threelittlepigs.jpgWalt Disney’s Academy Award winning 1933 short Three Little Pigs has been added to the National Film Registry according to the head of the Library of Congress, James Billington. Each year the Librarian of Congress, advised by the National Film Preservation Board, selects up to 25 films that are culturally, historically or aesthetically significant to be added to the Registry. For each title named to the Registry, the Library of Congress works to ensure that the film is preserved for all time.

The NFR says of Three Little Pigs: Voted the 11th-best cartoon of all time in a 1990s poll of animators, Three Little Pigs falls midway through a series of classic shorts (Skeleton Dance, The Band Concert, The Old Mill) that Walt Disney produced as he learned and refined the art of animation; each film marked another development in his path toward the 1937 feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The wildly popular Three Little Pigs proved a landmark in “personality animation” – each of the three pigs had a different personality – and the title tune Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf became a Depression-era anthem.