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Three Little Pigs (1933)

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

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Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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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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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

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Wolf: I'm the Fuller Brush man. I'm working me way through college.
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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

Featured in Animating Art (1988) See more »

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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
by Frank Churchill and Ted Sears
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No Huffing Or Puffing Can Blow Down This Classic
15 October 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney SILLY SYMPHONY Cartoon Short.

Each of THE THREE LITTLE PIGS builds a home from materials that suits his personality. The two lazy porkers choose straw or sticks; the Practical Pig uses sturdy bricks & mortar. His brothers think he's wasted his time - until the Big Bad Wolf shows up...

This is one of the all-time great cartoon classics. Lots of attention was lavished on it, and the characterizations & visuals were just right for this version of the old children's tale (notice the sly humor in the details: the picture of `Father'; the piano made of brick; the corkscrewing tails). But the film and its instantly popular tune `Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?' caught the public's fancy as an inspiration to laugh in the face of the Great Depression, America's own Wolf at the door. This must have come as a surprise to Walt, as he intended the song to underscore the silly pigs' foolishness, not their foolhardy defiance. Be that as it may, the cartoon was a huge commercial success, perhaps the most famous animated short of all time. It easily won the 1933 Academy Award and produced a litter of three sequels, the first of which was THE BIG BAD WOLF (1934).

The SILLY SYMPHONIES, which Walt Disney produced for a ten year period beginning in 1929, are among the most fascinating of all animated series. Unlike the Mickey Mouse cartoons in which action was paramount, with the Symphonies the action was made to fit the music. There was little plot in the early Symphonies, which featured lively inanimate objects and anthropomorphic plants & animals, all moving frantically to the soundtrack. Gradually, however, the Symphonies became the school where Walt's animators learned to work with color and began to experiment with plot, characterization & photographic special effects. The pages of Fable & Fairy Tale, Myth & Mother Goose were all mined to provide story lines and even Hollywood's musicals & celebrities were effectively spoofed. It was from this rich soil that Disney's feature-length animation was to spring. In 1939, with SNOW WHITE successfully behind him and PINOCCHIO & FANTASIA on the near horizon, Walt phased out the SILLY SYMPHONIES; they had run their course & served their purpose.


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Release Date:

27 May 1933 (USA) See more »

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The Three Pigs See more »

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$15,720 (estimated)
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Mono (RCA System)

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1.37 : 1
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