Today at 11:00 AM PST I have the opportunity to be on a Q&A Call with Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken. What do Disney Nerds want to know? Just put your question the box below or post your question on my Facebook Page http://www.Facebook.com/iamamommynerd.com
Both Alan Menken and Richard M. Sherman have written songs that are in many of my favorite Disney movies but during the late 80’s & into the 90’s was my favorite Disney Animated movie era. The movies that I most identify with are The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast (my favorite movie), Aladdin, Pocahontas and Hercules. All of these movies feature songs by Alan Menken so I am a giant fan of his work.
Richard M. Sherman and his brother Robert B. Sherman composed some of the most beloved songs in the Disney canon. The Disney Legends won two Oscars® for their work on Mary Poppins, and during their decades–long association with Disney they wrote more than 200 songs for 27 films and two dozen television productions. They made unforgettable contributions to such Disney films as The Parent Trap, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and the entire Winnie the Pooh series, as well as the family classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. They also penned beloved songs for Disney Parks including the theme songs for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, it’s a small world, and Carousel of Progress. Richard wrote the song “Make Way for Tomorrow Today” for the blockbuster film Iron Man 2.
With eight Academy Awards, Alan Menken has received more Oscars than any living person. He has written songs and scores for some of the world’s most beloved films: Tangled, Enchanted, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast , Aladdin, Pocahontas, Hercules, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Little Shop of Horrors, Home on the Range and Newsies. His song “Star Spangled Man,” was the patriotic anthem of the 2011 hit film Captain America: The First Avenger. Menken’s Broadway successes include his 2012 Tony Award® for Newsies, plus The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, and Sister Act . His other stage productions include King David, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and his latest stage production Aladdin: The New Musical, opening next year.
After the call today I will post the questions that were asked of them so you can see if your question was asked !