Three years ago today, prolific songwriting duo, the Sherman Brothers, received a window honoring their work on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland.
Richard and Robert Sherman are responsible for some of the most famous Disney songs you’ve ever heard, from classic Disney movies and park rides: “It’s a Small World,” “The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room,” “The Wonderful World of Color,” Mary Poppins’ “A Spoonful of Sugar,” The Jungle Book’s “I Wanna Be Like You,” and the theme song for the iconic Winnie the Pooh television series.
Take a look at this clip in which Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke discuss the song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”:
About their Disney career, Richard has said, “There’s a line in Mary Poppins that says, ‘A man has dreams of walking with giants to carve his niche in the edifice of time.’ At Disney, we walked with giants.”
Want to learn more about the Sherman Brothers and their Disney legacy? We recommend watching the recent documentary, The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story. And in honor of the brothers, share a song or two with a friend today.