Thank you so much! Adds greatly to the story of Walt and little acts of kindness. I can’t wait to see if they will address this in “Saving Mr. Banks!”
On Friday afternoons during the production of “Mary Poppins,” Walt Disney would call Richard Sherman, (of the Sherman brothers who composed the “Mary Poppins” music), to his office. Facing the window, he would say “Play it,” at which point, Sherman would sit at the piano and play “Feed the Birds.” Walt would stand pensively at the window, misty eyed.
Long after Walt Disney passed away, Sherman would still stop into his office on a Friday afternoon and play the song that was so near to Disney’s heart.
Though the song “When you Wish Upon a Star” is the hallmark of Disney, “Feed the Birds” is essential to what Walt stood for: the idea that it does not take much to show love whether it is manifested in a bag of bird seed, or a ten minute cartoon about a steamboat and one very special mouse.
Woohoo Cary Grant!
My Mom told me to stop doing this in all our family pictures… Then I saw this photo and I was like “BUT MOM PAUL NEWMAN DOES IT! IT MUST BE OKAY!”
Everyday I think about the smiling chipmunks in snow white and almost pee myself with laughter.
LOOK AT THAT. IS IT NOT THE FUNNIEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN??