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The Nation’s Favourite Disney Song

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    Sat 26 Dec 2015
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    6.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 53 2015 : Sat 26 Dec - Fri 01 Jan
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Disney movies have provided us with a whole host of memorable songs down the decades. So this Christmas on ITV, The Nation’s Favourite Disney Song celebrates – and tells the fascinating stories behind – some of the most popular songs from some of the best-loved films in movie history.
Narrated by Stephen Mulhern, this hour-long show pays tribute to the classic tracks from the very best of Disney, including family favourites like The Jungle Book, Frozen, Mary Poppins and The Lion King.
The programme hears from songwriters, including Sir Tim Rice – lyricist behind Aladdin’s A Whole New World and The Lion King’s Circle of Life – who reminisces about collaborating with Sir Elton John. We hear from those involved in some classic movie soundtracks, including Marge Champion, now 96 years old, who created the movements for Snow White’s Whistle While You Work in Walt Disney’s first ever full-length animated feature film. 
Also featuring on-screen stars behind the songs, like Karen Dotrice – who played Mary Poppins’ Jane Banks – recalling the magic on set when recording A Spoonful of Sugar, and Bruce Reitherman, who voiced Mowgli in The Jungle Book, who reminisces about starring in the last ever movie Walt Disney was involved in himself.
The Nation’s Favourite Disney Song also features interviews with Disney fans from across the generations like Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd from McFly, Lorraine Kelly and her daughter Rosie, Little Ant & Dec and Arlene Phillips and her daughter Alana.