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The Practical Pig is a Silly Symphony that debuted on February 24, 1939. It was the only Silly Symphony to be billed as a "Three Little Pigs" cartoon. It's also the final Silly Symphony to feature the Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Wolves.

Synopsis

Fiddler and Fifer cannot wait to go swimming in a nearby pond. However, their older brother Practical thinks that is a bad idea, due to the risk of their adversary, the Big Bad Wolf, being around.

The two other pigs laugh at Practical Pig and go to the pond anyway. There, the Big Bad Wolf spots them from the bushes and his mouth starts to water. He dresses as a beautiful mermaid and starts singing and playing a harp from the middle of the pond. Then, the two naive pigs go to listen to the music, believing that he’s really a magic mermaid. At this moment, the wolf captures them and takes them to an old mill, where he and his kids are reunited to taste roasted pigs with vegetables. The baby wolves laugh to see the fear in the faces of the victims.

Meanwhile, the papa wolf writes a false letter supposedly written by Fiddler and Fifer in which they ask for the help of Practical about some trouble at the mill. Then, he dresses as a mailman and takes the letter to Practical’s house. The smart pig receives the letter and soon realizes that the wolf is up to no good. He captures the bad guy and puts him into a homemade lie detector. At first the cowardly wolf plays the good guy and tries to take advantage of Practical, but the machine detects his lies and tortures him, making him tell the truth.

Meanwhile, the pigs trick the young wolves into making a big mess in the kitchen. They take the opportunity to run back to their older brother's house.

There, the wolf is violently sent into space by fireworks and Practical gets very angry to see Fiddler and Fifer there. He accuses them of irresponsibility, which they deny. Then, the lie detector punishes them for the lie with some torture. The older brother says that it’s not his will to see them suffering, which makes the machine attack him too.

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1929
The Skeleton DanceEl Terrible ToreadorSpringtimeHell's BellsThe Merry Dwarfs
1930
SummerAutumnCannibal CapersFrolicking FishArctic AnticsMidnight in a Toy ShopNightMonkey MelodiesWinterPlayful Pan
1931
Birds of a FeatherMother Goose MelodiesThe China PlateThe Busy BeaversThe Cat's OutEgyptian MelodiesThe Clock StoreThe Spider and the FlyThe Fox HuntThe Ugly Duckling
1932
The Bird StoreThe Bears and BeesJust DogsFlowers and TreesKing NeptuneBugs in LoveBabes in the WoodsSanta's Workshop
1933
Birds in the SpringFather Noah's ArkThe Three Little PigsOld King ColeLullaby LandThe Pied PiperThe Night Before Christmas
1934
The China ShopThe Grasshopper and the AntsFunny Little Bunnies • [[The Big Bad WolfThe Big Bad Wolf]] • The Wise Little HenThe Flying MousePeculiar PenguinsThe Goddess of Spring
1935
The Tortoise and the HareThe Golden TouchThe Robber KittenWater BabiesThe Cookie CarnivalWho Killed Cock Robin?Music LandThree Orphan KittensCock o' the WalkBroken Toys
1936
Elmer ElephantThree Little WolvesToby Tortoise ReturnsThree Blind MouseketeersThe Country CousinMother PlutoMore Kittens
1937
Woodland CaféLittle HiawathaThe Old Mill
1938
The Moth and the FlameWynken, Blynken and NodFarmyard SymphonyMerbabiesMother Goose Goes Hollywood
1939
The Practical PigThe Ugly Duckling
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