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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.

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Second Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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First Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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Big Bad Wolf / Third Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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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>

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Hungarian Dance No. 17
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Music by Johannes Brahms
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Nice Attempt but Minor Payoff
29 March 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Pigs in a Polka (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This Looney Tunes short takes the Three Little Pigs story and sets it to classical music.

Yeah, the additional of classical music is really the only thing that separates this from the countless other versions of the story. The Disney version is without a doubt the best that has ever been done and this one here really can't compete with it. With that said, the idea of having the story set to classical music was a rather clever idea but I just don't think it really paid off in regards to entertainment. This is far from a bad movie but at the same time there's really nothing good here or anything that would make you want to watch this over the more traditional versions.


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