Holy 80’s Batman!
Holy 80’s Batman!
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25 Years: Walt Disney World
I bought this amazing CD box set back in 1992. It features music from Disney milestones such as “Turkey in the Straw” from “Steamboat Willie”, and “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” from “Three Little Pigs” to “Beauty and the Beast”, with animated movies, shorts, TV shows, live action movies, and even music from the theme parks represented.
If that wasn’t enough, this set includes a terrific book focusing on each section.
The play list, courtesy of Amazon:
1. Turkey In the Straw: Steamboat Willie (1928) – Traditional
2. Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?: Three Little Pigs (1933) – Pinto Colvig/Mary Moder/Dorothy Compton/Billy Bletcher
3. Heigh-Ho: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) – The Dwarf Chorus
4. Whistle While You Work: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) – Adriana Caselotti
5. Someday My Prince Will come: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) – Adriana Caselotti
6. When You Wish Upon A Star: Pinocchio (1940) – Cliff Edwards
7. Give A Little Whistle: Pinocchio (1940) – Cliff Edwards/Dickie Jones
8. Dance Of The Reed Flutes: Fantasia (1940) – The Philadelphia Orch/Leopold Stokowski
9. Baby Mine: Dumbo (1941) – Betty Noyes
10. Love Is A Song: Bambi (1942) – Donald Novis
11. Little April Shower: Bambi (1942) – Amy Lou Barnes/Sally Mueller/Mary Moder/Alice Sizer/Betty Bruce
12. Saludos Amigos: Saludos Amigos (1943) – Disney Studio Chorus
13. You Belong To My Heart: The Three Caballeros (1944) – Dora Luz
14. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah: Song Of The South (1946) – James Baskett
15. Ev’rybody Has A Laughing Place: Song Of The South (1946) – James Baskett/Jesse Cryor/Johnny Lee/Nicodemus Stewart
16. The Lord Is Good To Me: Melody Time (1946) – Dennis Day
17. Lavender Blue (Dilly, Dilly): So Dear To My Heart (1946) – Burl Ives
18. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes: Cinderella (1950) – Ilene Woods
19. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo: Cinderella (1950) – Verna Felton/Ilene Woods/James McDonald
20. I’m Late: Alice In Wonderland (1951) – Bill Thompson/Kathryn Beaumont
21. The Unbirthday Song: Alice In Wonderland (1951) – Jerry Colonna/Ed Wynn/Kathryn Beaumont
22. The Second Star To The Right: Peter Pan (1953) – The Jud Conlon Chor
23. You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!: Peter Pan (1953) – Bobby Driscoll/Kathryn Beaumont/Paul Collins/Tommy Luske
24. Bella Notte: Lady And The Tramp (1955) – Bill Hamlin/Oliver Wallace
25. Once Upon A Dream: Sleeping Beauty (1959) – Mary Costa/Bill Shirley
26. Cruella De Vil: 101 Dalmatians (1961) – Bill Lee/Lisa Davis/Ben Wright
27. Higitus Figitus: The Sword In The Stone (1963) – Karl Swenson/Ricky Sorenson
1. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Mary Poppins (1964) – Julie Andrews/Dick Van Dyke/The Pearlie Chorus
2. A Spoonful Of Sugar: Mary Poppins (1964) – Julie Andrews
3. Chim Chim Cher-ee: Mary Poppins (1964) – Dick Van Dyke/Julie Andrews/Karen Dotrice/Matthew Garber
4. Winnie The Pooh: Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree (1966) – Disney Studio Chorus
5. The Bare Necessities: The Jungle Book (1967) – Phil Harris/Bruce Reitherman
6. I Wan’na Be Like You: The Jungle Book (1967) – Louis Prima/Phil Harris/Bruce Reitherman
7. The Aristocats: The Aristocats (1970) – Maurice Chavelier
8. Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat: The Aristocats (1970) – Phil Harris/Scatman Crothers/Thurl Ravenscroft/Liz English
9. The Age Of Not Believing: Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) – Angela Landsbury
10. Nobody’s Problems: Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971) – Angela Landsbury
11. Oo-De-Lally: Robin Hood (1973) – Roger Miller
12. Someone’s Waiting For You: The Rescuers (1977) – Shelby Flint
13. Candle On The Water: Pete’s Dragon (1977) – Helen Reddy
14. Best Of Friends: The Fox And The Hound (1981) – Pearl Bailey
15. Perfect Isn’t Easy: Oliver & Company (1988) – Bette Midler
16. Part Of Your World: The Little Mermaid (1989) – Jodi Benson
17. Under The Sea: The Little Mermaid (1989) – Samuel E. Wright
18. Kiss The Girl: The Little Mermaid (1989) – Samuel E. Wright
19. Be Our Guest: Beauty And The Beast (1991) – Jerry Orbach/Angela Landsbury
20. Beauty And The Beast: Beauty And The Beast (1991) – Angela Landsbury
1. A Whale Of A Tale: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954) – Kirk Douglas
