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The Hams That Couldn't Be Cured (1942)

Approved | | Animation, Short | 4 March 1942 (USA)



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Uncredited cast:
Kent Rogers ...
Wolf / Pigs (voice) (uncredited)


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Animation | Short






Release Date:

4 March 1942 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wolf: Look at me everyone, do I look like a killer?
The 3 hams: Well, you said it brother!
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The big Trick
15 September 2007 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

This Really a common and known story, it's a simple story that we all know since our childhood, the story of the innocent who gets caught, charged and executed while the real criminal is like an innocent baby watching.

The creative mind of Walter Lantz has turned this old story into life in this genius short cartoon movie, The story of this movie starts with the scene that the Wolf is going to be executed in the charge of trying to kill and eat the three Innocent pigs, the Sheriff in charge of applying the execution is reading the charges statement while the three little pigs are watching the scene innocently, the officer asks the wolf if he has any comments before death, then the wolf cries in frustration and states that he has been framed and sabotaged and the real criminals are the pigs not him he says :"Do I look like a killer ?!" The pigs reply in a single innocent voice :"Well, you said it brother!!", the wolf starts in disappointment to tell the real story, this story is that he was a music teacher living quietly and peacefully in his house, one day his door knocked, he jumped from his chair and went to open the door to find the three pigs who enter roughly into his house and asked him teach them how to play music, he was so happy and started to teach them by asking them to follow his rhythm on their flutes and horns, he starts to play on the piano a simple rhythm, while they started to play a noisy and very loud rhythm, when he tried to stop them, they continued to play this noisy music, They badly hit him by their instruments, made a huge and unbelievable mess, hit and annoyed the wolf's pets and finally destroyed the wolf's house .. As the Sheriff realizes the truth, he shouts: "Catch these three pigs", at once the three pigs ran away while all the people ran after them, While the wolf breaths happily, he -by mistake- bush the execution lever and fells in the execution well but the rope caught his tail .. The end ..

Really a genius and symbolic story which has several meanings, Strategic, politic and event religious specially in our time .. finally I want to send a very deep tribute to the genius Walter Lantz .. Really Walt. you were genius and you have beaten your era by a long distance .. I think still a long distance even for our era to catch *** Lo'ay

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