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Three Little Bops (1957)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  5 January 1957 (USA)
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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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Aufforderung zum Tanz  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

1st Pig: We've played in the west.
2nd Pig: We've played in the east.
3rd Pig: We've heard the most, but you're the least.
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Connections

Spoofs Three Little Pigs (1933) See more »

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Don't Give Up the Ship
Music by Harry Warren
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Musicians cult classic.
22 January 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews



Every muso you speak to knows this cartoon. When I was in year 10 my school music teacher showed us this video. I'm now a high school music teacher myself and I want to share it with my students too. Unfortunately my old teacher has lost it and I can't find a copy of it anywhere. I've described it to my students and they have named their jazz band "House of Bricks". I may sound slightly obsessed but to me watching this cartoon was a defining moment in my musical career.


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