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Three Little Bops (1957)

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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The first time that anyone other than Mel Blanc was given screen credit for voices (Stan Freberg did all of the voices for this cartoon). See more »

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Narrator: Sturdy place, this house of bricks / Built in 1776 / High class place with a high class crowd / Sign on the door 'No Wolves Allowed"
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Referenced in Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights (1994) See more »

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Charleston
Music by James P. Johnson
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Doesn't matter where you play in town, wolf will try to blow your club down.
21 July 2011 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Not quite as manic as some other Loony Tunes cartoons that you could think of, and without the voice of Mel Blanc, that doesn't mean that this is a lesser cartoon. In fact, it stands as one of the very best and it's certainly the best one that doesn't feature any of the A-list stars (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner, etc).

The story is simple: a jazz-infused, cool riff on the Three Little Pigs tale. The pigs play in a band and spend every night pleasing audiences with their hip and groovy tunes. When the big bad wolf walks into the club and tries to join in it soon becomes clear that he can't, he's just not cool enough to play well. Once kicked out of the venue, big bad wolf decides to huff and puff the place down. The first club is made of straw, the second made of sticks and I'm sure you can guess what the third club is made of.

Constructed in the form of a 7-minute (approx) song, Three Little Bops provides as much fun from the narrator's lyrics as it does from the on screen antics of wolf and the pigs. The animation is as good as you'd expect and this remains one of my favourite ever cartoons, a little slice of animated perfection.


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