Category Archives: ANIMATION SPIN
Golden Records, one of Disney’s most popular partner labels, featuring Disney cast members and Golden artists, configured the “greatest hits” in several novel ways.
How could this 1978 TV special be one of the first musical adaptations of Dickens’ Christmas Carol when so many other Scrooge musicals seem to have come before it?
The beloved 1966 TV special inspired two separate albums that are similar, yet significantly different, both with the voices of Boris Karloff and Thurl Ravenscroft.
The first of the two LP’s is the granddaddy of classic cartoon/novelty Christmas albums, while the second one deserves wider release with more airplay for its songs.
A look at the album based on a syndicated animated special with some interesting connections to a vintage radio sitcom and a live Disney Theme Park musical.
Hopes were high for Disney’s third animated/live-action musical fantasy and the wide variety of recordings released were a big part of the pre-release excitement.