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Disney Music Group Holds 2 Titles In The Top 5 On The Billboard 200 Chart: Walt Disney Records’ Beauty And The Beast And Moana Original Motion Picture Soundtracks

Disney Music Group Holds 2 Titles In The Top 5 On The Billboard 200 Chart

Disney Music Group Holds 2 Titles In The Top 5 On The Billboard 200 Chart

Two Disney Music Group soundtracks hold Top 5 positions on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending March 16.  The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack has entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3, with 57,000 album equivalents and Moana is No. 5 with 52,000 album equivalents, according to Nielsen Music.

Beauty and the Beast is also No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack and Children’s charts, No. 2 on Overall Digital Albums chart and No. 3 on both Top Current Albums and Overall Physical Sales Billboard charts.  The soundtrack peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes Overall chart and No. 1 on iTunes Soundtrack chart.  The album hit No. 1 on iTunes in 15 countries and is also in the Top 5 overall in 45 countries.  The soundtrack has over 32.9 million streams worldwide on Spotify.  “Belle” is currently No. 1 on Spotify’s global viral chart with 5 other songs in the Top 20.  At Apple Music, “Beauty and the Beast” featuring the Ariana Grande and John Legend duet has over 3.8 million streams worldwide.  The companion music video has garnered over 30 million views.  Additionally, the soundtrack was recorded in 17 different languages and for the first time all localized versions were released in the U.S.

Moana is in the Top Billboard Charts

Moana is in the Top Billboard Charts

Sixteen weeks after its release, the Moana soundtrack has spent 12 weeks in the Billboard 200’s Top 10, and has been certified gold by the R.I.A.A.   Additional Billboard chart positions include No. 3/Soundtrack, No. 3/Overall Digital Albums and No. 4/Top Current Albums.  As of March 17, the album was No.1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers chart.  Additionally, over 1 million combined digital tracks have been sold to date of both versions of the Oscar-nominated song “How Far I’ll Go,” performed in the film by Auli’i Cravalho and the end credit track performed by Alessia Cara.  The film version has been certified gold by the R.I.A.A.   The music videos have garnered over 500 million views worldwide.  At Spotify, the album has 380 million streams worldwide.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is No. 1 at the global box office with $357.1 million.  In the U.S., the film posted $174.8 million at the box office, and is the 6th largest opening of all time.

Last week, Disney’s Moana crossed the $600 million mark at the global box office. Moana was nominated for two Oscars and two Golden Globes, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“How Far I’ll Go”).

Disney Music Group President Ken Bunt said, “Moana and Beauty and the Beast are two magnificent films that have touched audiences all over the world with their stories and music.  It’s a testament to all of the talented work that so many have contributed.”

Both soundtracks are available wherever music is sold and streamed.  The two-disc deluxe editions and the digital deluxe edition soundtracks are also available at physical and digital retail outlets.  For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/ disneymusic, follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic, Instagram.com/disneymusic and Snapchat.

Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack links:
Purchase:  http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkP 
Download:  http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrk 
Stream:  http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkWS

Moana Soundtrack links:
Purchase: http://disneymusic.shop.musictoday.com 
Download: http://disneymusic.co/MVOSndtrk 
Stream:  http://disneymusic.co/MVOSndtrkWS 

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #169 w/ Special Guest BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience Attraction, Celebrity Photographer, Director) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #169 w/ Special Guest BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Celebrity Photographer, Director)

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BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Celebrity Photographer, Director)

BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Celebrity Photographer, Director)

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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Today, March 10

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Today, March 10

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Today, March 10

Available today wherever music is sold and streamed, the “Beauty and the Beast” original motion picture soundtrack features an unforgettable score from eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken along with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and two-time Academy Award® winner Howard Ashman. Also included are three new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Audra McDonald with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. “Beauty and the Beast” opens in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

From early on, one of Condon’s key objectives was to build upon the story from the animated classic, and the Oscar-winning director realized music could play a significant role in making that happen. By finding interesting variations on beloved songs like “Be Our Guest” and “Gaston” and with the addition of new songs, music could help push the story forward while elevating its emotional content at the same time.

