WHATUP FISHES?!? Amazon.com has recently begun listing BT’s ‘Partysaurus Overflow’ — as heard in the recent Toy Story Toons short, Partysaurus Rex — as being available to purchase digitally beginning October 30, 2012.
The short, which recently played in theaters prior to Finding Nemo 3D has already been made available via iTunes, Amazon and YouTube can also be viewed online for free via Disney.com (embedded below):
With accompanying artwork featuring some very recognizable friends, Cee Lo Green’s YouTube channel has posted what appears to be the entire ‘All I Need Is Love’ track from his upcoming holiday album ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment.’ Recorded and performed recently for an upcoming television special to air on TV Guide Channel, ‘All I Need Is Love’ is an original tune featuring a familiar hook and some familiar voices.
special thanks to Muppet Mindset for the heads up
Disney’s The Muppets hit the stage tonight with Cee Lo Green at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to perform an original song ‘All I Need Is Love’ for the ‘Cee Lo and Friends’ concert celebrating the musician’s forthcoming holiday album ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment.’
The music extravaganza will air on the TV Guide Channel and on The Warner Sound Atlantic Records’ YouTube Channel this holiday season. The Muppets will also appear in the ‘All I Need Is Love’ music video with Green, and is sure to become a holiday classic when ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment‘ arrives everywhere on October 30.
Photo courtesy Walt Disney Studios
Amazon.com has updated its entry for the Wreck-It Ralph original motion picture soundtrack to include the 25-track list. Ultimately, short of the titles of the score portions composed by Henry Jackman, there is little surprise here except that it includes previously released music from Kool & the Gang and Rhianna in addition to the original music for the film by Owl City, AKB48 and Skrillex with Noisa.
With that said, here is the official track listing for the album which will be available to own on October 30, 2012:
1. When Can I See You Again? – Owl City
2. Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph – Buckner & Garcia
3. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
4. Sugar Rush – AKB48
5. Bug Hunt (Noisa Remix) – Skrillex
6. Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
7. Wreck-It Ralph – Score
8. Life in the Arcade – Score
9. Jumping Ship – Score
10. Rocket Fiasco – Score
11. Vanellope Von Schweetz – Score
12. Royal Raceway – Score
13. Cupcake Breakout – Score
14. Candy Vandals – Score
15. Turbo Flashback – Score
16. Laffy Taffies – Score
17. One Minute to Win It – Score
18. Vanellope’s Hideout – Score
19. Messing with the Program – Score
20. King Candy – Score
21. Broken-Karted Score
22. Out of the Penthouse, Off to the Race – Score
23. Sugar Rush Showdown – Score
24. You’re My Hero – Score
25. Arcade Finale – Score
As we previously reported, Disney will be releasing a set of ‘lost chords’ from Cinderella on October 2, just as they have done with recent classic releases, The Aristocats and The Rescuers. The new ‘Lost Chords’ series consists not only demos of songs written for the films that ended up not being used, but all-new, fully orchestrated songs, produced in the same vein as if they had been used in the original film after-all.
While the recordings will be included in the Collector’s Edition of the soundtrack, Amazon.com has begun listing an MP3 edition of the ‘Lost Chords’ edition which comes complete with a digital booklet. Previews of each of the fourteen tracks are also available, allowing snippets of both the demos as well as the brand new recordings, heard for the first time.
Performing are: voice over actress Kate Higgins (‘I’m in the Middle of a Muddle’); actress and theatrical performer Jennifer Paz (‘I Lost my Heart at the Ball’); studio singers Jeff and Vangie Gunn (‘The Mouse Song,’ ‘Dancing on a Cloud,’ ‘The Face That I See in the Night’); and actress and theatrical performer Juliana Hansen (‘Sing a Little, Dream a Little,’ The Dress That My Mother Wore’).
The ‘Lost Chords: Cinderella’ album will be available as a digital download for $9.99, while the Collector’s Edition which includes all of the lost chords plus the full soundtrack is available on CD for $11.99.
Radio Disney and Disney Channel will introduce the “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing) season five artists when the popular musical talent competition premieres during the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Girl Vs. Monster on Friday, October 12 at 8:00 pm ET/PT and throughout the day on Radio Disney. This season’s winner will perform on the hit Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally,” have a new single released by Disney Music Group and be the opening act for popular Radio Disney recording artists at the “N.B.T.” finale concert and winner announcement this December in Los Angeles. In advance of the season premiere, Radio Disney will debut each artist’s first “N.B.T.” single on Monday, September 17, and singles will be available on iTunes Tuesday, September 25.
