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.