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August 27

August 27, 2002 – The Tribute Album Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“I only have eye for you, I love your skin so blue.”

On August 27, 2002, the tribute album to the Pixar animated feature film Monsters, Inc., entitled Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites was released through Walt Disney Records. The songs on the album were recorded by American Western and comedy band Riders in the Sky, who started their relationship with Pixar after performing the song “Woody’s Round-Up” in the film Toy Story 2. The Scream Factory Favorites album featured songs based on the film, and the instrumental piece “Big High Wire Hop,” which was featured in the short film that premiered before Monsters, Inc., For the Birds. The album would go on to win a Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children at the 2003 Grammy Awards.

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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.