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Favorite Songs From Disney Channel Original Movies To Be Released On One Album, Commemorating The 100th Movie, Friday, May 27

Favorite Songs From Disney Channel Original Movies To Be Released On One Album, Commemorating The 100th Movie, Friday, May 27

Favorite Songs From Disney Channel Original Movies To Be Released On One Album, Commemorating The 100th Movie, Friday, May 27

Coinciding with Disney Channel’s upcoming premiere of “Adventures in Babysitting,” its 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), Walt Disney Records will release a digital album of songs from chart-topping and certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum DCOM soundtracks, “Your Favorite Songs from 100 Disney Channel Original Movies.” The album will be released at all online outlets on FRIDAY, MAY 27 and is available for pre-order today (http://smarturl.it/100DCOMa1).  Its centerpiece is a medley of iconic DCOM songs performed by Hollywood Records recording artists Forever In Your Mind; the band’s music video will debut Friday, May 27 during the “100th DCOM Celebration” programming event on Disney Channel and will be available on DisneyMusicVevo immediately following its linear premiere. The music video will also be available same-day to all users of the Disney Channel app for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.

The album will also include “Wildside” from the 100th DCOM “Adventures in Babysitting,” which was released today, and features the movie’s stars and Hollywood Records and Republic Records/Hollywood Records recording artists, Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson, respectively.

The track list for “Your Favorite Songs from 100 Disney Channel Original Movies” is below including songs from gold, platinum and multi-platinum soundtracks “High School Musical,” “High School Musical 2,” “The Cheetah Girls 2,” “Camp Rock,” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” plus, songs from the chart-topping and Top 10 soundtracks “Descendants,” “Teen Beach Movie,” and “Teen Beach Movie 2.”

1. Breaking Free (“High School Musical”)
2. Gotta Go My Own Way (“High School Musical 2”)
3. Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ (“Teen Beach Movie”)
4. Gotta Be Me (“Teen Beach 2”)
5. Rotten to the Core (“Descendants”)
6. Strut (“The Cheetah Girls 2”)
7. One and the Same (“Princess Protection Program”)
8. This Is Me (“Camp Rock”)
9. Introducing Me (“Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”)
10. Call Me, Beep Me (“Kim Possible”)
11. Determinate (“Lemonade Mouth”)
12. Wildside (“Adventures in Babysitting”)
13. Forever In Your Mind “DC Classics Medley” (including Wildside, This Is Me, Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, Rotten to the Core, Breaking Free)

In the U.S., across all basic cable, DCOMs have delivered the #1 cable TV movie for 14 consecutive years in Tweens 9-14 (2002-15) and hold the record of six of the Top 7 original cable movies ever (“High School Musical 2,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie,” “Descendants,” “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” and “Camp Rock”).

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #150 w/ Special Guest STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more) on DizRadio.com

Show #150 w/ Special Guest STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more) on DizRadio.com

Show #150 w/ Special Guest STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more) on DizRadio.com

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May 19, 2016 – Show #150

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we celebrate a milestone in our 150th show! And to help with the celebration we welcome legendary actor STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, Meet the Santas, Police Academy, and more) to the show! Steve stops in and talks about his career, love of Disney, favorite Disney memory, family films, a possible Three Men and a Baby Sequel, and more!

In addition we celebrate our milestone with the D-Team as Paige, Jason, Erin, Cody, and Nathan stop in with their favorite DizRadio memories and personal milestones and let’s not forget the signature segments. Nathan dusts off the books and uncovers what happened This Week in Disney History, and Erin answers all your questions in I Want to Know.  And Cody is taking a stroll in the Hollywood Walk with more on our special guest this week.

STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more)

STEVE GUTTENBERG (Tower of Terror, The Big Green, Three Men and a Baby, Police Academy, Cocoon, Short Circuit, It Takes Two, and more)

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #147 w/ Special Guest JAN RABSON (Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc, Wall-E, My Little Pony, G-Force, Up, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Secret Life of Pets, Inside Out) on DizRadio.com

#147 w/ Special Guest JAN RABSON (Bug's Life, Monster's Inc, Wall-E, My Little Pony, G-Force, Up, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Secret Life of Pets, Inside Out) on DizRadio.com

#147 w/ Special Guest JAN RABSON (Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc, Wall-E, My Little Pony, G-Force, Up, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Secret Life of Pets, Inside Out) on DizRadio.com

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April 28, 2016 – Show #147

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we head into the sound booth with voice actor JAN RABSON (Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc, Wall-E, My Little Pony, G-Force, Up, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Secret Life of Pets, Mater’s Tall Tales, Inside Out, Johnny Carson, Facts of Life, Night Court) to the show! Jan stops in and discusses his career, phone calls from Mel Blanc, current projects, his favorite roles, video games and more!

In addition no show would be complete without the D-Team and this week we keep you in the loop with Caitlin as she has the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2. Erin returns this week and answers all your questions in I Want To Know while Nathan dusts off the books and uncovers what happened This Week in Disney History, and Jason goes deep into The Vault with another mythical Blu-Ray and DVD you want to add to your collection and Cody takes a stroll on the Hollywood Walk. Paige brings the joy of Disney music with this weeks Magical Music Review and Randy gives you the lowdown on the latest Disney Multi-Media

There is news hot off the D-Wire from the Disney Channel, Walt Disney World, ABC Television, Girl Meets World, Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, Walt Disney Records, Marvel Entertainment, Star Wars, The Force Awakens, Her Universe, Ashley Eckstein, Hot Topic, Marvel Motor Cycle Helmets and more.

JAN RABSON (Bug's Life, Monster's Inc, Wall-E, My Little Pony, G-Force, Up, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Secret Life of Pets, Inside Out)

JAN RABSON (Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc, Wall-E, My Little Pony, G-Force, Up, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Secret Life of Pets, Inside Out)

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Walt Disney Records Announces Compilation Album Everybody Loves Disney

Walt Disney Records Announces Compilation Album Everybody Loves Disney

Walt Disney Records Announces Compilation Album Everybody Loves Disney

Walt Disney Records has released the compilation album Everybody Loves Disney, now available at all download stores (http://smarturl.it/elda1) and streaming services (http://smarturl.it/eldsta1).  The album features YouTube stars with a combined 14 million subscribers and 2.7 billion views, delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs.  Each artist revealed their music videos on their respective social media platforms on the digital album release date, Friday, March 25th.   The unique collaboration between the label and YouTube stars is in celebration of last year’s Top 10 Billboard album, We Love Disney, produced by David Foster.

Everybody Loves Disney highlights include “Go the Distance” (from “Hercules”) by Kurt Hugo Schneider (3M subscribers) with Hollywood Records artist Shawn Hook.  Hook’s current single, “Sound of Your Heart” is a Top 25 hit at Top 40 radio and is #1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Chart. The video for “Sound of Your Heart” has amassed over 4 million online views.  Additionally, Sam Tsui (2.3M+ subscribers) performs “The Rainbow Connection” from “The Muppets” and Alex G (1.5M subscribers) performs her version of “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin.”

Everybody Loves Disney track list follows:

  1. “Go the Distance” – Kurt Hugo Schneider and Shawn Hook
  2. “Colors of the Wind” – MAX
  3. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Tyler Ward
  4. “Friend Like Me” – Todrick Hall
  5. “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” – David Choi
  6. “A Whole New World “– Alex G
  7. “Let it Go” – Peter Hollens
  8. “Rainbow Connection” – Sam Tsui
  9. “Zero to Hero” – Gardiner Sisters
  10. “Wan’na Be Like You” – Tessa Violet

Everybody Loves Disney is now available at all download stores at http://smarturl.it/elda1 and streaming serviceshttp://smarturl.it/eldsta1.

