The Best Nana Ever!
Nana was the big old dog who took care of Wendy, John and Michael Darling in Peter Pan. Nana was the children's nurse.
In 1904, the first Nana was played by a man wearing a dog suit. In a 1924 Peter Pan silent film, actor George Alive played the part of Nana the dog.
Many are not clear on what breed of dog Nana happened to be. In the early play, Nana was to be a Newfoundland since the author, Mr. Barrie, owned a Newfie. Barrie also owned a St. Bernard.
In the Disney adaptation of Peter Pan , Nana was certainly a St. Bernard. Dogs who played Nana in P.J. Hogan's adaptation in 2003 were St. Bernard dogs too.
Whether it be St. Bernard or Newfoundland playing the part of Nana, I do believe either of the two breeds is perfect for the role as caretaker of children! They fling a lot of slobber, but kids don't care!
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