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Pigs Is Pigs (1954)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 21 May 1954 (USA)
A stubbornly officious station master's stand-off with a miserly customer over the shipping rate for transporting guinea pigs gets completely out of hand.

Director:

Jack Kinney

Writers:

Leo Salkin (story), Ellis Parker Butler (book)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Bob Hamlin Bob Hamlin ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Lee Bill Lee ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
The Mellomen The Mellomen ... Singers (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft Thurl Ravenscroft ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Max Smith Max Smith ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Flannery / Zoology Professor (voice) (uncredited)
William Woodson William Woodson ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Flannery is a station master who does everything by the book. One day, a package of guinea pigs arrives at his station. Flannery assumes by their name that they are pigs but one customer, McMorehouse, who wishes to purchase refuses to pay 48 cents for pigs because he thinks they are pets and should be 44 cents. Flannery decides to write to the head office and asks if they are pigs or pets. While waiting for an answer, the pigs begin to multiply. After a few days, the station is literally filled with guinea pigs and Flannery finally realizes they are pets, not pigs. He goes to McMorehouse's home to deliver them but McMorehouse has moved. Flannery decides to send all the guinea pigs to the head office and learns his lesson about handling pets. Says Flannery, "If the animals come in singles or if they come in sets, if they've got four feet and they're alive, they'll be classified as pets!" Written by Matt Yorston <georgey@atcon.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En svinaktig historia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character in Ellis Parker Butler's short story is named Morehouse. The Disney studios changed the name to "McMorehouse" to establish a connection with the then-prevalent "stingy Scot" stereotype. See more »

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Disney Animates A Little American Classic
25 October 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

When station-master Flannery takes possession of a couple of guinea pigs, he decrees that PIGS IS PIGS and they will be charged the collection rate for livestock, 48¢, instead of the pet rate of 44¢. But McMorehouse the customer, a parsimonious old Scot, refuses to pay the extra four cents and abandons the animals to Flannery's care. And then the guinea piglets start to arrive...

The Disney version of Ellias Parker Butler's humorous little story makes for an enjoyable cartoon. It is presented in the limited-animation style so popular in the 1950's.


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