Walt Disney Records has just released an interactive preview of the original motion picture soundtrack to The Muppets on YouTube. As boring as a video for a soundtrack might sound at first, Disney has added its own color-coded commentary from the Muppets themselves via text blips, allowing the video to offer up some eye candy in addition to ear candy (and that’s asking for a lot of cavities).
In support of the motion picture original soundtrack for Disney’s The Muppets, available for purchase on November 21 (pre-order now), Walt Disney Studios has released this music video for Cee Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’ by Camilla and the Chickens. The video also features several clips from throughout the film, some of which has not yet been released until now.
When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.
Even Disney fans who don’t own a Microsoft Xbox 360 system with Kinect will have something to look forward to when the new ‘Kinect: Disneyland Adventures’ from Microsoft and Frontier Developments makes its way onto the shelves this Tuesday. Disney Music is in the process of creating a brand new website that will feature music used from and inspired by the game (read: Disneyland) and will even be offering free downloads, allowing you to experience a bit of the park at home.
For 24 hours, starting from the program’s airing, the ABC.com Music Lounge will offer free downloads of songs appearing in tonight’s lineup on the ABC television network.
Beginning at 8:30 pm ET, the Music Lounge will offer Yellow Ostrich’s single, ‘Hahahaohhoho’ as featured on tonight’s episode of ‘Suburgatory,’ available for 24 hours for free at http://abc.go.com/music-lounge/artist/yellow-ostrich/875689.
At 10:00 pm ET, ‘Second Friend’ by Megafaun will be available to download at http://www.abc.go.com/music-lounge/artist/megafaun/875693. Featured on tonight’s episode of ‘Revenge,’ the song occurs when Daniel (Josh Bowman) shows up late for work.
Radio Disney kicks off its first-ever “N.B.T.” (“Next BIG Thing”) concert tour on Monday, September 5 in Chicago. Sponsored by Invisalign Teen, the eight-city tour will feature the season four “N.B.T” artists and “N.B.T.” alumni. Tour stops in New York City, Boston, St. Louis, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and concludes in Celebration, Florida on Saturday, December 10. Tour venues will be a mix of local festivals, fairs and shopping centers.
On Thursday, September 1, Invisalign Teen will launch the “Straight Up Celebration” Sweepstakes. The grand prize is a trip for four to the Radio Disney Holiday Concert in Celebration, Florida to see “N.B.T.” alumni Coco Jones and Kicking Daisies. Three runner-ups will receive prize packages including an iPad, an iPod touch or iTunes gift cards.
The song, written by Jim Henson and Sam Pottle, opened and closed “The Muppet Show” for five seasons in the UK and US, from 1976-1981. The new track was produced by OK Go and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT). Says singer Damian Kulash, “I’m so excited about working with the Muppets that I can hardly sleep. Collaborating with your idols is a huge thrill no matter what, but when your idols are fictional characters it seems downright impossible. The 10-year-old me was pretty good at imagining outrageous futures, but this surpasses even his capacities.”
Radio Disney, the No. 1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families, will kick off its fourth season of “N.B.T.” (Next Big Thing) beginning FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14. “N.B.T.,” a daily multiplatform feature that launched the careers of Kicking Daisies, Coco Jones and Hollywood Records recording artists Allstar Weekend, puts the spotlight on aspiring young recording artists and provides them the chance to showcase their music across national broadcast and online platforms. Over the course of 10 weeks, Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences will be invited to look, listen and vote for their favorite artist at RadioDisney.com or on the Radio Disney Facebook page, or text* “NBT” to DISNEY (347639). The winner will have their single released by Disney Music Group.
Released by Disney Channel via its official youtube channel, here is the full music video for ‘Kick It Up A Notch,’ featuring music legend Slash, from the end-titles of the Disney Channel Original Movie, Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension.
It’s one of seven new songs featured on the movie’s soundtrack. For more information on the album and the full track listing, you can see our previous report here.
–Radio Disney has released this behind-the-scenes clip which features ‘Phineas and Ferb’ co-creator Dan Povenmire and music legend Slash as they talk about the importance of music to the show as well as Slash’s collaboration on ‘Kick It Up A Notch’ with the shows’ stars, Phineas and Ferb, for a featured performance on the Disney Channel Original Movie soundtrack, Phineas and Ferb: Across The 1st and 2nd Dimensions, available to own on August 2.
In the video below, you’ll get some sneak peeks at the animated version of Slash as he appears in the music video for the film’s first single, which will make its debut on Friday, July 22.
Walt Disney Records is set to release the soundtrack to Phineas and Ferb: Across The 1st and 2nd Dimensions, on August 2, 2011. The album features 7 new songs (“Everything’s Better With Perry,” “Brand New Best Friend,” “Summer (Where Do We Begin?),” “Taking Care Of Things,” “Mysterious Force,” “Robot Riot”) and the end credit track “Kick It Up a Notch,” the Phineas and Ferb collaboration with legendary guitarist Slash. The soundtrack also includes 15 songs from the hit animated series. The Disney Channel Original Movie “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension” premieres Friday, August 5 (8 p.m., ET/PT), on Disney Channel: Saturday, August 13, on Disney XD: and also on the ABC Television Network (date TBD).