Watch Three Little Pigs
- 8 min
In the classic Disney animated short film Three Little Pigs from 1933, three porcine siblings set out to build their own homes. This delightful carton stars Billy Bletcher as the Big Bad Wolf and Pinto Colvig and Dorothy Compton as the voices of the three little pigs. The movie begins with a happy-go-lucky tune and an introduction of each pig: Fifer, Fiddler, and Practical. Fifer and Fiddler decide that they will build their houses quickly out of straw and sticks, while Practical takes his time to build his house brick by brick, knowing that the Big Bad Wolf is lurking around. The first two pigs, Fifer and Fiddler, quickly build their homes and dance around gleefully. They set out on an adventure to pick berries while the Big Bad Wolf spots them and begins his pursuit. Upon their return, the Wolf asks the pigs to come out peacefully but they refuse. The Wolf then tries to huff and puff their houses down, but the straw and sticks houses pose little resilience. Fifer and Fiddler run off to seek refuge in their brother's house, Practical's sturdy brick house. Things become tense as the Wolf fails to blow down Practical's house. The Wolf then tries to enter the house through the chimney, but the clever pigs have anticipated this and light a fire, driving him away. As the story unfolds, the Wolf devises a plan to disguise himself as a harmless traveling salesman, selling brushes. He offers to clean the pigs' house and the innocent pigs let him in one by one. However, the Wolf's true nature is discovered when he tries to catch the trio off guard. In this scene, we see one of the most iconic moments in the movie, where the Wolf sings, "I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in!" The pigs survive this attack and flee to Practical's house once again, where the Wolf takes on the challenge of building a makeshift diving outfit to enter their home via a river. What the Wolf does not know is that Practical has set up a contraption that will burn the firewood and boil the water, hot enough to cook the Wolf by the time he enters the chimney. Once you understand the context and the era in which this movie was created, the film's message becomes clear. Released during the Great Depression era where people were losing jobs and homes, the film was meant to inspire people to persevere and solve their problems by using innovation, hard work, and optimism. In conclusion, Three Little Pigs from 1933 is a classic movie that has stood the test of time. Its universal message of hard work and determination will resonate with people of all ages and across generations. The movie has a simple, yet heartwarming story, endearing characters, and memorable music. It is a Disney masterpiece, a great example of early animation, and a must-watch for anyone who loves classic cinema or wants to revisit childhood memories.