The Three Little Pigs is a fable about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A Big Bad Wolf blows down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks. Printed versions date back to the 1840s, but the story itself is thought to be much older. The phrases used in the story, and the various morals drawn from it, have become embedded in Western culture. Many versions of The Three Little Pigs have been recreated or have been modified over the years, sometimes making the wolf a kind character. It is a type B124 folktale in the Aarne–Thompson classification system.
History in the Parade
To promote a Silly Symphonies animation short of "The Three Little Pigs", Walt Disney got their own balloon of the Third Little Pig in the Macy's Parade in 1934 with Mickey Mouse, and the Third Little Pig made his last appearance in 1935. However, in 1979, the Three Little Pigs appeared again as moving Statues along with The Big Bad Wolf for the Mother Goose float in that year. After that, in 2000, PulteGroup got their float in the Macy's Parade based on the same Nursery Rhyme, after 2002, the float was retired.