On May 27, 1933, Disney released a short called The Three Pigs, which has become a classic in its own right. The Three Pigs released to great fanfare upon its debut, featuring a catchy tune called “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” The song became an instant hit and cultural phenomenon, earning its place as one of the most beloved songs in entertainment history.
The Three Pigs revolves around three little pigs who are attempting to build houses to protect themselves against the big bad wolf. The short’s storyline may seem simple, but the unique characters and stunning visuals made this short an instant favorite among viewers of all ages.
The song’s infectious lyrics and melody captured the imagination of audiences, and the musical score was so impressive that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded it an Oscar for Best Original Song. The Three Pigs’ cultural impact continues to this day, with countless references to the story and its characters appearing in everything from pop culture to literature and beyond.
Disney has always been known for building universes that kids and adults can enjoy, and The Three Pigs is an iconic example of Disney’s ability to create stories that stand the test of time. Its classic portrayal of adventure, friendship, and bravery continues to resonate with audiences even decades after its initial release.