2. Old Yeller: Old Yeller (1957) – Jerome Courtland
3. Pretty Irish Girl: Darby O’Gill And The Little People (1959) – Sean Connery
4. The Parent Trap: The Parent Trap (1961) – Tommy Sands/Annette Funicello
5. Castle In Spain: Babes In Toyland (1961) – Ray Bolger
6. Enjoy It: In Search Of The Castaways (1962) – Maurice Chevalier/Hayley Mills
7. On The Front Porch: Summer Magic (1963) – Burl Ives
8. The Monkey’s Uncle: The Monkey’s Uncle (1965) – Annette Funicello
9. That Darn Cat: That Darn Cat (1965) – Bobby Troup
10. Fortuosity: The Happiest Millionaire (1967) – Tommy Steele
11. Mickey Mouse Club March: The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) – The Mouseketeers
12. I’m No Fool: The Mickey Mouse Club (1956) – Cliff Edwards
13. You, The Human Animal: The Mickey Mouse Club (1956) – Cliff Edwards
14. Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater: The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) – The Mouseketeers/Jimmie Dodd
15. Wonderful World Of Color (Main Title): Walt Disney’s Wonderful World Of Color (1961) – The Wellingtons
16. The Spectrum Song: Walt Disney’s Wonderful World Of Color (1961) – Paul Frees
17. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett: Davy Crockett (1955) – The Mellomen
18. The Swamp Fox: The Swamp Fox (1959) – Leslie Nielsen
19. The Wonderful World Of Disney (Main Tittle): The Wonderful World Of Disney (1968) – George Burns
20. Zorro: Zorro (1957) – The Mellomen
21. Strummin’ Song: Walt Disney’s Wonderful World Of Color (1961) – Annette Funicello
22. Mister Piano Man: The Golden Horseshoe Review (1962) – Annette Funicello
23. Duck Tales Theme: Duck Tales (1990) – Jeff Pescetto
24. Tale Spin Theme: Tail Spin (1990) – Jim Gilstrap
25. Meet Me Down On Main Street: Disneyland (1956) – The Mellomen
26. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room: Disneyland (1963) – Wally Boag/Fulton Burley/Thurl Ravenscroft/The Mellomen
27. It’s A Small World (After All): New York World’s Fair (1964) – The Disneyland Chorus
28. Yo, Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me): Disneyland (1967) – The Mellomen
29. There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: New York World’s Fair (1964) – Rex Allen
30. Golden Dream: EPCOT Center (1982) – Richard Page/Marti McCall
31. Main Street Electrical Parade: Disneyland (1979) – Jean Jacques Perrey/Gershon Kingsley
My next post will showcase a character I rediscovered via this box set.
I have a a fair amount of Grumpy Disneyana. The prize of my collection is an actual production drawing from Snow White by animator Bill Tytla. That will be spotlighted in the future.
(In “the business”, we call that a “tease”.)
This post is about this Grumpy Schmid musical figurine, from the 1990’s.
What made me look at this more closely was a post by Lee from September 28th, 2011, entitled Grump Har-rumph! about a Schmid Grumpy figure in his collection.
As I’ve mentioned several times, what’s so great about this blog, is it prompts me to re-examine my collection.
This Grumpy plays the song “Children’s Marching Song”.
What song is that?
I wind it up and hear what I know as “Knick, Knack, Paddy Whack”. Also known as “This Old Man”.
Who knew? Apparently it was adapted for the 1958 film “The Inn of the Sixth Happiness” by composer Malcom Arnold as “The Children’s Marching Song”, which led to hit singles for Cyril Stapleton and Mitch Miller.
Disleelandia: Like Epcot, it’s edutainment!
I love a majority of this 1980 metal lunchbox and thermos. It features wonderful graphics of classic characters enjoying classic rides at Walt Disney World.
Is Donald standing up on the boat in Pirates of the Caribbean?
Did Goofy fall out of his Jungle Cruise boat?
Has Mickey abandoned his Doom Buggy in the Haunted Mansion?
The top gets a little rough, with a lot of rust and a tape name tag, but you can still see that there was an incident on Space Mountain.
Open it up, and interestingly, the thermos is not held in with a clip.
It instead offers a diagram for proper thermos placement.
Then, this lovely box takes an odd turn. It decides to advertise World on Ice.
Now, I have nothing against World on Ice. It brings the Disney magic to many people’s hometowns. But, as a somewhat obsessive person, this throws me completely off, and as a kid, I would have had to pass if confronted with this as a lunch conveyance device.
Luckily, it is displayed on a shelf, and the World on Ice side is hidden, and only brought out as a conversation piece. Okay, that has never actually happened, but if you are ever at my house, please feel free to bring it up.