Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman has been inducted into the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Hall of Fame.
Composer Sherman and his brother Robert were made Disney Legends in 1990 and were honored with a window on Main Street USA at Disneyland in 2010.
In the announcement, IAAPA said:
“Richard M. Sherman’s contributions to the industry span more than 50 years, and he has written and composed countless beloved songs for Disney theme parks, resorts, and attractions around the world. His work represents the industry’s most iconic and memorable achievements, combining the physical ride experience with music that elevates the impact and emotional connection of an attraction–for children and adults alike. Along with his brother Robert, he wrote timeless lyrics for ‘It’s a Small World,’ celebrating global peace and shared humanity. In addition, he wrote other classic songs such as ‘The Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room,’ ‘A Spoonful of Sugar,’ and ‘The Winnie the Pooh Song,’ to name a few. Throughout his career, Sherman has served as an influential mentor to many designers and creators at schools, universities, and workshops. His legendary work and talent for telling stories through lyrics and melodies has connected the globe, inspiring millions through the gift of music.”
Sherman joins other past Hall of Fame honorees Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, Marty Sklar, Jack Lindquist, Dick Nunis, Wally Boag, and Betty Taylor.
Give Kids The World founders Henri and Pamela Landwirth were also inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame at this year’s ceremony.