Blitz Wolf (1942)
Animation / Documentary / War
Directed by Burt Gillett
Pinto Colvig as the voice of Practical Pig
Billy Bletcher as the voice of The Big Bad Wolf
Mary Moder as the voice of Fiddler Pig
Dorothy Compton as the voice of Fifer Pig
World War II Walt Disney Propaganda film - Blitz Wolf directed by Tex Avery
Blitz Wolf is a variation of the classic Three Little Pigs, told during World War I. During its release, the cartoon short served as anti-German propaganda by parodying Adolph Hitler.
The lead antagonist in the film is a callous tyrant named Adolph Wolf, who is committed to the invasion of Pigmania. Because of the wolf’s desire to rule their small state, the pigs go to war against the dictator. The two pigs that build their house out of straw and sticks claim that they need not worry about the wolf for they signed non-aggression pacts with him. The third pig, Sergeant Pork, heeds caution and builds his house out of stone. He dresses in army attire, installs artillery equipment on his home, and digs a trench that surrounds his house. The other pigs jeer at him, but when Adolph Wolf comes to town their views change.
The first two pigs with houses of straw and sticks are quickly sent running to the third pig when their homes are destroyed. Sergeant Pork protects them with his guns and weaponry, putting up a good fight against the wolf and his war machines. Near the end of the cartoon short, Adolf Wolf is blown out of his bomber plane with the pigs’ Defense bonds and gets propelled up to hell. While in hell the wolf realizes he is dead and asks: “Where am I? Have I been blown to…?”. An assembly of devils answers “Aaaah, it’s a possibility”, a popular catchphrase at the time coined by entertainer Jerry Colonna.