Disney is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beloved “it’s a small world” with a global sing-along.
The now classic “it’s a small world” attraction, and its famous Sherman Brothers song, debuted at the 1964 – 65 New York World’s Fair 50 years ago this April 10th. Disney is celebrating this milestone with a online, global sing-along at SmallWorld50.com.
Disney has invited others to share online videos of themselves singing “it’s a small world” at SmallWorld50.com. The website contains the video seen above, featuring Richard Sherman, along with videos from the cast of ABC’s The View and The Chew. The website also features an easy way for you to create virtual dolls and record and share your rendition of “it’s a small world”.
Walt Disney created “it’s a small world” for the New York World’s Fair as a tribute to UNICEF’s work for children around the world. After the World’s Fair closed, “it’s a small world” was moved to Disneyland where it has delighted guests ever since. In honor of the 50th anniversary, the Walt Disney Company is donating $150,000 to benefit UNICEF, plus $1 for every sing-along video recorded on SmallWorld50.com. Another $1 will be donated for every virtual doll created, up to $100,000.
On April 10, 2014, the anniversary of “it’s a small world”, hundreds of voices from the Disneyland Resort, will join together with the Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland and sing the classic Sherman Brothers song. Throughout the day, Disney will also sponsor Google Hangouts on Google Plus which will invite people from around the world to participate.