Disney’s songs have been covered, parodied, deconstructed, and classified to death. In analysis of the studio’s music, the instrumental scores tend to play second fiddle.
Enter Oswald Iten, animator and video essayist extraordinaire. In his latest upload, Iten places the music of George Bruns, in-house composer at Disney from 1953 to 1976, under the microscope (or its auditory equivalent). By studying the six features Bruns scored at the studio, from Sleeping Beauty to Robin Hood, Iten explains how the composer used music to create mood, develop characters, and amplify story beats.
Watch the video below: