Ain't No Mickey Mouse Music

Brian Sibley explores the words and music of the Disney Song Book.

The Walt Disney Company is a Hollywood studio whose films are defined by music.

Thousands of movies, spanning almost 80 years, in which almost every single frame of film is accompanied by a note of music.

And, like it or lump it, Disney songs just seem to get into our heads and stick there!

The many hundreds of Disney songs are now known all over the world and - thanks to the dedicated merchandising skills of the Disney Company - can be heard just about everywhere: from the stages of Broadway and the West End to any place where someone has a mobile phone with a Disney ring-tone.

All of which means that, whatever else it is, it ain't no Mickey Mouse music!

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01Tale As Old As Time20060707

Brian Sibley explores the words and music of the Disney Song Book.

The Walt Disney Company is a Hollywood studio whose films are defined by music.

Thousands of movies, spanning almost 80 years, in which almost every single frame of film is accompanied by a note of music.

And, like it or lump it, Disney songs just seem to get into our heads and stick there!

The many hundreds of Disney songs are now known all over the world and - thanks to the dedicated merchandising skills of the Disney Company - can be heard just about everywhere: from the stages of Broadway and the West End to any place where someone has a mobile phone with a Disney ring-tone.

All of which means that, whatever else it is, it ain't no Mickey Mouse music!This opening programme looks at Disney's revolutionary way of telling stories through music and song.

Key tracks include: Second Star To The Right, Beauty and The Beast and The Ballad of Davy Crockett.

Brian Sibley explores the words and music of the Disney Song Book.

All of which means that, whatever else it is, it ain't no Mickey Mouse music!

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Tale As Old As Time

This opening programme looks at Disney's revolutionary way of telling stories through music and song.

0220060714

This programme focuses on the way in which Disney has used words and music to convey moods and emotions in their films. Films featured include Bambi, Dumbo and Monsters Inc.

03I'm Wishing20060721

Brian Sibley explores the words and music of the Disney Song Book.

This programme considers how Disney films have used music to drive the plot and define character. Films featured include: 'The Jungle Book', 'Lady and the Tramp' and 'Mulan'.

04 LAST20060728

A look at how Disney used music to teach moral lessons and convey ethical arguments. Featured songs include Colours of the Wind, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and When You Wish Upon A Star.