Richard Sherman and lucky disnephile sing "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow"

It's the 50th anniversary of "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow," the theme from they Disney Carousel of Progress (which debuted at the 1964 World's Fair in NYC). Keith met Richard Sherman, part of the Sherman brothers songwriting team responsible for the song.

He sez, "Last month I had the great pleasure of singing 'There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow' with Richard Sherman at his home. After we were done singing, he said to me, 'That's the first time I did that since Walt and my brother.' And yep, I filmed it! Coolest moment of my life. Wanted to share it with the whole world, basically."

There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow 50th Anniversary (Thanks, Keith!)


  1. My family had the great honour of hearing Mr Sherman sing this and many other favourites while on the Disney Dream last November. He is an amazing person, and a true gentleman. When talking with him and his lovely wife over dinner, he made us feel like we were the most important people in the world, truly listening and answering our many questions honestly and with great conviction. Even though he’s now 82, he still performs with a twinkle in his eye, and a jump in his step.

    A great video to see so close to the anniversary of his brother Robert’s passing.

  2. I remember going on the Carousel of Progress at Disneyland when I was a kid because it was cheap or free, (back in the Disney ticket book days), and because the line was always short. I ended up really enjoying it.

  3. When I was a small child and the CoP was at DisneyLAND, there was a great post-show, where you rode past a model city-of-the-future.  Sadly that’s not part of the ride since it moved to DisneyWORLD.  A tiny portion of that model is visible on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority ride.

  4. That was wonderful!  There’s a version by They Might Be Giants used in the movie “Meet the Robinsons” (and it’s a perfect fit).

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