Mouse Madness 3: Best Sherman Brothers Songs — Brackets Revealed


It is with greatest pride and deepest pleasure that we welcome you today, to our 3rd Annual Mouse Madness competition. You may remember our inaugural tournament in 2014 where we crowned The Mighty Ducks as the Best of Disney Sports. Then in 2015, we settled the argument of Disney’s greatest princess by crowning that beauty known as Belle.

This year, we’re doing our first music related tournament as we will let you, the Disney fans, decide on the Greatest Sherman Brothers Song of All Time. Actually, to be 100% accurate, we’re only choosing the greatest Sherman Brothers Disney song. But would Chitty Chitty Bang Bang really have a chance at winning anyway?

Robert Sherman, Richard Sherman and Walt Disney

For the uninitiated, here are a few of the Sherman Brothers accomplishments:

  • Wrote more movie scores than any other songwriters in the history of film
  • 9 Academy Award Nominations, 9 Grammy Nominations, 23 gold and platinum certified albums
  • A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • Received a National Medal of the Arts from President George W. Bush
  • Were played by B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman in Saving Mr. Banks

So, after many hours of deliberation and fisticuffs, the committee is ready to debut its brackets for this 16-team, single elimination tournament.

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Theme Park Region

Song: There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
From: Carousel of Progress — Disneyland and Magic Kingdom
Line: There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow/shining at the end of every day

Song: One Little Spark
From: Imagination Pavilion, Epcot
Line: One little spark/of inspiration/is at the heart/of all creation

Song: “it’s a small world (after all)”
From: “it’s a small world”, Disneyland and Magic Kingdom
Line: There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow/shining at the end of every day

Song: The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room
From: Enchanted Tiki Room, Disneyland and Tropical Serenade, Magic Kingdom
Line: All the birds sing words and the flowers croon/in the Tiki ,Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room

Animated Films Region

Song: Winnie the Pooh
From: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Line: Winnie the Pooh/Winnie the Pooh/Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff

Song: The Aristocats
From: The Aristocats
Line: Which pets get to sleep on velvet mats?/Naturellement!/The Aristocats!

Song: I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
From: The Jungle Book
Line: Oh, ooh-bee-doo (Oop-dee-wee)/I wanna be like you-hu-hu (Hop-dee-doo-bee-do-bow)

Song: Higitus Figitus
From: The Sword in the Stone
Line: Higitus, figitus, migitus, mum Prestidigitorium!

Live-Action Films Region

Song: Fortuiosity
From: The Happiest Millionaire
Line: I keep smilin’ ’cause my philosophy/Is do your best and leave the rest to fortuosity

Song: Age of Not Believing
From: Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Line: When you set aside your childhood heroes/and your dreams are lost up on a shelf

Song: Enjoy It
From: In Search of the Castaways
Line: We are travelers on life’s highway, enjoy the trip/Each lovely twist and byway, each bump and dip

Song: Let’s Get Together
From: The Parent Trap
Line: Oh! I really think you’re swell/Uh huh! We really ring the bell

Mary Poppins Region

A movie so full of great songs, it gets its own region.

Song: A Spoonful of Sugar
From: Mary Poppins
Line: The honey bees that fetch the nectar/from the flowers to the comb/never tire of ever buzzing to and fro

Song: Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)
From: Mary Poppins
Line: “Feed the birds,” that’s what she cries/while overhead, her birds fill the skies

Song: Chim Chim Cher-ee
From: Mary Poppins
Line: Though I spends me time/in the ashes and smoke/In this ‘ole wide world/there’s no ‘appier bloke

Song: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
From: Mary Poppins
Line: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

We’ll begin our tournament Thursday, March 17th so be sure to come back and vote for your favorites!