Disney composer dies
Buddy Baker, a Grammy- and Oscar-nominated composer of musical scores for almost 200 Disney films, television shows and theme-park attractions, died at his Los Angeles-area home July 26, the Reuters news service reported. He was 84. Baker died of natural causes.
Baker, who joined the Disney studios in 1954, wrote music for TV shows including The Mickey Mouse Club, films including The Fox and the Hound and Disneyland attractions including "It's a Small World" and "The Haunted Mansion." He was musical director for Epcot Center at Disney World, overseeing development of all music heard at the park.
Source: Sci Fi Wire