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Triplets In Movies

Updated on January 29, 2015
Harris, Hubert and Hamish - redheaded, mischievous and utterly adorable
Harris, Hubert and Hamish - redheaded, mischievous and utterly adorable | Source

Harris, Hubert and Hamish

Typical hungry wee boys, the triplets eat a pie with a transformation potion in it and get turned into the world's cutest bear cubs.

In some of the funniest scenes in the film, the triplets help their sister to dodge the attentions of Merida's father who is out for revenge against the demon bear Mor'du (which is actually Queen Elinor after eating the aforementioned potion pie).

Merida dotes on the boys, and it's not hard to understand why. They're adorable!

Disney Pixar's Brave

I was shocked, and pleasantly surprised when I found out Disney Pixar were making a film set in the Scottish Highlands. I was also rather worried that they'd get American actors to voice the characters with poor interpretations of Scottish accents. Having cringed my way through Braveheart and Highlander (no offence to Mel Gibson and Christopher Lambert, who are actually great actors, and the films are good too) I didn't want to see another 'Scottish' film getting bogged down with fake celtic drawl. Thankfully, Brave was well cast, and with a few exceptions was filled with real Scottish actors, or at least actors with Scottish heritage.

In case you haven't seen it, or heard about it - in which case, where have you been? - Brave follows the story of Merida, a young princess whose parents want to marry her off into one of the neighbouring clans to help strengthen their position. Merida quite rightly has other ideas, preferring to wait until she finds someone she loves before settling down.

After a massive disagreement, Merida's mother gets turned into a bear, along with the tripletrinces who make the most adorable bear cubs you can imagine, and Merida has to find a way to turn her mother back into a human before she loses her forever.

It's typical Disney schmaltz, but hard not to find appealing. Like I said, there are triplet bear cubs! Kelly McDonald's Merida is feisty and strong - a welcome change from the simpering 'I need a prince' Disney leading ladies of old. We all need a prince, we just don't stand around in a forest singing about it, or makimg friends with mice.

The royal family, including the rambunctious triplet princes
The royal family, including the rambunctious triplet princes | Source
A rag-tag team of animals wake up after hibernation and find out that a town has been built around them while they were sleeping
A rag-tag team of animals wake up after hibernation and find out that a town has been built around them while they were sleeping | Source

Bucky, Spike and Quillo

Porcupine triplets Bucky, Spike and Quillo are the children of Lou and Penny, obviously also porcupines.

"We will turn this car around, mister!"

The triplets posess a rather grown up demeanour, and are far more practical than they should be at their age. They can drive, and play Monopoly - what more could you want?

Over The Hedge

When a bunch of animals wake up from hibernation to find a hedge (called Steve, "Steve's a pretty name!") running through their habitat, they soon learn that a town has been built around them while they slept, and there's no way to forage, because the forest has gone.

But luckily for them, a loveable racoon by the name of RJ knows just how to help them to find enough food "to feed a bear... Figure of speech." But everything is not as it seems, because RJ actually is trying to get enough food to feed a bear, having stolen Vincent the bear's wagon full of food at the beginning of the movie.

There's a message in there somewhere about how we shouldn't build new housing on land inhabited by cutesy woodland creatures, but it's hidden cleverly amongst the laughs, most of which come from the insanely wonderful Hammy the Squirrel.

"I want my cookie!"

Bucky, Spike and Quillo with their parents, Lou and Penny
Bucky, Spike and Quillo with their parents, Lou and Penny | Source
When Shrek becomes disillusioned with family life, he wishes he could have just one more day of his old life. Unfortunately he runs into Rumplestiltskin...
When Shrek becomes disillusioned with family life, he wishes he could have just one more day of his old life. Unfortunately he runs into Rumplestiltskin... | Source

Fergus, Farkle and Felicia

Although first seen in Shrek the Third, it's in Shrek Forever After that we really get to know the ogre triplets. Both Shrek and Fiona adore the babies, they're definitely a chip off the old block, mud farts and belching being a family trait it would seem.

DreamWorks' Shrek Forever After

After battling dragons, psychotic princes, evil fairy godmothers, and stroppy teenage heirs, all Shrek wants is to have his Happily Ever After with his ife and kids. Or does he?

Family life isn't the fun he had expected it to be, and after a spat at the triplets' first birthday party, Shrek makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin to have one day of his old life back. Didn't he ever learn not to make deals with random little men he met in the woods? Long story short, everything he loves is taken from him, Fiona is a warrior princess, Donkey doesn't know him, and Stiltskin is now the emperor of Far Far Away.

"Try Lou's bliss!"

Luckily for Shrek, Donkey knows that Stiltskin's contracts all contain a loophole, and Shrek realises that everything can go back to normal with True Love's Kiss. Only Fiona doesn't even know him, much less have any romantic feeling towards him, so he has to get Fiona to fall in love with him again, and his time as always, is running out.

With his wife Fiona, and triplets Fergus, Farkle and Felicia, Shrek has everything he wants... Or has he?
With his wife Fiona, and triplets Fergus, Farkle and Felicia, Shrek has everything he wants... Or has he? | Source
And Tom thought Jerry was bad!
And Tom thought Jerry was bad! | Source

Tom And Jerry - Triplet Trouble

Tom gets left babysitting what looks like a sweet, loveable trio of kittens, but it turns out that the triplets are evil, pyromaniacal devil spawn kittens, and Tom and Jerry must *gulp* work together to try to calm the kittens before the house is destroyed.

Unlike the rest of Misery's family, the triplets are bright and cheerful children
Unlike the rest of Misery's family, the triplets are bright and cheerful children | Source

Ruby Gloom - I'll Be Home For Misery

Misery's family hold a reunion once every millennium, and this time it's Misery's turn to host it. We see a host of strange characters who we are told are Misery's cousins, including the outrageously cheerful young triplets Myopic, Malice and Misbegotten.

Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck
Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck | Source

Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck

Huey, Dewey and Louie are probably the oldest and best known animated triplets ever. The nephews of Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck have been around since 1937, and provided years of amusement for generations of children and adults alike.

Which is your favourite set of animated triplets?

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© 2014 Rebecca Hillary

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    • Hankscita profile image

      Sandy 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Wow, I had no idea there were so many triplets in movies! Great Hub

    • Rebecca Hillary profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Hillary 

      4 years ago from Yorkshire

      There probably are non-animated films about triplets, but the animated films are more obvious in my life because my kids keep pointing them out. And don't get me started on Jon and Kate. Anyone who puts money from a TV show before the health and wellbeing of their children doesn't deserve to have children.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Interesting to know there are movies about triplets. However, I hope they try doing one that isn't animated. Maybe triplets don't seem as interesting as sextuplets (Jon and Kate had a reality show about them and a pair of twins), and twins are easier to make movies about. Ah, well. This was a fun hub. I still love Huey, Dewey and Louie.

    • Rebecca Hillary profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Hillary 

      4 years ago from Yorkshire

      It was pretty hectic at first, but they're old enough to do a lot for themselves now so it's not too bad. We just have to make sure that everything's planned well in advance.

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      Amy 

      4 years ago from Darlington, England

      I could not imagine having Triplets. I have a five year old daughter.

    • Rebecca Hillary profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Hillary 

      4 years ago from Yorkshire

      How cute! I loved them too as a kid, I loved how they were so alike, and yet so different at the same time. I never expected to end up with triplets of my own though. I don't think I even believed triplets were real back then.

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      Amy 

      4 years ago from Darlington, England

      What a great hub. I've always loved Huey, Dewey and Louie. I even had a bedside lamp with them on. They were playing golf on it and poor Donald was shown getting whacked by the ball.

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