Disney Songwriters

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Disney animated canon songwriters

1. Frank Churchill

Composer | Dumbo

Academy Award-winning composer and songwriter ("Whistle While You Work", "Some Day My Prince Will Come"), and pianist, educated at the University of California. He was a pianist in film theatres, and then came to Hollywood under contract to Walt Disney. Joining ASCAP in 1938, his chief musical ...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Dumbo, Bambi, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Peter Pan, Oliver & Company, Ralph Breaks the Internet

2. Larry Morey

Writer | Bambi

American lyricist and author Lawrence L. 'Larry' Morey was chiefly noted for co-writing (with the composer and songwriter Frank Churchill) the musical numbers for Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), including "Heigh-Ho", "I'm Wishing" and "Whistle While You Work". He also worked on the...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Oliver & Company, Ralph Breaks the Internet

3. Leigh Harline

Composer | Pinocchio

Academy Award-winning composer (score, Pinocchio (1940), conductor, songwriter ("When You Wish Upon a Star" [Academy award, Best Song, 1940) and arranger Leigh Harine was educated at the University of Utah. He was a music student of J. Spencer Cornwall. He arranged the first transcontinental ...

Pinocchio, Aladdin, Ralph Breaks the Internet

4. Ned Washington

Soundtrack | High Noon

Prolific American lyricist and songwriter, one of the giants of Tin Pan Alley. He contributed numerous popular standards to jazz and to the big band scene. His catalogue includes such titles as "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" (theme song for bandleader Tommy Dorsey), the ballad "I Don't Stand a ...

Pinocchio, Dumbo, Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Fun & Fancy Free, Aladdin, Ralph Breaks the Internet

5. Johann Sebastian Bach

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, into a large and distinguished family of professional musicians. His father, named Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a violinist and trumpeter, employed by the city of Eisenach. His uncles were church organists, court ...

Fantasia

6. Leopold Stokowski

Soundtrack | Fantasia

Flamboyant, latterly white-maned, U.S. conductor known best for his popularization of classical music. (He is also known for teaching 'Mickey Mouse' a few things about music in Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940), in which Stokowski was featured with the Philadelphia Orchestra). He was a pioneer in the ...

Fantasia

7. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Pyotr (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk, Vyatka region, Russia. He was the second of six children (five brothers and one sister). His father, named Ilya Chaikovsky, was a mining business executive in Votkinsk. His father's ancestors were from Ukraine and Poland. His ...

Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Home on the Range

8. Paul Dukas

Soundtrack | The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Paul Abraham Dukas was born on October 1, 1865 into a Jewish family in Paris, France. He studied music at the Paris Conservatoire, where his teachers were Theodore Dubois, César Franck, and 'Ernest Guiraud'. He met Claude Debussy while both were students at the Paris Conservatoire and they remained ...

Fantasia, Fantasia 2000

9. Igor Stravinsky

Soundtrack | Allied

Igor Stravinsky's father was a singer at the opera, and thus Stravinsky became a student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after a short stint as a law student. Very much influenced by Russian composers, only his sponsor Sergei Diaghilev in Paris was able to convince him to try new styles of ballet, e.g. ...

Fantasia, Fantasia 2000

11. Ludwig van Beethoven

Soundtrack | Sherlock Holmes

Beethoven was the child of a Flamian musician family and became a member of the electoral orchestra of Bonn in 1783. In 1787 he studied at Mozart's in Vienna and in 1792 he moved all to Vienna becoming a student of Franz Joseph Haydn. The Vienna High Society loved him as a piano player as well as ...

Fantasia, Fantasia 2000

12. Amilcare Ponchielli

Soundtrack | No Reservations

His most famous opera is "La Gioconda", which contains "La danza delle ore (The Dance of the Hours)".

Fantasia

13. Modest Mussorgsky

Soundtrack | Dracula 2000

In 1856 Moussorgsky joined the Russian army where he met the piano player and composer 'Balakirev' who taught him composition. As he could not finish his studies in music, Moussorgsky did not know all stylistic means of composition perfectly and thus had to follow his instinct in his works becoming...

