Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed  |   |  Animation, Musical, Family  |  27 May 1933 (USA)
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.


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Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ...
Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ...
Practical Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Dorothy Compton ...
Fifer Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Moder ...
Fiddler Pig (voice) (uncredited)


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 Jon Reeves <>

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Who's afraid of the BIG BAD WOLF?


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27 May 1933 (USA)  »

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3 pientä porsasta  »

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$15,720 (estimated)

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(RCA System)



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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though cartoon shorts usually lasted very brief periods of time, this one played in many theaters longer than most feature films. See more »


Practical Pig: You can play and laugh and fiddle / Don't think you can make me sore / I'll be safe and you'll be sorry / When the Wolf comes to your door.
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
by Frank Churchill and Ted Sears
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"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"- When I was little I was
27 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Three Little Pigs is a cheerful, fun and lovable little classic that I have loved ever since I was a child. While the pacing is a tad too quick in places it is still hugely enjoyable for a number of reasons.

When I was little, I marvelled at how good the animation was for its time. From a 17 year old perspective it is still very very good, with colourful backgrounds and beautiful colours.

I also remembered singing along to the song Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? That song has to be one of the most memorable songs ever in a Silly Symphony, it is ever so catchy and easy to sing along to.

The dialogue is great. The Big Bad Wolf has some classic lines, but I think the best of them come from Fifer and Fiddler. There is one funny part when the Wolf dresses up in the sheepskin, the dialogue Fifer and Fiddler say cracks me up every time.

The Wolf, like the Three Little Pigs, is a truly memorable character. Sinister and rapacious, he did scare me when I was little, not so much now but the animation and voice work is wonderfully impressive even by today's standards. I do think the Wolf from Peter and the Wolf is scarier, me and sister haven't got over how scared we used to be of him.

The voice work is excellent. Billy Bletcher is perfect as the Big Bad Wolf and Walt Disney I recognised immediately from his voicing of Mickey in cartoons like Boat Builders and Mickey's Good Deed. Pinto Colvig, the original voice of Goofy, also does a stellar job.

Overall, hugely enjoyable childhood favourite. 9.5/10 Bethany Cox

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