Interesting take on the story but doesn't come off as well as it should have done
By all means, The Three Little Pigs is not terrible. It is better than Burbank's takes on Hercules, The Little Drummer Boy and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, at the same I found myself much preferring The Count of Monte Cristo,Hansel and Gretel and Pocahontas. The story while having the bare bones of the story intact is otherwise not as faithful in spirit. That didn't matter to me though. Some of the ideas they had like the Big Bad Wolf being a con artist were interesting and came off well. There are two characters I liked, George because he was the smartest of the three pigs and the Big Bad Wolf is a fun dastardly character. The music is also whimsical and quite charming. On the other hand, The Three Little Pigs is let down by primarily some rather weak animation quality, the character designs lack fluidity and sometimes exaggerated, the colours are flat and the backgrounds are not crisp enough and rather sparse at times. The writing is very corny, and excepting the Big Bad Wolf, who is voiced with relish, the same applies with the voice acting. The story has some interesting things going for it, but it doesn't help that the original story, as much as I like it, is too thin to sustain a 50 minute running time, which meant some meaningless padding. Apart from George and the Big Bad Wolf, I didn't care for the rest of the characters, Marco and Joe are rather annoying and bland and Frank the Weasel is I feel a pointless addition, other than being a friend and partner in crime he served little purpose to what was going on in the story. In conclusion, not bad but didn't live up to its potential. 5/10 Bethany Cox
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