Peter Pan is the fourteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. The film's story is based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and the novel Peter and Wendy, both by J. M. Barrie. It was produced by Walt Disney and was originally released to theaters on February 5, 1953 by RKO Radio Pictures. This would be the final Disney animated feature released through RKO, as Walt Disney established his own distribution company, Buena Vista Distribution, by the end of 1953. Peter Pan was also the final Disney film in which all nine members of the Nine Old Men worked together as directing animators.