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One Ham's Family (1943)

A hungry wolf with ham in the shape of a pig kid stands in for Santa Claus.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Father Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers Kent Rogers ... Narrator / Junior / Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A hungry wolf with ham in the shape of a pig kid stands in for Santa Claus.

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Smart Little Pig See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the wolf looks through the window and sees the little pig looking up the chimney, he is shown imagining the little pig as a pair of hams. A sign stuck into one of the hams reads "48 points". This indicates the number of red food rationing points to purchase this item, as this film was made and released during World War II. 48 points was a lot, equaling three-fourths of a person's red points (for meat, fish and dairy) for a month. See more »

Quotes

Mother: Junior, you got a whipping coming to you.
Junior: [gives mother a gift box] And you got a present coming to you. Merry Christmas, Mommy.
Mother: Oh, Junior. You sweet thing.
[opens present]
Mother: A fur coat!
[puts it on; it has the same tail as the wolf]
Mother: Why, this coat is just what I need.
Wolf: [comes in naked, grabs fur coat] You and me both, sister. He he he he he!
[runs out; door closes, has sign that reads: "Corny ending, isn't it?"]
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Connections

Referenced in Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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And Their Mean Widdle Kid
13 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When Mr.and Mrs. Porker go to sleep on Christmas eve, their piglet stays up to see Santa Claus. What he sees is the Wolf, whom he proceeds to torment. This is a Tex Avery cartoon, after all.

It's another variation on the sort of cartoon in which Avery piles gag upon gag, until he runs out of time, because cartoons last that wrong. Avery had learned how to fill up the scenes with a variety of gags, including breaking the fourth wall, that would not get past the censors in today's kid-friendly environment in which children must not see anything that might ever frighten the most psychotic of dweebs. This state of affairs would have astonished contemporary animation people, when Disney might shoot Bambi's mother or Avery might pull a wooden mallet out of no where to pound on the wolf. Because none of it is real. This was something I understood as a small child, even though the thought seems to confuse modern adults.


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