Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Ornament Review: Peter and the Wolf - Storybook Classic Collection #3 - 2016 Disney Store Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Captures lesser remembered character with a great moment
Cons: Slight tip to the left.
The Bottom Line:
Peter off to hunt
Great moment as ornament
Lesser character

Peter’s Ready to Catch a Wolf in the Third Storybook Classic Ornament

I must admit I don’t know the package features that Disney released in the 40’s as well as I should if I want to claim my status as a DisNerd.  And one reason I’m enjoying the Storybook Classic series is because it is making me go back and revisit them.  Take the third ornament in the series – Peter and the Wolf.

Peter and the Wolf is one of the segments in the movie Make Mine Music.  In it, a young Russian boy sets out to capture the wolf that is tormenting his village using his cunning and a cap gun.  On the way, he meets up with a bird, a duck, and a cat who join him.  But can they do it?

This ornament captures Peter as he ready to go out and hunt the wolf.  It’s actually a shorter but wider ornament compared to the other two in the series (so far).  That actually works well to capture the scene.  It’s got Peter holding his cap gun on his shoulder walking through the gate leading away from his house.  There’s snow all around, and you can see the painting on the lower portion of the fence post.  Peter almost looks like he is leaning on the gate, but if you look closely, you can see he is actually walking through.

And it’s a great looking ornament.  I actually smiled the first time I saw it, and that was before I rewatched the part of the movie that inspired it.  The details are nice, and it captures the scene and the mood of the scene well.  I really love the painting on the bottom of the fence posts and how the snow is piled on the tops of the posts and all around.  And yes, there is some glitter in the snow, so it does catch the light.

Being a landscape type scene, it’s no surprise that the ornament has a nice flat base.  You can display it year round or as part of a Christmas display of some kind if that is your wish.

Of course, you can use it as a Christmas ornament, too.  That is its purpose after all.  It comes with a red ribbon tied through the hook, and when you lift it up, you’ll find that it tips slightly to the left, but you can easily disguise it with the branches of your Christmas tree..

It is so fun for this DisNerd to have some of these lesser done characters.  Peter and the Wolf makes a great addition to the limited edition series.

And if you enjoy this ornament, you'll want to get the rest of the Storybook Classic Collection.

Original Price: $19.95

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