“The Age of Not Believing” is a song from the 1971 Disney live-action/animated film “Bedknobs and Broomsticks“. The film follows the adventures of three children who are sent to live with a woman named Eglantine Price, who is secretly a trainee witch. Together, they embark on a quest to find a magical spell that will help protect Britain from the Nazis during World War II.
In the film, “The Age of Not Believing” is performed by Angela Lansbury, who plays Eglantine Price. The song’s lyrics describe the loss of innocence that comes with growing up, and the difficulty of believing in magic and fairy tales as one becomes more jaded with age. Despite the song’s melancholic tone, it ultimately delivers a message of hope, encouraging listeners to hold onto their sense of wonder and imagination.
“The Age of Not Believing” was written by the Sherman Brothers, who also wrote other classic Disney songs like “It’s a Small World (After All)” and “A Spoonful of Sugar” from “Mary Poppins”. The song’s haunting melody and poignant lyrics have made it a favorite among Disney fans, and it has been covered by a number of artists over the years.
While “The Age of Not Believing” is not as well-known as some of the other songs from Disney’s catalog, it remains a beautiful and heartfelt part of “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”‘s soundtrack.
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