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Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Birthday to Our Pineapple Princess

Today, October 22, is the birthday of Disney Legend, Mouseketeer and beach bunny Annette Funicello. Most popular star of The Mickey Mouse Club, a slew of Disney movies from The Shaggy Dog to The Monkey’s Uncle and a bunch of beach movies from American International (made with Mr. Disney’s approval, of course), Annette was also a recording star whose delightful songs—many of them, including “Pineapple Princess,” composed by the amazing Sherman Brothers—were chart-topping hits. Why not celebrate the birthday of a true Disney princess with an upside down pineapple cake? As evidenced by this LP album cover released in 1960 on Disney's prestigious Buena Vista label, lovely Annette embodies authentic Disney charm, innocence, melody, class and talent—a bona fide Disney legend.

3 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

I found a small clip of Pineapple Princess and it's really cute! I have a CD of her singing Monkey's Uncle. She has such a interesting voice!

Kevin Kidney said...

Well, tut-ti-cama-ra-tee-ay! Hooray!

And here's my sincere wish that Annette is feeling well and having a happy birthday today!

Lani said...

Ah yes, this reminds me of my recent delicious Hawaii pineapple experience with the Maui Gold pineapple. Thanks for bringing up that remembrance! ;)