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Three Little Bops (1957)

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Three pigs' career as a jazz band is complicated by a wolf they rejected for membership who keeps blowing down their gigs.

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Three hip, Little Pigs are travelling entertainers, moving from straw to wood, to brick nightclubs, playing swinging tunes for high-class, "with it" crowds, but an uncool Big Bad Wolf keeps intruding on their act with with his "corny horn" and uses it to blow their nightclubs down when they throw him out- until they are playing in their brick club and the Wolf tries a more drastic, explosive method for destroying the "House of Bricks". Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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There aren't any sound effects in the cartoon except for the "deflating" of the Big Bad Wolf's bass drum. All other sound effects were provided by the jazz combo. See more »

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Wolf: I'll show those pigs that I'm not stuck. If I can't blow it down, I'll blow it up.
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Edited into You're Still Not Fooling Anybody (1997) See more »

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Music by James P. Johnson
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A Fully Deserving Cult Favorite
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Why this absolutely brilliant 1957 "Looney Tunes" entry was not nominated for an Academy Award, I'll never know. In a 1992 television viewers' poll, it was deservedly voted one of the best twenty cartoons in the whole Warner Brothers' repertoire.

For once, the UPA cartoon style isn't employed by the Warner artists simply because it's flavor of the month, but because it's highly suited to the subject matter. The backgrounds and the character animation all perfectly compliment the up-beat vocal.

No matter how many times you watch and listen to "The Three Little Bops", repeated viewing does little to lessen the impact of its cleverly off-beat visual and verbal humor.


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