The Wonderful Musical World of Disney

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The film "Saving Mr. Banks" depicts Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) in the early 1960s as his commercial/cultural empire was growing.

David Garland presents a bit of Thomas Newman's score for that new film, and also shares music from a few of Disney's early successes including "Pinocchio," "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs," "Fantasia," "Mary Poppins," and more–even some demo recordings by the Sherman brothers, who created many famous Disney songs.

Comments [11]

Paul Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

Maybe we're "Waiting for Walt"?
I knew the Wednesday, January 8, 2014 may have been some sort of Red Herring…
Perhaps next week?

Jan. 22 2014 10:46 PM
Cynthia from NJ

Still no audio??

Jan. 16 2014 12:54 PM
Paul Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

No audio yet?

Jan. 14 2014 09:58 PM
Gene from Elmsford,NY

Really enjoyed this show.Nice selections of music and great commentary. We definitely could have listened for another hour. The World's Fair segments were a trip down memory lane (even the ear worm LOL). Great job David as always.

Jan. 12 2014 08:43 PM
Neil in Brooklyn

And let's not forget, Dick Van Dyke did as much singing in "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" as Julie Andrews did.

Jan. 12 2014 11:26 AM
Douglas Berry from Asbury Park NJ

Great show david garland, as usual- Only you missed a Disney Icon Song :"Born on a Mountain Top in Tennessee . . ." Where was the Davy Crockett Theme?? I am right in thinking this was a Disnay Production, no?? Anyway, Great Show . . .

Jan. 12 2014 12:32 AM
Pam Oleson from Craigville, IN

The Disney program was fun, especially since we just saw "Saving Mr. Banks" and a special exhibit about Walt Disney at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. We've been doing our own review of old Disney movies including "Snow White" and "Fantasia". The songs from the 1964 World's Fair were a trip down memory lane as we remember visiting the fair as children. Thanks.

Jan. 11 2014 10:13 PM
Silversalty from Brooklyn

"supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" reminds me of how special Julie Andrews is. Often Jonathan Schwartz plays talky show tunes, which to my ear rarely have much appeal. But sometimes he plays one with Ms. Andrews "singing." She always comes through with both a clear dialog and an expressive catchy musical quality.

Just now .. "as only Julie Andrews can do it."

Jan. 11 2014 09:22 PM
Paul Pettigrew from Perth, Western Australia

Apologies! The website quoted Wednesday January 8!!
Many, many thanks for your show!

Jan. 11 2014 08:59 AM
David Garland from WQXR Studio

@Paul Pettigrew - Not bogus; just not broadcast yet. The show will air Saturday (Jan. 11), and will be archived here immediately after that.

Jan. 10 2014 05:45 PM
Paul Pettigrew from Perth, West Australia

Is this bogus? Where's the audio? Why Wednesday?

Jan. 09 2014 07:59 PM

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