Disney - A Recorded History

Take a Journey Through Disney Music Milestones With New Disney Podcast

A new Disney podcast from Randy Thornton offers Disney fans the chance to explore Disney music in a unique way. In Disney – A Recorded History, Disney history is explored through the lens of milestone musical moments. This podcast looks back at some Disney musical milestones through the years including Steamboat Willie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Mary Poppins. There are also recordings from the people who lived through these moments. This includes animators like Ward Kimball, Frank Thomas, and Ollie Johnston or musicians like Henry Mancini, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, and even Walt Disney!

Disney - A Recorded History

Randy Thornton is a Grammy Award – Winning Producer and Disney Music Historian. He has been a producer at Walt Disney Records for over three decades. During his time at Disney, he has registered ten Gold Records, four Platinum Records, and one win among six Grammy nominations. He also produced the historical box sets: Annette: A Musical Reunion with America’s Girl-Next-DoorWalt Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair, and A Musical History of Disneyland. He currently is the Supervising Producer and Music Historian for the Disney Music Group.

Disney – A Recorded History released its first three episodes on June 6, 2024. These three episodes are:

  • Episode 1: Mickey SqueaksWalt Disney recounts the trials of recording the first cartoon with synchronized sound – Steamboat Willie.
  • Episode 2: Silly Skeletons Walt Disney recalls the first Silly Symphony – The Skeleton Dance and musician Carl Stalling.
  • Episode 3: When Pigs SingWalt Disney explains how Three Little Pigs’ “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” became Disney’s first hit song.

The full podcast can be listened to here:

What do you think of this new podcast that takes a unique and musical approach to Disney history? Have you subscribed to it? What do you like about it best? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!