On Tuesday, May 28th, the Disney community, alongside fans worldwide, mourned the loss of a true legend, Richard M. Sherman, who passed away at age 95 due to age-related illness at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. The Walt Disney Company revered Sherman as “one of the most prolific composer-lyricists in the history of family entertainment,” whose melodies and lyrics have become timeless treasures.

Richard M. Sherman and his brother Robert B. Sherman, collectively known as the Sherman Brothers, were behind enchanting scores for Disney classics. Notably, their work for the 1964 film *Mary Poppins* brought us unforgettable tunes like “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” and “A Spoonful of Sugar.” These songs didn’t just win Oscars – they became a beloved part of our cultural heritage. Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, fondly remembered Sherman, saying, “Richard Sherman was the embodiment of what it means to be a Disney Legend, creating songs that have captured the hearts of generations.”

The legacy of the Sherman Brothers extended far beyond movies. They brought magic to Disney theme parks worldwide with iconic songs such as “It’s a Small World” and “The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room,” infusing Disney experiences with musical splendor that resonated across generations. Their music served not just as a backdrop but as an integral part of the Disney enchantment visitors feel around the globe.

Richard’s impact continued to be felt even in recent years. Collaborating with Marvel Studios, he crafted “Make Way for Tomorrow Today” for *Iron Man 2* in 2010, demonstrating his enduring talent and versatility. Reflecting on his energy and zest for life, Pete Docter, chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios, remarked, “Even in his 90s, Richard had more energy and enthusiasm than anyone, and I always left renewed by Richard’s infectious joy for life.”

Fans, family, and friends are set to celebrate Richard’s monumental contributions to music and entertainment, with Disney planning a special commemoration yet to be announced. As we remember Richard M. Sherman, we invite you to share your cherished memories of his work and how his music has touched your life. Let’s keep his spirit alive through our stories and songs. Drop your thoughts in the comments below and share this touching tribute with fellow Disney enthusiasts.