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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 07 2012 - 12:21 PM

I'm a day late...but I didn't want to let this loss to the world of music go by without a mention.


Robert Sherman (and his brother Richard) are responsible for some of the most memorable music of the past century.


The two were best known as the in-house composer (Richard) & lyricist (Robert) for the Disney studios writing some of the best known songs of the Disney canon (both films and theme parks...and the stage & TV, too).


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(From L to R) Robert Sherman, Richard Sherman, Walt Disney.


They won the Academy Award for Best Song for Chim-Chim-Cheree in 1965 and also won that year for Best Substantially Original Score for Mary Poppins.  They were nominated for seven other Oscars.  They also won a Grammy for Best Original Score for Mary Poppins.


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(From L to R) Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Sherman.


Here are just some of their credits:


1961 The Parent Trap

1963 Summer Magic

1963 The Sword in the Stone

1963 Big Red

1964 Mary Poppins

1967 The Happiest Millionaire (one of my favorite musical films)

1967 The Jungle Book

1968 The One & Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

1970 The Aristocats

1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks

1973 Charlotte's Web

1973 Tom Sawyer

1974 Huckleberry Finn

1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


And there were many, many more.


The Sherman Brothers also wrote some of the great Disney theme park songs:  It's a Small World After All, There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, The Best Time of Your Life, One Little Spark, Makin' Memories, and The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room.


Again, there were many, many more.


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Robert Sherman died on March 5th, 2012 at the age of 86.  He is survived by his brother Richard and several children.




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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted March 08 2012 - 08:10 PM

RIP.  Lots of great music and the boys made for a great documentary.

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Posted March 08 2012 - 10:41 PM

I need to get that. I love all the extras on Mary Poppins. Such a "happy" DVD. I didn't know they worked on Tom Sawyer from 1974, assuming that's the one that credits Reader's Digest, Johnny Whitaker. The followup Huck Finn isn't nearly as good though.
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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 09 2012 - 12:33 PM

It's a world of laughter, a world of tears

It's a world of hope and a world of fears.

There's so much that we share that it's time we're aware

it's a small world after all.


Chorus: 

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small, small world.


There is just one moon and one golden sun

and a smile means friendship for everyone

Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide

it's a small world after all.


Chorus: 

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small, small world.


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One of my prized possessions is the sheet music of It's a Small World (After All)...(considered by some the most often played song song in the world) signed by both Richard and Robert Sherman.  I am a huge fan of Disney music to begin with...and am, therefore, be extension huge fans of the Brothers Sherman.

In fact, I was (still am) a member of a Disney Music Internet Forum back in the late '90s and was recommended to come here to the HTF in 2001 when there was an issue with a DVD release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  The rest (as they say) is history. 


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 09 2012 - 12:34 PM



Originally Posted by Radioman970 

 I love all the extras on Mary Poppins. Such a "happy" DVD.
 


Oh.  And bring on the blu-ray of Mary Poppins.  Quickly--but correctly--please.


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted March 09 2012 - 11:37 PM

And could Mary look as good as Chitty Chitty on Bluray? Hard act to follow..
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Posted March 10 2012 - 08:12 AM

I guess I never realized how much of their music that I grew up with and loved so much.  Thanks for the reminder Mike, a huge loss indeed.  Not to be too picky but the one picture caption above has a problem - I only bring it up as I wanted to be sure who was who: (From L to R) Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Sherman.
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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted March 10 2012 - 12:53 PM



Originally Posted by ChristopherG 

 Not to be too picky but the one picture caption above has a problem - I only bring it up as I wanted to be sure who was who:


(From L to R) Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Sherman.


Fixed.  Sharp eyes, Christopher.



There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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