Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby

2008 PG 1h 16m DVD

Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby

2008 PG 1h 16m DVD
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The first in a series of irreverent reworkings of classic fables from the Jim Henson gang, this story finds the titular pigs taking in a wolf cub that's been left at their door by special ops wolves keen to plant a sleeper cell in their midst.
Jon Cryer, Brad Garrett, Steve Zahn, Tom Kenny, Jesse McCartney, Timothy McCartney, Steve Wilcox, Nolan North, Chris Elwood, Mark Adair-Rios, Audrey Wasilewski, Tara Strong
Howard E. Barker
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that, despite its grounding in a well-known fairy tale, this movie is so smartly written that it may be a little intense for the usual fairy tale audience. An adopted baby grows into a typically rebellious teen, with all the normal familial tension of that stage heightened by the real predator/prey relationship of this particular son and his three fathers. There is real suspense in whether Lucky will be true to his family, or to his natural instincts. But the entire movie is leavened with sharp, funny visual humor and dialog.

Sexual Content

A teen girl wolf uses flirtation to influence Lucky.


Cartoonish threats and violence with a heavy dose of the absurd, like a giant oscillating fan aimed at the brick house.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Wonderful parable of unwavering parental love and an examination of what identity means; Lucky is caught between nature and nurture and must make a choice. Also a good representation of the love of adoptive parents, and of a non-traditional family structure. Two characters befriend each other as young outcasts from school and stick together throughout. Includes the occasional fart and baby diaper jokes.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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