The Practical Pig is a 1939 Disney Short Film in the Silly Symphony series. It is the fourth and final film starring the Three Pigs. This is the final entry of the series. It is great, and it manages to be even slightly better than it’s predecessor which is such a great accomplishment. The plot is at first too similar to the plot in the Three Little Wolves and the wolf cubs are once again underutilized, but everything else here is phenomenal with a once again strong Score, Animation, and terrific Sound Effects. Thank you Simbasible for the great Movie Review.
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. With his younger brothers in danger of becoming a pork pie, THE PRACTICAL PIG must have a final showdown with the Big Bad Wolf. This amusing & lively little film was the last theatrical cartoon to feature the Three Pigs & the Wolf, following THREE LITTLE PIGS (1933), THE BIG BAD WOLF (1934) & THREE LITTLE WOLVES (1936). The Wolf’s sons return for this outing and prove themselves to be every bit as rapacious as their father. The tune which the ‘mermaid’ is strumming on the harp is Frankie and Johnny.
Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters.