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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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The Wolf is the same one that would later appear in Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1952). Both titles have narration by Sterling Holloway and both times the villainous character's vocal effects were provided by Candy Candido. 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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Wonderful and too little-seen Disney
16 October 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This 1946 version of Prokofiev's "Musical Fairy-Tale" is probably my favourite of Disney's animated adaptations. Peter and the Wolf was clearly ideal for this type of film - I read somewhere that Prokofiev wrote the piece with Disney in mind - and Uncle Walt doesn't let us down. It's (hilariously) funny, genuinely scary and even touching. Favourite moment: the wolf drooling over Sacha the duck's prone body. Shiver. Note: After many years unavailability in the UK, this is now available on DVD either separately or as part of Make Mine Music, the compilation film in which it received its original theatrical release. From memory (and it's been years), Peter and the Wolf is vastly better than anything else in the larger film - the only other bit worth a glance is a segment about a whale singing opera.


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