"When You Wish upon a Star" is a popular song written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline and introduced in the 1940 Walt Disney movie Pinocchio, where it is sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, over the opening credits and again in the final scene of the film. Ned Washington ( 15 August, 1901, Scranton Pennsylvania – 20 December, 1976 in Beverly Hills California) was an Leigh Adrian Harline ( March 26, 1907 &ndash December 10, 1969) was an Academy Award -winning film composer Walter Elias Disney (December 5 1901 – December 15 1966 was a multiple Academy Award -winning American Film producer, director, Screenwriter Pinocchio is the second Animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics. Cliff Edwards ( 14 June, 1895 - 17 July, 1971) also known as "Ukelele Ike", was an American singer Jiminy Cricket is the Walt Disney version of " The Talking Cricket " ( Italian: Il Grillo Parlante) a Fictional character created by Opening credits, in a television program motion picture or videogame are shown at the beginning and list the most important members of the production
The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year, and became a theme song for the Disney company, used in the opening sequences of Disney anthology television series and in Walt Disney Pictures' opening logos. The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology television series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established A production logo is used by Movie studios and Television production companies to Brand what they produce The ships of the Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Wonder and the Disney Magic, use the iconic first seven notes of this melody as their horn signals. Disney Cruise Line is an American Cruise ship company owned by The Walt Disney Company and headquartered in Celebration Florida. Disney Cruise Line is an American Cruise ship company owned by The Walt Disney Company and headquartered in Celebration Florida. Disney Cruise Line is an American Cruise ship company owned by The Walt Disney Company and headquartered in Celebration Florida.
The American Film Institute ranked "When You Wish Upon A Star" seventh in their 100 Greatest Songs in Film History, the highest ranked Disney song. The American Film Institute ( AFI) is an independent Non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 Part of the AFI 100 Years series, AFI's 100 Years 100 Songs is a list of the top 100 songs in American cinema
In Sweden, Norway and Denmark, the song has become a Christmas song, often referring to the Star of Bethlehem. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe See also Star of Bethlehem (plant. The Star of Bethlehem, also called the Christmas Star, is a star in Christian tradition The Swedish language version is called Ser du stjärnan i det blå, roughly translated: "do you see the star in the blue(sky)", and the Danish title is "Når du ser et stjerneskud", which roughly translates as "When you see a shooting star". Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the In Sweden the song is played on Swedish television every Christmas eve and this is considered a major Swedish tradition.
Because Pinocchio, the movie, plays a small role in the plot of Steven Spielberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, John Williams's score for that film quotes "When You Wish Upon a Star". Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (Hon (born December 18 1946 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and producer. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 Science fiction film directed and written by Steven Spielberg. John Towner Williams (born February 8 1932) is an American Composer, conductor and Pianist.
The song is performed in the 1947 Walt Disney Studios animated cartoon Donald's Dilemma directed by Jack King. Donald's Dilemma is a 1947 Walt Disney Studios Animated cartoon directed by Jack King and starring Donald and Daisy The song is performed by Donald Duck himself, become a well-known crooner after a flower pot fell on his head.
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