did-you-know-boxBoth Walt and Roy Disney did not consider themselves well versed in music publishing or record production, thus, they relied on music publishers to take care of this side of the business. Veteran music negotiator Saul Bourne, who had helped “God Bless America” composer/lyricist Irving Berlin make a success of his music company, realized the potential of Disney music the moment he and his wife, Bonnie, saw Three Little Pigs in 1933.

[Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records by Tim Hollis & Greg Ehrbar]