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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.

Director:

Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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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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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first Disney cartoon to be fully conceived on storyboards. Previously, simple sketches were drawn on a page giving a broad overview of each scene, with descriptions of the individual actions and gags typed on a separate page. Storyboards in the modern sense (drawings pinned on a bulletin board detailing every action on a film) were invented at the Disney Studio in the early 1930s. See more »

Quotes

Practical Pig: See? I told you what would happen / When that big wolf came around / Only bricks and stone are wolf-proof / Now, at last, you're safe and sound.
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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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A True Classic!
12 July 2002 | by DagurasuSee all my reviews

This short assumed a symbolism that few cartoons do as America stumbled through the Great Depression of the 1930's. "Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" was false bravado for many Americans who were losing their jobs and homes. I remember hearing this short as well as seeing it. Our school had an audio version of it.


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