The Sherman Brothers Disney's Songwriting Superstars

Richard and Robert Sherman were brothers who loved music, just like their dad, a songwriter.

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Songwriting duo, the Sherman Brothers

The Sherman Brothers: Disney's Songwriting Superstars

Once upon a time, in New York City, there were two brothers named Richard and Robert Sherman. Their dad was a songwriter, and guess what? These brothers decided to follow in his footsteps.

Richard was a happy and energetic kid who loved music. He learned to play the flute, piccolo, and piano. He even wrote some fancy music pieces during college. But his biggest dream was to write amazing songs, just like the ones you hear in movies.

Around the same time, Richard and his brother Robert started writing songs together. It all began with a challenge from their dad! In 1958, they wrote their first hit song, "Tall Paul." It was sung by a famous young singer named Annette Funicello.

This success caught the attention of Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse He hired the Sherman brothers to write songs for his movies. And that's how they became Disney's super songwriting team.

Remember the catchy song "It's a Small World (After All)"? That's one of their creations It's become so popular that it's sung all over the world in many different languages.

The Sherman brothers also wrote songs for movies like Mary Poppins (with hits like "Feed the Birds" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"), The Jungle Book, and The Aristocats. They even won awards for their amazing work.

After Walt Disney passed away, the brothers kept writing songs for movies and even musicals They even wrote a song for a movie about Winnie the Pooh.

The Sherman brothers are legends for creating songs that kids and grown-ups love all around the world. Their music makes us happy, sing along, and imagine wonderful things.

Thomas Brodie

Thomas Brodie

Defender of the deep. Passionate about marine conservation, he works tirelessly to protect our oceans and their inhabitants.