On November 12, Walt Disney Records released the all new Disney Classics Box Set. This set features 94 original recordings from Disney and Disney-Pixar movies, Disney television shows and Disney theme parks which celebrate almost 90 years of Disney music. I was fortunate enough to receive my own copy of this box set from Disney for review.
Randy Thornton, Disney Music Group’s resident music historian and Grammy®-winning producer, compiled the box set. Thornton said,
“From the Studio’s earliest days, music has always been an integral part of the Disney creative process. But when ‘Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf’ debuted in 1933, it began a musical legacy that remains unmatched to this day – probably the most recognizable and beloved song catalog in the world. Even though the musical styles range from inspiring ballads, novelty songs, folk, rock, to Broadway show-tunes, Disney Music is a genre in and of itself.”
Over the past few days, I have enjoyed sharing these songs with my youngest boys, ages 4 and 1. We have been able to sing along with many songs we already know and we’ve started learning some new ones. I’ve been able to introduce some ‘new to the boys’, yet ‘old to me’, Disney Classics to my boys. It’s so exciting to be able to listen to these songs and be instantly taken back to a special place in time. That is just part of the Disney magic found through music!