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Irwin Kostal (October 1, 1911-November 23, 1994) is the Academy Award winning musical arranger of films including: Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

  1. West Side Story (one of several orchestrators under musical director Johnny Green),
  2. Mary Poppins
  3. The Sound of Music
  4. Half a Sixpence
  5. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  6. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  7. Charlotte's Web
  8. The Blue Bird
  9. Pete's Dragon
  10. The Magic of Lassie

In 1982 Kostal was the conductor of the digital re-recording of the music to Walt Disney's 1940 animated feature Fantasia. Although he used Leopold Stokowski's original arrangements, many purists were upset about the change, and the studio re-instated the original Stokowski recordings in 1990. West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ... Category: ... Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions, based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ... The Sound of Music is a Broadway musical and film based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. ... Half a Sixpence is a musical comedy, written as a vehicle for British pop star Tommy Steele. ... This article is about the musical film. ... Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions, which combines live action and animation; it premiered on October 7, 1971. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Charlottes Web Charlottes Web, a childrens book by E. B. White, was adapted into an animated, musical film by Hanna-Barbera Productions and Sagittarius Productions in 1973. ... 1. ... Petes Dragon (first released on November 3, 1977) is a musical feature film from The Walt Disney Company. ... The Magic of Lassie was produced by The Wrather Corporation in 1978. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966), was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, and philanthropist. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Look up Fantasia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Fantasia may refer to one of several things. ... Leopold Stokowski (born Antoni Stanisław Bolesławowicz April 18, 1882 in London, England, died September 13, 1977 in Nether Wallop, England) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. ... This article is about the year. ...


In 1983 he wrote the musical score and theme song to the Oscar-nominated featurette Mickey's Christmas Carol. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mickeys Christmas Carol is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released in the United Kingdom on October 20, 1983 by Buena Vista Distribution. ...


He was made a posthumous Disney Legend in 2004. The Disney Legends awards are given annually by The Walt Disney Company to honor individuals who have made a notable contribution to the company. ...


Academy Awards

WON

  • Best Scoring of a Musical Picture: West Side Story (1961) (shared the award with Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, and Sid Ramin)
  • Best Scoring of Music-adaptation or treatment: "The Sound of Music" (1965)

NOMINATED Saul Chaplin (born February 19, 1912 - died November 15, 1997) was one of Hollywoods preeminent composers and musical directors. ...

  • Best Scoring of Music-adaptation or treatment: Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Best Original Song Score and Adaptation: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
  • Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score: Pete's Dragon (1977)

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