Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Behind the Scenes of 'The Three Little Pigs'

This little feature on the making of "Three Little Pigs" features Walt Disney in a brainstorm session with animators Ward Kimball and Frank Thomas. 

It appears to be made after the fact, and it seems a little forced and contrived. The video makes it look like it just took a few minutes for the small team to come up with the story concept and the famous tune "Who's Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?" 

It was actually the Disney composer Frank Churchill who wrote the song, which became a popular hit during the Depression. 

In addition to being animators Ward Kimball (trombone) and Frank Thomas (piano) were  musicians in the jazz band "The Firehouse Five Plus Two." 
Thanks, Paulo in Rio


CatBlogger said...

I'll bet the parents taking their kids to the theater were amused when they saw this. To the right of the third pig's piano is a picture of sausages labeled "Father," and another of a sow nursing piglets labeled "Mother," just right of the bed. A third drawing of a ham is left of the fireplace, but I can't read the label.

patrick mate said...

Thank you James I never saw these little "Gem " from the past!