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The Practical Pig (1939)

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Two of the Three Little Pigs are caught by the Big Bad Wolf while swimming. But when the wolf tries to get the third, he is captured by the third pig who uses his new lie detector to get ... See full summary »

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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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Two of the Three Little Pigs are caught by the Big Bad Wolf while swimming. But when the wolf tries to get the third, he is captured by the third pig who uses his new lie detector to get the information about his two brothers from the wolf..... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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24 February 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le cochon pratique  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The last cartoon to star the Three Little Pigs. Although usually listed as a Silly Symphony, the main titles identify it as a Three Little Pigs cartoon, suggesting that a separate series was in the works. See more »

Quotes

[the first two pigs notice the Practical Pig building the lie detector]
Fifer Pig: [about the Practical Pig; laughing] He's building another wolf machine! He must be crazy in the bean.
Fiddler Pig: To work all day is fun for him, but not for us. Let's take a swim!
Practical Pig: Don't go swimming, do ya hear? The pond ain't safe; the wolf is near!
Fifer PigFiddler Pig: [singing] He's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf...
[They make razzing and whistling noises in time with the closing quota of their song]
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One of my favourites as a kid!
22 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Practical Pig is an amusing and very lively Silly Symphony, following Three Little Pigs, The Big Bad Wolf and Three Little Wolves, all of which are just as entertaining as this. The three little pigs are great Toon characters, and the Big Bad Wolf is as rapacious as ever. His sons also return here, and are very much like their father. The Practical Pig was one of my favourites as a kid, and after revisiting it last night, I can see why I loved it so much. The Technicolour animation is great, the music is excellent, and there are so many funny moments, my favourite being when Practical Pig traps The Big Bad Wolf, and puts him in a sort of lie detector machine. Overall, a childhood favourite and I am still very fond of it. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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