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24 February 1939 (USA) See more »
Two of the Three Little Pigs are caught by the Big Bad Wolf while swimming. But when the wolf tries to get the third... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Betty Bruce ... (voice)
Tom Buchanan ... (voice)
Ralph Hansell ... (voice)
Richard Holland ... (voice)
Donald Kearin ... (voice)
Leone Le Doux ... (voice)
Tommy Wiggins ... (voice)
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)

Directed by
Dick Rickard (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Clemmons  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Frank Churchill (uncredited)
Paul J. Smith (uncredited)
Production Management
David Hand .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Animation Department
Preston Blair .... animator (uncredited)
Les Clark .... animator (uncredited)
Merle Cox .... background artist (uncredited)
Arthur Davis .... animator (uncredited)
Al Dempster .... background artist (uncredited)
Art Elliott .... animator (uncredited)
Norman Ferguson .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Fitzpatrick .... animator (uncredited)
Laverne Harding .... animator (uncredited)
Ollie Johnston .... animator (uncredited)
John Lounsbery .... animator (uncredited)
Fred Moore .... animator (uncredited)
Kendall O'Connor .... layout artist (uncredited)
Thor Putnam .... layout artist (uncredited)
Claude Smith .... animator (uncredited)
Frank Thomas .... animator (uncredited)
Marvin Woodward .... animator (uncredited)
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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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 »
[the little wolves are about to bake the pigs in a pie]
Fifer Pig, Fiddler Pig:You'll be sorry when your pop gets back and we ain't here.
Three Little Wolves:Ha! We'll be sorry.
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One of my favourites as a kid!, 22 September 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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