Peter and the Wolf is an animated short of the segment in Make Mine Music. It was released in 1946 and produced by Walt Disney, with Sterling Holloway providing the voice of the narrator. It was reissued as a stand-alone short on September 14, 1955.

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!

Characters

Each character is represented by a corresponding instrument in the music:

This version makes several changes to the original story, for example:

  • During the character introduction, Peter's animal friends are given names: "Sasha" the bird, "Sonia" the duck, and "Ivan" the cat.
  • As the short begins, Peter and his animals friends already know there is a wolf nearby and are preparing to catch him.
  • The hunters get names at a later point in the story: "Misha, Yasha, and Vladimir".
  • Peter daydreams of hunting and catching the wolf and exits his cabin carrying a wooden "popgun" rifle with the purpose of hunting the wolf down.
  • At the end, in a complete reversal of the original (and to make the story more child-friendly), it turns out that Sonia has not been eaten by the wolf. (He is shown chasing her, who hides in a tree's trunk. He attacks out of view, then returns in view with some of her feathers in his mouth and licking his jaws. Peter, Ivan, and Sasha assume he has eaten her. After he has been caught, Sasha is shown mourning over Sonia. She comes out of the tree trunk at that point, and they are happily reunited.)

This version of Peter and the Wolf was featured in House of Mouse, and characters from it appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and an audio recording of it with expanded narration by Sterling Holloway was released on Disneyland Records (DQ-1242). On one of his television programs, Disney recalled how Prokofiev himself visited the Disney studio, eventually inspiring the making of this version. Disney used an actor to recreate how the composer sat at a piano and played the themes from the score.

Voice Cast

Trivia

Video

Gallery


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Media
Make Mine MusicCasey Bats AgainHouse of MouseVideo

Segments: The Martins and the CoysBlue BayouAll the Cats Join InWithout YouCasey at the Bat Two SilhouettesPeter and the WolfAfter You've GoneJohnny Fedora and Alice Blue BonnetWillie the Operatic Whale

Disney Parks
Games of the BoardwalkLe Pays des Contes de FéesWonderful World of Animation

Restaurants: Casey's Corner

Characters
Henry CoyGrace MartinEgret CoupleCaseyLadies from the StandTeenagersPeterSashaSoniaIvanPeter's GrandfatherMisha, Yasha, and VladimirWolfClarinetJohnny FedoraAlice Blue BonnetWillie the WhaleWhiteyTetti-TattiTetti-Tatti's Sailors
Locations
Ocean • New York CityRussia
Songs
Make Mine MusicThe Martins and the CoysBlue BayouAll the Cats Join InWithout YouCasey (The Pride of Them All)Two SilhouettesJohnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet
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