New to this season, Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences will get a preview of each artist in their hometowns. The featured artists, ages 12-17, are R&B singers and actresses Chloe and Halle Bailey; acoustic pop singer and actress Katherine Hughes; R&B singer, dancer and actor Damian Otchere; modern rock and pop singer, songwriter and musician Jack Skuller; and pop singer, songwriter and actress Elle Winter. In addition to their own singles, new to this year’s competition, each artist will also perform a popular cover song. Throughout the season, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look as contestants work with mentors including pop recording artist Cher Lloyd who’s single “Want U Back” hit #1 on Radio Disney’s Top 30 and top 10 on Mediabase’s Top 40, Ross Lynch and Laura Marano of Disney Channel’s hit series “Austin & Ally,” and “N.B.T.” season four winner Shealeigh.
“N.B.T.” season five voting will commence on Friday, October 26 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT). This season fans will have more chances to vote for their favorite artist with the addition of Twitter voting, and an expanded 10 votes per day per platform, which also include RadioDisney.com, Radio Disney’s Facebook page, and via texting* “NBT” to DISNEY (347639). Each artist will receive equal play and exposure, and at the end of each round, will face elimination based on listener votes.
Hosted by Radio Disney on-air personality Jake Whetter, “N.B.T.” is a daily multiplatform competition that launched the careers of Hollywood Records recording artist and Disney Channel star Coco Jones (“Let It Shine”), as well as Kicking Daisies, Shealeigh and Allstar Weekend, and puts the spotlight on aspiring young recording artists and provides them with the chance to showcase their music across national broadcast and online platforms.
The story of an arcade-game bad guy who embarks on a quest to prove he’s really a good guy, Wreck-It Ralph journeys through wildly diverse arcade-game worlds, including the ’80s-era, 8-bit video-game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the ultra-modern first-person shooter game Hero’s Duty and the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush. Helping to differentiate these worlds from one another are unique cinematography, animation, effects and music. ‘Music is another way to set the stage and make these worlds completely different,’ said producer Clark Spencer.
But not just any music. Filmmakers tapped diverse and unexpected artists to help tell the story. Composer Henry Jackman created the film’s score, which is complemented by original songs and music from Skrillex, AKB48, Owl City and Buckner & Garcia. Directed by Rich Moore, produced by Spencer and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, Wreck-It Ralph crashes into theatres on Nov. 2, 2012. The film’s soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be available Oct. 30, 2012 and is now available for pre-order from Amazon.
‘When it came to the music of Wreck-It Ralph,’ said Moore, ‘we wanted to work with some really talented artists and I love that they aren’t necessarily the people audiences expect to hear in a Disney animated movie. But when they hear the music and how it supports the story and drives the emotion, they’ll say, “This is perfect.”‘
Moore said he took his lead from the original director of animated movies. ‘Walt Disney was a pioneer when it came to music. What sounds like classics to us now — Ukulele Ike in Pinocchio, Peggy Lee in Lady and the Tramp — were very unexpected choices.’
Classically trained composer Henry Jackman (Winnie the Pooh, X-Men: First Class) was called on to write the score for Wreck-It Ralph, helping to shape the diverse worlds with music. Jackman researched arcade games and incorporated their classic sounds into the score, bringing the arcade and its individual games to life. ‘The music transports you,’ said Moore. ‘It channels each era perfectly. [Henry Jackman] is fantastic.’
According to Jackman, the score was driven by the story, which allowed him to tap his classical roots, too. ‘When something emotional is developing, it actually opens the door to the orchestral score without it feeling imposed,’ he said.
Ralph’s quest leads him to the intense, cy-bug-infested world of Hero’s Duty, where he hopes to land a medal. Underscoring the chaos and excitement of the first-person shooter game, GRAMMY®-winning artist Skrillex wrote the game-play music, ‘Bug Hunt,’ hand-picking Netherlands’ producers/DJs/videogame soundtrack composers Noisia to remix the track for the album. “The mood of that game world is high-energy and futuristic. I make music with many different colors of the emotional spectrum–this reflects a more aggressive side of my music.”
