Thursday, December 8, 2016
Mel Leven - my 69th pick as a Disney Legend
Mel Leven, my 69th pick for the Disney Legend honor, is most famous as the composer of the Cruella Devil song in 101 Dalmatians. He also wrote the story and new lyrics to sixteen tunes for the film Babes in Toyland and "When The Buzzards Return To Hinckley Ridge" for the 1969 Disney animated short, It's Tough to Be a Bird, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Short Subject in 1970. He wrote the music to "Litterbug Shame on You" for the final Donald Duck short The Litterbug.