Saturday, December 12, 2015

Three Little Bops (Friz Freleng, 1957)

This short, all-musical animation titled Three Little Bops features a soundtrack by Shorty Rogers. Although the three little pigs of the story are not exactly bop musicians, nevertheless the film relies on the myth of fraction between the modernists and traditionalists in jazz when the New overtly rejects the Old (here, portrayed as an old-fashioned wolf trumpet player).

Directed by Friz Freleng for Warner Bros., this 7-minute long film is good fun.

Watch here:


  1. On a human (if not musical) level, this reminds me of Wynton Marsalis's uninvited determination to sit in with Miles Davis.

  2. One of my favorite cartoons. WB was really groovy