Category Archives: ANIMATION SPIN
Decades before the big-screen Aladdin and Tangled, there were six different Disneyland LP adaptations of these stories, some with ties to Willy Wonka, Doctor Who and The Incredibles.
The shortest, least pretentious Disney animated feature was adapted into simple, straightforward Storyteller albums—but who does the voice of Timothy Mouse on them?
In the years after Decca Records was the first to premiere a Disney animated feature score (with soundtrack excerpts) on LP records, it took a roundabout journey to the Disney label.
The soundtrack to this animation/live action fantasy, directed by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’s Grandpa Potts, features an eclectic score, two Doctor Who’s and two cartoon Beatle voices.
After over 60 years on records, cassettes and now downloads, the Pinocchio Storyteller album has managed to retain Cliff Edwards’ original 1957 narration as Jiminy Cricket.
This time we look at how the legacy of this classic animated television special continued to impact music, theater, publishing—and even the loved ones of those who first created it.