On this day in 1951, Disney’s most offbeat and unfathomable animated features premiered–but it took years for the story LP to appear on Disneyland Records.
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The last animated feature produced under Walt Disney’s supervision was also the last major selling album released during the first golden age of Disneyland Records.
The innovations of the pioneering Disney Music Group composer/conductor, who would have been 105 this Friday May 11th, still influence every groove, disc and download.
The release of the first two-channel stereo sound track for an animated feature was presented with almost as much fanfare as the birth of Princess Aurora herself.
The 1973 two-record set that helped celebrate “50 Happy Years” of The Walt Disney Company also turned to be a tribute to Disney’s in-house record company.
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?
Our Halloween treat is a perennial favorite that put the “boo-boo-boo-boo” in “BOO!” — Disney’s take on the Washington Irving classic with ol’ Bing…
In honor of Walt’s birthday this Dec. 5, here is the story behind Bob Thomas’ book, Disneyland Records’ first compilation album and a key player in both, Jimmy Johnson.