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Peter & the Wolf (2006)

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An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he's bullied. When a... See full summary »

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Suzie Templeton

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Suzie Templeton (adaptation), Sergei Prokofiev (libretto) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he's bullied. When a wolf menaces the duck - as well as grandfather's fat cat and an ill-flying bird that Peter has befriended - Peter bravely tries to tree the wolf. Grandfather, the townspeople, and the hunters who have antagonized Peter figure in the dénouement. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Boys like Peter are not afraid of wolves...


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UK | Poland | Norway | Mexico

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Release Date:

15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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At 32 minutes, this is the longest film to win the Best Animated Short category in the Academy Awards through 2010. See more »

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Version of Peter und der Wolf (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Played by The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Mark Stephenson
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A very "Russian" rendering by a non-Russian animation crew
14 February 2011 | by oleg-fSee all my reviews

This one might be controversial. In a time when animation studios like Pixar or DreamWorks create tons of successful high-budget animation films with lots of action and tension in it, one might wonder if there's still a place for films like these. Well, in my opinion, those are two very different animals. If you want action and suspense and you don't care about anything else, then go see "Toy Story 3" or "The Incredibles" and forget about this one.

This story is from a time when nothing of the above-mentioned existed and people weren't dreaming of flying superheroes. This is a down-to- earth picture which deals with philosophical issues, without being pretentious and without demanding to much of its viewers.

This particular realisation of that powerful and touching story is perfect in every way. Wonderful figures, a great attention to detail and an adequate rendition of Prokofiev's Suite altogether create a very genuine "Russian atmosphere". It is a true masterpiece and definitely deserves a wider audience.


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