Walt Disney Studios Released: Saturday May 27, 1933 Directed by:
Trivia forrnThree Little Pigs (1933)rnrn* The cartoon was test-screened for an audience of Disney employees to get their reactions. One employee thought the word "lousy" was unacceptable, and the line was cut.rnrn* The song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" became an anthem for optimism in the wake of the Depression.rnrn * Though cartoon shorts usually lasted very brief periods of time, this one played in many theaters longer than most feature films.rnrn* The original version featured the Wolf dressed as a Jewish peddler (complete with oversized false nose) to gain entry to the pigs' house. Recent versions of this short have new animation at this point to change the Wolf's appearance. This despite the DVD's claim to be "uncut and unedited." This scene was restored in its original form when it became available for download on iTunes.rnrn* This was the first Disney cartoon to be fully conceived on storyboards. Previously, simple sketches were drawn on a page giving a broad overview of each scene, with descriptions of the individual actions and gags typed on a separate page. Storyboards in the modern sense (drawings pinned on a bulletin board detailing every action on a film) were invented at the Disney Studio in the early 1930s.rnrn* This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 2007.