Fantasia

14. Franz Schubert

Soundtrack | Minority Report

Schubert was musically educated at the "Hofkapelle" in Vienna where he sang as a boy but then had to quit in order to help his father at school. Four years later, he became an independent composer and was destined to live in poverty from then onwards. Having an introverted personality, Schubert ...

Fantasia

15. Rachel Field

Soundtrack | Fantasia

Author and Poet.

Fantasia

16. Effie I. Canning

Soundtrack | Atlantic City

Published "Rock-A-Bye Baby" under the name Effie Canning because she was afraid her father might not approve. Canning was her grandmother's last name.

Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Robin Hood

17. Mildred J. Hill

Soundtrack | Paycheck

She and sister, Patty Smith Hill, are buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, KY)

Dumbo, Robin Hood

18. Patty S. Hill

Soundtrack | Paycheck

Kappa Delta Pi Laureate (1938)

Dumbo, Robin Hood

19. Oliver Wallace

Composer | Dumbo

Oliver Wallace was born on August 6, 1887 in London, England as Oliver George Wallace. He is known for his work on Dumbo (1941), Cinderella (1950) and Alice in Wonderland (1951). He died on September 15, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan

Dumbo, Fun & Fancy Free

Dumbo

24. Charles Wolcott

Music_department | Bambi

Charles Wolcott was born on September 29, 1906 in Flint, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Bambi (1942), Song of the South (1946) and The Three Caballeros (1944). He died on January 26, 1987 in Haifa, Israel.

Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

25. Ary Barroso

Soundtrack | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Ary Barroso was born on November 7, 1903 in Ubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Ary Evangelista Barroso. He died on February 9, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros

26. Zequinha de Abreu

Soundtrack | Behind the Candelabra

José Gomes de Abreu (nickname "Zequinha"), popular piano player and composer, was born in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, a small town in the Sao Paulo State, in September 19 of 1880. He started his piano studies at age of 6. José de Abreu was owner of a drugstore, mayor of Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, ...

Saludos Amigos

27. Manuel Esperón

Composer | Cantaclaro

Prolific multi award-winning Mexican composer of over 900 songs (many of which have become standards of Latin music) and 500 soundtracks. He was hand-picked by Walt Disney to write most of the Mexican musical segment for The Three Caballeros (1944), alongside Agustin Lara, Ary Barroso and his ...

The Three Caballeros

28. Ernesto Cortázar

Writer | En cada puerto un amor

Ernesto Cortázar was born on December 10, 1897 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico as Ernesto Cortázar Hernández. He was a composer and writer, known for En cada puerto un amor (1949), Noches de ronda (1943) and Radio Patrulla (1951). He died on November 30, 1953 in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico.

The Three Caballeros

29. Ray Gilbert

Soundtrack | Song of the South

Academy Award-winning songwriter ("Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" [1947]), composer and author, educated in public schools and then a writer of special material for Sophie Tucker, Harry Richman and Buddy Rogers. He came to Hollywood in 1939 and wrote for Earl Carroll, then signed for 3 1/2 years with Walt ...

The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, Melody Time, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

30. Agustín Lara

Soundtrack | La piel que habito

Agustín Lara was born on October 1, 1900 in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, Mexico as Ángel Agustín María Carlos Fausto Mariano Alfonso del Sagrado Corazón Lara y Aguirre del Pino. He was married to Rocío Durán, Yolanda Santacruz Gasca, Clara Martínez, María Félix, Angelina Bruscheta Carral and Esther Rivas...

The Three Caballeros

31. Edmundo Santos

Soundtrack | The Three Caballeros

Provided the voices of both Mickey Mouse and Goofy in the original Mexican release of Fun and Fancy Free (1947).

The Three Caballeros

32. Dorival Caymmi

Soundtrack | The Break-Up

Dorival Caymmi was born on April 30, 1914 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He was married to Adelaide Tostes. He died on August 16, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Three Caballeros

33. João de Barro

Soundtrack | Alô, Alô, Brasil

João de Barro was born on March 29, 1907 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga. He died on December 24, 2006 in Rio de Janeiro.

