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Peter and the Wolf (1946)

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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Cast

Credited cast:
Sterling Holloway ... Narrator (voice)
Ivan Ivan ... Cat
Mischa Mischa ... Hunter
Peter Peter ... Little Boy
Peter's Peter's ... Grandpapa
Sascha Sascha ... Little Bird
Sonia Sonia ... Duck
Vladimir Vladimir ... Hunter
Yacha Yacha ... Hunter
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pedro y el lobo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Version of Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy (1993) See more »

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Excellent animated short
8 December 2010 | by bts1984See all my reviews

This wonderful short is part of Disney's 'Make Mine Music' but clearly deserves a separate review.

Disney's version of 'Peter and the Wolf' is very good. It has a nice story well narrated by the legendary Sterling Holloway, wonderful artwork and sceneries, brilliant Russian classical music, darkness, suspense, sympathetic characters and a fabulous "villain" (the wolf).

This may sound crazy, but the classical music is used mostly to represent the characters. A different musical instrument is used for each individual character. What's even crazier is that this method is actually very effective. The music tells a lot about the characters, as much as words themselves (if not more). The music varies in its rhythm and temperament according to each individual character. In the case of the wolf, the music has that predictably dark, spooky and suspenseful feeling.

It's not just the music that has Russian roots. This short feels Russian in everything. Peter has the Russian looks. Some of the characters's names are Russian. The narrator does a very good job at saying a few Russian words. The cinematography is typically Russian, with those settings and all the snow...

The wolf is my favorite character. I really, really love that wolf. It is astonishing and must have been the nightmare of many children from my generation. That wolf has everything to be a winner in a terrifying way: it is awesome, powerful, noble, intimidating and vicious. Its expressive large eyes transmit pure viciousness and terror. That is one big wolf. Its roar is genuine. Its mouth is enormous and slobbery, its tongue is endless and its many sharp teeth demand respect.

Ironically, the smallest of all the characters, Sasha the little bird, is the only one who doesn't seem to be that afraid of the big beast... even after nearly becoming food for the wolf 3 times (the number of times he ends up in its huge maw).

Title in Portugal: 'Pedro e o Lobo'.


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