The Big Bad Wolf is back and after failing to capture the three little pigs, he now sets his sights on Little Red Riding Hood. But, two of the three pigs accompany Little Red Riding Hood on her journey to her grandmother’s house. It’s a nice blending of two classic fairy tales that have the same main villain.
I enjoyed this nine minute animated short a little more than “The Three Little Pigs.” I think that has to do with how it builds on the previous short. We still get the pigs trying to thwart the wolf, but now we have a little girl who needs to get past the wolf as well and the pigs step up to help. I’m all in favor of stories like this. I love fairy tales and I love how early Disney animation helped capture them for the masses. This are shorts I’d like to see pushed to the forefront more often to show how the company has evolved since the 1930s.
Back this time is the catchy theme “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” When I finished watching “The Three Little Pigs,” both my son and I were singing that for days. The same happened here. It’s a catchy song that I couldn’t escape. It’s fun and easy to remember. It’s definitely and earworm that helps make this short memorable.
I would definitely like to see more of these shorts featuring the three little pigs, the big bad wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. They are a lot of fun and the animation holds up remarkably well for something that was created back in the 1930s. I love the Silly Symphony series and would like to see Disney bring more focus to them.
Ranking: 3.5 stars out of 5
What do you think of “The Big Bad Wolf?”