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.
Available to own on October 2, 2012, the new ‘Disney Channel Holiday Playlist’ is full of two things: holiday spirit and Disney Channel star power. From the stars of favorites such as ‘Shake It Up,’ ‘A.N.T. Farm,’ ‘Good Luck Charlie,’ ‘Austin & Ally’ and more, this album is sure to bring holiday cheer to any young fan. And now thanks to Amazon.com, we get a full track list of who’s performing on the album and what they’re singing:
1. Shake Santa Shake – Zendaya
2. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree – Bella Thorne
3. Christmas Soul – Ross Lynch
4. Jingle Bell Rock – The McClain Sisters
5. Song for You – Bridgit Mendler and Shane Harper
6. Winter Wonderland – Olivia Holt
7. Christmas is Coming – Ross Lynch and R5
8. All I Want For Christmas – Caroline Sunshine
9. Christmas Night – Coco Jones
10. Happy Universal Holidays – Adam Hicks
Walt Disney Records has released the full track list for its upcoming release titled ‘Frankenweenie Unleashed!,’ a compilation of music inspired by the Tim Burton film from popular alternative recording artists.
A feature-length stop-motion remake of the original short film by Burton, Frankenweenie is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new ‘leash on life’ can be monstrous.
The album will be available to own on September 25, 2012 while the film will be released in theaters on October 5. A more ‘traditional’ original motion picture soundtrack featuring music by composer Danny Elfman will also be released.
The complete track list 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
UPDATE #1: 8/10/12 – As it turns out, ‘Underground’ by Grouplove was actually meant to be a B-side that was never released, so the group ended up releasing it for free to its fans. One enterprising fan uploaded it to YouTube as can be heard in the video below:
Note that it’s possible that the band may re-record the track specifically for the album as Grace Potter did for her song for Tangled.
We first told reported plans for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s plans to release the animated classics The Aristocats andThe Rescuers for the first time on Blu-ray back in May. Today we have learned in conjunction with the films’ release on August 21, Walt Disney Music will also be releasing rarely heard music from the soundtrack of the films, which never made it to the final production in a series called ‘The Lost Chords.’
Arguably the more interesting of the two is the album for The Aristocats which features two titles: ‘How Much You Mean to Me / Court Me Slowly’ and ‘Le Jazz Hot.’ While the former is included as a bonus feature for the Blu-ray, the latter seems to be a more intriguing mystery. A cursory search, for example, returns only two mentions of it in context, one of which is in this interview in which Richard Sherman speaks of it fondly. The downloadable album (which also contains a PDF booklet) includes both tracks performed by Richard Sherman as well as seemingly new recordings by Disney Character Voice performer Corey Burton and lead of Vintage Trouble, Ty Taylor.
The album for The Rescuers contains four songs with recordings of ‘Doin’ What I Really Do Best,’ ‘I Never Had It So Good’ and ‘Peopleitis,’ each recorded separately by Floyd Huddleston and Louis Prima, as well as ‘The Need to be Loved’ as recorded by both Paul Francis Webster and Jennifer Paz.
Although the recordings won’t be available to own until August 21, they are all able to be sampled at this time.
This Friday, Disney Channel will premiere the all-new music video for ‘Fashion is My Kryptonite from the upcoming special, ‘Shake It Up: Japan’ during the broadcast of Toy Story 3 (beginning at 8 pm ET). Performed by Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the music video also features ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ host Cat Deeley.
In the music video, Bella and Zendaya travel through a secret closet door into a fantastical fashion wonderland filled with high style and runways. The song was written by Ben Charles and the music video was directed by Marc Klasfeld (Katy Perry’s ‘Last Friday Night,’ China Anne McClain’s ‘Calling All The Monsters’).
Here’s a sneak peek at the video, courtesy of Disney Channel:
In addition, Disney Channel has provided us these behind the scenes photos featuring Bella, Zendaya and Cat on the set of the music video. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version of the image:
‘Fashion Is My Kryptonite’ will be included on the upcoming Walt Disney Records’ ‘Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance Deluxe CD,’ available exclusively at Walmart and Sam’s Club on August 14. The digital EP will be available on August 21. The single is now currently available to purchase on iTunes.
Photos by Brian Lowe for Walt Disney Records, courtesy of Disney Channel. All Rights Reserved.
Featuring original music by composer Patrick Doyle, the album also features new songs by Julie Fowlis, Birdy and the cast of the film.
For more information, or to preview and/or purchase the downloadable soundtrack at this amazingly low price for a limited time, visit Amazon.com.
The popular musical talent competition for young artists, Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing), hits a higher octave in its fifth season beginning in the fall. This season’s winner will perform on the hit Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally,” have a single released by Disney Music Group and be the opening act for popular Radio Disney recording artists at the “N.B.T.” finale concert this year in Los Angeles. Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences will determine the winner when they are invited to look, listen and vote for their favorite artist.
Radio Disney will introduce its season five “N.B.T.” artists at the first-ever three-night showcase at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort from Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24 at 8:00 pm ET. The showcase, hosted by Radio Disney on-air personality and “N.B.T.” host Jake Whetter, will feature all of the season five artists, giving fans a taste of their varied musical styles. Season four “N.B.T.” winner Shealeigh and runner-up Zack Montana will also take the stage for headline performances.
