Duke & the Winter Animals
Disney songwriter, Larry Wright wrote and produced this delightful project for kids and the "Kid" in everyone. Introduced by Jimbo (a Koala) and Duke (a human) listeners are invited to play the suggested game while listening, or to just listen and enjoy. Imaginative characters propel this clever and melodic production. Inspired by a four year old to write songs for young audiences, Wright was regularly invited to create songs for Walt Disney Records after the then Executive Producer got hold of his song "Smile Once More". Wright says: "When 'Mickey Mouse' would call to request a song, I'd get so excited and write ten!" Many of the songs not used by Disney later became part of an educational, live production called "8 Steps to Student Success!" which has been enjoyed by thousands of children throughout California. Winter is a favorite time of year for Wright, so this project was designed to capture the warm and cozy, fun and loving, exciting (and even a little scary) feeling of the season. The CD is for FAMILY, so all can enjoy: "DUKE and the Winter ANIMALS!"