Peter and the Wolf (2006) When a wolf threatens the safety of a tiny Russian village, young outcast Peter -- whose only friend is a duck -- becomes an unlikely hero in this masterful, dialogue-free adventure set to Sergei Prokofiev's classic 1936 score. Filmmaker Suzie Templeton transplants the action of the classic folktale to contemporary Russia, which she illustrates with beguiling stop-motion animation. The film won the 2008 Oscar for Best Animated Short.
North Star Drive-In - Photo of projectionist John Templeton posing with two behemoth DP70 projectors in the North Star Drive-In booth. Two DP70. 1600 cars. Screen 135 x 60 ft. Jet arc lamps. One DP70 moved to the Cooper 5 Theatre (Aurora) and the other on was moved to the Cooper 6.