The Three Caballeros

The Three Caballeros

35. Benedito Lacerda

Soundtrack | Banana-da-Terra

Benedito Lacerda was born on March 14, 1903 in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He died on November 16, 1958 in Rio de Janeiro.

The Three Caballeros

The Three Caballeros

The Three Caballeros

38. James Pierpont

Soundtrack | The Long Kiss Goodnight

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

The Three Caballeros

39. Ken Darby

Soundtrack | How the West Was Won

Composer ("How the West Was Won"), songwriter ("Make Mine Music"), choral director, conductor, arranger, singer and author, educated at Christian College and a student of Tibor Serly, Ernst Toch, Herman Hand, and Victor Young.

He originated The King's Men male vocal quartet in 1929 and appeared on ...

Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music, Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time

41. Al Cameron

Soundtrack | Make Mine Music

Composer, songwriter, director, producer, pianist, advertising executive and author, he was educated at DePauw University. He was a master of ceremonies on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1921, and had his own radio show on WCX. He was a pianist, accompanist and singer for the B.F. Keith,...

Make Mine Music

42. Ted Weems

Soundtrack | Raging Bull

Ted Weems was born on September 26, 1901 in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, USA as Wilfred Theodore Weymes. He was married to Eleanor Constance Logan. He died on May 6, 1963 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Make Mine Music

43. Bobby Worth

Soundtrack | The Rover

Bobby Worth was born on September 25, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He died on July 17, 2002 in Mission Hills, California, USA.

Make Mine Music, Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time

44. Eddie Sauter

Soundtrack | Buffalo '66

Co-leader of the famed Sauter-Finegan Orchestra (1952-1958), composer, arranger and conductor, he was educated at Columbia University and Juilliard, and studied under Stefan Wolpe, Bernard Wagenaar, and Louis Gruenberg. He joined the Archie Bleyer Orchestra in 1932, and arranged for Red Norvo, ...

Make Mine Music

45. Alec Wilder

Soundtrack | The Flight of the Phoenix

Alec Wilder was born on February 16, 1907 in Rochester, New York, USA as Alexander Lafayette Chew Wilder. He died on December 24, 1980 in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music

47. Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Writer | Casey at the Bat

Thayer was a writer for the Harvard Lampoon in college and wrote for William Randolph Hearst's San Francisco Examiner.

Make Mine Music

48. Theodore A. Metz

Soundtrack | Batman

Composer of the rousing ragtime classic "A Hot Time in the Old Town", which became the theme song of the Spanish-American War in 1898. (Theodore Roosevelt once conducted the tune and commented that he was "proud to shake the hand of the man who wrote the song that stirred a nation.") Metz ...

Make Mine Music

49. Sergei Prokofiev

Soundtrack | Red Heat

Prokofiev was a multi-talented man and an innovative composer. He learned piano from his mother and chess from his father. He always had a chess set on his piano, and was able to play against the chess champions of his time. He studied music with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, graduated with highest ...

Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music

51. Henry Creamer

Soundtrack | Southland Tales

Songwriter ("After You've Gone"), composer, author, publisher and singer, educated in New York public schools. He co-founded the Clef Club, and joined the Gotham-Attucks Music Company. He joined ASCAP in 1924 and toured the US and Europe in vaudeville with his chief musical collaborator, Turner ...

Make Mine Music

52. Allie Wrubel

Soundtrack | Song of the South

Charter member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Inducted in 1970.

Make Mine Music, Melody Time

53. Nelson Eddy

Actor | Phantom of the Opera

The only career Nelson Eddy ever considered was singing. His parents were singers, his grandparents were musicians. Unable to afford a teacher, he learned by imitating opera recordings. At age 14 he worked as a telephone operator in a Philadelphia iron foundry. He sold newspaper advertising and ...

Make Mine Music

54. James Whitcomb Riley

Writer | An Old Sweetheart of Mine

James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, 1849 in Greenfield, Indiana, USA. He died on July 22, 1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Make Mine Music

55. Gioachino Rossini

Soundtrack | Strange Days

As a son of a horn player and a singer Rossini was taught instruments early in his life. When he was older he went to the conservatory of Bologna for lessons. His first opera was such a big success that a lot of people wanted him to write more pieces. But nevertheless in 1816 his masterpiece "The ...

