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Peter and the Wolf film premieres
A new animated version of Peter and the Wolf has had its world premiere at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The half-hour film of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev's children's tale was accompanied by a live performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

New twists were promised to the classic story, written in 1936, about a boy who bravely captures a dangerous wolf.

The film is directed by British animator Suzie Templeton, who won a Bafta in 2002 for her short film Dog.

Peter and the Wolf is considered the most popular piece of classical music orchestrated for children.

It has been used for years in schools to introduce pupils to the instruments of the orchestra.




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