The video playlist can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiNVoBckLqLmJDW4-jX9G91kLyiHuoEIL

We Love Disney is available for download at http://smarturl.it/wlda1 and streaming http://smarturl.it/welovedisneyst.

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #143 with Special Guest HILLARY TUCK (Honey I Shrunk the Kids TV Series, Camp Nowhere, Hang Time, Grimm and more) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #143 / Special Guest HILLARY TUCK (Honey I Shrunk the Kids TV Series, Camp Nowhere, Hang Time, Grimm and more) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #143 with Special Guest HILLARY TUCK (Honey I Shrunk the Kids TV Series, Camp Nowhere, Hang Time, Grimm and more) on DizRadio.com

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March 31, 2016 – Show #143

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we plan on going to camp, play with shrink rays and hang with friends as we welcome HILLARY TUCK (Honey I Shrunk the Kids the TV Show, Camp Nowhere, Hang Time, Grimm and more) to the show! Hillary stops in and talks about these classic films, acting, her fans, having the guts, being a mother, favorite scenes and new projects.

In addition no show would be complete without the D-Team and much of the team is off for Spring Break this week but we do have some lingering around as Caitlin brings you the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-in-2 and Nathan dusts off the books and tells you what happened This Week in Disney History. For all you gizmos fans Randy is back with another Disney Multi-Media and Cody takes a stroll down this week’s Hollywood Walk.

Actress Hillary Tuck

Actress Hillary Tuck

There is news hot off the D-Wire from Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Sofia the First, Sofia Carson, Hollywood Records, Walt Disney World, Legos, Patty Duke, Epcot, Video Games and so much more!

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Walt Disney Records Releases Zootopia Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Walt Disney Records Releases Zootopia Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Walt Disney Records Releases Zootopia Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Walt Disney Records releases the Zootopia soundtrack which features score by Oscar®-winning composer, Michael Giacchino and the end-credit song “Try Everything” performed by Grammy®-winning artist Shakira.   The original motion picture soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold today, March 4, 2016.   Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery.

Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino marks his first-ever feature collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios for “Zootopia.” Featuring an 80-piece orchestra and conductor Tim Simonec, Giacchino’s score reflects the diversity of the world.

“In a world as vast as Zootopia, we needed someone who could deliver a score that can feel exotic and powerful, but also provide that same emotional intimacy,” says director Byron Howard. “We tell stories with images, Michael tells stories with music. ‘Zootopia’ is a massive film with deep emotional themes running throughout the story, and Michael was the perfect choice to bring the music of this extraordinary animal world to life.”

Adds director Rich Moore, “Zootopia is a thriving metropolis inhabited by animals from around globe, and Michael’s music has captured a wonderful international spirit that marries perfectly with the visuals. I’m very excited for audiences to experience this incredible new world we’ve created together.”

According to the composer, the score is very diverse instrumentally. “There are flavors of world music sprinkled in everywhere. But at its core, the score always follows the emotional story of Hopps and Nick.”

Giacchino’s credits feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out,” “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille,” as well as “Jurassic World,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and “The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”  His score for Disney•Pixar’s 2009 feature “Up” earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA®, the Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award and two Grammy® Awards.

“I am really proud to be a part of this film,” continues Giacchino. “It’s one of those films with a huge heart and wonderfully realized characters set within a story that’s not only incredibly fun and entertaining but takes an honest look at our own world and the important issues we deal with living in such a diverse society.  That’s what really attracted me to the film—the chance to write music that reflects these kind of challenges.” 

Performed by Shakira, “Try Everything” exemplifies Judy’s journey from small-town bunny to big-city cop. The original song was written by Grammy® winning singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate. “I think that they really captured the spirit of the movie,” says Shakira, “not only in terms of the music, but the lyrics, too. It’s a song about being unafraid of your dreams and being willing to fight for them.”

The Zootopia soundtrack is now available at iTunes http://smarturl.it/zsa1, Amazon http://smarturl.it/zsama1, and wherever music is sold.

