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The Practical Pig (1939)

Two of the Three Little Pigs are caught by the Big Bad Wolf while swimming. But when the wolf tries to get the third, he is captured by the third pig who uses his new lie detector to get ... See full summary »

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Dick Rickard (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Betty Bruce Betty Bruce ... (voice)
Tom Buchanan Tom Buchanan ... (voice)
Ralph Hansell Ralph Hansell ... (voice)
Richard Holland Richard Holland ... (voice)
Donald Kearin Donald Kearin ... (voice)
Tommy Wiggins Tommy Wiggins ... (voice)
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Two of the Three Little Pigs are caught by the Big Bad Wolf while swimming. But when the wolf tries to get the third, he is captured by the third pig who uses his new lie detector to get the information about his two brothers from the wolf..... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolf and Pigs See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The last cartoon to star the Three Little Pigs. Although usually listed as a Silly Symphony, the main titles identify it as a Three Little Pigs cartoon, suggesting that a separate series was in the works. See more »

Goofs

When Fiddler Pig and Fifer Pig are cut down into the pie pan, they are both wearing their blue and red swimming trunks, but when a close up shot of Fiddler and Fifer Pig comes up, their swimming trunks disappear and they both appear naked while they talk to the 3 wolves, then Fifer and Fiddler Pigs swimming trunks reappears on them while the 3 wolves continue to pile on vegetables and ketchup on them. See more »

Quotes

Practical Pig: [the big wolf knocks on the door and the sign falls on Practical Pigs head] Who's... Who's there?
Big Bad Wolf: Umm, messenger boy with a message.
[the big wolf blows the note into the house]
Practical Pig: The wolf!
[Practical Pig picks up the note and it reads the poorly spelled letter. Dear Bruther, We are in trubble, cum with Bearer luvingly yur bruthers]
Practical Pig: He's got them!
Big Bad Wolf: Ahem, are you coming with me?
Practical Pig: I'll be right with you!
Big Bad Wolf: Heh heh, heh, he fell for it.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Silly Symphonies at the Zoo (1998) See more »

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A very nice, final Three Little Pigs cartoon.
29 May 2018 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is the third and last sequel to the Silly Symphony short, The Three Little Pigs, bringing back the three animals and the notorious Big Bad Wolf one final time for some forest thrills. This time, the wolf has captured two of the three little pigs and takes them to his lair to be cooked for dinner, but the wolf wants to capture the remaining pig, The Practical Pig, before cook time. But, the Three Little Wolves have devious plans of their own.

There are a some of thrills and excitement in this one, but the wolf-capturing-pigs plot element ran thin this time around, and the Practical Pig's inventions seem to run a little overboard in this one, but, it yielded some hilarious, laugh-out-loud comedy when tried out on the Big Bad Wolf.

Again, it's nice to hear a reprise of the song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf."

Overall, a very nice final Three Little Pigs cartoon

Grade B+


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