The enchanting melodies that have shaped the Disney magic we all hold dear have lost one of their legendary creators. The world mourns the passing of Richard M. Sherman at the age of 95, as announced by Variety. Alongside his brother, Robert B. Sherman, Richard crafted unforgettable songs that reverberated through the realms of cinema, theme parks, and our hearts.

“Richard Sherman was the embodiment of what it means to be a Disney Legend,” remarked Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company. “His creations, together with his brother, have become a cherished part of the soundtrack of our lives.” From “Mary Poppins” to “The Jungle Book,” and beloved park attractions like “It’s A Small World,” the Sherman Brothers’ music has transcended generations, leaving an indelible mark on the Disney legacy.

In a touching testament to his influence, Disney shared a poignant video last year of Richard playing “Feed the Birds” in Walt Disney’s office for the ‘Once Upon a Studio’ project. It was a reminder of the timeless charm he injected into every composition. The Sherman Brothers’ collaboration with Disney started with the 1961 hit “Let’s Get Together” in “The Parent Trap” and blossomed into a decade of magical musical masterpieces.

The duo’s Academy Award-winning work on “Mary Poppins,” including the iconic “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “A Spoonful of Sugar,” has engraved their names into the annals of cinematic history. Their creative prowess continued with scores for “The Jungle Book,” “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day,” and beyond, bringing a unique blend of whimsy and depth to the stories we treasure.

As we bid farewell to Richard, whose contributions have colored our cinematic and auditory experiences so profoundly, his legacy remains eternal. His melodies continue to echo in the hallways of Disney parks and through the laughter and joy of audiences worldwide.

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