Short Film Saturday: Three Little Pigs (1933)

For this Sunday I had two niches to fill. It’s still within 31 Days of Oscar, but also March marks the beginning of a focus on Disney films. So here’s a short that’s by Disney and won and Oscar. Not only that it’s in the National Film Registry, and was actually one of the great successes of 1933. “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” was a hit record and the short, at the time anyway, broke a record for most prints struck. It hit a nerve with Depression era audiences, adults namely, that it never did with kids. For at the time the threat of something big and bad coming to blow your house down was a rather real threat. This link isn’t only inferred. However, even if you strip away that context which, of course, I didn’t have when I was young, it’s still highly enjoyable.

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5 comments

  1. Edmund Charles Davis-Quinn · March 2, 2013

    Seems like the 2 pigs should either have penises or shorts.

    • bernardovillela · March 2, 2013

      Haha, that was actually a real debate animators had about what would or would not draw the ire of the Hayes Office.

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