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Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set Available Now

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set Available Now

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set Available Now

One of this year’s most acclaimed series of special edition albums, the long-awaited, 12-album, 28-disc collectors’ box gift set Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection is now available. The individual albums celebrate the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations.

Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection Complete Box Set

Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection Complete Box Set

This CD series combines great songs, background scores and rare recordings from over a half-century of animation classics–plus music from Disneyland® Park. In addition to remastered tracks, each album in Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set comes in its own hardcover book, filled with art treasures, exclusive essays, and new illustrations by Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled”, “Winnie the Pooh”, “Wreck-It Ralph”). Bove was recently named one of ’10 Animators to Watch’ by Variety (March 3, 2015) and her art can be seen in the hardcover book, Lovely: Ladies of Animation: The Art of Lorelay Bove, Brittney Lee, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Victoria Ying and Helen Chen.

Designed for display, all 12 albums are presented in a specially fitted collectors’ slipcase. The 28-disc Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set contains over 130 songs; 270 instrumentals; 75 “Lost Chords” deleted songs and demos; and much more–totaling over 25 hours of matchless entertainment for all ages.

The 12 albums in the new box set are as follows:

The Lion King
The Oscar® and Grammy®-winning songs by Elton John and score by Hans Zimmer plus 30 minutes of expanded underscore and Lost Chords demos not used in the film.

Mary Poppins
Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in an artistic triumph of Walt Disney and the Sherman Brothers, including the debut new recording of the lost song, “The Eyes of Love.” Album includes the Sherman Brothers’ demos of the film’s songs and is the largest collection of Lost Chords original demos and new versions in the entire series.

Sleeping Beauty
The magnificent music of Tchaikovsky is transformed into one of Disney’s most dramatic and memorable scores, plus special versions from vinyl record master tracks.

The Little Mermaid
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s multi-award-winning music and songs with the original demo recordings and previously unreleased background score.

Fantasia
Leopold Stokowski’s complete FantaSound score from the innovative film, the complete digital score conducted by Irwin Kostal plus bonus tracks by Sterling Holloway.

Pinocchio
One of the most brilliant scores in movie history—it introduced “When You Wish Upon a Star”—plus six new-to-CD Mickey Mouse Club songs sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards).

Cinderella
The Oscar®-nominated score and all the songs from the animated classic, plus The Lost Chords, featuring 7 original demos and new versions.

Toy Story
Randy Newman’s hit songs and score from the Disney/Pixar’s landmark animated feature, as well as bonus tracks and three never-before-released background tracks.

Pocahontas
Majestic music of Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”) plus songs that were deleted from the finished score and original demos sung by Menken himself.

Lady and the Tramp
An eagerly requested soundtrack in the series showcasing the vocal and songwriting genius of Peggy Lee, plus bonus track and rare demos.

The Aristocats
From the Disney film favorite comes the famous score, including songs by the Sherman Brothers, the voices of Phil Harris and Maurice Chevallier. This is the first time the original soundtrack has been available in its entirety.

Disneyland
Beginning with the recordings from the opening day of Disneyland in 1955, the collection guides the listener down Main Street U.S.A., through the greatest attractions, shows and lands that exist today and those that are a happy memory.

The release of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set marks the first time such a massive body of musical and visual masterworks have been contained in a single package.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set 12-album, 28-disc set is now available at disneymusicemporium.com.  For more information on the Disney Music Emporium, please visit disneymusicemporium.com

NOW That’s What I Call Music! And Walt Disney Records Team For New Collection Of Disney Music Favorites, ‘NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess’

NOW That's What I Call Music! And Walt Disney Records Team For New Collection Of Disney Music Favorites, 'NOW That's What I Call Disney Princess'

NOW That’s What I Call Music! And Walt Disney Records Team For New Collection Of Disney Music Favorites, ‘NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess’

NOW That’s What I Call Music! and Walt Disney Records have once again teamed up for a special NOW album collection showcasing beloved Disney music classics. NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess will be released on CD and digitally on October 30.

