Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
“I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty.”
It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.
The weekend has finally arrived.
The sun has set.
The evening sky has erupted.
Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
Last month was the 75th anniversary of the nationwide theatrical release of Walt Disney's biggest gamble:
Detractors howled. Who would or could possibly sit still for a cartoon that ran over an hour?
Let's bring in Walt one more time.
"We're not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public."
Snow White was a tremendous success on a couple of fronts. Disney proved animation could work. And the soundtrack album from the film was the first soundtrack album ever. Snow White paved the way, not just for future Disney animated classics, but for movie soundtracks (Can you say "Saturday Night Fever"?)
The beauty of Disney muisc, much like the compositions of the Beatles, is that it lends itself wonderfully to all musical genres. Tonight, a few examples. How about we open with a grand entrance.
Next, the most popular Christmas band in the world.
Close your eyes. You'll recognize them and the song.
Don't forget, as Walt said. It all began with a mouse.
That's it for this week's segment.
Have a great weekend.
Thank you, Walt.
Goodnight, on this lovely Bella Notte.