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[[caption-width-right:267:Who's afraid of the guy behind the tree?]]

->''"Little pig, little pig, let me come in!"''\\
''"Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin!"''\\
''"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in!"''

"The Three Little Pigs" is a {{Talking Animal}}s story that was written in the 1840s. The young pigs of the story's title move out of their mother's house to seek their fortune, but it is hindered by the fact that there is a TheBigBadWolf out there with intentions of eating them. The first little pig builds his house out of straw, but the wolf blows it down and eats him. The second little pig builds his house out of sticks and meets the same fate. The third pig, however, being the brains of the outfit, builds his house out of bricks, which the wolf cannot blow down. The wolf makes several attempts to trick the pig into coming out of the house, but fails each time. Finally, he tries going down the pig's chimney, but is cooked in a pot that the pig puts there.

Among the many retellings that have been made of the story, perhaps the best known is Creator/WaltDisney's [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1933]] [[Disney/ThreeLittlePigs cartoon version]]. Creator/{{Activision}} also created a game based on the story called ''{{VideoGame/Oink}}''
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!! Tropes used ''Three Little Pigs'':
* AnAesop
* TheBigBadWolf
* BigBrotherMentor: The third pig is usually depicted as this.
* BlowYouAway: In this case, literally.
* PerspectiveFlip:
** The popular children's book ''The True Story of the Three Little Pigs'', narrated by the wolf.
** There also was a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon [[UnreliableNarrator told from the wolf's perspective]].
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh11A41klL4 an earlier one]] set to Johannes Brahms' ''Hungarian Dances''
** Finally, there's one book that takes this to the logical extreme, pitting three little ''wolves'' against a bullying, vandalizing ''pig.'' [[spoiler:They wind up becoming friends in the end.]]
* PredatorsAreMean
* RuleOfThree
* SavageWolf: The wolf is depicted as a villain out to eat the protagonists.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Many versions omit the deaths of the first two pigs and the wolf at the end of the story. In some cases, being eaten might not have been so bad.
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