The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?". Written by
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The original version featured the Wolf dressed as a Jewish peddler (complete with oversized false nose) to gain entry to the pigs' house. A second theatrical release, not long afterward, used new animation and dialogue in this scene. This second theatrical version is the one used in the DVD release. See more »
I build my house of sticks / I build my house of twigs / With a hey-diddle-diddle / I play on the fiddle / And dance all kinds of jigs.
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As for the censored version the last poster refers to, I've never heard of that, and the supposedly censored version is the one on the new Silly Symphonies DVD.
Anyhow, this is one of the most famous of the Silly Symphonies, going so far as to inspire the title for the Edward Albee play (and subsequent Mike Nichols movie) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The music just bops in this short, and kids are likely to bop along to it. It's very funny, and very cute. But note the dark little joke in the corner: there is a picture of the pigs' mom and another of their dad. Mom is a sow with piglets suckling on her. Dad, however, is a line of sausages. You might have missed that one if you were not paying attention. Any you definitely missed it if you saw it as a little kid! 10/10.
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