Written by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman
Date 1964
Source It's a Small World ride
Publisher Wonderland Music Company Inc.
Shalom Sesame Small World

Shalom Sesame Small World

Shalom Sesame


Muppet versions of the "It's a Small World" dolls in The Muppets at Walt Disney World.

"It's a Small World" is the theme song from the Disney attraction of the same name that premiered at the Pepsi pavilion at 1964/1965 World's Fair in New York. The attraction, which celebrates international harmony, was moved to Disneyland in 1966 and has since been duplicated at the Magic Kingdom theme parks in Walt Disney World, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.


  • Spike Milligan and the Muppets sing "It's a Small World" as the closing number of the internationally themed episode 317 of The Muppet Show, paying tribute to the Muppets' favorite country, Disneyland. The set mimics the Mary Blair-designed buildings of the ride, and characters bob up and down in the manner of the Disneyland animatronics.
  • Pepe and the Swedish Chef briefly appeared as part of the 50th Anniversary Global Singalong of the song presented on ABC's Good Morning America on April 10th, 2014.

Theme park attraction


  • In the 2006 book Before You Leap, Kermit the Frog says that his bank, Bank of Amphibia, uses the song as hold music, which irritates him. Bank of America also sponsored the attraction at Disneyland from 1966 to 1993.


  1. The Muppety Makeover of Disneyland That Almost Happened. Hill, Jim. December 19, 2011. The Huffington Post
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