Make Mine Music

56. Cesare Sterbini

Soundtrack | Jumanji

Italian librettist, poet, and official of the Vatican treasury.

Make Mine Music

57. Gaetano Donizetti

Soundtrack | The Fifth Element

Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti was born November 29, 1797 in Bergamo, Italy. He was born in a windowless cellar into a poor family of a government clerk. At the age of 9 he became a protégé of Johann Simon Mayr, Maestro di Cappella of the Lombard city. Johann Mayr hosted and educated young ...

Make Mine Music

58. Salvatore Cammarano

Soundtrack | The Money Pit

Italian librettist and playwright, the most important of his generation.

Make Mine Music

59. Richard Wagner

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Richard Wagner was a German composer best known for his operas, primarily the monumental four-opera cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen". He was born Wilhelm Richard Wagner on May 22, 1813, in Leipzig, Germany. He was the ninth child in the family of Carl Wagner, a police clerk. Richard was only six ...

Make Mine Music, Home on the Range

60. Arrigo Boito

Soundtrack | Match Point

Brother of writer Camillo Boito.

Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music

63. Buddy Kaye

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Hit songwriter and lyricist ("Till the End of Time", "Full Moon and Empty Arms"), author, musician and publisher who began his career as a saxophonist aboard ships and at summer hotels. He made a number of recordings with his own quintet, and wrote special material for The Mills Brothers, Ted Lewis...

Fun & Fancy Free

64. Bennie Benjamin

Soundtrack | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

American songwriter and lyricist, best known for "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" (co-written with Sol Marcus and made popular by The Ink Spots). A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, Benny began his career in vaudeville and as a composer for local orchestras. He was also ...

Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time

65. George David Weiss

Soundtrack | Twelve Monkeys

George David Weiss was born on April 9, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Claire Nicholson. He died on August 23, 2010 in Oldwick, New Jersey, USA.

Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch

66. Bill Walsh

Producer | Mary Poppins

Bill Walsh was born in New York to immigrant parents (father from Canada, mother from Ireland). In his teen years he lived with relatives in Cincinnati, OH, and later attended the University of Cincinnati. In 1933 he joined the stock touring company of husband / wife team Barbara Stanwyck and Frank...

Fun & Fancy Free

67. Ray Noble

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 2

Ray Noble was born on December 17, 1903 in Brighton, Sussex, England as Stanley Raymond Noble. He died on April 3, 1978 in Camden, London, England.

Fun & Fancy Free

68. Paul J. Smith

Composer | Pinocchio

Paul was the son of J.J. Smith, who was a professor at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho in the early 1900's. It was a very musical family. Father J J composed a number of songs for the College. Paul became music director for Disney. His brother Arthur also became a studio musician and played...

Fun & Fancy Free

69. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Soundtrack | Brokeback Mountain

Rimsky-Korsakov was a navy officer but soon discovered his love for music. Since 1861 he belonged to the group of Balkirev but later he returned to the traditional way of composing. He combined uniquely the Russian folksongs with the music of the Orthodox Church. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote the first ...

Melody Time

70. Jack Fina

Soundtrack | It's Great to Be Young

Pianist, songwriter ("Bumble Boogie"), composer and conductor, educated at the New York College of Music and a student of August Fraemcke and Elsa Nicilini. He was a pianist in dance orchestras, including that of Freddy Martin, and then formed his own orchestra (which used his composition "Dream ...

Melody Time

71. Kim Gannon

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Songwriter ("I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Under Paris Skies", "A Dreamer's Holiday", "Autumn Nocturne"), author and lawyer, educated at St. Lawrence University (BS) and Albany Law School (LL.B.). He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1934. Besides writing for films, he wrote the Broadway stage ...

