Disney Legend Richard Sherman has a resume longer than most. He and his brother, Robert, wrote the soundtracks to many Disney movies over the years—movies like Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book. They also composed the infamous song from the Disney Parks ride it’s a small world. Richard continues to work with the company in many ways, and today we have something exciting to share. Richard has penned a new song, entitled “On Our Merry Way,” which serves as the theme for a new short-form animated series called It’s a Small World. The series follows six international friends who embark on an unforgettable adventure traveling the globe in a hot air balloon.
The first episode isn’t quite out yet, but Disney just released a teaser featuring the song. Take a look:
Of the process, Richard says, “It felt like coming home again. I felt very very excited about rewriting history, in other words adding to history.”
We’ll be bringing you more from the series, and from Richard, soon.