Renowned for creating the unforgettable melodies that defined Disney’s golden era, Richard Sherman, one half of the legendary Sherman Brothers, passed away at 95. Richard and his brother Robert crafted some of the most iconic songs in Disney history, with hits like “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “A Spoonful of Sugar” from the 1964 classic “Mary Poppins.” Their enchanting music won two Oscars for “Mary Poppins,” including Best Score and Best Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee.”

Joining Disney in 1960, the brothers were dubbed the “boys” by Walt Disney himself, and their harmonious tunes became synonymous with the beloved family films of the era. From “The Jungle Book” to “The Aristocats,” the brothers shaped Disney’s musical landscape. They also made a significant mark in Disney theme parks, penning unforgettable attraction songs like “It’s a Small World (After All)” and “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.”

Richard Sherman’s influence extended beyond film into television with the theme for “The Wonderful World of Color” and continued after their Disney tenure with contributions to other films and Broadway. Richard’s collaborations and the magical memories he created alongside his brother left an indelible mark on generations of Disney fans.

Richard’s passing was announced by The Walt Disney Company and marks the end of an era of extraordinary musical storytelling. Join us in celebrating his remarkable legacy and share your favorite Sherman Brothers tunes in the comments below.

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