Peter and the Wolf
Studio: Disney Release Date : August 15, 1946
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted     

Synopsis

The musical tale of Peter, a small Russian boy who goes out to hunt a wolf, and almost bites off more than he can chew!

Credits

Director

Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Animator

Eric Larson
Oliver M. "Ollie" Johnston, Jr.
Ward Kimball
John Lounsbery

Story

Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer
Eric Gurney

Music

Edward "Ed" Plumb

Backgrounds

Claude Coats

Layout

Charles Philippi
Hugh Hennesy

Effects Animation

George Rowley

Narration

Sterling Holloway

Music Sources

Prokofiev, Sergei : "Peter and the Wolf "

Included in:

Make Mine Music

Trivia

Released as part of the Disney feature "Make Mine Music"

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 24)

Video Information

VHS

United States

Peter and the Wolf
Storybook Classics
Favorite Stories : Peter and the Wolf
Make Mine Music

Germany

Peter and the Wolf

Italy

Peter and the Wolf
Musica Maestro

Laserdisc (CAV)

Japan

Pluto's Tales

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Prince and the Pauper
At Home with Donald Duck

Japan

Make Mine Music
Peter and the Wolf and Bongo

DVD

United States

It's a Small World of Fun - Volume 2
Make Mine Music

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From Ryan :

I remember first seeing this short on TV as a special when I was a kid. It was aired along with another Disney short called Ben and Me. There is no dialogue in this short (with the exception of the narrator who also voices Winnie the Pooh). Most of the humor is based on actions of the characters as in many of the Disney shorts. I find several of the scenes funny such as the duck and wolf chasing each other under/above the ice. A fun cartoon, but not really one of my favorites.

From Tim :

I own a copy of this classic. I love the story and Music. The short is well done. The wolf is sooo Evil looking. Yikes. Another film with The Disney Magic.

From Ben Schumin :

Peter and the Wolf actually was originally conceived by Disney for use in a second Fantasia movie that was scrapped because the original Fantasia initially flopped (it didn't really take off until the 60's). I'm glad to see it made it into "Make Mine Music." Additionally, as a child, I was always surprised that whoever did it (I think it was the bird) wrote "BONK" in the snow. It wasn't until later that I learned that it was actually using the Cyrillic alphabet vs. the Roman alphabet.

From Mark :

This is a wonderful and well done short of this classic musical story. I love it, my kids love it and my students love it.

From Kelsey :

I saw this short when I was a kid and absolutely loved it. Every Christmas since I try to find it during some programming. This is a very good short, my sincere gratitude to everyone who made it possible.

From Julie M. Riley :

This had to be one of the greatest shorts I've ever saw. And I thought Sasha spelling the word, "Wolf" in Russian was one of the highlights, as was the funny ice chasing with Sonya and the wolf.

From Steve Price :

This move should receive a 10 as one of the all time classics. As a child I had the story on 78 record and played it so much the sound is almost gone. I hope more kids could and will see it and enjoy the story and film and remember it all through their life.

From Baruch Weiss :

This short is ok but it really is not one of my favorites. I remember first seeing it on those "Mini Classics" videos and following it were 2 cartoons, Music Land and Symphony Hour which made the video worth watching.

From Magen :

The wolf in this movie gives me nightmares! When he snarls his teeth I want to cry! It's awesome!

From Travis Bird :

Loved it as a little kid and still love it as an adult. A true classic from Disney.

From Mari McAdoo :

I've taught music for 26 years and have taught Peter and the Wolf as a musical classic for years and LOVE the Disney version of it. I have many versions of it and that one is definitely my students favorite as well. They are always glued to the TV and totally into the story and music. Glad it is still around. A classic.

From Sonia :

Wonderful film. Great sense of humor and animation! The educational portion of the short that introduces the characters and the instruments that represent them really adds to it and makes the viewer appreciate the music even more. Love it!

From Morgan Steward :

I have always loved Peter and the Wolf. The music tells the story so well and the French horns do an excellent job of making the wolf vicious. It is worth watching over and over again.

From Karen :

I am an elementary school music teacher and I show this short to my first graders every year after a unit about the music and story of Peter and the Wolf. They look forward to it every year. It's great!

From Sandy :

When I was growing up we kids would sit in front of the TV in our little rocking chairs in our little monogrammed Mickey Mouse ears and our shirts (not exactly like the ones appeared on the "Mickey Mouse Club") we sat and watched The Wonderful World of Disney every weekend just to see if "Spin and Marty" made up." However my favorite short was Peter and the Wolf. Not only it was a cute movie but it was educational as well and it made me appreciate music even more.

From Brian Jolseth :

Favorite memories of childhood were listening to Peter and the Wolf on our phonograph in the early 1950's. The suspense of not having the video made it so much better because our minds would make up what we couldn't see. My brother and I would often listen to it 2 or 3 times in a row. Exhilarating! Is it available on only audio? I would buy it for each of my grandchildren.

From Camellia Bernard :

I first saw this film over 30 years ago. This film has stuck with me to this day. It is amazing. I can't wait for my children and grandchildren to watch this.

From Mike :

I first saw this when I was 6, and I loved it. It is a very entertaining short full of interesting characters.

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Character Designs
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Sources

Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi: Director
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Richard Martin "Dick" Huemer: Story
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Eric Gurney: Story
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Edward "Ed" Plumb: Music
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Sterling Holloway: Narration
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Claude Coats: Backgrounds
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George Rowley: Effects Animation
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Charles Philippi: Layout
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Hugh Hennesy: Layout
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Eric Larson: Animator
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Oliver M. "Ollie" Johnston, Jr.: Animator
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Ward Kimball: Animator
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John Lounsbery: Animator
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