Published: March 5, 2012 at 10:57 PMThe Sherman brother have had amazing careers, writing way more music than people realize. This is pretty sad.
Published: March 6, 2012 at 4:14 AMWaiting for the expressions of appreciation of Sherman's oeuvre from those who abhor the song from "It's A Small World."
A man who definitely found a niche and made his mark.
Published: March 6, 2012 at 7:35 AMThis is very sad. Who else could of bought us "Grim Grinning Ghosts", "It's a Small World", "A Pirates Life for Me", and more!
Published: March 6, 2012 at 7:42 AMFWIW, I have loved Small World ever since hearing Richard perform it as he said it was written: as a hymn. Follow the IAAPA link above. It's beautiful.
Published: March 6, 2012 at 7:55 AMWhile I find the 'it's a small world' ride insanely frightening, that version of the song from the above link is quite beautiful.
Published: March 6, 2012 at 8:01 AMI feel embarassed now O.O
Published: March 6, 2012 at 8:39 AMI've had "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" stuck in my head today and nothing could make me happier. I think ultimately, the Sherman brothers could catch you and hold you indefinitely with a tune and lyrics and that was their true talent. They could consolidate all of the optimism that Walt Disney worked so hard to convey into a simple melody and words that defined the attractions they graced. Despite the polarized opinions, the thing everyone remembers from Small World is the song and I don't think I've ever left The Carousel of Progress without hearing someone humming the tune. For those that said they hated the songs I would submit that if you just give into them they have the desired effect. Resisting the joy and hopefulness of a Sherman Brothers song is like flying a kite in the dark, its just unwholesome.
Published: March 6, 2012 at 9:33 AMOne of the best measure of a person's life is if how much happiness they brought to others. By this measure, Robert Sherman had an amazing life. The songs that he and his brother created have brought joy to millions. Their theme park music (Now is the Time, There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Tiki Room Theme, Its Small World, One Little Spark, Miracles Though Molecules..) and their movie music (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jungle Book, Winnie the Poo...) are the soundtracks to some of the happiest memories of my life.
Rest in Peace Mr Sherman. The world is a better place because you were in it.
Published: March 6, 2012 at 10:16 AMThis is a truly sad day.
Published: March 6, 2012 at 8:51 PMThank you for the music. Rest In Peace, Mr. Sherman.
Published: March 7, 2012 at 5:32 AMRobert Serman was great songwriter. As I child I grew up on his music in the Disney films. I watched a documemtery on him and his borther not long ago. And was amazed that one of Walt Disneys favorite songs was from "Mary Poppins..."Feed the Birds"...Which he refered to as the bird song. He will live on thru his music and hopefully will continue to inspire others. He will be missed, but always heared.