In his autobiography "Chuck Amuck", longtime animator and producer Chuck Jones relates that while this cartoon was in production, MGM's animation producer Fred Quimby told new director Tex Avery to be careful when caricaturing Adolf Hitler, saying, "After all, we don't know who's going to win the war". See more »
[found himself been blown to Hell]
Where am I? Have I been blown to... ?
Ehhhh, it's a possibility!
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Foreword: The Wolf in this photoplay is NOT fictitious. Any similarity between this Wolf and that (*!!*...%) jerk Hitler is purely intentional! P.S. The auto tires used in this photoplay are fictitious. See more »
There were some changes to the version airing now sporadically on the show "Toonheads." The two changes to the original version were:
The "No Dogs Allowed" sign, which had "Dogs" crossed off and was replaced with "Japs" on the smart pig's house now has "Japs" digitally removed.
A scene that comes just after the firing of the big cannon that shows the shell hitting and sinking Tokyo and being replaced by a sign saying "Doolittle Dood It!" and a red, white, and blue skyline was cut.
Very well done propaganda piece from the WWII era has the famous story of the three little pigs told with Hitler as the wolf. He's huffing and puffing away the straw and wood houses but then finds himself at war with the third piggies house, a bunker with hundreds of canons in it.
Amusing tale is well told, only to be slowed down by some silly gags with little posts here and there throughout the movie. For instance: when the first pig flees from his blown away house, it says 'gone with the wind', only to be followed by another sign: 'Corny gag, isn't it'. Yes, it sure is!
But overall this short is loads of fun and way better than comparable ones from that time, so if you have a chance of catching this: please do!
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