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The Three Little Pigs

May 27th Celebrates The Three Little Pigs

Today on, “Days to Remember,” we celebrate how on May 27th 1933, Walt Disney’s “Three Little Pigs” was first released.

Before we get into today’s story about the Three Little Pigs, it was written in 1886, by author James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps.

The story in its arguably best-known form appeared in English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, first published in 1890 and crediting Halliwell as his source.

The story begins with the title characters being sent out into the world by their mother, to “seek out their fortune”.

The first little pig builds a house of straw, but a wolf blows it down and eats him.

The second pig builds a house of furze sticks, which the wolf also blows down and eats him.
Each exchange between wolf and pig features ringing proverbial phrases, namely:

“Little pig, little Pig, let me come in.”
“No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin.”
“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”

Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name, (Walt Disney Kanal), brings you the Three Little Pigs Walt Disney version, because on May 27th 1933, Walt Disney’s “Three Little Pigs” was first released to the movie theatres.

The most well-known version of the story is an award-winning 1933 Silly Symphony cartoon, which was produced by Walt Disney.

The production cast the title characters as Fifer Pig, Fiddler Pig, and Practical Pig.

The first two are depicted as both frivolous and arrogant. The story has been somewhat softened.
The first two pigs still get their houses blown down, but escape from the wolf.

Also, the wolf is not boiled to death but simply burns his behind and runs away. Three sequels soon followed in 1934, 1936 and 1939 respectively.

It was happy ending not like the original version of it when it was written in 1886.

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