Building on the success of three previously released NOW That’s What I Call Disney volumes, NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess features 20 favorite musical moments that have been enchanting and entertaining audiences for generations, including “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “Someday My Prince Will Come” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas, “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast, “Reflection” from Mulan, “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella, “Waiting for My Prince” from Disney Princess Tea Party, and many more.

NOW That’s What I Call Disney Princess [CD, digital]

1. Kiss the Girl                       

The Little Mermaid

2. Colors of the Wind             

Pocahontas

3. A Whole New World            

Aladdin

4. Part of Your World               

The Little Mermaid

5. That’s How You Know           

Enchanted

6. Reflection                             

Mulan

7. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Cinderella

8. I See the Light                        

Tangled

9. Beauty and the Beast           

Beauty and the Beast 

10. Main Title/Once Upon a Dream/Prologue

Sleeping Beauty

11. True Love’s Kiss                     

Enchanted

12. Almost There                        

The Princess and the Frog

13. So This Is Love                  

Cinderella

14. Belle                                   

Beauty and the Beast

15. Where Do I Go From Here       

Pocahontas II

16. I Wonder                                

Sleeping Beauty

17. Something There                    

Beauty and the Beast

18. Waiting for My Prince            

Disney Princess Tea Party

19. When Will My Life Begin?          

Tangled

20. Someday My Prince Will Come      

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Disney Publishing Worldwide Launches Inspirational New Multiplatform Property, ‘Star Darlings’

Disney Publishing Worldwide Launches Inspirational New Multiplatform Property, ‘Star Darlings’

Disney Publishing Worldwide Launches Inspirational New Multiplatform Property, ‘Star Darlings’

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) today announced the release of Disney “Star Darlings,” an original new property that features twelve unique girls who encourage tweens to celebrate their individuality, make positive choices, and show that they can make any wish a reality. Disney “Star Darlings” launches today in North America with two novels available everywhere books and eBooks are sold. All-new “Star Darlings” content and products will be released through November, including an accompanying storytelling and lifestyle app, music from Walt Disney Records, the first shorts in an animated series on YouTube, and a fashion dolls line created in collaboration with JAKKS Pacific that will be available at Justice stores nationwide.

he “Star Darlings” characters embody the qualities and characteristics of today’s tweens, and have been created to resonate with the audience through a multiplatform lifestyle experience tailored just for them. Each Star Darling has her own wish that she pursues with determination and the help of her friends, and these shared journeys and experiences are designed to inspire tweens to go after their dreams.

“’Star Darlings’ represents a fully-realized world where strong, confident girls are front and center,” said Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We’re excited to announce this all-new, innovative property tailor-made for today’s tween, and the launch of ‘Star Darlings’ represents one of our broadest multi-platform launches to date.”

The story begins on Starland where a major crisis is afoot, and twelve unique girls from the prestigious Starling Academy are chosen to be the first student Starlings to venture to Earth. Rich with themes of friendship, confidence, leadership, and teamwork, the Star Darlings go on the most magical adventures of their lives. Determined to succeed, the girls show courage and ingenuity—plus a whole lot of humor—as they guide others on Earth to discover happiness and fulfillment.

Initially conceived by designer Shana Muldoon Zappa, along with her husband, New York Times bestselling author, Ahmet Zappa (Because I’m Your Dad), “Star Darlings” was inspired by their daughter. “Our intention with Star Darlings has always been to empower every girl – no matter where she was born or what she looks like – to understand that she has what it takes within, to make her own wishes come true…through the unstoppable energy created by positive thinking, taking action and believing in yourself. “

Disney's star Darlings

Disney’s star Darlings

Disney Consumer Products is partnering with Justice, the leading tastemaker for tween girls, on a multi-channel marketing campaign to help girls discover the magic of “Star Darlings.” Justice will be the retail destination for “Star Darlings” through the fall and holidays, offering a curated collection of books, dolls and limited apparel. A small assortment will also be available at select Disney Store locations and DisneyStore.com.

