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Zeke Midas (Lobo Feroz)
Big Bad Wolf
Background information
Feature films Who Framed Roger Rabbit (cameo)
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's House of Villains
Television programs Walt Disney anthology series
The Mickey Mouse Club
The Mouse Factory
Bonkers (cameo)
Mickey Mouse Works
House of Mouse
Have a Laugh!
Once Upon a Time
Video games Magical Tetris Challenge
Disney Sports Football
Park attractions Mickey Mouse Revue (as a shadow)
SpectroMagic
Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Fantasmic!
Parade of the Stars
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Billy Bletcher (1933–1941)
Sam Edwards (early 1960s)
Tony Pope (1988)
Jim Cummings (2001–present)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Zeke Midas Wolf
Other names Pop (by Li'l Wolf)
Personality Scheming, hungry, crafty, sneaky, mean, tricky, dishonest, greedy, bumbling, a bully, a born loser
Appearance In the shorts and comics: Slender black wolf, red pants with a yellow patch on his left knee, green suspenders with gold buttons, blue top hat, white opera gloves, he always ends up naked
In the theme parks: Slender brown wolf, green pants with a red patch on his left knee, red suspenders with yellow buttons, blue top hat, white opera gloves
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Pig-hunter
Alignment
Alignment Bad
Affiliation
Affiliations
Goal To eat The Three Little Pigs
To take over the House of Mouse (Mickey's House of Villains)
Home The Forest
Relatives Li'l Bad Wolf (son)
The Three Little Wolves (sons)
Izzy Wolf (nephew)
Walter (nephew)
Meana (niece)
Zeb (brother)
Unknown female wolf (ex-girlfriend)
Grandpa Wolf (father)
Grandma Wolf (mother)
Red Minna (sister)
Fagin Wolf (brother)
Pets
Allies Pete, Beagle Boys, Madam Mim, Br'er Fox, other Disney Villains
Minions The Three Little Wolves
Enemies The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Mickey and Friends, Li'l Bad Wolf, Br'er Bear, Bent-Tail the Coyote
Likes Food (especially pork products), tricking pigs with disguises
Dislikes Pigs getting away, his children's disobedience
Powers and abilities Speed, huffing, puffing, blowing his own pants off
Weapons Mallet
Fate The Three Little Pigs run him out of their territory.
Quote "By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!"


The Big Bad Wolf is the main antagonist from the Silly Symphonies short The Three Little Pigs and its sequels. The Big Bad Wolf, whose full name was given as Zeke Midas Wolf in comics, also starred in his own short and appeared with many other Disney characters in productions such as House of Mouse. The Big Bad Wolf is one of the only two official Disney Villains members from cartoon shorts instead of feature films, the other being Pete.

He has been voiced by Billy Bletcher, Sam Edwards, Tony Pope and Jim Cummings.

Personality

Big Bad usually wears tattered red trousers held up by green braces, and an old top hat. He believes that being bad is what wolves are supposed to do. He likes to disguise himself - sometimes in drag - to fool the Three Little Pigs and try to catch them and eat them, or sometimes just get them into trouble. He usually goes after Fiddler and Fifer Pig first, as they are foolish therefore easier to capture.

In two animated appearances, Big Bad has three sons who are just as bad as he is. They are triplets who dress almost identically to him. They pay no never mind to their father's orders, and are just as eager to eat the pigs as he is.

However, it is now more consistent that he has one son called Li'l Wolf. Li'l Wolf wants to be a good wolf, and his father often scolds him for being friends with the Three Little Pigs. However, it has been shown that Big Bad is not a bad father. He adores his son and has on occasion passed up the possibility of pork chops for the safety of his son.

Appearances

Silly Symphonies

In The Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf is first seen stalking the three pigs as two (Fifer Pig and Fiddler Pig) were pla ying their flute and fiddle and Practical Pig was finishing up his house of bricks. Big Bad tried to eat the two pigs, but they hid in the house of Practical. While blowing his pants off, the Wolf climbs naked in the chimney, falls into it and burns his butt.

In the wolf's second appearance, The Big Bad Wolf, he attempts to eat Little Red Riding Hood.

In Three Little Wolves, Zeke Wolf is giving his three mischievous sons a lesson on the best parts of pig to eat. Meanwhile, Practical Pig is building a Wolf Pacifier (patent not applied for), while Fifer and Fiddler Pig trick him by crying "Wolf" with the Wolf Alarm. Zeke Wolf dresses up as Bo Peep and tricks Fifer and Fiddler Pig into following his sons, who are dressed up as the lost sheep, and captures them. When they blow the Wolf Alarm, Practical Pig passes it off as another trick. Fifer and Fiddler trick Zeke Wolf into blowing it, which finally summons Practical, who brings along his Wolf Pacifier. He tricks Zeke into running into the Wolf Pacifier, which beats Zeke, then tars and feathers him, and finally fires him out of a cannon, while his sons rush to catch him.

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The Big Bad Wolf in The Practical Pig.

In The Practical Pig, the Wolf dresses up as a mermaid to trick Fiddler and Fifer when they go swimming and captures them. He brings them back to his home, where his three sons eagerly await dinner. He tells his sons that they don't eat until they have Practical Pig too, and goes out to capture Practical Pig. While he's out, the Three Little Wolves prepare to eat Fifer and Fiddler, who are shocked that they don't obey their father.