Melody Time

72. Walter Kent

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Composer, songwriter ("I'll be Home for Christmas", "The White Cliffs of Dover", "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die") and architect, educated at Townsend Harris Hall, Juilliard (on scholarship), at City College of New York, and in private music study with Leopold Auer and Samuel Gardner. He was a ...

Melody Time

73. Joyce Kilmer

Soundtrack | The Big Broadcast

Author and poet ("Trees"), educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University (BA). He was the editorial assistant for the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary, the literary editor of 'The Churchman', the poetry editor of the 'Literary Digest', and a contributor to the New York Times Sunday ...

Melody Time

Melody Time

Melody Time

76. Johnny Lange

Soundtrack | Singing Guns

Hit songwriter ("Mule Train", "Clancy Lowered the Boom"), author and publisher, educated in a Philadelphia high school. His daughter is actress Hope Lange. He joined the music staff at film studios in 1937 and resumed his film music career in 1946 and 1947 in collaboration with Lew Porter. He also ...

Melody Time

77. Don Raye

Soundtrack | Captain America: The First Avenger

Don Raye was born on March 16, 1909 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Donald MacRae Wilhoite Jr. He died on January 29, 1985 in Encino, California, USA.

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Alice in Wonderland

78. Gene de Paul

Soundtrack | Captain America: The First Avenger

Songwriter ("I'll Remember April", "Cow Cow Boogie", "Teach Me Tonight"), composer, pianist, singer and arranger, educated at Benjamin Franklin High School and in private piano study. He was a pianist in dance orchestras, and toured theatres as a singer, also arranging music for vocal groups before...

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Alice in Wonderland

79. Robert Burns

Soundtrack | The Jacket

Robert Burns was born to a poor farming family in the Lowlands of Scotland in 1759. During his adult years he wrote several volumes of poetry that were well received. By the time of his death he was considered the poet laureate of Scotland, and is still considered so by many to this day. Among his ...

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

80. Mack David

Music_department | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Composer, songwriter ("Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White", "Bimbombey", "Blue and Sentimenta") and author, educated at Cornell University and St. John's University Law School. He wrote many themes for television and films. Joining ASCAP in 1934, his chief musical collaborators included Jerry ...

Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Ralph Breaks the Internet

81. Jerry Livingston

Music_department | Cinderella

Versatile American composer and songwriter, who frequently worked on Broadway in collaboration with the lyricist Mack David. Livingston studied piano and theory at the University of Arizona and arrived on the music scene as a sideman with a Denver dance band. After briefly leading his own orchestra...

Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Ralph Breaks the Internet

82. Al Hoffman

Music_department | Cinderella

Prolific songwriter ("Heartaches", "Allegheny Moon"), composer, author and drummer. He came to the USA in 1908 and was educated at Franklyn High School in Seattle, Washington. He led his own band in Seattle, then came to New York in 1928 where he was a drummer in night club orchestras. Journeying ...

Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Ralph Breaks the Internet

83. Bob Hilliard

Soundtrack | The Place Beyond the Pines

Songwriter ("In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning", "Our Day Will Come"), composer and author. He wrote the Broadway stage scores for "Hazel Flagg" and "Angel in the Wings". Joining ASCAP in 1950, his chief musical collaborators included Carl Sigman, Jule Styne, Mort Garson, Sammy Mysels, Dick ...

Alice in Wonderland

84. Sammy Fain

Soundtrack | Calamity Jane

Sammy Fain was born on June 17, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA as Samuel Feinberg. He was married to Jane Fischer and Sally Fox. He died on December 6, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, The Rescuers

85. Ted Sears

Writer | Pinocchio

As his writing partner, Winston Hibler, once put it, "Perhaps Ted's greatest talent was his own unique brand of humor. It was warm, gentle humor; there was never a barb in it. And his was the key, to Ted's whole personality. He was the kindest man I ever knew. He lived with laughter and without ...

Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty

86. Sammy Cahn

Soundtrack | Die Hard

Award-winning songwriter ("All the Way" [Academy Award, 1957], "Three Coins in the Fountain" [Academy Award, 1954], "Love and Marriage" [Emmy Award, 1955], "High Hopes" [Academy Award, 1959], "Call Me Irresponsible" [Academy Award, 1963]), composer, author and publisher, educated at Seward Park ...