To celebrate the release of the first books in the “Star Darlings” series, Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa will be signing copies of “Star Darlings” at Children’s Book World in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. PT.

For more information on Disney “Star Darlings,” please visit the “Star Darlings” Facebook page at www.facebook.com/disneystardarlings. For Justice store locations, please visit www.shopjustice.com.

Walt Disney Records Announce The Final Four Releases In The Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Series: “Lady And The Tramp”, “Pocahontas”, “The Aristocats”, And “Disneyland”

Walt Disney Records Announce The Final Four Releases In The Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Series: "Lady And The Tramp", "Pocahontas", "The Aristocats", And "Disneyland"

Walt Disney Records Announce The Final Four Releases In The Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Series: “Lady And The Tramp”, “Pocahontas”, “The Aristocats”, And “Disneyland”

Walt Disney Records releases the final four installments to The Legacy Collection series. Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Lady and The Tramp, Pocahontas, The Aristocats, and Disneyland complete the 12-set series that launched with The Lion King in June 2014.

Each CD cover and booklet features newly created artwork from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Big Hero 6,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Tangled”).  Bove was recently named one of ’10 Animators to Watch’ by Variety (March 3, 2015).

The Legacy Collection Lady and The Tramp – Released to theaters on June 22, 1955, “Lady and the Tramp” was the first animated feature to be filmed in Cinemascope and its sequence of Lady and Tramp sharing a plate of spaghetti is considered an iconic scene in American film. Lady and the Tramp was named No. 95 out of the “100 Greatest Love Stories of All Time” by the American Film Institute in their 100 Years…100 Passions special, as one of only two animated films to appear on the list. In June 2011, TIME named the feature one of “The 25 All-TIME Best Animated Films.”

Disc One of The Legacy Collection Lady and the Tramp features the restored original motion picture soundtrack with songs written by Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke.    Disc Two features The Lost Chords of Lady and the Tramp – a demo of “I’m Free as a Breeze” and 2 new recordings of “I’m Free as a Breeze” and “I’m Singin’ (‘Cause I Want to Sing), brought to life the way they would have sounded in 1955.  Disc Two also includes 6 bonus tracks from the 1962 vinyl release Lady and the Tramp: All the Songs from the Motion Picture (Disneyland Records) featuring studio singers.

The Legacy Collection Pocahontas The label honors the soundtrack from Disney’s first full-length animated feature film based on historical fact with the 20th anniversary release of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Pocahontas released on August 7, 2015.  In 1995 the music won Academy Awards® for Best Song (“Colors of the “Wind”) and Best Score (Alan Menken) in addition to a Grammy® for  “Colors of the Wind” (Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz) for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television.

The Pocahontas collection features the songs and score from the film on Disc One. Disc Two includes the end credit tracks “Colors of the Wind” performed by Vanessa Williams and “If I Never Knew You” performed by Jon Secada and Shanice, plus songs and score cut from the film including Mel Gibson and Judy Kuhn’s version of “If I Never Knew You,” plus 3 demos. Also included are liner notes by Dave Bossert (Producer/Creative Director, Walt Disney Animation Studios), plus original concept art and a 20-page collectible booklet.

The Legacy Collection: The Aristocats

The Legacy Collection: The Aristocats

The Legacy Collection The Aristocats – The last film project approved by Walt Disney before his death in 1966, “The Aristocats” features the voices of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, and Roddy Maude-Roxby. The 20th animated feature was originally released to theaters by Buena Vista Distribution on December 11, 1970.

