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Peter and the Wolf (1946)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Family | 15 August 1946 (USA)
Animated version of the fairy tale of the Russian boy Peter and his hunt for a raiding wolf, presented to the music of Sergei Prokofiev.

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Disney's animated adaptation of Prokofiev's masterpiece, in which every character is represented musically by a different instrument. Young Peter decides to go hunting for the wolf that's been prowling around the village. Along the way, he is joined by his friends the bird, the duck and the cat. All the fun comes to end, however, when the wolf makes an appearance. Will Peter and his friends live to tell of their adventures? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Was shown as a standard cartoon with the 1947 reissue of Fantasia (1940). See more »

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[Peter and the gang encounter the wolf]
The Wolf: [snarling] ROOOAAARRRR!
[Peter points his pop-gun at the wolf, while shaking in fear]
Narrator: Oh, that wolf is everywhere! Peter, do something!
[Peter triggers his pop-gun which hits the wolf on the nose, but the wolf doesn't flee]
Narrator: Oh no!
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Great Short Film
23 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A wonderful short film adaptation of the children's story. I love the way Sergei Prokofiev (the writer of the original story) added music to the narration of this interesting little tale. Disney's version is quite cute and worth the 15 minutes of watching.

The wolf in this cartoon short is scary looking as other reviewers have mentioned. I think it's his eyes because they are evil looking red and yellow - almost hypnotizing. Plus the fact the wolf is hungry, on the prowl, and willing to eat anything. Yet the wolf is also a bit comical along with the rest of the toons.

If you like this film, then you might like: "Bambi", "The Jungle Book" or "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".

9/10


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