New songs featured in the film and included on the soundtrack are: “Evermore,” a soaring ballad performed by the Beast (Dan Stevens); the heartwarming “Days in the Sun,” sung by Belle (Emma Watson), the Beast and the castle’s enchanted staff; and “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” sung by Maurice (Kevin Kline) and in a reprise, by Belle.

The soundtrack also features three brand new recordings including the duet “Beauty and the Beast” by GRAMMY® nominated and multi-platinum selling artist Ariana Grande and 10-time GRAMMY, Oscar®-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/musician John Legend. The iconic song originally recorded by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, features Alan Menken’s haunting melody and Howard Ashman’s memorable lyrics, and, upon its release in 1991, went on to receive an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and GRAMMY Award. The music video for “Breeauty and the Beast” was directed by Dave Meyers (P!nk’s “Just Like Fire,”  Katy Perry’s “Firework”) and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axySrE0Kg6k.

In addition, five-time GRAMMY winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion performs “How Does A Moment Last Forever” and multi-platinum international recording artist and songwriter Josh Groban performed the third track, “Evermore.”

TheBeauty and the Beast” original motion picture soundtrack features 19 tracks and is available wherever music is sold and streamed (http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkP, http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrk, http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkWS). The Beauty and the Beast two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack, which are also available March 10, feature additional tracks including score, demos and outtakes.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway) on DizRadio.com

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel's Bunk'd, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway)

Disney on Demand Podcast Show #168 w/ Special Guest TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney Channel’s Bunk’d, YouTube Sensation, Billy Elliot on Broadway)

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March 9, 2017 – Show #168

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head on off to camp with none other than TESSA NETTING (Hazel on Disney’s Bunk’d, Billy Elliot on Broadway, YouTube Sensation)! Tessa stops in and talks about being on the hit Disney Channel Show Bunk’d, her favorite episodes, memories, jokes and more. In addition she talks about her love of Harry Potter, Charities we works with and so much more!

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Tessa Netting (Hazel on Disney's Bunk'd)

Tessa Netting (Hazel on Disney’s Bunk’d)

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WILLIE AAMES

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It’s Time D-Heads! This week we take a ride in the Gnome Mobile looking for That Darn Cat as we welcome TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat) to the show! Tom discusses his career, memories working on these classic films, Walt Disney himself, his fans and more.

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TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

TOM LOWELL (That Darn Cat!, The Gnome Mobile, The Boatniks, Combat)

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Show #165 w/ Special Guest JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito) on DizRadio.com

Show #165 w/ Special Guest JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito) on DizRadio.com

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JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito)

JOAQUIN GARAY III (Paco in Herbie Goes Bananas, Son of Joaquin Garay the Original Voice of Panchito)

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World Premiere Studio Recording Of Disney Freaky Friday A New Musical

World Premiere Studio Recording Of Disney Freaky Friday A New Musical

World Premiere Studio Recording Of Disney Freaky Friday A New Musical

The world premiere studio recording of Disney’s Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is released digitally by Walt Disney Records today, February 10, 2017. The album is available now wherever digital music is sold (http://disneymusic.co/FreakyFriday) and streamed (http://disneymusic.co/FreakyFridayW).

Physical CDs will be available beginning March 17 and can be pre-ordered here: http://disneymusic.co/FreakyFridayAMP.

Featuring a book by Bridget Carpenter (TV’s “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood”) and a score by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning team of Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey (lyrics), creators of the celebrated Broadway musicals Next to Normal and If/Then, Freaky Friday had its world premiere at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA in fall 2016. The production was directed by two-time Tony nominee (Rocky Horror Show and Memphis) and artistic director of the world-renowned La Jolla Playhouse Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys; On Your Feet!).