Disc One features the songs and score from the film including the title song written by Robert and Richard Sherman and performed by Maurice Chevalier, plus score composed by George Bruns. Disc One liner notes were written by two-time GRAMMY® nominee Greg Ehrbar, co-author of Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records with Tim Hollis. Disc Two features The Lost Chords of The Aristocats (4 demos and 4 newly recorded and fully orchestrated versions of those demos), 5 bonus tracks, plus liner notes by author Russell Schroeder and Producer’s Note by Randy Thornton.

The Legacy Collection Disneyland explores the rich past behind songs and attractions past and present. Beginning with the recordings from the opening day of Disneyland in 1955, the collection guides the listener down Main Street U.S.A., through the greatest attractions, shows and lands that exist today and those that are a happy memory.

Discs One and Two cover the lands beginning with Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown and Tomorrowland, plus 5 songs from Disney California Adventure Park. Disc Three features an additional 12 songs from Disney California Adventure Park, plus music from “The Main Street Electrical Parade” and “Fantasmic!”

The liner notes provide extensive historical background by writer Stacia Martin, a 37-year veteran of the Walt Disney Company and Disney Historian, who oversees special projects for many divisions of the company including Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Records.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection series is available at Disney Music Emporium: disneymusicemporium.com. For more information on the Disney Music Emporium, please visit DisneyMusicEmporium.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusicemporium or follow us at Twitter.com/DisneyMusicEmp

OMG Yes, Disney Rarities Music Coming! Walt Disney Records And Fairfax Classics Announce Details For The Silly Symphony Collection Box Set

OMG Yes, Disney Rarities Music Coming! Walt Disney Records And Fairfax Classics Announce Details For The Silly Symphony Collection Box Set

OMG Yes, Disney Rarities Music Coming! Walt Disney Records And Fairfax Classics Announce Details For The Silly Symphony Collection Box Set

Less than a year after Mickey Mouse’s debut in Steamboat Willie, the Walt Disney Studio embarked on a decade-long series of music-driven shorts whose breakthroughs would forever change the direction of animation and would have a massive impact on popular culture. The 75 cartoons – called Silly Symphonies – pioneered “three-strip” Technicolor, introduced Donald Duck, and created a pop music phenomenon with “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” They won seven Academy Awards® for Best Short Subject (Cartoon) between 1932 and 1939. 

The Silly Symphony Collection is a first-of-its-kind box set from Walt Disney Records and Fairfax Classics featuring the complete restored soundtracks from all 75 Silly Symphony shorts from 1929-1939, with more than 8 hours of music over 16 vinyl LPs.

The limited edition collection is housed in 8 tip-on gatefold jackets with original animation art in a beautifully constructed foil-stamped and numbered slipcase. Soundtracks of Disney classics such as The Skeleton Dance by Carl Stalling, Three Little Pigs by Frank Churchill, and Donald Duck’s debut The Wise Little Hen by Leigh Harline will be presented in full for the first time ever on record. Each gatefold jacket includes detailed liner notes for every short by Disney historians J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt, authors of the definitive book on the series, Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series.

Kaufman adds, “It’s well known that the Silly Symphonies were built around music, but most of us can’t watch the films without being distracted by the visuals. This set is a brilliant idea, isolating the sound so that we can appreciate, for the first time, just how good the music is. I think it will change the way people look at these classic cartoons.”

Pre-order for the box set will begin at D23 EXPO: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, August 14th through August 16th, 2015 in Anaheim, California, and will continue online at Disney Music Emporium (www.sillysymphonycollection.com) on August 17th at 8:00 am PDT.  Pre-orders will ship to arrive in time for the holidays.

The Silly Symphony Collection will include a free digital download with purchase of the box set and will retail for $399.98. Each guest who pre-orders The Silly Symphony Collection will receive a free limited edition 10″ vinyl single featuring “The Skeleton Dance” on the A side and “Three Little Pigs” on the B side.

J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt, along with Restoration Producer Randy Thornton will be on hand at D23 EXPO 2015 signing The Silly Symphony Collection 10″ single on Friday, August 14th and Sunday, August 16th.

