|Picture from Disney Parks Blog|
We've all grown up listening to the amazing music that these brothers created - both in film and in theme parks. Everything from the Carousel of Progress and Small World to Mary Poppins and the original Parent Trap (love!).
What I learned from watching the documentary: "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story" is that sadly, after so many years of amazing partnership, the two brothers were estranged in their later years. The documentary was an attempt by their sons to help reunite them, though I don't think their bond was ever fully resolved. Richard Sherman to this day still loves to be a part of the Disney community - performing at D23 conventions in the past few years and he's even scheduled to be a part of the WDW Radio Cruise this November (oh, how I wish I could go!), while Robert lived in London, dedicating a life to painting, instead of the music career he fell into in his younger years.
I can't imagine not knowing the words to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (even though I can't spell it!) or a Small World - or even "It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" at the Carousel of Progress.
Next time you're at WDW waiting for the CoP, watch the video of Walt singing that very song with 2 men - those are the Sherman Brothers.