Fifer Pig plays the flute and is a jolly pig. He is the pig that made the house of straw and hay.
Fiddler Pig plays the fiddle and wears a sailor suit similar to that of Donald Duck's. Fiddler Pig is responsible for building the house of sticks.
Practical Pig is stern, serious and lives up to his name as practical. He is the only pig with common sense and the most competent of the pigs. He loves to play but believes you should work first. He builds the brick house and is the one responsible for saving his brothers and himself from the Big Bad Wolf.
The one thing all of the shorts have in common is the fact that the pigs must rescue themselves from the wolf. In the original short, the pigs first build their now famous homes and is first encountered by the wolf. The straw and stick houses are destroyed but the brick house remains and they defeat the wolf by having him fall into a boiling pot and run away in fear. The three celebrate their success.
In the next few shorts, the pigs are introduced to new characters such as the wolf's nephews and henchman. The also meet Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf's very own son who does not eat pigs and befriend them instead.
The Pigs make regular appearances in the animated series as cameo roles. The pigs also appear as a jazz band with the wolf on the trumpet. The band is very popular but known for the wolf blowing away the building they're performing in at the end, something Mickey Mouse fears. Although they always appear together Practical Pig is usually the only pig to speak. They also appear in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.
The pigs make rare appearances in the Disney Parks but have been around since the opening day. The pigs often appear in parades.
The pigs appear along with many other Disney characters in the nighttime parade at Disney's Magic Kingdom park.
The pigs were regulars in Disneyland's version of the show from 1992-1994, riding the Mark Twain, until they were replaced by newer characters. They returned for a few special performances in May 2012.
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