Silversher & Silversher
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Michael Silversher and Patricia (Patty) Silversher, sometimes billed as Silversher & Silversher, are an American songwriting team known for writing themes and songs for Disney and Jim Henson television series, shows and specials, as well as direct-to-video animated films for Disney, Henson, Sony Wonder, MGM and Warner Bros. They participated on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack album for the Sony-CTW film The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. They've also been nominated for three prime-time Emmy Awards for outstanding music and lyrics.
Formerly married, Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher continue their collaboration in children's music. They scored the Jim Henson/PBS show "Dinosaur Train" that began to air in September 2009. They wrote songs for "Sid The Science Kid" and they are the music supervisors, composers and lyricists for the Henson, 4Kids and Sprout production Pajanimals, which has been on the air since November 2008.
Some of their work includes:
- Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears — "Gummi Bears Theme", "Gummiberry Juice", "The Rough, Tough, Burly Sailor Song"
- TaleSpin — "Tale Spin Theme (Spin It!)", "I'm Gone", "Home Is Where the Heart Is", "I'm A Pirate", "Sky Pirates", "Monkey In Your Tank"
- Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers — "Fat Cat Stomp", "The Best of Everything", "You're the Best Bee for Me"
- DuckTales — "The Boogie Beagle Blues", "Bubba Duck Theme"
- Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984) — "Happy, Happy Birthday to You (Donald Duck version)" and "Can You Quack Like Donald Duck?"
- The Return of Jafar (1994) — "Forget About Love", "Nothing In the World"
- The Little Mermaid (TV series) (1993) — "In Harmony"
- The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000) — "Down to the Sea", "For a Moment", "Tip & Dash", "Here on the Land and Sea"
- Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (1996) — "I Am Not Afraid", "I Wanna Scare Myself" (Emmy nominated song)
- Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (1999) — "Places in the Heart"
- "Together Forever" from The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999), Grammy-Award winner for Best Musical Album for Children
- Songs for Muppet Classic Theater (1994)
- Songs for Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995), Emmy nominee for the song "The Perfect Tree"
- Songs for Jim Henson's Animal Jam (2003)
- Songs and score for Pajanimals (2008-2013)
- Songs and score for Dinosaur Train (2009-2013)
Michael Silversher also has a songwriting credit on Raffi's 1994 album Bananaphone, for the song "The Changing Garden of Mr. Bell" which he wrote with singer/songwriter, Janice Hubbard. He was founding musical director and resident songwriter for Robert Redford's Sundance Institute's Children's Theater and Sundance Institute's Playwrights' Lab from 1991-96. He wrote and arranged most of the Mickey Mouse Splashdance album from Disneyland Records' WDL series. He has written operas for L.A. Opera and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and a musical, The Lively Lad, shown at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Michael has recently been commissioned by The Kennedy Center to write the music for Mo Willems play "Knuffle Bunny, A Cautionary Tale" which premiered in 2010.
- "Credits in the image of the back cover of Mickey Mouse Splashdance". MouseVinyl.com. Retrieved 2011-06-15.