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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Three Little Pigs - One Big Hit

After Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney's next big success was a one-off cartoon that struck a chord with a country in the middle of a Great Depression. The Three Little Pigs was a simple retelling of the classic fairy tale and wasn't seen as being much different than any other of Disney's Silly Symphonies. The cartoon took on a life of its own, however, wildly outselling even Mickey Mouse. Eager to capitalize on the success of the cartoon, manufacturers released a slew of merchandise including this rare girl's purse embroidered with the pigs themselves. Sold for less than a dollar in the 1930's, a purse in good condition with the box as shown below is worth $1500 today.