Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Peter and The Wolf

I have only just discovered the very fantastic stop start animation film "Peter and the Wolf" by Breakthru films. It was the 2008 Academy award winner for best animated short film.

Be warned it is quite shocking. Peter has a harsh lonely life with his scary Grandfather. There are some big changes to the story which I won't spoil for you but you know what - it really works!

The animation is absolutely remarkable, the attention to detail means you can watch it over and over and still find something new. It fits so well with the music.

I am planning to use it with my key stage 1 classes. The website has a really good education pack which you can download here

You can find further resources here

I am also in the process of creating my own slideshow which I will add to this post later.

In additionaI plan to show the children this beatboxing clip

This new orleans version is also worth a watch!

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