Today is April Fool’s Day. It is supposed to be one of the funniest days of the year where harmless pranks are thrown and more than a few laughs are shared with everybody. But it’s obvious that not everyone is in the mood for jokes this year.
But even though the gags and the pranks will be sparse, that doesn’t mean smiles and laughter have to be too. In our effort to discover what we can do to make our audience smile and laugh, I remembered a song from Snow White:
With a smile and a song
All the world seems to waken anew
Rejoicing with you
As the song is sung
So, I decided to follow that route. Here are a few of some of the funniest songs in the Disney vault to get you smiling, laughing, and–hopefully–singing along.
“I Love To Laugh” – Mary Poppins
Let’s start things off on the right foot. What better way to get you to start laughing than a song about laughing?
“I Have a Dream” –Tangled
We all have dreams. Let’s hear what these lovable bros dream of and have a few laughs along the way.
“The Dwarfs Washing Song” – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Now let’s throw it back all the way to Disney’s first animated feature. There is something timeless about the comedy in this song. Boy are dirty and no matter how old or what decade they live in, some just do not want to wash up and sometimes, the boys have to take matters into their own hands.
“I Wanna Be Like You” – The Jungle Book (1967)
Now it’s time for a little monkey business. Let’s get out of our chair, swing our arms around like a big old orangutang and scat a riff or two.
“The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers” – Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
Still got some energy left? Well, let’s turn our attention to the cat with nothing but energy. The one and only Tigger! I’ve gone ahead and included the whole scene where we finally get to meet Tigger.
“Les Poissons” – The Little Mermaid
Ah oui… Les Poissons! Definitely one of the funniest scenes and songs of the Disney Renaissance. The hilariously insane Chef Louis and Sebastian’s antics never cease to make us go honhonhonhonhon.
“Trashin’ The Camp” – Tarzan
Yeah, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been in a place where we want to just trash our kitchen, our room, and our office. But how about we trash the camp? These crazy jungle kids did that once and it was pretty hilarious. Check it out.
“You’re Welcome” – Moana
At this point in the post, I sincerely hope you are enjoying yourselves. So please let me take this moment to properly say, “You’re welcome.”
Hakuna Matata – The Lion King (1994)
Stuck inside, it’s easy for tensions to get extremely high. We need to remember to relax and take a motto from a famous meerkat and warthog: “Hakuna Matata” or “No Worries.”
While we’re focused on Timon and Pumbaa…
Here’s everybody’s favorite hula:
“In Summer” – Frozen
You thought I forgot, didn’t you? You probably had half the comment ranting about “how could he forget “in summer”??” already written. Well, it’s called saving the best for last, my Disniacs! And here it is. We keep hearing about how things will be back to normal when summer comes. So, let’s share one more laugh start dreaming about summer plans with our favorite snowman.
On behalf of everybody here at Inside the Magic, we hope that you found time to relax, laugh and spiritually recharge on a day all about careless gags and laughter. We hope you stay safe, hang tough, and keep the magic alive.
Have a magical day!