Supervising Producer and Musical Historian at Disney Music Group
The latest installation of the Progress City Town Hall features our interview with Disney music producer and historian extraordinaire, Randy Thornton. Randy walks us through his career at the Disney studio, including some of his big projects and how he evolved the theme park soundtrack album. You'll also hear stories about the greats from Tutti Camarata to Annette to Richard Sherman, and get a hint at where he'd like to take Disney music in the future. Straight from the vaults in an undisclosed salt mine - it's the Progress City Radio Hour!
Disney Music Group's supervising producer and musical historian Randy Thornton joins Jessica and Melanie to talk about the Sherman Brothers, the Academy Award-winning songwriting duo behind some of Disney's greatest film and theme park hits, including "Let's Get Together," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "It's a Small World (After All)," "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room," and much more. As a producer at Walt Disney Records, Randy worked personally with Robert and Richard Sherman and shares some of the history behind their music, their working relationship with Walt Disney, and their lives as war veterans, artists, and family men. Randy Thornton's work can be found on Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to stay up to date. And if you enjoyed this episode, we'd love it if you'd RATE or REVIEW. Thanks for listening!For bonus content, visit us at and We also have a new Patreon page! For less than the cost of a latte, we give our patrons exclusive monthly bonus episodes and e-newsletters, plus membership to our private Facebook group, where we have episode discussions and share behind-the-scenes stories, sneak peeks, and more. At the upper tiers we offer additional perks, including show merch that you can't get anywhere else. Come check it out at designed by Ashley Taylor - music: “Taste of the French Quarter” by Rob Khurana via
The Progress City Radio Hour keeps the hits coming and flips the disc for a new trove of musical treasures! We return to 1980's The Official Album of Disneyland/Walt Disney World, this time examining the musical influences and historical development of each track on side B. Our aural odyssey takes us from brass bands to America Sings to Mr. Lincoln, and features some clips from our interview with Disney Records impresario Randy Thornton. History, music, and more - come home Bill Bailey, it's the Progress City Radio Hour!
It's an animated feature anniversary week on Mousetalgia! 101 Dalmatians and Sleeping Beauty celebrate birthdays over the next two weeks, and we take a look at the history of the Disney studio during the time of the development of these films and celebrate their legacies with animator and Disney Legend Floyd Norman, who worked on both of these groundbreaking films - one of which nearly ended the animation arm of the studio, and one which saved it. Floyd shares stories from the creation of these films, and talks about the past, present and future state of animation at the Walt Disney Studio. Also - Jeff attends a talk at the Walt Disney Family Museum with Walt Disney Records producer Randy Thornton, and Kristen Carr reports from day one of Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland!
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