A set of 3 limited edition Silly Symphony postcards are being handed out in various locations throughout the D23 EXPO 2015 and fans can follow Fairfax Classics on Twitter (@fairfaxclassics) to find out how to obtain them.

Noted documentary director Steve Elkins has produced a short film that explores the historical significance of the Silly Symphonies and the making of The Silly Symphony Collection box set.  The Silly Symphony documentary features J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt, as well as Dave Bossert, Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Grammy®-winning producer Randy Thornton from Disney Music Group.  View and share the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3giN7LzMA3c

The Silly Symphony Collection Track List:

Volume 1: 1929-1930
The Skeleton Dance
El Terrible Toreador
Springtime
Hell’s Bells
The Merry Dwarfs
Summer
Autumn
Cannibal Capers
Night
Frolicking Fish
Arctic Antics
Midnight in a Toy Shop

Volume 2: 1930-1931
Monkey Melodies
Winter
Playful Pan
Birds of a Feather
Mother Goose Melodies
The China Plate
The Busy Beavers
The Cat’s Out
Egyptian Melodies
The Clock Store
The Spider and the Fly

Volume 3: 1931-1933
The Fox Hunt
The Ugly Duckling
The Bird Store
The Bears and Bees
Just Dogs
Flowers and Trees
Bugs in Love
King Neptune
Babes in the Woods
Santa’s Workshop
Birds In the Spring
Father Noah’s Ark

Volume 4: 1933-1934
Three Little Pigs
Old King Cole
Lullaby Land
The Pied Piper
The China Shop
The Night Before Christmas
Grasshopper and the Ants
The Big Bad Wolf

Volume 5: 1934-1935
Funny Little Bunnies
The Flying Mouse
The Wise Little Hen
Peculiar Penguins
The Goddess of Spring
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Golden Touch
The Robber Kitten

Volume 6: 1935-1936
Water Babies
The Cookie Carnival
Who Killed Cock Robin?
Music Land
Three Orphan Kittens
Cock c’ the Walk
Three Little Wolves
Elmer Elephant

Volume 7: 1935-1937
Broken Toys
Toby Tortoise Returns
Three Blind Mouseketeers
The Country Cousin
Mother Pluto
More Kittens
Woodland Cafe
Little Hiawatha

Volume 8: 1937-1939
The Old Mill
Wynken, Blynken and Nod
Moth and the Flame
Merbabies
Farmyard Symphony
Mother Goose Goes Hollywood
The Practical Pig
The Ugly Duckling

Additional news and updates can be found at www.sillysymphonycollection.com.

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Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection ‘FANTASIA’ Review

Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection 'FANTASIA'

Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection ‘FANTASIA’

by: D-Team Paige

In the 75 years since its release, “Fantasia” has been bringing the beauty of animation and music together for audiences in a way only Disney can do.  Now, the soundtrack for the film has been released for all to enjoy.  “The Legacy Collection: Fantasia” 4-disc set includes all of the original music by Leopold Stokowski, a digital re-recording by Irwin Kostal, and more.

Disc 1 will immerse you in a score of music performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra starting with “Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565” composed by Johan Sebastian Bach and ending with “The Rite of Spring” composed by Igor Stravinsky.  Continuing with Disc 2 is the second half of the film’s music, including “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modeste Moussorgsky, and some additional bonus tracks, such as the Sterling Holloway reading of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice .”

Discs 3 and 4 follow the same format as the previous discs, but this time with the digital re-recordings performed by the Disney Studio Orchestra and Chorus.  As a bonus on Disc 4, a reading by Sterling Holloway of “Peter and the Wolf” can be enjoyed.

Every piece from the sweeping score in the film is included on these discs in performance order for all to enjoy.  The wonderful thing about these selections is that they stand alone from their animation, so they can be appreciated with or without the film before you.  A gem among gems, it is a worthy addition to any Disney and/or music fan’s collection.

