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Blitz Wolf (1942)

Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sara Berner ... (voice)
Leone Le Doux Leone Le Doux ... (voice)
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Storyline

Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Gross méchant loup See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Adolf Wolf: [found himself been blown to Hell] Where am I? Have I been blown to... ?
Devils: Ehhhh, it's a possibility!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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.
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Connections

Referenced in Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach Du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768) (uncredited)
Traditional German folksong
Performed by studio orchestra
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THE END... of Adolf
29 June 2004 | by TheOtherFoolSee all my reviews

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!

7/10.


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