Welcome one and all to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. After last month’s discussion of The Little Mermaid, we dive in to the next two films in the Disney Renaissance in our third episode. Starting with The Rescuers Down Under with an amazing score by Bruce Broughton we then talk about what most consider the perfect Disney film Beauty and the Beast, and it’s award-winning soundtrack by Alan Menken and masterful lyricist Howard Ashman!
Back by popular demand, puppeteer, voice actor, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick joins us once again to continue the Disney Renaissance conversation. We have a thoroughly enjoyable chat with her about the 30th film in the Walt Disney animated classics, Beauty and the Beast, and briefly look at the first animated theatrical film sequel produced by Disney, The Rescuers Down Under.
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns with the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet! Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a forgotten Disney classic from the live-action musical Babes in Toyland (1961) called “Mother Goose Village and Lemonade”, adapted by George Bruns from a 1903 operetta by Victor Herbert.
Will and Wend end the show with their In the Parks segment. They guide you through Spaceship Earth, Epcot discussing the history of the attraction, it’s importance in Walt Disney World, their favourite version and the amazing music that accompanies the ride by Bruce Broughton.
If you love all that is Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast AND Babes in Toyland, your preferred version of Spaceship Earth, as well as your favourite music by Bruce Broughton in the parks! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
We hope you enjoy the show!
3:16 – The Rescuers Down Under
9:48 – Beauty and the Beast
36:32 – Disney Music Archives – “Mother Goose Village & Lemonade”
1:01:12 – In the Parks – Spaceship Earth
Links from this episode:
Alan Menken discusses Howard Ashman’s input on Beauty and the Beast during a time when he was very sick
Lou Mongello’s interview with Bruce Broughton on WDW Radio
Walt Disney World Official Album featuring Bruce Broughton’s music for Spaceship Earth
Rachel´s Vlog – a channel about her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life
Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web