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2 February 1943 (USA) See more »
The story of the three little pigs and the big bad wulf, this time performed as pantomime to the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)

Bea Benaderet ... Second Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... First Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)

Mel Blanc ... Big Bad Wolf / Third Little Pig (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Friz Freleng  (as I. Freleng)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Warren Foster  uncredited
Michael Maltese  uncredited
Tedd Pierce  uncredited

Produced by
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Charles David Forrest .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Animation Department
Ken Champin .... animator
Richard Bickenbach .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Bradbury .... animator (uncredited)
Gerry Chiniquy .... animator (uncredited)
Owen Fitzgerald .... layout artist (uncredited)
Manuel Perez .... animator (uncredited)
Gil Turner .... animator (uncredited)
Lloyd Turner .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Canada:F (Ontario) | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #8565)

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Hungarian Dance No. 7See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Meh., 15 March 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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.

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