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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.

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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.

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.

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.