Walt Disney Records Set To Release “The Finest Hours” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Walt Disney Records Set To Release "The Finest Hours" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Walt Disney Records Set To Release “The Finest Hours” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale.  “The Finest Hours” original motion picture soundtrack features score by award-winning composer Carter Burwell and will be available digitally on January 29, 2016.  “The Finest Hours” storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016.

Carter Burwell has scored over 80 films, including “Blood Simple,” “Raising Arizona,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “Barton Fink,” “The Hudsucker Proxy,” “Rob Roy,” “Fargo,” “The Spanish Prisoner,” “Gods and Monsters,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “The General’s Daughter,” “Three Kings,” “Being John Malkovich,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (BAFTA Nominee for Film Music), “Before Night Falls,” “A Knight’s Tale,” “The Rookie,” “Adaptation.”, “Intolerable Cruelty,” “The Ladykillers,” “No Country for Old Men,” “In Bruges,” “Burn After Reading,” “Twilight,”  “Where the Wild Things Are” (Golden Globe Nominee for Best Original Score), “A Serious Man,” “The Blind Side,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “True Grit,” “Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & 2,” and “The Fifth Estate,” “Mr. Holmes” and “Legend.” Burwell received his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Score for “Carol.”  He was also nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Carol.” He received an Annie nomination for Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production for “Anomalisa.”  In addition, Burwell received The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music Score for “Carol” and “Anomalisa.”

The end credit track is a cover of the sea shanty “Haul Away Joe” performed by Kodaline.   Made up of childhood friends — Steve Garrigan (lead vocals) Mark Prendergast (guitar), Jason Boland (bass) and Vinny May (drums), Kodaline have released two studio albums In A Perfect World and Coming Up For Air. The group has sold out numerous tours in both North America and Europe.  The group’s songs have been featured in several television, film and ad placements including Google, ESPN, The Voice (NBC), Chicago PD (NBC), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Modern Family (ABC), So You Think You Can Dance (FOX), American Idol (ABC) and many more. Their music videos have garnered over 105 million views and are continuing to grow.

Disney’s “The Finest Hours” is based on the unforgettable story of the Coast Guard’s courageous mission, which is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars: Chris Pine; Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck; Ben Foster; Holliday Grainger; John Ortiz; and Eric Bana. Produced by Jim Whitaker and Dorothy Aufiero, the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Doug Merrifield serves as executive producer.

“The Finest Hours” original motion picture soundtrack will be available digitally on January 29.  For more information on “The Finest Hours” please visit http://movies.disney.com/the-finest-hours.  For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, like us on Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic.

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #133 w/ Special Guest JONATHAN FREEMAN (Voice of Jafar, Aladdin Franchise, Aladdin on Broadway, Disney Broadway Productions, Mary Poppins on Broadway, Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Life Animated) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #133 w/ Special Guest JONATHAN FREEMAN (Voice of Jafar, Aladdin Franchise, Aladdin on Broadway, Disney Broadway Productions, Mary Poppins on Broadway, Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Life Animated) on DizRadio.com

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January 21, 2016 – Show #133

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we make a wish from the Genie in the lamp as we welcome non other that JONATHAN FREEMAN (Voice of Jafar, Aladdin Franchise, Aladdin on Broadway, Disney Broadway Productions, Mary Poppins on Broadway, Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Life Animated) to the show! Jonathan stops in and talks about his career, being one of the most iconic Disney Villains, bringing Jafar to life on Stage in Aladdin on Broadway, his legacy, Life Animated, his favorite Villains, The New Amsterdam Theater and more!

In addition we have the D-Team back kicking it off with Erin answering your questions in I Want To Know and we have Jason giving you a Blu-Ray and DVD that we must add to your collection in The Vault. Nathan looks backwards at This Week in Disney History and Paige sets sail into the musical realm with the Magical Music Review. And our Newest D-Team Cody stops in with the Hollywood Walk. And let’s not forget Randy giving us the latest from Disney Multi-Media.

