The engaging animation with its fairy-tale atmosphere is also open to interpretation. It is a tale of growing up and the protagonist’s evolution, the strength of friendship, respect for the natural environment, as well as psychoanalytical, Jungian tale about various elements of human nature: the primeval and wild power and the way leading to its discovery and acceptance.
Both the power of the message, distinctive music as well as realistic but poetically dreamlike setting and artistic puppets create a magical atmosphere of a tale from contemporary but remote Russia. It is the atmosphere of a real fairy tale where the beauty of the story is harmonized with its noble message and can fascinate not only young viewers.
Iwona Hałgas, http://culture.pl/pl/dzielo/piotrus-i-wilk