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Blitz Wolf
Blitz Wolf
Directed By: Tex Avery
Produced By: Fred Quimby
Released: August 22, 1942
Series: N/A
Story: Rich Hogan
Animation: Ray Abrams
Irven Spence
Preston Blair
Ed Love
Layouts: TBA
Backgrounds: TBA
Film Editor: TBA
Voiced By: Bill Thompson
Pinto Colvig
Frank Graham
Music: Scott Bradley
Starring: Pigs
Wolf
Preceded By: The Bowling Alley Cat
Succeeded By: The Early Bird Dood It!
BLITZ WOLF 1942

BLITZ WOLF 1942

Blitz Wolf is a 1942 cartoon directed by Tex Avery.

PlotEdit

The plot is a parody of the Three Little Pigs, told from a Second World War anti-German propaganda perspective. In this cartoon, the pigs go to war against Adolf Wolf (Adolf Hitler), who is set on invading their country, Pigmania. The two pigs who built their houses of straw and sticks claim they don't have to take precautions against the wolf, because they signed non-aggression pacts with him. The pig who built his house of stone, "Sergeant Pork" (an homage to Sergeant York), does take his precautions and outfits his house with defense machinery.

Adolf Wolf invades Pigmania, despite the two pigs protesting that he signed a treaty with them. He destroys their houses, whereupon the pigs flee to the third pig's house. Then the Wolf and pigs start fighting. Towards the end of the cartoon, Adolf Wolf is blown out of his bomber plane by the pigs' artillery shells filled with Defense bonds and falls down to Earth, together with a bomb which blows him to Hell. There he realizes he is dead and says: "Where am I? Have I been blown to... ?", whereupon a group of devils adds: "Ehhhh, it's a possibility!", in reference to a then well-known catchphrase by Jerry Colonna.

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NotesEdit

  • This was the first MGM cartoon with the yellow-red color scheme opening title.
  • This was Tex Avery's first direction credit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • The footage of Tanner's first roar is repeated several times to sync with the opening title theme's rendition of "Tiger Rag."
  • This short was an Academy Award nominee, though it lost to another anti-Nazi cartoon, Der Fuhrer's Face (Disney).[1]
  • This cartoon has a special ending card, rather than the 1939-46 THE END ending card. It reads:

THE END
OF
ADOLF
IF YOU BUY A STAMP OR BOND-
WE'LL SKIN THAT SKUNK ACROSS THE POND!

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