Mary Poppins

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was written by the Sherman brothers for the Disney movie Mary Poppins.  Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke sing the song in the movie. The Oxford English Dictionary estimates the word was first used in the 1940s.  According to Wikipedia, columnist Helen Herman muses about her made up word, Supercaliflawjalisticexpialidoshus, in her A-Muse-ings column Read More

Beauty and the Beast

The Untold Story of the Song: Beauty and the Beast

After finishing with their animated feature, The Little Mermaid, Walt Disney’s animation department turned their attention to their next project. In 1987, they decided to adapt the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast into their next animated feature film. The Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, ordered the script be re-written in the style of a Read More

the Sherman brothers with Walt Disney

Greatly Loved Disney Composers

I recently heard about the death of Robert Sherman and wondered who he was. He and his brother, Richard, composed some of the best loved Disney songs of the day. Robert Bernard Sherman was born December 19, 1925. His brother, Richard Morton Sherman was born June 12, 1928. Their father, Al, was a well known Read More