Walt Disney has a long history of appropriating legends and fairytales for his own stories. One of my favorite characters that falls into this category is Pecos Bill. The rootin’ tootin’ cowboy from Melody Time. 2719 Hyperion blog revisits his ‘What a Character!’ post about Pecos Bill.
Do you remember that 1995 live action movie starring Patrick Swayze as Pecos Bill? That was an interesting remake. Pecos Bill was remade in another way when Disney edited out all the smoking from the original movie. A big thanks to Jeff Pepper for keeping the love of minor Disney characters alive!