A big thanks to Gina for another fantastic reading and sorry that it’s taken me so long to get around to doing this animation. I’m really proud of this Youtube channel and I promise not to neglect it anymore. I also think this website could do with a bit of a refresh so I will look into that soon.
The Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale featuring pigs who build three houses of straw, sticks and bricks. A big bad wolf is able to blow down the first two pigs’ houses, but is unable to blow down the third brick house. There are printed versions of the story as early as the 1840s, but the story itself is much older.
The best version of the story is the 1933 Disney cartoon, part of the Silly Symphony series. The characters were named Fifer Pig, Fiddler Pig, and Practical Pig. The first two are depicted as care free where as the third pig was depicted as a wise. The story has been softened in the sense that the first two pigs managed to escape being eaten after their houses were blown down. Also, the Big Bad Wolf is not boiled but simply burns his bottom and escapes. The story was an immense success and there were three sequels that followed in 1934, 1936 and 1939.
Many years later in 2001 The Three Little Pigs were reinvented for the animated movie ‘Shrek’. In this version of the tale the Big Bad Wolf is friends with the pigs as the traditional fairy tale plots are turned on their heads.
Narrated by Gina Tonnis
Animated by Ray Vahey
Special thanks to Anime Studio for the great improvements in version 11 and the amazing content library which I made use of in this video.