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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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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6 February 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kolme pientä porsasta  »

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Connections

References A Gander at Mother Goose (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No. 5
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Music by Johannes Brahms
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I wonder if Uncle Walt knew what he was starting?

When Disney did the first The Three Little Pigs, I wonder if he knew he was starting a cottage industry at the very least and The Animators Lifetime Employment Act at most. I suspect more different animators have taken a turn at the Pigs than any other characters in the history of animation. There have been military takes (Blitz Wolf), Pigs as con artists (a meeting with Bugs Bunny) and musical takes, like this one. This is one of the better uses of classical music tied to animation (the best short to do so is Rhapsody in Rivets), with the action on screen fitted to the corresponding musical scoring. This was nominated for an Oscar and periodically plays on Cartoon Network. Recommended.


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