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January 18

January 18, 1992 – Beauty and the Beast Wins the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy


“We’d won the Bank of America award for Jeffrey [Katzenberg], and now the Golden Globe for the artists.” – Don Hahn, Producer.

On January 18, 1992, the 49th Golden Globe Awards were held. After scoring four nominations, the 30th Disney animated feature film Beauty and the Beast walked away with three Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy, beating out the likes of City Slickers, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Commitments, and The Fisher King. Beauty and the Beast was also awarded for Best Original Score for Alan Menken, which beat “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” by Zbigniew Preisner, “Bugsy” by Ennio Morricone, “Dead Again” by Patrick Doyle, “For the Boys” by Dave Grusin, and “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” by Michael Kamen. The other award was for Best Original Song, with the film awarded for “Beauty and the Beast,” winning against “Dreams to Dream” from An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, “Tears in Heaven” from Rush, and “Be Our Guest” also from Beauty and the Beast.


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May 18, 1999 – Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is Released


“Put your faith in what you most believe in, two worlds, one family. Trust your heart, let fate decide to guide these lives we see.”

On May 18, 1999, Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack was released through Walt Disney Records. It was the soundtrack for the 37th animated feature film released by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The songs were written by singer-songwriter Phil Collins, with score composed by Mark Mancina. The album peaked at number 5 on the Billboard charts, and spawned two singles: “You’ll Be in My Heart” and “Strangers Like Me.” “You’ll Be in My Heart” would go on to win an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song; the soundtrack received a Grammy for Best Soundtrack Album. It is also notable as the first soundtrack to be recorded in multiple languages for foreign markets, with Collins singing the songs in the English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French versions.

January 11

January 11, 2009 – WALL-E Wins the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature


“…my group of animators represent your cast of actors that are your invisible actors, your shy actors, and they are a huge part of the charm of WALL-E.” – Andrew Stanton

On January 11, 2009, the 66th Golden Globe awards were held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Pixar’s WALL-E was nominated for three awards: Best Original Song (“Down to Earth”), Best Animated Film, and Best Score. The film took home the award for Best Animated Feature, beating out DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda and Disney’s Bolt. After receiving the award, WALL-E director Andrew Stanton said of the film, “What’s interesting is that on [Finding Nemo] it was so huge that I didn’t think that would ever happen again, so it gave me sort of a courage to go, ‘Well, I’m going to make something really eccentric to my tastes that will probably speak to a minority,’ and it’s just ironic that was probably the smartest thing I could have done as far as getting more acclaim and more attention. It was made out of such pure love of cinema, and it’s just really fulfilling for me to see so many people like it for the same reasons I wanted to make it.”