The Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf is an English fairytale which first appeared in print around the 1840s. The story is formulated on the rule of three and is about three pigs threatened by a wolf. The first pig builds a house of straw, which is blown down by the wolf who eats the pig. The same fate occurs to the second pig, who builds a house of sticks. The third pig builds a house of bricks – when the wolf fails to blow it down, he attempts to climb down the chimney and lands in a pot of boiling water. ‘I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down,’ is the standard saying of the wolf, on which there are many variations.
In 1993, Disney made an award-winning short animation of the story.