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Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Smart comedy flips the 3 pigs tale on its tail.

Movie PG 2008 76 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

This was really weird and poorly animated.

Skip this movie. It's super cheesy, the animation is poor, the stereotypes are overdone. It had such high reviews we tried to stick it out, but it was just awful.
age 5+

Funny Rendition of the Classic Tale The Three Little Pigs

I actually enjoyed this movie myself. I thought it brought a very comical twist on a childhood favorite and made it interesting for all ages.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4):

This movie from The Jim Henson Company would work on visuals and comedic humor alone, but it hits it out of the park with its all-too-accurate reflection of the dynamics of raising teenagers. Scenes of Lucky and his best porcine friend, Hamlet, bemoaning their thick-skulled parents and the bullies at school make Lucky's flirtation with the dark side believable. Just as believable is the resolute optimism of Lucky's three very different pig parents, whose different approaches to parenting frustrate their son and each other.

The sidebar stories are just as funny as the main event, like the ongoing saga of the straw-house living surfer pig (Steve Zahn) and the effeminate wood-house living pig (Jon Cryer) and their efforts to motivate a bovine construction crew, which is constantly on lunch break because of their multiple stomachs. Other members of the departed Big Bad Wolf's crew include Wide Eyed Pacifist Wolf and Death Metal Wolf. Tweens, teens, and parents will be as amused by the sly verbal humor as the elementary set will be by the storyline and excellent animation.

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