Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
THE SHERMAN BROTHERS: A HOLLYWOOD SONGBOOK
with legendary songwriter Richard Sherman in person!
Join us for a very special evening as the Academy celebrated RICHARD M. SHERMAN and ROBERT B. SHERMAN. The celebration included clips from their films and musical performances by Dick Van Dyke, Hayley Mills, Richard Allen, Tommy Emmanuel, Jordan Fisher, Anthony Gonzalez, Kenny Loggins, Maude Maggart, LeAnn Rimes, Keala Settle, Lesley Ann Warren and Michael-Leon Wooley.
Featured speakers included composer John Debney, Oscar-winning director Pete Docter, actress Karen Dotrice, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, film critic Leonard Maltin, animator Floyd Norman, actor B.J. Novak, writer-director Bob Peterson, Oscar-winning producer Jonas Rivera, writer-producers Gregory V. and Jeffrey C. Sherman.
Hosted by John Stamos.
The Sherman Brothers composed together for more than five decades and are responsible for more motion picture song scores than any other songwriting team in film history. The brothers earned nine Oscar nominations during their long career and garnered Academy Awards for Song (“Chim Chim Cher-ee”) and Original Score for Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins in 1964.
Throughout the 1960s and early ’70s, the Sherman brothers contributed popular songs and scores to numerous classic Disney films, including The Monkey’s Uncle (1965), That Darn Cat! (1965), Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), The Jungle Book (1967), The Aristocats (1970) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). In addition to their work for Walt Disney, the Sherman brothers provided an array of music for many memorable family films from other studios, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Charlotte’s Web (1973), Tom Sawyer (1973) and The Slipper and the Rose – The Story of Cinderella (1976).