Category Archives: ANIMATION SPIN
In this anniversary year of both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, we take a Spin through a stack of recordings inspired by Mickey Mouse’s classic clash with bewitched brooms.
One of TV’s greatest cartoons became one of Golden Records’ best albums when June Foray, Paul Frees, Walter Tetley and Bill Scott brought their magical madness to vinyl.
Before e-cards, cardboard records festooned with favorite animated characters and laminated with specially produced voice and music recordings sent magical messages.
There was magic in the air after Mary Martin said, “I’d like to sing some Disney songs,” and Walt Disney said, “I can’t think of anyone I would rather hear sing them.”
Renowned for helping to popularize music and artists of the Polynesian artists, Jack de Mello’s music could also be heard on The Flintstones, Magilla Gorilla and other cartoons.
The touching voice of Darlene Gillespie, the sincerity of Jimmie Dodd and the charm of the Mouseketeers with musical direction by Camarata combine for genuine Disney magic.