Get your copy at the disneymusicemporium.com/the-legacy-collection/

Marvel Music And Hollywood Records Present Marvel’s Ant-Man Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Marvel Music And Hollywood Records Present Marvel's Ant-Man Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Marvel Music And Hollywood Records Present Marvel’s Ant-Man Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records will release the original motion picture digital soundtrack for Marvel’s Ant-Man on July 17, 2015 and will be followed by the physical CD release on July 31, 2015. The score features music by Christophe Beck (“Frozen,” “Edge of Tomorrow,” “The Hangover,” “Pitch Perfect”). Marvel’s Ant-Man delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure in U.S. theaters on July 17, 2015.

The film’s director, Peyton Reed, acknowledges one of the key elements of a heist movie is music. “Christophe Beck is the composer on the movie and one of the things we talked about was how I wanted a recognizable theme for the hero and whether or not that could be done in the year 2015,” says Reed. “But we also wanted something that said ‘heist movie’ with a little bit of jazzy vibe to it and also be really fun because even though the stakes are really high in the movie, it’s fun.”

Beck adds, “For Marvel’s Ant-Man, I wanted to write a score in the grand symphonic tradition of my favorite Super Hero movies, with a sweeping scope and a big, catchy main theme. What makes this score stand out among other Marvel movies, though, is a sneaky sense of fun, since it is, after all, not only a Super Hero movie, but also a heist comedy.”

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, Wood Harris as Gale, Judy Greer as Maggie, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym.

Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s Ant-Man with Kevin Feige, p.g.a. producing and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Stan Lee  and  Edgar Wright serving as executive producers. The story is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd.

Marvel’s Ant-Man original motion picture digital soundtrack will be available at digital retailers on July 17, 2015 and the physical album will be available wherever music is sold on July 31, 2015.

Verve Records & Walt Disney Records Team Up To Release Compilation Album We Love Disney, Due October 2015

Verve Records & Walt Disney Records Team Up To Release Compilation Album We Love Disney, Due October 2015

Verve Records & Walt Disney Records Team Up To Release Compilation Album We Love Disney, Due October 2015

In a unique collaboration between Verve Records and Walt Disney Records, the two esteemed labels have teamed up to present the compilation album We Love Disney, which will be released in October 2015. The compilation features the hottest artists from across the pop, rock, R&B, and country worlds delivering their own unique interpretations of classic Disney songs. The album was produced by multi-platinum, Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster.

“When the opportunity arose to partner with Walt Disney Records, I jumped on it,” says Foster. “The Disney franchise is something that brings out the kid in all of us. No matter how old you are, 3 or 103, when you hear the word ‘Disney’ you light up from within. And there isn’t a person on the planet who doesn’t have a favorite Disney song. We tapped into that passion with all of the artists on the album. I tried to make the songs timeless so you couldn’t tell whether they were recorded 30 years ago or 30 years from now. The Disney catalog is so amazing. You have so many songs to pick from, going back almost 80 years now. So it’s an endless treasure and one of the most rewarding projects that I’ve ever done — and I’ve done a lot of stuff.”

The artists and songs that will be featured on We Love Disney will be announced in the coming weeks.

Verve and Disney Team Up

Verve and Disney Team Up

Disney’s “Descendants” Soundtrack Available On Walt Disney Records July 31

Disney's "Descendants" Soundtrack Available On Walt Disney Records July 31

Disney’s “Descendants” Soundtrack Available On Walt Disney Records July 31

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for Disney’s “Descendants” on Friday, July 31, the day the eagerly-anticipated movie premieres on Disney Channel (8:00 p.m. ET/PT).  The soundtrack pre-order is available now HERE.  It features the single “Believe,” performed and written by 16 year-old recording artist Shawn Mendes (Island Records) and original songs performed by the “Descendants” cast, plus bonus tracks and a score suite.

