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26/12/2007

Oscar-winning songwriter Richard Sherman's collaboration with Walt Disney produced some of the most memorable tunes in cinematic history . His films include Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Winnie the Pooh, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The AristoCats and The Slipper and the Rose. Kirsty Lang joins Richard at the piano to discuss how he came up with the words and music for classics such as Chim Chim Cheree, I Wan’na Be Like You and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. He talks about his friendship with Walt Disney and sings the song Disney would request he play in his office each Friday afternoon.

Plus Don Black, John L Walters and Hal Wilner on Disney's continuing influence.

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