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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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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 and the Wolf (1946) See more »

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Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Played by The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Mark Stephenson
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Delightful
31 March 2008 | by melissa_and_brianSee all my reviews

I recently caught the PBS showing of this Oscar winning short and was engrossed by the terrific stop motion puppet animation. It is among the finest animation I've seen and shows animators are still using many of the old techniques (non computerized) to good use.

Not only was the animation first rate, but I felt it offered a perfect accompaniment to Sergei Prokofiev's composition. I have fond memories listening to Peter and the Wolf as a child on my parent's record player. This adaptation provides a wonderful visual for the story that I only could imagine as a youth.

I also found the additional filmmaker's comments on how this project came together insightful. I have very minor qualms with this production as I have tried to reconcile my imagination of how the story should look with the creative vision of the directors of this film. Overall, it is a fine piece of work and was well deserving of its acclaim.


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