Sixty years. We’ve celebrated that Disneyland Diamond Anniversary here on this blog and at DIStherapy. Legend and longtime Walt Disney friend Richard Sherman has his own part in this extravaganza. He was composer/lyricist for “Kiss Goodnight”; the showcased ballad for Disneyland’s 60th year. And now, in a Christmas gift to Disney fans everywhere, his work is highlighted in the PBS holiday special, Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime.
This Academy Award winning Sherman Brothers are “responsible for more motion-picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in film history.” Their music has played as the background to many a childhood. Because of them, we will always know “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!”
|Juliana Hansen & Richard Sherman|
On December 17th, he presents to us our life-long favorites with the help of some notable musical talent.
|Film Producer/Director and Writer Don Hahn|
If you are lucky enough to live in Southern California, you MUST be tuning into “Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime.” You’ll be singing “Chim Chim Cheree!!”
** This show will be recast in other sections of the country in the future.
Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime
The songs of the Sherman brothers have been a part of our lives for six decades. From their first song hit – the rock & roll classic “You’re Sixteen” – to their Oscar-winning score for “Mary Poppins” – to the world-famous international anthem – “it’s a small world (after all).”
Produced by film producer/director and writer Don Hahn, the show features Sherman visiting the Sherman brother’s songbook for films, TV and beyond, plus a few of his own compositions. It’s a beguiling, charming and heart-warming visit with one of America’s most beloved tunesmiths. His songs transcend generations and are known the world over.