Walt Disney Music and Vevo have released a lyric music video for ‘Making Today A Perfect Day’ by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez from Disney’s newest animated short, Frozen Fever, which you can find embedded below. The song is also available digitally for purchase from iTunes and Amazon. Those who purchased the physical CD of the original motion picture soundtrack to Cinderella can also download the song free of charge with the provided code.
With an originally advertised release date of March 17, 2015 looming dangerously near with no official mention of the Toy Story 20th Anniversary entry in the Disney Music Emporium’s Legacy Collection, several readers have reached out to us asking if we had any additional information. We, in turn, have reached out to Disney Music to confirm rumors that the Toy Story album may be delayed and we regret to report that a delay has in fact been confirmed to us. While we have seen reports about a May release, the information given to us by Disney Music was not quite as optimistic, offering only that the release date is officially ‘to be determined’ and Disney is hopeful that it is ready for release by the time Disney D23 Expo happens in August. Specific reasons for its delay were not provided, however it is interesting to note that one of the titles — Cinderella — was announced for an early release at the Expo, but has been moved up by over a month.
Confirming earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom, Walt Disney Records today announced that the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella (March 13, 2013), will feature both Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter performing covers of ‘A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes’ and ‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo’ respectively. The two songs will appear over the end title credits in addition to the original song ‘Strong’ which is performed by Sonna Rele. Walt Disney Records also announced that those who purchase the physical CD edition of the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderella will also receive a code to download the all-new song from the short Frozen Fever, which was written by Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and features the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell ‘and cast.’ The soundtrack will be available for purchase on March 10 and is currently available for pre-order.
Disney Music Emporium has shared the track list for its upcoming 75th anniversary Legacy Collection tribute to Pinocchio, available on February 10, 2015 (now available for pre-order.) The two-disc set features a restored version of the original soundtrack, three ‘lost chords’ that have been newly produced in the style they may have appeared in the film and five bonus tracks featuring Jiminy Cricket, as performed by Cliff Edwards. As with all of the other entries in the collection thus far, the album features original art inspired by the film by Lorelay Bove.
On January 20, Hollywood Records will release the soundtrack for Lucasfilm’s Strange Magic (January 23, 2015) digitally, with a physical release expected on February 17 (now available for pre-order). The film features around 20 pop songs spanning six decades as performed by the film’s full cast. The official track list, as well as additional details, provided to us can be found below.
Walt Disney Records and VEVO have released the full audio track for ‘Stay With Me’ as performed by the Witch (Meryl Streep) from the deluxe edition soundtrack of Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), which you can hear in its entirety embedded below.
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel — all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.
Earlier today, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 57th annual Grammy Awards, which will be televised live on the CBS Network on February 8, 2015 at 8 pm ET. To be considered eligible for the 2014 award season, songs and albums must have been released between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014.
Walt Disney Records has unveiled the track listing for the four-CD collection that composes the next entry in the Legacy collection, the 75th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, which is available to own on January 13 and is now available for pre-order. The collection consists of the original Leopold Stokowski Soundtrack, the digital re-recording by Irwin Kostal, the original score for the Deleted ‘Clair De Lune’ Sequence, 2 bonus tracks: ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and ‘Peter and the Wolf,’ both read by Sterling Halloway, plus enchanting illustrations, original concept art and more.
DISC ONE – Original Leopold Stokowski Soundtrack – Performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra
If there is an emotion to be found in something, you can always count on Walt Disney Studios Japan to exploit it. In this case, they just published the Big Hero 6 music video for AI’s ‘Story,’ presented here in Japanese (if you want to hear the English version which has been released internationally, we have it here).
The music video, which features original animation, tells the message of the song as it applies to the film: when Hiro’s treasured relationship with older brother Tadashi is lost and he feels like he can never recover, he finds solace and a brand new relationship in Tadashi’s legacy, Baymax.
The official track lists for both the standard edition soundtrack and deluxe edition soundtrack for Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), have been published on Amazon. Comparing the soundtrack listing to the original cast recording does present some changes, however: ‘I Guess This Is Goodbye / Maybe They’re Magic’ is not included here; ‘First Midnight’ does not appear to be included; ‘Careful My Toe’ by Christine Baranski has a track; ‘Agony (reprise),’ ‘Back to the Palace,’ and ‘Boom Crunch’ are all missing.