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Blitz Wolf (1942)

Passed  -  Animation | Comedy | Short  -  22 August 1942 (USA)
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Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Sergeant Pork, the Third Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ...
Adolf Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
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Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

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When the Wolf telephoned headquarters and stops to ask "Is that you Myrt?" that was a direct reference to the popular "Fibber McGee & Molly" radio show. McGee would always begin his telephone conversations by asking the Wistful Vista telephone operator the very same question. Further reference to the radio show is also made here in that Bill Thompson, who does the voice of the Wolf in this cartoon, got most popular as the off screen voice of "Droopy Poodle", also performed as the Old-Timer in this war cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Adolf Wolf: [coming up to the First Pig's house of straw; speaking in faux German] Open the door! Or I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!
First Pig: But Adolf, that would break our treaty. You're a good guy. Why, you hate war. You wouldn't go back on your word.
Adolf Wolf: Are you kidding?
[the wolf laughs and brings in "Der Mechanized Huffer und Puffer" to blow down the house, but the First Pig manages to escape]
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After Adolf Wolf's mechanism blew down the straw house of the first pig, a sign "GONE WITH THE WIND" appears in the debris of straw. See more »

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Soundtracks

You're In The Army Now
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Performed by studio orchestra and sung by two little pigs
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A great short
17 April 2004 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

'Blitz Wolf' is a terrific animated short made by Tex Avery. It is an anti-Nazi and anti-Hitler adaptation from 'Three Little Pigs'. The wolf, who walks like the Nazis and talks German, comes to the houses of the three pigs. The first two pigs lose their home but the third has made his house into a bunker with all kind of weapons. Together the three pigs fight the wolf.

This is a great little movie with some beautiful gags. The short itself gives some comments on the jokes, which makes it even funnier. Although it is pretty aggressive and therefore not really suitable for children, this Oscar-nominated cartoon is one of the better ones I have seen.


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