‘Cars 2′ Soundtrack to be Released June 14; Toys Roll Out May 16; Individual Triptych Posters in Hi-Res

'Cars 2' original motion picture soundtrackAmazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 with an anticipated release date of June 14, 2011. No additional information is available at this time other than it is scored by Michael Giacchino.

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Disney to Release Special Edition ‘TRON: Legacy’ Daft Punk Vinyl for Record Store Day

TRON Legacy Translucence Identity Disc Vinyl Record by Daft PunkOn this year’s Record Store Day (April 16), Walt Disney Records will release a limited edition 10″ vinyl record titled Translucence which features 4 songs from the TRON: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk: ‘Derezzed, ‘TRON: Legacy,’ ‘End of Line’ and ‘Castor.’

The record, designed to look like an identity disc from the films will be available in red, orange and yellow colors and will be packaged as shown, so the record will be on complete display. It’s expected to retail for about $15.

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‘Tron: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D’ Soundtrack Full Details

'TRON: Legacy Reconfigured'We were pleased to be the first to bring you news of the re-mix album of the TRON: Legacy soundtrack a month ago (then known simply as ‘TRON: Legacy Reconfigured,’ but now more popularly known as the l337 ‘TRON: Legacy R3C0NF1GUR3D’ and now we’d like to bring you some additional details as well as previews (while they last).

According to Amazon.com’s description: In late 2010, Daft Punk released their score to the movie TRON: Legacy. Now comes ‘TRON: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D,’ which features artists like M83, Photek, Moby, Com Truise, and others reworking Daft Punk’s tracks from the score. For Tron fans and electronic music dance enthusiasts alike. Enjoy. End of Line.

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Disney Junior to Present ‘Imagination Movers in Concert’ March 6

Disney Junior, the new multiplatform destination for kids age 2-7, will present “Imagination Movers in Concert,” a 45-minute primetime special featuring more than a dozen songs from the Emmy Award-winning “Imagination Movers” television series. Premiering during Mardi Gras week, Sunday,March 6 at 6 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel, the concert was filmed before a sold-out crowd at the Lakefront Arena in the Movers’ hometown of New Orleans. The special includes appearances by series guest stars Joey Fatone (*NSYNC) and Duff Goldman (Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes”), along with Nina and Warehouse Mouse.

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Radio Disney to Premiere ‘Radio Disney Junior’ Programming Block, February 14

Radio Disney Junior, a music block designed for kids age 2-7, will debut Monday, February 14 from 12 pm – 1 pm ET (9 am – 10 am) on Radio Disney, coinciding with the launch of Disney Junior on Disney Channel and Disney.com. The national broadcast and satellite network is the No. 1 radio platform for kids and families. Its new Radio Disney Junior block will feature an expanded roster of music and artists appealing to young kids, plus fun “audio theater” with Disney Junior characters. DJ Hallie is the host of the Radio Disney Junior block, airing weekdays.

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ABC’s ‘One Life to Live’ to Release Valentine’s Day Album on iTunes, February 8

Stars of ABC’s “One Life to Live” perform a selection of love songs for a Valentine’s CD entitled “The Sound of a Kiss.” The seven-track CD will be released on iTunes ($5.99) on February 8 with original songs performed by Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer), David Gregory (Robert Ford), Kelley Missal (Danielle Rayburn) and Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde).

“With the release of ‘The Sound of a Kiss,’ we continue to explore opportunities to incorporate music into ‘One Life to Live,’ which has always been very important to us,” said Frank Valentini, executive producer. “The audience has a passionate investment in our characters and this CD affords the opportunity to create a deeper connection between the fans and the show.”

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Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore, Alan Menken and Randy Newman to Perform at Oscars

Nominees for best original song will be performed this year at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Today, producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced the artists who will perform the nominated songs on the Kodak Theatre stage on Oscar Night.

Disney will see both of its nominated songs, ‘I See the Light’ from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Tangled and ‘We Belong Together’ from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 presented by their original performers.

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ABC to Air Rascal Flatts Musical Concert Special on March 12

The ABC Television Network presents “Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented by JCPenney.” One of the best touring acts in country music with over 6 million concert tickets sold, Rascal Flatts will film a live music special from the Xcel Energy Center this Friday, January 21st in St. Paul, Minnesota. The show is being filmed during a regularly scheduled date on their “Nothing Like This” tour, which launched this past weekend. “Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented By JCPenney” airs Saturday, March 12 from  8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

George Flanigen will direct the special and Robert Deaton will executive-produce.

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Disney’s ‘Epic Mickey’ Soundtrack Now Available for Purchase via iTunes

Epic Mickey SoundtrackIt took a few more months than we initially anticipated when we first talked about it back in August, but the original game score to Epic Mickey by Emmy Award-winning composer Jim Dooley hit the virtual shelves of iTunes yesterday. Twenty tracks in all are included in the soundtrack which can be purchased online now for $9.99 for the complete album or $.99 per individual track.

The album is also available for download from Amazon.com for $7.99.

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New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys Added to Times Square New Year’s Eve Line-up

New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys will perform together live from Times Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011,” Friday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. They join previously announced acts Ke$ha and Taio Cruz in Times Square, as well as Los Angeles-based performers including Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement and Train.

Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will host the specials from New York beginning at 10:00 p.m., ET on Friday December 31 on ABC and will be joined by Times Square Correspondent Jenny McCarthy. Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas returns to host the Los Angeles party portions of the specials.

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