Turning 'Peter and the Wolf' into an Oscar Winner Melissa Block talks with Oscar winner Hugh Welchman. He produced Peter and the Wolf, which won Best Animated Short. The film retells Prokofiev's story in stop-motion animation, with only the orchestral music for narration.
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Turning 'Peter and the Wolf' into an Oscar Winner

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Turning 'Peter and the Wolf' into an Oscar Winner

Turning 'Peter and the Wolf' into an Oscar Winner

Turning 'Peter and the Wolf' into an Oscar Winner

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Melissa Block talks with Oscar winner Hugh Welchman. He produced Peter and the Wolf, which won Best Animated Short.

The film retells Prokofiev's story in stop-motion animation, with only the orchestral music for narration. It also updates the famous story of Peter, placing him in a poor, industrial wasteland.

Welchman explains the motivation that led to the creation of such a dark version of the story.