Oscar 2007: Hugh Welchman Reaction to Winning

Hugh Welchman, producer of winning Animated Short “Peter and the Wolf,” said, “I was actually just grinning from ear to ear,” at the podium onstage. “It felt just exciting. I thought it was going to be scary, but it was exciting.”

Welchman and diretor Suzie Templeton have been working on the stop-motion pic for five years and Welchman says he's still working on it, but has been gratified by the reception he's received from toon pros. “It was a real buzz to have people like (Pixar's) Ed Catmull and Brad Bird come up to us and say they've seen the film and wish us the very best.”