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From 'When You Wish Upon a Star' to 'Let It Go:' Every Disney Song That Has Won an Oscar
Oscars All of the Disney Songs That Have Won an Academy Award | aservis.info
Given how revered Disney 's " Pinocchio " is today, it's hard to believe it was a flop when it was first released exactly three quarters of a century ago. Upon its New York City premiere, on February 7, , critics hailed the film as a masterpiece, and even to this day, many prefer it to Disney's pioneering first animated feature, 's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Today, of course, the legacy of "Pinocchio" is inescapable. Everyone's image of the puppet-boy with the nose that grows when he lies comes not from Carlo Collodi's original novel but from the kid with the Tyrolean hat and the Mickey Mouse gloves, as drawn by Disney animators. Still, as indelibly as "Pinocchio" has been imprinted on your memory, there may be plenty you don't know about the film, from who voiced the characters to the technical breakthroughs behind it to the unusual lawsuit threatened by the author's nephew.
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Disney movies have produced some classic songs over the years — and just over a dozen have won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Judy Kuhn sang this title track in the film, another win for Alan Menken this time with lyricist Steven Schwartz. But Vanessa Williams also released a version that hit the charts. Phil Collins took home the gold for this ballad, which he originally conceived as a lullaby for his daughter. Bret McKenzie, best known for the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, snagged an Oscar in a year in which only two songs were nominated.
When You Wish Upon a Star is a featured article , which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute. The song was universally praised upon its release.