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Here is where you’ll find out about those little known and interesting tidbits related to Disney songs and recordings. Check back often to find out something new!
For Disney's 1951 animated feature release, Alice in Wonderland, top songwriters were hired to write dozens of songs. However, it was the team of Bob Hilliard and Sammy Fain who wrote most of the tunes that were finally selected. [Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt...read more
No one had ever placed the actual soundtrack recordings from any film in any sort of circulation until 1936 when Disney released 78-rpm records with selections from Three Little Pigs, The Grasshopper and the Ants, The Pied Piper, Lullaby Land, Mickey’s Grand Opera,...read more
Due to the lack of funds to complete the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the music rights to this film were unfortunately given over to the Bourne Music Company. With this acquisition, this included the iconic “Disney” song, “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Bourne...read more
In August of 1949, the “Walt Disney Music Company” was established. Initially, this new music company was started to publish all music written for and used in Disney films, plus any “outside product” that seemed applicable. Cinderella was its first published music...read more
Both Walt and Roy Disney did not consider themselves well versed in music publishing or record production, thus, they relied on music publishers to take care of this side of the business. Veteran music negotiator Saul Bourne, who had helped “God Bless America”...read more