10 user 1 critic

Pigs in a Polka (1943)

The story of the three little pigs and the big bad wulf, this time performed as pantomime to the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms.


(as I. Freleng)

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Porky Pig and Daffy Duck owe an outrageous sum to the Broken Arms Hotel. The manager thwarts their efforts to escape without paying their bill.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Commando Daffy Duck goes behind enemy lines and causes havoc for a Nazi German officer and his troops.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Millions and billions and trillions of years ago, Caspar Caveman and his pet dinosaur Fido come up against Daffy when they're out duck hunting.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Jack Lescoulie
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce
Falling Hare (1943)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Bugs encounters wartime sabotage and takes to the air to do battle.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A pair of not-too-bright Mexican cats, one shorter-tempered than the other, decide to chase Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico. And when their schemes - involving use of ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Tom Holland, Dal McKennon
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bugs' home in a hollow tree is marred when the magician, Ala Bahma, plasters his show posters all over it. Bugs goes to the show to heckle.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Daffy challenges duckhunter Elmer to a boxing match, rigged in his favor with the collusion of the duck referee. In the stands, Elmer's dog Larrimore suspects that something funny is going ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Porky is the engineer on the most pathetic train in the fleet. After some routine episodes (using pepper to get the engine to sneeze itself up a hill, chasing a cow off the tracks, only to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher
Plane Daffy (1944)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Daffy Duck is a message courier bird delivering a military secret that a femme fatale Nazi spy is determined to get.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Robert C. Bruce
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Daffy Duck wreaks havoc on a movie set at Wonder Pictures ("if it's good, it's a Wonder"). Daffy's creative editing impresses producer I. M. Stupendous.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Herman Bing
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sylvester the cat imitates the Pied Piper of Hamelin to lure a group of mice into a jug that he seals with a cork. But Speedy Gonzales won't be hypnotized by Sylvester's flute and gradually rescues his friends from Sylvester's clutches.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Stars: Mel Blanc


Uncredited cast:
Second Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ...
First Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Big Bad Wolf / Third Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)


Dressed in a tuxedo, the Big Bad Wolf announces the evening's program: the tale of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, set to the music of Johannes Brahms's Hungarian Dances. Queue the fairy tale: we watch each pig build his house, the first two pigs dance and play, the wolf arrives and, wearing a gypsy woman's disguise, almost catches them. They run to hide in the brick house, where the wolf tries various ruses to gain entry, including dressing as a poverty-stricken old woman reduced to playing a violin for donations. He fools the two simple pigs and gets inside. Will he dine on pork? The house has an elevator, the wolf gets the shaft. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

wolf | pig | house | dance | violin | See All (31) »


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 February 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kolme pientä porsasta  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Spoofs Three Little Pigs (1933) See more »


Hungarian Dance No. 5
Music by Johannes Brahms
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

15 March 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a decent Looney Tunes cartoon that somehow managed to be nominated for an Oscar. While this made little sense, there was some justice in life as the wonderful DER FUEHRER'S FACE from Disney took the actual award.

I think part of the reason I am less than thrilled with this cartoon is that I couldn't help think of two main problems. One, the 1933 Disney version of the Three Pigs was a much, much better tale--with better laughs and much better animation. The story here in PIGS IN A POLKA just seemed like a copy. Two, while this is a pleasant cartoon, compared to the other toons being made by Warner Brothers at the time, this is pretty limp. I'd much rather have seen Daffy Duck or the Studio's latest creation, Bugs Bunny, instead of seeing these pigs dancing to Brahms' "Hungarian Dances".

Overall, good but far from great. If you are looking for it yourself, I suggest you buy the Looney Tunes Golden Collection and avoid the version I saw. I saw it on a DVD entitled "Cartoon Crazys: And The Envelope Please". This is a rather poor compilation of supposedly award winning and nominated films. Poor because several of the films are very lame and are NOT award nominated, the prints are rather bad and parts of some of the cartoons are missing! In the case of PIGS IN A POLKA and THE DOVER BOYS cartoons, the entire opening and closing is missing--and you'd never know they were Looney Tunes cartoons! While these cartoons both have lapsed into the public domain, clipping the cartoons like this and not acknowledging the people who made this is just plain sleazy.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Pigs in a Polka (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: