How can Peter Pan's shadow be detached from his body and appear to have a different personality?
I'm curious about this, because it seems, in Peter Pan (2003) by P.J. Hogan this is not explained. Or am I missing something?
In these films, it is depicted that Peter and his shadow can be separated. Although the same person, Peter and his shadow can be considered as separate bodies. Like how in some films, when a hand gets separated from the body, it continues to act independently. Or when someone is beheaded, their body tries to find the head back.
Peter Pan got separated from his shadow as depicted in the two films -
Hence it seems that his shadow and him both have a playful personality. While it was sewed back up again, the shadow may continue to play with Peter Pan by being separated and teasing him. Though after being sewed back up, the shadow is now a part of Peter.