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Three Little Pigs (1933)

The Three Little Pigs each build a house of different material. The Big Bad Wolf comes along and blows away the straw and stick homes, but is unable to destroy the house of bricks.

Director:

Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Practical Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Dorothy Compton Dorothy Compton ... Fifer Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Moder Mary Moder ... Fiddler Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The two pigs building houses of hay and sticks scoff at their brother, building the brick house. But when the wolf comes around and blows their houses down (after trickery like dressing as a foundling sheep fails), they run to their brother's house. And throughout, they sing the classic song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?". Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Who's afraid of the BIG BAD WOLF?


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Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, the wolf doesn't say "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow the house down." What he actually says is, "I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow the house IN." This rhymes with the word "chin: in the previous line. The confusion probably arose because the word "down" was actually spoken by the wolf in a spoof of this cartoon featuring Bugs Bunny. See more »

Quotes

Fifer Pig: I'll punch him in the nose.
Fiddler Pig: I'll tie him in a knot.
Fifer Pig: I'll kick him in the chin.
Fiddler Pig: We'll put him on the spot.
[Both make machine gun sounds]
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Alternate Versions

In the original release, the film included a scene in which the Wolf disguises himself as a Jewish peddler. Later releases, from about the 1940s on, featured an alternate version of the scene in which the Wolf is not disguised. See more »

Connections

Version of Faerie Tale Theatre: The Three Little Pigs (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
by Frank Churchill and Ted Sears
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"Not by the hair of our chinny-chin-chin!"
31 October 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Academy Award-winning Disney short that brings to life the timeless fairy tale of the three little pigs who, as we all know, live in houses made of straw, sticks, and brick. The Big Bad Wolf comes by and does his thing, huffing and puffing. You know what happens next but it's still very entertaining to watch it unfold. It's a wonderful cartoon that was very popular with the Depression-era audience that first saw it and still holds up quite well today. Who doesn't love the classic song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" It's a beautiful-looking cartoon with rich colors and fluid animation. The voice work is terrific and the music score is delightful. It's the premier version of the three little pigs tale, which has been told in countless cartoons over the years. It's a fun short that everybody should see at least once, preferably when they're still young enough to truly appreciate its simple charms.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Three Pigs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,720 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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