Big Bad Wolf dresses up as a messenger and delivers a badly written note to Practical Pig. He is captured and put in the lie detector, which scrubs his mouth with soap, spanks him, and beats him on the head when he lies. Back at the mill, Fifer and Fiddler escape when the Three Little Wolves use pepper, and run home. The Big Bad Wolf finally tells the truth and is dispatched with a rocket.

Comics

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Big Bad Wolf with his son Li'l Wolf.

Big Bad Wolf continued to antagonize the Three Little Pigs in the pages of the Disney comic books, eventually stealing the spotlight and having the stories focus on him. Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #52 introduced his oddly-named son, Li'l Bad Wolf, who, unlike the Three Little Wolves from the shorts, is kind and friendly to everyone, much to Big Bad Wolf's dismay. Carl Buettner, Gil Turner and Jack Bradbury all worked on the Wolf's early comic stories, with Buettner giving the Wolf his proper name of Zeke in 1946 and Turner supplying his middle name of Midas 1949.

After the release of Song of the South, a recurring joke in the comics was that Zeke would often accidentally incur the wrath of Br'er Bear, resulting the big bruin angrily chasing after him.

Magical Tetris Challenge

Big Bad Wolf appears as Pete's second-in-command in the video game Magical Tetris Challenge. In the game's Story Mode, the player always goes up against the Wolf before facing off with Pete.

House of Mouse

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Big Bad Wolf Daddy in House of Mouse.

Big Bad Wolf made several appearances in the series House of Mouse. His most prominent role was in the show's second episode, where he appeared as a popular jazz singer known as Big Bad Wolf Daddy (a parody of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), with the Pigs providing music for him (he had them under a contract that says he will not eat them as long as they play for him). The Bimbettes apparently also seemed to like him, as they sang along to his song, to Gaston's annoyance. It was revealed in the episode that the wolf's "huff and puff" reactions are activated by the sight of doors and not the three pigs.

In later episodes of House of Mouse, the Wolf returned to his more traditional appearance, with no more mention of his role as Big Bad Wolf Daddy. In the episode "Pete's House of Villains"; he replaced Horace in the control room. In the episode "House of Turkey", the Wolf decided to leave the pigs alone for the day as he'd rather have turkey. In the episode "Dining Goofy", he was unamused with the fact that he was seated with Bambi.

The Wolf also starred in a cartoon short made for House of Mouse, based on his escapades in the comics. The Wolf also had cameos in the show's compilation films, Mickey's House of Villains, where he joined the legion of villains, and Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.

Once Upon a Time

In the ABC fantasy drama, the Big Bad Wolf is actually a werewolf whose human form is none other than Red Riding Hood. Her Storybrooke counterpart is Ruby.

Cameos

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The Big Bad Wolf being dragged by the Three Little Pigs in the opening of The Mickey Mouse Club.

Big Bad and the pigs make appearances in the animated opening of the television series Mickey Mouse Club. During the theme, he is tied up and being dragged by the pigs.

He makes two cameos in the film in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, first, at Toontown, and second in the final scene of the film with several other toons. He is voiced by Tony Pope here.

In Mickey's Christmas Carol, the Wolf made a cameo as a streetcorner Santa Claus at the beginning of the film saying "Merry Christmas!" to the people who pass by him.

Big Bad Wolf makes a cameo in the Bonkers episode "The 29th Page" at a prison line-up.

Disney Parks

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The Big Bad Wolf posing for a photo at one of the Disney Parks.

Big Bad Wolf appears in the Disney Parks as a meetable character and usually seen in parades. The wolf appears as a rare character. The wolf is mostly found in Tokyo Disneyland than any other theme parks. A poster of the wolf can be seen in Mickey's PhilharMagic.

The Big Bad Wolf is also regularly featured in special events and promotional campaigns featuring the Disney Villains franchise.

Mickey Mouse Revue

The Big Bad Wolf appears as a shadow sneaking across the stage curtains before the curtains open and The Three Little Pigs sing "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?". Despite Prince Charming also appearing as a shadow in the show, The Big Bad Wolf is the only character to not physically appear in the shows finale of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."

SpectroMagic

Big Bad Wolf is infamous for appearing in the parade wearing all white and seen with the pigs.

Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

The wolf also joins some of the Disney Villains in the Halloween parade every year.

Fantasmic!

The Big Bad Wolf previously appeared in Disneyland's version of the show from 1992-1994 riding the Mark Twain Riverboat, but he was replaced by newer characters in 1995. He appeared recently in special showings in May 2012, celebrating Fantasmic's 20th anniversary.

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Trivia

  • One of Big Bad Wolf's names, Zeke Midas Wolf, has two origins: The first name, Zeke, is a shortened form of Ezekiel, Hebrew for "God is my Strength." It was also the codename for a World War II Japanese fighter plane. The middle name, Midas, is a name of Greek origin relating to the legend of Midas, who was believed to turn things into solid gold as a gift from the Gods, which led to his downfall when he accidentally killed his daughter by turning her into a golden statue with his power.



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