Oct. 26, 2014

This blog post in the story time series is going to be different from the previous ones where we published our personal stories. The thing is that our next app is going to be a book app, and we thought it would be unnatural to make up stories about the well-known fairy tale. Instead we decided to explore its different versions and tell you some interesting facts about them.

And the story we decided to publish next is …. “The Three Little Pigs”

Have you ever wondered what the names of the three pigs in various versions of the tale are?

Well, according to the first ever version of the "Three Little Pigs", the names of the pigs are Helga, Marcel, and Etienne. In Jacob's version (published in the 1890s), the most famous version of the tale, the three little pigs have no name at all. However, in Andrew Lang's version (also published in the 1890s), their names are Browny, Whitey, and Blacky.

According to the 1932 movie, Babes in Toyland AKA The March of the Wooden Soldiers, the names of the Three Little Pigs are Elmer, Willie, and Jiggs. Then comes Disney and gives the cartoon characters names Fifer Pig, Fiddler Pig, and Practical Pig. In the musical, though, their names are Pirky, Parky & Porky.

The 2003 musical offers different names and a different plot. The pigs are now called Knirri, Knarri and Knorri.

We’ve chosen completely different names for our app pigs. You’ll meet Sniff-Sniff, Snaff-Snaff, and Snuff-Snuff.