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The Three Little Pups (1953)

A variation on the age-old 'Three Little Pigs' theme, with Droopy and pals being the target of one of the most laid-back wolves you'll ever see...

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Heck Allen (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Big Bad Dog Catcher (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Droopy (uncredited)
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Storyline

A variation on the age-old 'Three Little Pigs' theme, with Droopy and pals being the target of one of the most laid-back wolves you'll ever see...

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Droopy og hvalpene 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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Trivia

The western scene, a group of four cowboys, deputies, or bandits riding horses away, is also in T.V. of Tomorrow (1953). See more »

Quotes

Droopy: [to Snoopy and Loopy] Now you boys can build with sticks and hay, but the Big Bad Dog Catcher is coming today! He'll huff and puff and blow your houses down, and you'll both wind up in the city dog pound!
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Connections

References T.V. of Tomorrow (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Kingdom Coming (The Year of Jubilo)
Whistled often by the Dogcatcher
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The Best 'Three Little Pigs' Story Ever
19 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is the tale of Snoopy, Loopy and Droopy. In other words, a twist on The Three Little Pigs. Instead of the big, bad wolf we have the city dog catcher as the villain, coming to blow their houses down and take them to city dog pound.

I enjoyed seeing Droopy make a brick dog house; the dog catcher's unique "sneak" system on his truck; When the dog catcher first spoke, I almost fell over: it was Daws Butler, doing the slow drawl voice he made so famous in cartoons a decade and more later, such as "Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound."

Anyway, this character - and his truck - are flat-out hilarious. His "asides" lines to us, the audience, almost had me in tears laughing. The man was unflappable, with a funny remark after each disaster.

This is the best "Three Little Pigs" story I ever saw.


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