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One Ham's Family (1943)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Comedy  |  14 August 1943 (USA)
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A hungry wolf with ham in the shape of a pig kid stands in for Santa Claus.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Father Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers ...
Narrator / Junior / Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
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A hungry wolf with ham in the shape of a pig kid stands in for Santa Claus.

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Trivia

The piglet is based on Red Skelton's Mean Widdle Kid. The wolf (especially when he laughs) recalls Harold Peary's radio character, the Great Gildersleeve. See more »

Quotes

Mother: Junior, you got a whipping coming to you.
Junior: [gives mother a gift box] And you got a present coming to you. Merry Christmas, Mommy.
Mother: Oh, Junior. You sweet thing.
[opens present]
Mother: A fur coat!
[puts it on; it has the same tail as the wolf]
Mother: Why, this coat is just what I need.
Wolf: [comes in naked, grabs fur coat] You and me both, sister. He he he he he!
[runs out; door closes, has sign that reads: "Corny ending, isn't it?"]
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Connections

Referenced in Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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One nasty pig
25 June 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

'One Ham's Family' is a twist on the Three Little Pigs story. Here the wolf attempts to catch the pigs on Christmas Eve by dressing up as Santa Claus. There are some funny bits here, I mean it is Tex Avery...you were expecting a tear-jerker? However, the little pig that does battle with the wolf is a thoroughly unlikeable character with a voice that is at times very difficult to understand. I guess I've always felt that Avery was more successful with characters who, though they did some nasty things, still had a sense of innocence to them...like Droopy. Here, the pig is just plain nasty.


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