Japan’s pop phenomenon AKB48 accompanies Ralph to the land of sweets with the aptly named theme song ‘Sugar Rush.’ ‘We’ve always thought of Sugar Rush — with its nod to anime — as a game that may have originated in Japan,’ said Spencer. ‘So we went to Japan and got the hottest J-pop group to perform the song that really sets the tone for this ’90s-era cart-racing game: young and hip.’
Owl City (‘Fireflies,’ ‘Good Time’) provides an upbeat and story-driven cap to the film with ‘When Can I See You Again?’ According to singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Adam Young, the song offers a bit of an emotional tug-of-war. ‘It’s a very bouncy, happy, uplifting song, but there’s a bittersweet part of it, leaving a key relationship in the film open-ended.’
Also contributing to the end credits are Buckner & Garcia, the team behind the 1982 Top-10 hit ‘Pac-Man Fever.’ Jerry Buckner of Buckner & Garcia co-produced the song ‘Wreck-It, Wreck-It Ralph’ with hit songwriter/producer Jamie Houston (Steven Tyler, Macy Gray). ‘It was great to be invited to contribute a song to the movie and soundtrack,’ said Buckner. ‘The song has an ’80s pop flavor with a contemporary twist — we’re really happy with how it turned out.’
Amazon.com has recently added an exclusive vinyl edition
of ‘Frankenweenie Unleashed!’ from Walt Disney Records. At this time, a track list for the Amazon exclusive hasn’t been posted, so it’s unknown whether it will simply be the same as the CD/digital edition or will contain remixes of the songs inspired by the film. Even missing the cover art, all the entry states is that it will be a double album and released on October 30, more than a month after the CD release and nearly a month after the film’s introduction to theaters.
The complete track list (of the CD edition) is as follows:
- Strange Love – Karen O
- Electric Heart (Stay Forever) – Neon Trees
- Polar Tropic (You Don’t Understand Me) – Mark Foster
- Almost There – Passion Pit
- Pet Sematary – Plain White T’s
- With My Hands – Kimbra
- Everybody’s Got A Secret – Awolnation
- Immortal – Kerli
- My Mechanical Friend – Grace Potter featuring the Flaming Lips
- Lost Cause – Imagine Dragons
- Underground – Grouplove
- Building A Monster – Skylar Grey
- Witchcraft – Robert Smith
- Praise Be Holland – Wynona Ryder
- Minds on Fire – Finger Eleven
- Hind Legs – Sleeper Agent
UPDATE #1: 9/7/12 – Amazon has updated the vinyl album’s description to note it will contain additional bonus tracks from Sleeper Agent and Finger Eleven
In honor of the release of the ‘Austin & Ally’ soundtrack, from the popular Disney Channel series of the same name, co-star Ross Lynch will be appearing at Studio Disney 365, located in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort on September 23, 2012, for a CD release and signing event.
To participate in the signing, guests must purchase a copy of the CD at Studio Disney 365 beginning at 8 am on September 23 (limit of two CDs per guest). Guests will receive a single voucher allowing them to return to meet with Ross Lynch from 1 – 4 pm. There will be a maximum of 300 guests allowed to partake in the event.
Continuing with what appears to be a new tradition, the ‘Cinderella Collector’s Edition’ soundtrack will contain several of the film’s ‘lost chords,’ re-recorded and fully produced just as the company has recently done for The Aristocats and The Rescuers, according to Amazon.com.
The Collector’s Edition will consist of 24 tracks with 14 of them being dedicated to songs that were written for but did not make it into the film for whatever reason. While the songs (‘I’m In The Middle of a Muddle,’ ‘Dancing On A Cloud,’ ‘The Dress My Mother Wore,’ ‘The Mouse Song,’ ‘The Face That I See In the Night,’ ‘Sing a Little, Dream A Little’ and ‘I Lost My Heart At the Ball’) have been released previously in their included demo form on DVD, they will each be accompanied by a fully produced version ‘featuring full orchestration and mastering as if they would have been included in original films.’ Unfortunately Amazon.com does not list who recorded the new tracks, but if the aforementioned releases are any indication, they will be performed by contemporary artists.
The soundtrack will be available to own on October 2, 2012, the same day the Blu-ray is released, and is currently available for pre-order.