Michael and Patricia "Patty" Silversher, sometimes billed as Silversher & Silversher, are an American composer team, known for writing songs for The Walt Disney Company, Jim Henson Television, Sony Wonder, MGM, and Warner Bros.

The two formerly-married composers are most famous for writing the theme songs for Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears (performed by John Williams' son Joseph Williams) and TaleSpin, as well as episodic songs for those two series, for DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, and The Little Mermaid TV series. Other animated Disney productions that the duo wrote songs for, include The Return of Jafar, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, as well as two Winnie the Pooh productions.

In 1983, Michael Silversher also wrote and arranged most of the Mickey Mouse Splashdance album from Disneyland Records' WDL series.[1]

That same year, Disneyland Records and Little Golden Books began producing Disney Read-Along adaptations of four of Mercer Mayer's Little Critter stories. These usually contained two songs each after the featured story, written by Michael and Patty Silversher and/or Larry Groce.

For the Muppets franchise and related Henson productions, they have written music and/or lyrics for properties now owned by Disney, such as Muppet Classic Theater and Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, as well as for related Henson productions such as Animal Jam, Pajanimals, Sid The Science Kid, and Dinosaur Train.

They have been nominated for three Emmy Awards for outstanding music and lyrics, and also wrote songs for the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack album from Sesame Street's second theatrical feature, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.

Disney Songs

Both artists are credited, unless specifically noted:


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  1. "Credits in the image of the back cover of Mickey Mouse Splashdance". MouseVinyl.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
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