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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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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)
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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)  »

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$15,720 (estimated)
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(RCA System)

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1.37 : 1
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The song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" became an anthem for optimism in the wake of the Depression. See more »

Quotes

Practical Pig: See? I told you what would happen / When that big wolf came around / Only bricks and stone are wolf-proof / Now, at last, you're safe and sound.
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Spoofed in Duck Soup (1933) See more »

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
by Frank Churchill and Ted Sears
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A True Classic!
12 July 2002 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

This short assumed a symbolism that few cartoons do as America stumbled through the Great Depression of the 1930's. "Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" was false bravado for many Americans who were losing their jobs and homes. I remember hearing this short as well as seeing it. Our school had an audio version of it.


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