One presentation in particular at the 2013 D23 Expo combined two of the most exciting features of an event like this: Getting time with Disney Legends and experiencing great live performances. In this case, the Legends were the performers, and the result produced some of the most incredible moments of the entire weekend. See for yourself in the photos and video interview below.
The Disney Songbook with Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken
Two Disney Legends took the stage to perform their most beloved songs live. Richard was up first and shared intimate stories about working with Walt Disney while tickling the ivories with favorite songs like Chim Chim Cher-ee and Winnie the Pooh. Special guests Jason Schwartzman and BJ Novak appeared to surprise Richard and sing A Spoonful of Sugar with him – he was genuinely taken completely by surprise and it was a delightful moment.
Alan played almost his entire Disney repertoire, from Little Mermaid to Enchanted. As a finale, the two Legends performed together for the first time as Alan played A Whole New World and then they duetted on It’s a Small World. They brought down the house with multiple standing ovations.