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January 28

January 28, 2018 – “How Far I’ll Go” From Moana Wins Grammy Award

“If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me one day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go.”

On January 28, 2018, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The music from the animated feature film Moana was nominated for two awards (Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Song Written for Visual Media), and walked away with one: Best Song Written for Visual Media for “How Far I’ll Go,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

February 23

February 23, 2003 – Monsters, Inc. Wins Two Grammy Awards

“You and me together, that’s how it always should be, one without the other don’t mean nothing to me…”

On February 23, 2003, the 45th Grammy Awards were held in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Pixar collaborator and musician Randy Newman won an award for his song “If I Didn’t Have You,” featured in the animated feature film Monsters, Inc. The song won for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media. Monsters, Inc. won again, winning Best Musical Album for Children for the compilation album Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites, with performances by Riders in the Sky.

February 12

February 12, 2012 – “I See the Light” Wins a Grammy

“If she’s here it’s crystal clear, I’m where I’m meant to go.”

On February 12, 2012, the 54th Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Nominated for two awards, the Disney animated feature film Tangled received a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media; it was awarded to Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, songwriters for the song “I See the Light,” performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. The song beat out “Born to Be Somebody” from Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, “Christmastime Is Killing Us” from Family Guy, “So Long” from Winnie the Pooh, “Where the River Goes” from Footloose, and “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from Burlesque.

March 1

March 1, 1995 – The Lion King Wins Four Awards at the Grammy Awards

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“It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer that we got this far…”

On March 1, 1995, the 37th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The Lion King was the big winner of the night, winning four awards: The Lion King – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack won Best Musical Album for Children, The Lion King Read-Along won Best Spoken Word Album for Children, Elton John won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and “Circle of Life” won Best Instrumental Arrangement with Accompanying Vocals.

February 23

February 23, 2000 – Phil Collins Wins Grammy Award for Tarzan Soundtrack

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“You’ll be in my heart, no matter what they say, you’ll be here in my heart always.”

On February 23, 2000, the 42nd Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Among the winners of the night was Phil Collins and Mark Mancina for their work on the soundtrack for the Disney Animated Feature Film Tarzan; the pair were also the first to win this award, as it was established at this ceremony. The album won against American Beauty, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Matrix, and The Prince of Egypt.

February 10

February 10, 2008 – Ratatouille Soundtrack Wins Grammy Award

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On February 10, 2008, the 50th Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Michael Giacchino would win the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album for his work on Pixar’s animated feature Ratatouille. This was Giacchino’s first Grammy Award win with Pixar, although he had been nominated for The Incredibles in 2005. The album won against scores such as Gustavo Santaolalla’s Babel, James Newton Howard’s Blood Diamond, Howard Shore’s The Deaprted, John Powell’s Happy Feet, and Javier Navarrete’s Pan’s Lanyrinth.

February 24

February 24, 1993 – Beauty and the Beast Wins Five Grammy Awards

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“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Beauty and the Beast.”

On February 24, 1993, the Grammy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Out of seven nominations, the soundtrack to the animated feature film Beauty and the Beast won five awards that night. The soundtrack itself won the award for Best Album for Children, as well as Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television. The pop version of the song “Beauty and the Beast,” performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson won two awards: Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo With Vocal, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television; composer Richard S. Kaufman took home the last Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

February 21

February 21, 2001 – Aida and Toy Story 2 Win Grammy Awards

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“When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful.”

On February 21, 2001, the 43rd Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, which Randy Newman took home the award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for the song “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2. In addition to these soundtrack awards, the band Riders in the Sky won Best Musical Album for Children for their album Woody’s Roundup: A Rootin’ Tootin’ Collection of Woody’s Favorite Songs, which was a compilation of Western songs inspired by the fictional show Woody’s Roundup from Toy Story 2.

April 13

April 13, 1965 – The Score of Mary Poppins Wins a Grammy

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“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”

On April 13, 1965, the 7th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The smash hit film Mary Poppins walked away with two Grammy Awards: one for Best Recording for Children, and one for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show, awarded to the Sherman Brothers.

November 23

November 23, 2009 – The Soundtrack to The Princess and the Frog is Released Through Walt Disney Records

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“But I’ve climbed the mountain, I’ve crossed the river, and I’m almost there.”

On November 23, 2009, the soundtrack to the forty-ninth Disney animated feature film The Princess and the Frog was released through Walt Disney records. It was released two days before the limited release of the film, and almost three weeks before the general release of the film. The soundtrack contains the nine songs used in the film, seven pieces of the original score composed by Randy Newman, and the song “Never Knew I Needed” by recording artist Ne-Yo, which was played over the closing credits. Two of the songs used in the film, “Almost There” and “Down in New Orleans” were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song; “Down in New Orleans” was also nominated for a Grammy Award. The album peaked at number 80 on the Billboard 200 charts.