In 1986, Disney introduced to their home video audience fans a new musical series called Sing-Along Songs. First framed as a music class taught by Professor Owl from the Disney cartoon shorts Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom, the specials took songs and musical sequences from all Disney media then available – animation, film, TV series – and presented them as karaoke tracks with a bouncing Mickey head over the lyrics.
This week we’ll start off with a list of volumes from the first Disney’s Sing-Along Songs series, released from 1986 to 1989. Each volume title is from the featured song among the selection of musical numbers included in the “album”.
- Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (1986, 11 songs)
- Heigh-Ho (1987, 11 songs)
- The Bare Necessities (1987, 11 songs)
- You Can Fly! (1988, 10 songs)
- Very Merry Christmas Songs (1988 original release, 17 songs) (2002 DVD re-release, 23 songs)
- Fun with Music (1989 original release, 13 songs) (101 Notes of Fun recompilation, 15 songs)