Perri

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"BEWITCHING! BEAUTIFUL! BREATHLESSLY EXCITING"
  • G
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 6.7  (628)

Perri is a 1957 feature film by Walt Disney Pictures, based on the book Perri, the Youth of a Squirrel by Felix Salten, the author of Bambi. The movie follows Perri, a young female pine squirrel, as she grows up in the forest and experiences its different seasons. Narrated by Winston Hibler, the film begins with Perri being born in a cozy nest inside a tree, surrounded by her mother and siblings. As she grows up, she learns to hunt for food, flee from predators, and explore her surroundings. She befriends a male pine squirrel, Porro, who becomes her mate and helps her raise their offspring.

Along the way, Perri encounters various other animals of the forest, including a curious chipmunk, a playful raccoon, and a friendly beaver. She also has to avoid the dangers posed by predators such as a hawk, an owl, and a weasel. The film showcases the natural beauty of the forest, with its changing colors and textures, and the animals that make it their home.

The music in Perri is composed by Paul J. Smith, who had previously worked on Bambi, and features a variety of memorable themes and motifs. The film also makes use of sound effects to create an immersive experience, such as the rustling of leaves, the chirping of birds, and the scurrying of squirrels.

Perri's animation was done using a technique called "live-action animation," which involved filming real animals in the wild and then rotoscoping them to create the final characters. This allowed for a greater degree of realism and detail in the animals' movements and expressions. The live-action footage was shot over a period of three years in various locations across the United States, including California, Oregon, and Montana.

Despite being made over six decades ago, Perri remains a charming and engaging film for all ages. It captures the timeless appeal of nature and the wonder of discovery, as well as the joys and challenges of growing up. The film's use of real animals and music helps evoke a sense of wonder and awe, and the characters are lovable and relatable. Overall, Perri is a delightful addition to the Disney film canon and a must-watch for any nature lover or animation enthusiast.

Perri is a 1957 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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  • Release Date
    1957
  • MPAA Rating
    G
  • Runtime
    1 hr 15 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (628)