Songwriter Brendan Milburn is responsible for co-writing many tunes for The Walt Disney Company for more than a decade. Along with his musical partner Valerie Vigoda, Brendan co-wrote songs for Toy Story: The Musical, which ran on the Disney Wonder on Disney Cruise Line from 2008-2016. Their music has also entered the film space with the Tinker Bell movies and the Disney theme parks, including crowd-pleasing tunes heard in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom.
On this episode of Notably Disney, Brendan shares his musical journey and what led him and Valerie to create original music for Disney. Along the way Brendan shares how they channeled Randy Newman to develop new tunes for the Toy Story production at sea. He even unveils some secrets behind the Toy Story tunes that did not quite come to fruition.