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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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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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first Disney cartoon to be fully conceived on storyboards. Previously, simple sketches were drawn on a page giving a broad overview of each scene, with descriptions of the individual actions and gags typed on a separate page. Storyboards in the modern sense (drawings pinned on a bulletin board detailing every action on a film) were invented at the Disney Studio in the early 1930s. See more »


Wolf: By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
by Frank Churchill and Ted Sears
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20 June 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Three Little Pigs (1933)

**** (out of 4)

Disney's adaptation of the Grimm fairly tale is certainly one of the highlights of their early animated films. The story is pretty simple as three pigs are building a house. The two who builds it out of straw and sticks are free to play around more but the one building with brick has to work even harder. The two lazy pigs think it's quite funny until a wolf shows up and their lack of work comes back to haunt them.

THREE LITTLE PIGS is certainly one of the best animated shorts from this era of Disney and it's amazing when you think of the fact that when people think of the story, their ideas come from this short and not the Grimm tale. That says quite a bit because the story itself was quite popular before this short but ever since it was released people think of this short when the idea of three little pigs come along. The animation is as great as you'd expect and there's no question that there's a certain flow in the story that just makes it irresistible. Fans of Disney and animation will certainly love and remember this one.

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