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Art Carney Meets Peter and the Wolf (1958)

A human, played by Art Carney, makes friends with a forest full of talking animals (played by the Bil Baird Marionettes). Together, they must decide what to do about the troublemaking wolf.... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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A human, played by Art Carney, makes friends with a forest full of talking animals (played by the Bil Baird Marionettes). Together, they must decide what to do about the troublemaking wolf. This leads to a marionette presentation of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf". Written by Albert Sanchez moreno a.moreno@mindspring.com

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30 November 1958 (USA)  »

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Version of Peter and the Wolf (1946) See more »

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Peter and the Wolf
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Performed by offscreen orchestra and the Bil Baird Marionettes
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A Classic!
22 November 2002 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

This is one of the shows I remember watching on our old black and white TV in the late 1950's. It was a wonderful, charming show and I hope that sometime someone will put it on DVD so that other children and the young at heart will have a chance to see it. One of the most memorable aspects of this show(which was nominated for several Emmys) was the use of Bill Baird's marionettes. Bill and Cora Baird were masters of the marionette art and created many wonderful characters for this show. It was truly an example of an older art form which is impossible to see nowadays except in Europe, I believe. Of course, Sergei Prokofiev's wonderful score is well known by everyone. But to see an older decidedly non-high tech approach to the telling offers us new perspectives on an old story.


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