Peter and the Wolf

Unclassified All Ages
Suzie Templeton, 36 mins, UK, 2006, Digital Betacam. Source: Break Thru Films.

Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

Prokofiev's story of the irreverent Peter has resonated deeply with generations of children, enchanted by its power and sense of fun.

Suzie Templeton has revived this classic for the big screen in a stunning Oscar- and BAFTA-winning animation, in which a grumpy and over-protective grandfather, a forest filled with stalking wolves, a high fence, a curious boy and a friendly duck can only mean trouble for all.

Made using stop-frame model animation, Peter and the Wolf received its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall. It went on to screen with orchestral accompaniment at more than two dozen venues around the world, including a US premiere with the Philadelphia Orchestra in front of over 9,000 people and a special screening held at Warsaw Castle.

Now, Templeton's beautiful animation will be brought to life at ACMI with the help of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Twenty-seven musicians will play live in the cinema to accompany the film, which jumps off the screen in vibrant colour.

The event will include a discussion of the animation style used in Peter and the Wolf.

Presented in collaboration with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Dates   Tue 4 Oct 2011, 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm

Wed 5 Oct 2011, 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm

Thu 6 Oct 2011, 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm

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