There is news hot off the D-Wire with news about Hollywood Studios, the next installment of Star Wars, Animal Kingdom, Disney Channel, Walt Disney Records, Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s chest, the Magic Kingdom, DVDs, Blu-Rays, The Muppets and more!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From Oscar®-Winning Composer John Williams Debuts At No. 5 On The Billboard 200 Chart

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From Oscar®-Winning Composer John Williams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From Oscar®-Winning Composer John Williams

The original motion picture soundtrack for the record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring new score conducted and composed by five-time Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams, has entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 5, scanning over 100,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The last and only all-score soundtrack to debut in the Top 5 was Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999.

The album is No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtrack and Overall Classical Charts; at iTunes, peaked at No. 1 on the Soundtrack chart and No. 3 on the Overall Album chart; and at Amazon, the album is No. 1 on the Soundtrack chart and No. 2 on the Overall Digital Album chart.  Additionally, the album has over 10.3M streams on Spotify.  

From Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken numerous box office records, most recently becoming the fastest film to reach $1 billion globally, a feat it accomplished in 12 days with over $540 million domestically and $550 million internationally. It posted the biggest debut in industry history with $248 million domestically and $529 million globally in its first weekend, as well as the biggest second weekend of all time domestically with $149.2 million.

Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ ubiquitous Star Wars “Main Title” theme has become part of popular culture since it was first heard accompanying Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977.  It is no surprise that Williams’ orchestral compositions for Star Wars are among the most beloved and recognizable themes in cinematic history, from the classic “Main Title” theme introduced in Star Wars: A New Hope to the ominous “Imperial March” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back to the stirring “Duel of the Fates” from the prequel trilogy.

After creating the scores for all six of the previous Star Wars films, Williams returns to compose and conduct his signature sweeping music for The Force Awakens.

Williams, whose career spans over six decades, has won five Academy Awards® and he has scored some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time, including Jaws, the Indiana Jones franchise, the first three Harry Potter films, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Lincoln, Schindler’s List, and countless others.

The soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available wherever music is sold (http://smarturl.it/swtfa).

Enjoy Star Wars on repeat with the new official Star Wars radio on Apple Music Radio now. All Star Wars music on repeat, 24 hours a day: http://smarturl.it/starwarsradio.

Spotify is matching Star Wars fans’ character-inspired playlists based on their music tastes. Users and non-users alike can be matched up with a character playlist by going to http://smarturl.it/SWTFASpotifyMatch.

For more information on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, please visit http://www.theforceawakens.com.

Walt Disney Records Releases “The Good Dinosaur” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Score Composed By Mychael And Jeff Danna

Walt Disney Records Releases "The Good Dinosaur" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Score Composed By Mychael And Jeff Danna

Walt Disney Records Releases “The Good Dinosaur” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Score Composed By Mychael And Jeff Danna

Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” features an original score by Academy Award® -winning composer Mychael Danna and Emmy®-nominated composer Jeff Danna. The soundtrack is available today. Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

“The Good Dinosaur” takes Arlo—and the audience—on an emotional journey of self-discovery. Filmmakers opted to tell the story in a new way, relying less on dialogue, while leaning into the power of nature, compelling characters and music that captures the imagination. “It’s a dinosaur movie, so the music needs to be big,” says director Peter Sohn. “But it’s also that classic boy-and-his-dog story embarking on a journey home. That calls for a certain sensitivity to embrace the emotions. Mychael and Jeff are brilliant artists when it comes to setting up a theme that can be sweet and hopeful one moment and strong and powerful the next. And they do it in a unique way.”

“Pixar sets the bar for animation—they set the bar for imagination,” says Mychael Danna. “So we wanted to do something different, blending traditional instrumentation and a melody-centered approach with alternative world music instruments. We draw from everywhere—historically and geographically—to help tell this story.”

