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in late 60's musicals were shifted toward kids

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In the late 50's, thru the 60's and 70's musicals were animated, televised and designed for kids. Here is 6 lists to show the point:


Hans Christian Anderson     Loesser    1952  

Pied Piper of Hamlin     Grieg     1957

Mary Poppins     Sherman/Sherman     1964

Dr. Doolittle     Bricusse     1967

Oliver!   Bart   1968

Scrooge     Bricusse   1970

Tom Sawyer     Sherman/Sherman   1973

Huck Finn       Sherman/Sherman   1974

Old Curiosity Shop (aka Quilp)     Elmer Bernstein  1975

The Slipper and the Rose     Sherman/Sherman  1976

The Wiz     Smalls     1978

Annie     Strouse/Charnin     1982

Newsies     Menken     1992    

Hairspray     Shaiman/Wittman      2007

Family CARTOON Musicals

Snow White       Churchill/Harline   1937

“Most” Disney cartoons    1937-2018

Gulliver’s Travels      V. Young    1939

Dumbo     Churchill/Watson       1941

Gay Purree     Arlen/Harburg     1962

An American Tale       Horner    1986

All Dogs Go to Heaven      Burns     1989

The Swan Princess       Azevedo     1994 

Ananstasia       Newman/Flahrety/Ahrens     1997



Peter Pan    Styne/Comden/Green      1954

Cinderella      Rodgers/Hammerstein     1957

The Littlest Angel     Howard    1969



Mad Monster Party     Bass/Laws    1967

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang      Sherman/Sherman (book Ian Fleming)   1968

Pufnstuf     (Charles Fox/Gimbel)     1970

Willy Wonka     Bricusse/Newley     1971

Bugsy Malone     Paul Williams     1976


Mr. Magoo‘s Xmas Carol    Styne/Merrill     1962

Charlie Brown’s Xmas      Guaraldi     1965

How the Grinch Stole Xmas      Hague/Seuss   1966

The Phantom Tollbooth     Pockriss/Gimbel    1970

Rankin/Bass stop motion musicals:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer     Bass/Laws     1964

Smokey the Bear      Johnny Marks      1966

Frosty      Bass/Laws     1969

Santa Claus is Coming to Town    Bass/Laws    1970

Peter Cottontail     Bass/Laws     1971


High School Musical    #1,2,3     Lawrence    2006





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