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Director:
Writer:
Rich Hogan (story)
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Release Date:
22 August 1942 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Not just for the kids See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Sergeant Pork, the Third Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Adolf Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tex Avery 
 
Writing credits
Rich Hogan (story)

Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
 
Animation Department
Ray Abrams .... animator
Preston Blair .... animator
Ed Love .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator
Bernard Wolf .... layout artist (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
10 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #8261) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
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Trivia:
This was Tex Avery's first cartoon for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, after his disagreement with Warner Brothers' animation producer, Leon Schlesinger, about the closing scene, in 1941's The Heckling Hare (1941), because of Tex Avery's newest idea & creation, at the time of "air breaks". Schlesinger thought "air breaks" cartoons may cause temptations and deaths of children that saw this.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure (2013) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet and LovelySee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not just for the kids, 24 October 2003
Author: scgary66 from Los Angeles

I was amused by the way some of the humor was aimed clearly over the heads of the younger end of the audience - and maybe some of the not-so-young-anymore realized they understood some of the humor, but knew better than to spoil their younger friends' innocence. It was fun watching the two naive piggies taunting their more serious kin, "You're diggin' a ditch - " and then freezing for a couple of seconds as they let the audience fill in the rest of the ditty in their heads.

All in all, another excellent (and enjoyably over-the-top) Tex Avery creation. Though the wolf isn't as top-notch an incarnation of the enemy as some of the other war cartoons employed, it's well in keeping with the tone and background of this entry.

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