Captain Hook Menacing leader of the pirates in Never Land in Peter Pan; voiced by Hans Conried. The animators actually had a difficult time deciding how to handle the hook. James M. Barrie, the author of the original story, had the hook on the right arm, the animators anticipated problems with that in animation. They wanted Hook to be able to make gestures, to write, and to perform other actions that are simpler to do with the right hand. So they made the decision to place the hook on the left.