote, a satchel and a crossbody. The image on the tote is the same on both sides and is a set image so placement will not be a problem.

It features Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy, Michael, John and the Lost Boys planning their next adventure in Neverland.

Credit: Disney

The lime green trim and lining is a fun touch. There is also a satchel and a letter carrier crossbody with a different image of Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, John, and Tinker Bell flying through Neverland.

The placement on the satchel and crossbody will vary and may be difficult because of the large characters.

Credit: Disney

Peter Pan Loungefly

Credit: Walmart

Some Disney purse collectors pointed out the artwork on the Peter Pan Dooney was very familiar. The image on the tote is almost identical to that used on a Peter Pan Loungefly mini backpack and wallet awhile back.

While the colors are more saturated on the Loungefly, the positions and facial expressions of the characters make it clear it is by the same artist. The wallet shows more of Wendy and John and makes the similarities even more obvious.

Other Disney bags that used the same artwork

Credit: Ashley

While this seems odd it is not the first time it has happened. Once Disney purchases the license to an artist’s work they can use it to create whatever merchandise they want so the same art can appear on bags made by different brands.

Another example is the Alice in Wonderland pastel toile print used on a line of JuJuBe diaper bags as well as the latest Alice in Wonderland Dooney and Bourke line (with the images in black and white).

Credit: Petunia Pickle Bottom

There was also a popular line of Little Mermaid diaper bags released by Petunia Pickle Bottom that featured artwork similar to that found on a Little Mermaid Dooney and Bourke collection.

The style is almost identical except for some slight differences. Most notably, the Petunia Pickle Bottom version had a pink background while the Dooney and Bourke bags had a blue background.

Credit: Ashley

While I (Ashley) think the artwork on the new Peter Pan Dooney is beautiful and I was tempted to add one to my Disney purse collection, the fact that the images aren’t original to the new Dooney collection makes me a little less enthusiastic about it.

What do you think of the new Peter Pan Dooney? Does that fact that they recycled the artwork used on a Loungefly bother you? Comment on Facebook and let us know your thoughts.

Ashley Beckwith McKellar

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Sunday 20th of March 2022

I love both Dooney & Burke and LoungeFly. I will definitely attempt to purchase as long as they aren't sold out.

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