Peter Pan

87. Erdman Penner

Writer | Sleeping Beauty

Erdman Penner was born on January 17, 1905 in Canada. He was a writer, known for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Cinderella (1950) and Lady and the Tramp (1955). He died on November 10, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty

88. Winston Hibler

Writer | Sleeping Beauty

Songwriter ("A Boy Is a Curious Thing"), auhor, director, producer and actor, educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Between 1928 and 1938 he was a Broadway stage actor and appeared in several films, and from 1938 to 1942 he was a writer for radio, films and stage productions, and later...

Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty

89. Sonny Burke

Music_department | The Wild Bunch

Songwriter ("Midnight Sun", "Black Coffee"), arranger, conductor, composer, and record executive, educated at the University of Detroit and Duke University. He arranged for dance orchestras, and was artists-and-repertoire director for Decca Records for fourteen years and Reprise Records for three ...

Lady and the Tramp

90. Peggy Lee

Actress | Lady and the Tramp

Peggy Lee was Born Norma Dolores Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, on May 26, 1920. At age four her mother died. Peggy's father, a railroad station agent, remarried but later left home, leaving Peggy's care entrusted to a stepmother who physically abused her. Peggy later memorialized this in the ...

Lady and the Tramp

91. H.R. Bishop

Soundtrack | Enough

He was knighted in 1842.

Lady and the Tramp

92. George Bruns

Soundtrack | Babes in Toyland

Born in Oregon in 1914, George Bruns was the son of a sawmill worker. He took music lessons as a child, becoming proficient on the piano, tuba and trombone. He attended Oregon State Agricultural College, and in order to pay tuition he played in the ROTC band. Deciding on a musical career, he left ...

Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, Treasure Planet

93. Tom Adair

Soundtrack | God Bless America

Songwriter Tom Adair worked with James B. Allardice in the early 1960s. They first met while working on The Ann Sothern Show (1958); he wrote the music while Allardice was a writer on the show. Adair also wrote the music and Allardine wrote scripts for Hazel (1961); however, they also collaborated ...

Sleeping Beauty

94. Jack Lawrence

Soundtrack | Black Rain

During WWII, he served in the Coast Guard and the merchant marine.

Sleeping Beauty

95. Mel Leven

Soundtrack | Babes in Toyland

Mel Leven was born on November 11, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died on December 17, 2007 in Studio City, California, USA.

101 Dalmatians

96. Richard M. Sherman

Music_department | Mary Poppins

Richard Morton Sherman was born in the spring of 1928 in New York City to Rosa and Al Sherman. Together with his older brother, Robert B. Sherman, the Sherman brothers would follow in their songwriting father's footsteps to form one of the most prolific, lauded and long lasting songwriting ...

The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Lion King, Winnie the Pooh

97. Robert B. Sherman

Soundtrack | The Jungle Book

Robert B. Sherman was born just before Christmas in 1925 in New York City. Parents, Rosa & Al Sherman didn't know how they would pay the doctor and delivery costs. Fortunately, upon their arrival home from the hospital, Al discovered a large royalty check in the mail. Ironically, it was Al's song, ...

The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Lion King, Winnie the Pooh

98. Terry Gilkyson

Soundtrack | The Jungle Book

Terry Gilkyson was born on June 17, 1916 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA as Hamilton Henry Gilkyson III. He died on October 15, 1999 in Austin, Texas, USA.

The Jungle Book, The Aristocats

99. Van Dyke Parks

Soundtrack | The Departed

Van Dyke Parks was born on January 3, 1943 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. He is a composer, known for The Departed (2006), Heathers (1989) and Popeye (1980).

The Jungle Book

100. Floyd Huddleston

Soundtrack | Robin Hood

Songwriter and author. He joined ASCAP in 1949, and his popular-song compositions include "Highway to Love", "You Can't Do Wrong Doin' Right", "Of All Things", "He's Just My Kind", "Just For Laughs", and "You Started Something".

The Aristocats, Robin Hood



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