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One Ham's Family (1943)

A hungry wolf with ham in the shape of a pig kid stands in for Santa Claus.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Father Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers Kent Rogers ... Narrator / Junior / Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A hungry wolf with ham in the shape of a pig kid stands in for Santa Claus.

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Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Smart Little Pig See more »

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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

The piglet is based on Red Skelton's Mean Widdle Kid. The wolf (especially when he laughs) recalls Harold Peary's radio character, the Great Gildersleeve. See more »

Quotes

Junior: Stop! Don't come in here! This will be entirely too gruesome to witness! Keep your distance! Get back!
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Connections

Referenced in Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Music by James Pierpont
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One nasty pig
25 June 1999 | by SquonkSee all my reviews

'One Ham's Family' is a twist on the Three Little Pigs story. Here the wolf attempts to catch the pigs on Christmas Eve by dressing up as Santa Claus. There are some funny bits here, I mean it is Tex Avery...you were expecting a tear-jerker? However, the little pig that does battle with the wolf is a thoroughly unlikeable character with a voice that is at times very difficult to understand. I guess I've always felt that Avery was more successful with characters who, though they did some nasty things, still had a sense of innocence to them...like Droopy. Here, the pig is just plain nasty.


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