Today In Disney History ~ August 8th

Today In Disney History ~ August 8th


“The Little House” was released on 8/6/1952. This roughly 8 minute long short is based on Virginia Lee Burton’s 1942 Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book “The Little House”

The short tells the story of a little house on a little hill way out in the country built by a loving family. The house initially loves being in the quiet country, but then starts to with for friends. As time goes by urban sprawl spreads and the country becomes the city. Progress and time show the house surrounded by apartment buildings and noise. As the city grows the house becomes forgotten and run down and the house grows sad and lonely as the city grew. Then one day while the house is lonely, has lost hope and is falling apart, the great-great-granddaughter of the man who built the house. She is taken back to the country, remodeled and the family moves in and once again loves her on a little hill way out in the country.

“The Little House” was written by Bill Peet and Bill Cottrell, directed by Wilfred Jackson, and narrated by Sterling Holloway, with music by Paul J. Smith. It was released on DVD on the Walt Disney Treasures “Disney Rarities” collection.

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