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A Moment with Magic – Richard Sherman Composer

A Moment with Magic – Richard Sherman Composer

Title: A Moment with Magic
CTNX 2011
Length 30min

CTN animation eXpo is proud to present a very special treat for our guests. Master composer and brilliant individual will share his amazing talent and songs with us as he plays the piano on Friday night. Richard Sherman is a National Treasure and un-renewable American resource. You don’t want to miss this VERY SPECIAL gift.

Richard M. Sherman and his brother, Robert B. Sherman are the foremost composer-lyricists in family entertainment. Throughout the legendary Sherman Brothers’ career, they wrote more film songs than any other team in cinematic history. For generations, the Shermans have created the soundtrack of everyone’s childhood, including the most translated and performed song on earth, IT’S A SMALL WORLD (AFTER ALL).

The Sherman Brothers’ prolific career spans six decades – and counting!  Among their achievements are: two Academy Awards for Walt Disney’s masterpiece, MARY POPPINS (score) and CHIM CHIM CHER-EE (song), nine Oscar nominations, three Grammy Awards, twenty-four Gold and Platinum albums, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, an honorary Doctorate from their alma mater, Bard College and in a 2008 ceremony at the White House, ‘National Medal of Arts’ the highest honor bestowed upon American-born artists.

Richard and his brother first gained recognition in popular music with Top 10 hits YOU’RE SIXTEEN, LET’S GET TOGETHER and TALL PAUL. In 1960, the Sherman Brothers were signed to an exclusive contract by Walt Disney, himself, becoming the Disney Studio’s first (and only) staff songwriters. The Sherman Brothers wrote over 200 songs featured in Walt’s films, TV shows and Theme Parks. The Shermans’ 36 feature Disney film credits include: JUNGLE BOOK, THE PARENT TRAP, SUMMER MAGIC, THE ARISTOCATS, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE, THE FAMILY BAND, THE SWORD IN THE STONE, and the WINNIE THE POOH series. They wrote Disney’s long-running TV theme song, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR and their many contributions to Disney theme parks include: THE TIKI TIKI TIKI ROOM, THERE’S A GREAT BIG, BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW (Carousel of Progress), and ONE LITTLE SPARK (EPCOT).

After their Disney decade, The Shermans continued their musical success, writing the words and music for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, SNOOPY COME HOME, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, and the Broadway musical, OVER HERE! The brothers then penned both the screenplays and song scores for TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN, THE MAGIC OF LASSIE, and THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE (the 1976 Royal Command film).  In 2000, the Sherman Brothers returned to Disney to write the song score for the animated feature, THE TIGGER MOVIE.  In 2009, Disney Studios released the critically-acclaimed documentary, “the boys: the sherman brothers’ story” which chronicles the brothers’ personal lives and professional partnership.

The Sherman Brothers’ songbook continues to delight audiences around the world. After a record-breaking four year run at The London Palladium, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG has played national tours in the U.S and U.K. The stage production of MARY POPPINS, entering its sixth Supercalifragilistic year on Broadway, has worldwide touring companies currently circling the globe.

For decades, Richard has enjoyed raising money for a host of worthwhile causes by performing at countless charitable events.  One of his proudest moments came when he, along with former president, George H.W. Bush, was awarded the Gold Medallion of Honor by UNICEF for his help in raising funds for children with HIV/AIDS.

Richard M. Sherman continues composing every day. In 2010, a collection of his solo instrumentals was released on the Solid Air CD, “Forgotten Dreams” and Richard’s song was featured in the blockbuster film, IRON MAN 2.

Richard M. Sherman and his brother, Robert B. Sherman are the foremost composer-lyricists in family entertainment. Throughout the legendary Sherman Brothers’ career, they wrote more film songs than any other team in cinematic history. For generations, the Shermans have created the soundtrack of everyone’s childhood, including the most translated and performed song on earth, IT’S A SMALL WORLD (AFTER ALL).

The Sherman Brothers’ prolific career spans six decades – and counting!  Among their achievements are: two Academy Awards for Walt Disney’s masterpiece, MARY POPPINS (score) and CHIM CHIM CHER-EE (song), nine Oscar nominations, three Grammy Awards, twenty-four Gold and Platinum albums, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, an honorary Doctorate from their alma mater, Bard College and in a 2008 ceremony at the White House, ‘National Medal of Arts’ the highest honor bestowed upon American-born artists.

Richard and his brother first gained recognition in popular music with Top 10 hits YOU’RE SIXTEEN, LET’S GET TOGETHER and TALL PAUL. In 1960, the Sherman Brothers were signed to an exclusive contract by Walt Disney, himself, becoming the Disney Studio’s first (and only) staff songwriters. The Sherman Brothers wrote over 200 songs featured in Walt’s films, TV shows and Theme Parks. The Shermans’ 36 feature Disney film credits include: JUNGLE BOOK, THE PARENT TRAP, SUMMER MAGIC, THE ARISTOCATS, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE, THE FAMILY BAND, THE SWORD IN THE STONE, and the WINNIE THE POOH series. They wrote Disney’s long-running TV theme song, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR and their many contributions to Disney theme parks include: THE TIKI TIKI TIKI ROOM, THERE’S A GREAT BIG, BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW (Carousel of Progress), and ONE LITTLE SPARK (EPCOT).

After their Disney decade, The Shermans continued their musical success, writing the words and music for CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, SNOOPY COME HOME, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, and the Broadway musical, OVER HERE! The brothers then penned both the screenplays and song scores for TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN, THE MAGIC OF LASSIE, and THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE (the 1976 Royal Command film).  In 2000, the Sherman Brothers returned to Disney to write the song score for the animated feature, THE TIGGER MOVIE.  In 2009, Disney Studios released the critically-acclaimed documentary, “the boys: the sherman brothers’ story” which chronicles the brothers’ personal lives and professional partnership. The Sherman Brothers’ songbook continues to delight audiences around the world. After a record-breaking four year run at The London Palladium, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG has played national tours in the U.S and U.K. The stage production of MARY POPPINS, entering its sixth Supercalifragilistic year on Broadway, has worldwide touring companies currently circling the globe.

For decades, Richard has enjoyed raising money for a host of worthwhile causes by performing at countless charitable events.  One of his proudest moments came when he, along with former president, George H.W. Bush, was awarded the Gold Medallion of Honor by UNICEF for his help in raising funds for children with HIV/AIDS.

Richard M. Sherman continues composing every day. In 2010, a collection of his solo instrumentals was released on the Solid Air CD, “Forgotten Dreams” and Richard’s song was featured in the blockbuster film, IRON MAN 2.

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