Buzzfeed named the show one of the best musicals of 2016, raving, “Freaky Friday captures the best of great Disney musicals. The catchy, surprisingly deep score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey is their best work since Next to Normal.” The Washington Post calls the show “a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale” with “up-to-the-minute pop cultural relevance,” and Variety hails its “timeless appeal” and “rousing, up-tempo score with stirring melodies.”

The two stars of the Signature Theatre production, Broadway performers Heidi Blickenstaff (Something Rotten!; [title of show]) and Emma Hunton (Next to Normal), reprise their “marvelously sung, resonantly comical” (The Washington Post) performances as mother and daughter Katherine and Ellie Blake on the studio recording. The studio cast also features Jason Gotay (Bring It On The Musical) as Adam, Alan H. Green (Sister Act, School of Rock) as Mike, Ann Harada (Avenue Q, 9 to 5, Cinderella) as Torrey, and Jake Heston Miller as Fletcher, with Shayna Blass, Tyler Bowman, Sherri Edelen, Katie Ladner, Jess LeProtto, Storm Lever, Thaddeus McCants, Tanisha Moore, Julian Ramos, Preston Sadleir, Bobby Smith, Jason Sweettooth Williams and Natasha Yvette Williams.

Music supervision for Disney’s Freaky Friday Studio Cast Recording is by Bryan Perri, orchestrations are by Tom Kitt and Michael Starobin, vocal arrangements are by Tom Kitt and Carmel Dean, and dance and incidental arrangements are by Tom Kitt.

The Freaky Friday Studio Cast Recording was recorded in Manhattan at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in December 2016.

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.

Set in the present day, Freaky Friday features a tuneful pop-rock score, fittingly for a work that has effortlessly updated throughout its several iterations.  The novel (1972), the first film starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster (1976), the second film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan (2003) and this new stage musical are all set in their respective present day.

Freaky Friday was developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing via partner Musical Theatre International first to professional and then amateur theatres, with productions taking place at La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Play House and the Alley Theatre this year. It follows the trajectory of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which is now available to professional theatres worldwide following acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse. 

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Show #164 w/ Special Guest AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot)

Show #164 w/ Special Guest AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot)

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February 9, 2017 – Show #164

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head into the Disney Parks, the Future and Films as AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot) stops in to the show! He talks Hocus Pocus, his favorite attractions, Disney’s legacy, his newest book exploring Epcot and more!

In addition no show is complete without the D-Team and you have questions and Erin has the answers in I Want to Know. Paige returns with the magic for your ears in the Magical Music Review and Jason goes deep into The Vault with another Blu-Ray or DVD you must add to your collection. Cody takes a stroll down this week’s Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest Aaron Wallace, and Caitlin is here with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2. And let’s not forget Domenic as he brings you an all-new Disney’s Short Leash.

AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus)

AARON WALLACE (Author of Hocus Pocus in Focus)

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Star Wars — Film Concert Series to Feature Iconic Scores Performed Live To Film

Star Wars -- Film Concert Series to Feature Iconic Scores Performed Live To Film

Star Wars — Film Concert Series to Feature Iconic Scores Performed Live To Film

The New York Philharmonic will present the World Premiere of the Star Wars — Film Concert Series featuring screenings of the complete films A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical scores performed live to the films. The concerts will be led by acclaimed conductor David Newman.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by Williams.

Fans will be able to experience the scope and grandeur of these beloved Star Wars films in a live symphonic concert experience, as the Star Wars — Film Concert Series premieres from September 15 through October 7 at David Geffen Hall in New York City. The schedule is below:

Sept. 15, 8:00pm ConcertA New Hope (world premiere)
Sept. 16, 8:00pm ConcertA New Hope
Sept. 26, 7:30 pm ConcertThe Empire Strikes Back (world premiere)
Sept. 27, 7:30pm ConcertThe Empire Strikes Back
Sept. 28, 7:30pm ConcertThe Empire Strikes Back

Oct. 4, 7:30pm Concert Return of the Jedi (world premiere)
Oct. 5, 7:30pm ConcertReturn of the Jedi

Oct. 6, 8:00pm ConcertThe Force Awakens (world premiere)
Oct. 7, 8:00pm ConcertThe Force Awakens

Legendary composer Williams is well known for scoring all seven of the Star Wars saga films, beginning with 1977’s Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score.  His scores for Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens each were nominated for Oscars for Best Original Score.

Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the Academy’s most nominated living person and the second most-nominated individual in history, after Walt Disney.  In 2005, the American Film Institute selected Williams’ score to 1977’s Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The soundtrack to Star Wars also was preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”  Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame in 2000, and he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004, the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016.  Williams has composed the scores for eight of the top 20 highest-grossing films at the U.S. box office (adjusted for inflation).

The Star Wars — Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music.

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Disney*Pixar’s “Cars 3” Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour and Kicks Off at Disney Springs

March 22, 2017

Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities […]

Fox and the Hound Director & Return to Neverland Script Writer Team up for Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ Animated Holiday Film

March 22, 2017

Production is now underway on Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, a fun, and heartwarming holiday story brought to life in beautifully realized CGI animation. Based on one of the best-selling and most beloved Christmas songs of all time and the children’s book it inspired, the film which features Mariah Carey’s iconic […]

Disney Music Group Holds 2 Titles In The Top 5 On The Billboard 200 Chart: Walt Disney Records’ Beauty And The Beast And Moana Original Motion Picture Soundtracks

March 21, 2017

Two Disney Music Group soundtracks hold Top 5 positions on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending March 16.  The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack has entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3, with 57,000 album equivalents and Moana is No. 5 with 52,000 album equivalents, according to Nielsen Music. Beauty and the […]

Britney Spears and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Reese Witherspoon Celebrate Newly Opened Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs

March 20, 2017

Planet Hollywood, America’s preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, opened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs and held a week-long celebration with International Mega Star, Britney Spears and Academy Award-Winning Actress, Reese Witherspoon. On Monday, March 13, 2017, pop-sensation Britney Spears kicked off the Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs […]

The House of Worth Presents Belle by Worth, a New Fragrance Inspired by ‘Beauty and the Beast’

March 18, 2017

The House of Worth, a prestige global fragrance designer, announces the exclusive arrival of Belle, a new limited-edition women’s scent inspired by the central character in Walt Disney’s new live action adaptation of the classic tale “Beauty and the Beast”, now premiering worldwide.  With the aim of raising awareness of conscious beauty and literary empowerment in the 21st […]

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #169 w/ Special Guest BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk The Audience Attraction, Celebrity Photographer, Director) on DizRadio.com

March 17, 2017

DisneyBlu’s at DizRadio.com March 16, 2017 – Show #169 It’s Time D-Heads! This week we go into the future and get shrunk down to the size of a leprechaun with BRIAN TO (Honey I Shrunk the Audience Attraction, Celebrity Photographer, Director). Brian stops in and celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with us by discussing this long lost […]

Dole and The Walt Disney Company Help Parents Encourage Healthier Eating through the Magic of Disney Characters and Storytelling

March 16, 2017

The Walt Disney Company and Dole Food Company continue their multi-year healthy living initiative with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, featuring consumer promotions, digital integrations, in-store activities and Disney-branded fruits and vegetables. The ongoing collaboration serves as part of a nutrition alliance aimed at helping parents encourage their kids and families to make healthier food […]

Fabricexpress.net Cute Bath Towels for Kids Make Bathing All the More Fun for the Tiny Tots

March 16, 2017

Fabricexpress.net, a reputable ecommerce store which has carved a niche for itself in the home textile and home decoration products market, recently launched their kid-friendly bathing towels to make bathing all the more fun and enjoyable for the tiny tots. The Disney bath towel and other cartoon-themed cute bath towels are made of 100% cotton. […]

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