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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 »
User Reviews:
Tex Avery's W.W.-II Propaganda masterpiece 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)

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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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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Referenced in Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure (2013) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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Tex Avery's W.W.-II Propaganda masterpiece, 24 April 2009
Author: Julia Arsenault (ja_kitty_71) from Canada

These W.W.-II Propaganda cartoons are really interesting to me because of the history behind them; and a look on the War Years. I have a few Propaganda favorites from Disney, but this short is my favorite from MGM.

Well to the the nitty-gritty: "Blitz Wolf" is one of Avery's masterpieces, a wild satire of Adolf Hitler, disguised as the story of three little pigs. Fred Quimby allegedly told Avery to be careful when caricaturing Adolf Hitler, saying, "After all, we don't know who's going to win the war!" The short was a great success, and received a nomination for Academy Award (one of Avery's six nominations). It lost to another excellent WWII propaganda cartoon, Walt Disney's "Der Fuehrer's Face" starring Donald Duck.

This short is also the first short Tex Avery directed; and a first voice-acting role for Bill Thompson (Adolf Wolf).

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