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April 29, 2009

Who Put the Music in Disney?

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“Chim Chim Cher-ee.” “I Wanna Be Like You.” “It’s a Small World.” They’re the songs that we all grew up with, the classics — and they were all written by Richard and Robert Sherman. The Sherman Brothers were truly a legendary Disney creative force, writing songs for TV, Theme Park attractions, and films — whatever Walt Disney required. And in 1990, they were formally inducted as Disney Legends, acknowledging their many accomplishments.

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April 28, 2006 – The first Disney’s California Food & Wine Weekend takes place at Disneyland.

April 30, 1928 – Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit black and white silent short “Ozzie of the Mounted” is released through Universal Pictures.

May 1, 1940 – Walter E. Disney, of Los Angeles, receives patent #2,201,689 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, for the “art of animation” multiplane camera.

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Walt moved his TV show, originally on ABC, to NBC primarily because NBC was more proactive in pioneering shows in color and Walt felt color would really enhance his product.
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