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Three Little Pigs (1933)

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

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Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
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Practical Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Dorothy Compton ...
Fifer Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Moder ...
Fiddler Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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 <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Who's afraid of the BIG BAD WOLF?


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27 May 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Three Pigs  »

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Budget:

$15,720 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$250,000
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(RCA System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Fifer PigFiddler Pig: Who's there?
Wolf: I'm a poor little sheep with no place to sleep. Please open the door and let me in.
Fifer PigFiddler Pig: Not by the hair on our chinny-chin-chin. You can't fool us with that old sheepskin.
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Connections

Version of Kolme pientä porsasta (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
by Frank Churchill and Ted Sears
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"Not by the hair of our chinny-chin-chin!"
31 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Academy Award-winning Disney short that brings to life the timeless fairy tale of the three little pigs who, as we all know, live in houses made of straw, sticks, and brick. The Big Bad Wolf comes by and does his thing, huffing and puffing. You know what happens next but it's still very entertaining to watch it unfold. It's a wonderful cartoon that was very popular with the Depression-era audience that first saw it and still holds up quite well today. Who doesn't love the classic song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" It's a beautiful-looking cartoon with rich colors and fluid animation. The voice work is terrific and the music score is delightful. It's the premier version of the three little pigs tale, which has been told in countless cartoons over the years. It's a fun short that everybody should see at least once, preferably when they're still young enough to truly appreciate its simple charms.


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