Instruments utilized range from classic strings, percussion and brass to the unexpected. “We used some pre-Colombian instruments that reflected the landscape around the characters,” says Jeff Danna. “We used a lot of unusual string-guitar instruments that are primitive or folky: a bouzouki, a long-necked Greek instrument that’s like a mandolin; the Turkish cumbus; the Iranian saz; and a Nordic instrument called a harpolek. They’re really interesting when placed into the refined world of the orchestra. Our approach to many of the things in the film was to take the expected or standard thing and, just like the movie did, turn it a little sideways.”

The Good Dinosaur motion picture soundtrack is available today. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, like us on Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic. To purchase Disney music, visit the online store at www.disneymusicstore.com.

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June 27, 2017

Two decades after her wildly successful Disney Channel series “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” came to an end, Jennifer McGill is stepping back into the spotlight with her upcoming debut full-length solo album, “Unbreakable” – to be released in August. FoxNews.com is hosting today’s exclusive first interview and world premiere of the epic new music […]

2,000 Days and Nights at the Disneyland Resort

June 26, 2017

Huntington Beach resident Jeff Reitz, who has visited the parks of the Disneyland Resort every day since January 1, 2012, marked his 2,000th consecutive visit on Thursday, June 22. When Reitz, a Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder, began his daily sojourns to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park in 2012, the resort was preparing to […]

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio: Disney on Demand Podcast Show #181 w/ Special Guest ERNIE REYES JR. (Disney Channel’s Sidekicks, The Last Electric Knight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, Surf Ninjas, Secret Bodyguard, Making of Star Tours and more)

June 15, 2017

DisneyBlu’s DizRadio.com June 15, 2017 – Show #181 It’s Time D-Heads! This week troll the sewers with Turtles, team up with a cop for some Sidekicks fun and find out who is the Last Electric Dragon as we welcome Martial Artist and Actor ERNIE REYES JR. (The Last Electric Dragon, Disney’s Sidekicks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, […]

San Diego Comic-Con International to Welcome Dick Van Dyke Documentary

June 14, 2017

Mary Poppins. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Dick Tracy. A Night at the Museum. Even a turn as the voice of Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Gordon. Screen legend Dick Van Dyke is no stranger to the worlds of Fantasy and Comic Books. So it’s only fitting among all the superheroes, monsters, and giant robots, the […]

CJ 4DPLEX Announces “Cars 3” as First-Ever Disney•Pixar Film to be Available in the Immersive 4DX Format

June 13, 2017

CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading 4D cinema company, today announced that for the first time since the company’s inception, it will be premiering a Disney•Pixar film in the immersive film-viewing format at 4DX auditoriums around the globe. The announcement marks a significant moment for 4DX and fans worldwide as “Cars 3” is the first-ever Disney•Pixar […]

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Disney Announce the Launch of Cars 3: Driven to Win

June 13, 2017

Rev up your engines! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media today announced that Cars 3: Driven to Win is now available in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch™ and Wii U™. Developed by Avalanche Software, Cars 3: Driven to Win […]

Invite Mickey and Donald into your Home for the Holidays in: Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is arriving on Disney DVD August 29th

June 9, 2017

Love Mickey Mouse? Can’t wait to spend the holidays with your best mouse friend? Invite Mickey and Donald into your home as they bring laughs and merriment to not one, but two holiday seasons! Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is arriving on Disney DVD August 29th, and you’ll want to catch their Halloween and Christmas […]

Calling Young Changemakers for a Disney Be Inspired ‘Summer of Service’ Grant!

June 9, 2017

Youth Service America (YSA) and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney|ABC Television Group, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and Walt Disney Studios, are working together this summer to inspire kids and families to make a positive impact in their communities through the Disney Summer of Service campaign. Youth can use fun summer activities — like […]

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Unveils “A Galaxy of Stories” Pavilion At D23 Expo, July 14–16, 2017

June 9, 2017

Showcasing the creative process of bringing new Disney park experiences to life, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts invites guests to discover its pavilion, “A Galaxy of Stories,” at D23 Expo, July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Guests will get an exclusive look at the new Star Wars-themed lands currently under development for Disneyland Park […]

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