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Eric is back from Disney World and, by listener request, is doing another Disney-themed episode. This time he's going off the beaten spooky track to tell you about a different kind of horror: the all too real horrors of drug addiction! This is the story of Disney's Peter Pan, Bobby Driscoll.
Bobby Driscoll seemed to be living a charmed life. He was the first actor ever signed to a long term contract with Disney Studios and starred in memorable Disney films like Song of the South and Treasure Island. Of course, most famously, he provided the voice for Peter Pan in Disney's hit animated film. But as soon as Peter Pan was released, Bobby was dropped by Disney and his life and career took a dramatic turn for the worse.
The next several years of his life would be full of drug abuse, failed marriages, and numerous arrests. But how would the story end? Would Bobby somehow turn his life around and live to see how beloved his films have become, or would he end up dying penniless and alone at a young age?
A lot of information for tonight's episode was found on www.bobbydriscoll.net
Music by Occultic Overtones
Eric D is a Boston-based actor, singer, comic, and host of the podcast Spooky Times with Eric D