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On Saturday 5 July, Howard Goodall played favourite animated film soundtracks, chosen by listeners.
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Music and animation have been happy bedfellows since the earliest days of cinema. Walt Disney and his contemporaries were among the first to explore the possibilities of sound for films, recognising the importance of music to creating magic in the movies.
From Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to Frozen, via Fantasia and The Jungle Book, Disney scores rate among the most popular film music of all time. But what about the stirring soundtracks to some of Dreamworks or Pixar's animated blockbusters - Kung Fu Panda, Up! Finding Nemo, Shrek? Or the superbly crafted animated masterpieces that have come from other parts of the world - Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Persepolis, Waltz with Bashir?