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The Secret Musical Geniuses Behind Your Favorite Disney Songs

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Whether you're 8, 48 or 80, you could probably sing along to classic Disney tunes like "A Spoonful of Sugar," "It's A Small World" and "I Wan'na Be Like You," but do you know what all these songs have in common? Well they're all catchy, but they were also all written by the same 2 people. It turns out a pair of brothers named Robert and Richard Sherman are responsible for all the classic songs from your childhood. Not bad for a couple of musicians you've never heard of!

The Sherman brothers learned to play the piano and write music from around the time they were born, since their father Al was a also a successful songwriter.

They got involved with the Disney films after writing tunes for the original Mouseketeers.

The Sherman brothers with Walt Disney.DVD Talk

The Sherman brothers are best-known for their work on Mary Poppins, which featured some of their best songs, including "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Feed the Birds," which quickly became Walt Disney's favorite song.

Disney would often invite the Shermans to his office to talk about their work, then according to Richard he would stare out the window and ask them to play the song. "That's what it's all about," he once said, according to Richard, "everything we do at Disney."

The same year, the brothers worked on another Disney song which quickly became the most performed song of all time.

Click the next page to find out what the song was!

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