“This season’s showcase event at Walt Disney World Resort and the integration with Disney Channel’s ‘Austin & Ally’ exemplify our efforts to continuously expand ‘N.B.T.,’ providing our audience with an enhanced experience each season and delivering increased exposure for our young artists,” said Phil Guerini, Vice President and General Manager, Radio Disney.
Kicking off July 1 at Chicago’s Taste of Joliet, “N.B.T. On Tour” powered by Invisalign Teen is a multi-market concert tour featuring season five “N.B.T.” artists, “N.B.T.” alumni and popular Radio Disney artists. “Austin & Ally” stars Ross Lynch and Laura Marano are expected to make guest appearances throughout the tour, which will stop in more than 15 cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Sacramento and Seattle. Invisalign Teen will also sponsor the multiplatform competition on Radio Disney and Disney Channel.
“We are thrilled to come back for a second year as title sponsor of Radio Disney’s ‘NBT On Tour,’ and look forward to engaging with fans and their parents about Invisalign Teen,” said Thomas M. Prescott, president and CEO of Align Technology (Invisalign). “One of the keys to a successful performance is exuding confidence, and Invisalign Teen is a modern choice for straightening teeth that can help kids feel more confident as they pursue their dreams — no matter what their passion may be.”
“Holding auditions in various cities this year helped us select a talented lineup of artists that represent a mix of musical styles from rockabilly to R&B and acoustic pop,” said Kelly Edwards, Executive Director, Music and Programming, Radio Disney. She added, “In addition to hearing new music from five great artists, fans will also fall in love with their charismatic and dynamic personalities.”
This year’s artists, ages 12-17, are:
- Chloe and Halle Bailey 13-year-old and 12-year-old (respectively) sister R&B singers and actresses from Atlanta, Georgia
- Damian Otchere 16-year-old pop and R&B singer, dancer and actor originally from Brooklyn, New York, currently residing in East Orange, New Jersey
- Elle Winter 13-year-old pop singer, songwriter and actress from New York, New York
- Jack Skuller 16-year-old rockabilly singer and songwriter from Hoboken, New Jersey
- Katherine Hughes 17-year-old acoustic pop singer and actress from New York, New York
“N.B.T.,” 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, puts the spotlight on aspiring young recording artists and provides them with 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 via multiple entry points including RadioDisney.com and by texting “NBT” to DISNEY (347639) (standard messaging rates may apply).
In conjunction with the launch of the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Library beginning July 6, 2012, Disney D23 will be releasing a ‘musical tour’ which features anthems and instantly recognizable music from nearly 85 years of the company’s history. From ‘Turkey in the Straw’ as used in Steamboat Willie to Walt Disney’s Disneyland dedication speech in 1955 to Captain America: The First Avenger, the musical tour, inspired by the more than 500 items from the Walt Disney Archives on display at the museum is sure to induce fond memories for all generations.
The track list is as follows:
- Turkey In The Straw (Steamboat Willie)
- Overture (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) – Leigh Harline
- Main Title/Cinderella (Cinderella) – Chorus – Cinderella
- Main Title/Once Upon A Dream/Prologue (Sleeping Beauty) – Mary Costa
- Walt Disney’s Dedication of Disneyland (July 17th, 1955) – Walt Disney
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Al Hoffman
- A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins) – Julie Andrews
- Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians (Live Action) – Dr. John
- Alice’s Theme (Alice in Wonderland) – Danny Elfman
- Theme from Tron (Tron) – London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Derezzed (Tron: Legacy) – Daft Punk
- Captain America March (Captain America: The First Avenger) – Alan Silvestri
- Star Tours – John Williams
- Fantasmic! Exit Music – Bruce Healey
- Grim Grinning Ghosts – The Mellomen
- Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me) – Paul Frees
- He’s a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) – Klaus Badelt
- Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast) – Chorus – Beauty And the Beast
- Circle of Life (The Lion King) – Lebo M.
- Under The Sea (The Little Mermaid) – Samuel E. Wright
- You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story) – Randy Newman
- National Treasure Suite (National Treasure) – Trevor Rabin
- Main Show: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln – Disney Studio Chorus
According to Amazon.com, the songs — although mostly already released and available otherwise — will be available on a downloadable basis individually, although the ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln’ from the 1964 World’s Fair / Disneyland attraction will only be available as part of the full album.
We suspect a limited number of CD editions of the album will be available for purchase at the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Museum to accompany the exhibition catalogue but have not yet received confirmation.
The MP3 downloadable version of the original cast recording of ‘Newsies’ is now available to own for $5.99 for a limited time on Amazon.com.
The musical, which made its debut on Broadway earlier this year, is nominated for a total of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Harvey Fierstein), Best Original Score (Alan Menken, Jack Feldman), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Jeremy Jordan), Best Direction of a Musical (Jeff Calhoun), Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli), Best Orchestrations (Danny Troob) and Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel).
The 2012 Tony Awards will air tonight on CBS live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City at 8 pm ET. Hosted once more by the consummate Neil Patrick Harris, the show will include a performance by the cast of ‘Newsies,’ which is now running open-ended at the Nederlander Theatre.
Thanks to @spotanime for the tip.