In Search of the Castaways

Did You Know? 8 Adventurous Facts About Walt Disney’s In Search of the Castaways

By Jim Fanning Action, adventure, fantasy, Sherman Brothers songs, spectacular special effects—all this and Hayley Mills, too!  It’s Walt Disney’s In Search of the Castaways, released on December 19, 1962 as Disney’s big Christmas release. Directed by Disney Legend Robert Stevenson with his usual flair for characterization, humor, and convincing fantasy, this action-adventure epic spins …

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Under appreciated Sherman Brothers songs

13 Underrated Sherman Brothers Songs to Enjoy Today!

By Courtney Potter Music. It’s one of the most memorable components of any Disney movie. From Snow White’s lilting “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” to Moana’s resolute “How Far I’ll Go,” music propels each and every Disney story to the next level—of comedy, of adventure, of romance, and of plain ol’ fun. And no …

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Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Sherman

The Sherman Brothers Visit Cherry Tree Lane

During the filming of Mary Poppins (1964) in 1963, songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman pay a visit to Sound Stage 2 on the Burbank Studio lot to pose with stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, thumbing it on the Cherry Tree Lane set. According to the Sherman brothers, this is the most reproduced photo …

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it's a small world exterior at Disneyland

Where in the small world Can You Find These Classic Creatures?

By Nicole Nalty It’s the song heard ’round the world—about the world! it’s a small world is celebrating its 50th year at Disneyland park and it’s not hard to see why: With stunning design by Mary Blair and Rolly Crump, music by the Sherman brothers, and character design and costume design by Marc Davis and …

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John Debney and Richard Sherman

John Debney—The Composer’s Book was 40 Years in the Making

By Beth Deitchman It was a little more than two years ago when composer John Debney began work on the stirring score for The Jungle Book, now captivating audiences in theaters all around the world. But that’s hardly the “Once upon a time…” in Debney’s Disney story, which begins—like so many of our favorite Disney …

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Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree: Did You Know?

By Jim Fanning The wrong sort of bees and a very tight squeeze give Pooh Bear a bit of a bother in Walt Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), the first of the beguiling animated featurettes to introduce the huggable bear of very little brain to the big screen. We asked Disney …

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