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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Burl Ives - My 8th choice as a Disney Legend

Burl Ives did not have as a prolific of Disney career as the other choices thus far, but he has waited a long time and I think he deserves the honor. Here are the highlights:
  • He appeared in several live-action Disney films, including So Dear to My Heart (as Uncle Hiram).
  • He also starred in Summer Magic (as Osh Popham). If you look closely at the windows alongside the southwest corner Emporium entrance at Walt Disney World, you’ll see the words, “Osh Popham” named as the proprietor of the shop.
  • He also provided the voice of Sam the Eagle in the former America Sings attraction at Disneyland.
  • He sang for the album Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk.
  • The Ugly Bug Ball is a song written by the Sherman Brothers and sung by Burl Ives in the movie Summer Magic. This song is still played during Disney’s Halloween celebrations at the parks.
  • Lavender's Blue was sung by Burl Ives, and was featured in the Walt Disney movie, So Dear to My Heart and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
  • He was the performer for the 1964 Disney album Chim Chim Cheree & Other Children's Choices.
  • He also sang Ol' Dan Patch from the So Dear to My Heart movie.



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