On Tuesday, June 16, Shawn Mendes’ “Believe” single will be available as a song purchase or free with the purchase of the “Descendants” soundtrack at select digital retailers.  The song will premiere in the U.S. and Canada, Monday, June 15 (4:00 p.m., PT) on Radio Disney.

Disney’s “Descendants” stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains.  With a knowing wink at traditional fairy tales, the live-action movie fuses castles with classrooms to create a contemporary, music-driven story about the challenges in living up to parental and peer expectations. The notable cast also includes Mitchell Hope, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Maz Jobrani, Kathy Najimy and the Tony Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth.  Emmy Award-winning Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”) directs, choreographs and executive-produces Disney’s “Descendants.”

The movie’s soundtrack showcases a broad range of music — from the opening number, a pulsating electronic dance song “Rotten to the Core,” and the percussion dance number “Did I Mention?” written by Grammy® and Emmy® Award winner Adam Schlesinger, to the stirring ballad “If Only” written by Adam Anders (“Glee”) and performed by Dove Cameron, and the finale anthem “Set It Off.”  It also features a hip-hop a capella take on “Be Our Guest” (from Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast”) and the showstopper, a comedic Broadway-esque tune “Evil Like Me” written by Tony® Award nominee Andrew Lippa (Broadway’s “The Addams Family,” “The Wild Party”) and performed by “Descendants” stars Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron.  A bonus track reprises “Rotten to the Core” performed by the movie’s Sofia Carson.

Disney’s “Descendants” marks another connection between Disney and Shawn Mendes who last year was named Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” and thrilled audiences with his performances at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards and the Radio Disney Family VIP Birthday on Disney Channel.  His debut album, Handwritten (April 2015) entered the Billboard 200 chart at No.1.  This summer, he will perform on select dates of Taylor Swift’s North American stadium concert, The 1989 World Tour.

Disney’s “Descendants” track list:

1. Rotten to the Core Performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart
2. Evil Like Me Performed by Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron
3. Did I Mention Performed by Jeff Lewis, Mitchell Hope
4. If Only Performed by Dove Cameron
5. Be Our Guest Performed by Mitchell Hope,Spencer Lee, Kala Balch, Marco Marinangeli
6. If Only (Reprise) Performed by Dove Cameron
7. Set It Off Performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, Sarah Jeffrey and Jeff Lewis
8. Believe Performed by Shawn Mendes

Bonus Tracks
9.  Rotten to the Core Performed by Sofia Carson
10. Night Is Young Performed by China Anne McClain
11. Good Is the New Bad Performed by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and China Anne McClain
12. I’m Your Girl Performed by Felicia Barton
13. Descendants Score Suite Performed by David Lawrence

The Descendants soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on July 31, 2015.
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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #113 w/ Special Guest RICH COLLINS (Imagination Movers, Musician, Father) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #113 w/ Special Guest RICH COLLINS (Imagination Movers, Musician, Father) on DizRadio.com

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #113 w/ Special Guest RICH COLLINS (Imagination Movers, Musician, Father) on DizRadio.com

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June 11, 2015 – Show #113

It’s Time D-Heads! This week we Officially Kick Off our month long Summer Shows Celebration as we welcome RICH COLLINS (Imagination Movers, Musician, Father) to the show! Rich stops in and discusses how the Movers met, Stage mishaps, their newest release, memories, thew television show, song ideas, and the Imagination Movers future!

In addition we have the D-Team here as you have questions and Erin has the answers in I Want To Know. Caitlin is here with the latest from the Walt Disney World Resort in WDW-In-2 and Paige brings you a look into tunes with the Magical Music Review. And let’s not forget Nathan taking a look back with This Week In Disney History.

We have news hot off the D-Wire with news on Walt Disney World, Disney Springs, The Princess and the Frog, Disney Store, Ant-Man, Bleacher Creatures, Inside Out, Tomorrowland, Christopher Lee, Walt Before Mickey, Fishing at Walt Disney World and more!

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