Disney to Release ‘New’ Music from ‘The Aristocats,’ ‘The Rescuers’

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Disney's Lost ChordsWe 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.’

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Sneak Peek: ‘Fashion is My Kryptonite’ from ‘Shake It Up: Japan’ with Bella Thorne, Zendaya

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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’).

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‘Brave’ Soundtrack Download Just $2.99 for Limited Time

'Brave' SoundtrackAmazon.com has selected the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s Brave as its daily deal, offering an MP3 download of the entire album for just $2.99.

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.

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Radio Disney Names N.B.T. Finalists; Showcase This Weekend at Walt Disney World

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.

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‘Disney D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives’ Musical Tour Available July 3

D23's 'A Musical Tour: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at The Reagan Library'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.

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‘Newsies’ Original Cast Recording on Sale for $5.99

'Newsies' Original Cast RecordingThe 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).

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‘Brave’ Soundtrack to be Released on CD in June; Now Available for Pre-Order

'Brave' Teaser Poster from Disney/PixarThe original motion picture soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s Brave will be released on June 19, 2012, just three days ahead of the film’s release, according to Amazon. While it’s known that Patrick Doyle has assumed the position of composer for the film’s soundtrack, little else is known regarding what else may be featured on the soundtrack in the way of additional music. According to the film’s article on Wikipedia, the soundtrack will feature a song performed by Julie Fowlis, but the quoted source only mentions that one of her songs was used in the television ad for the film, not that it would necessarily be included on the soundtrack itself (the song used has already been released).

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‘Avengers Assemble’ Soundtrack Track List Released

'Avengers Assemble'Set to be released on May 1, 2012, ‘Avengers Assemble’ will serve as a compilation of music from and inspired by Marvel’s The Avengers which follows in theaters on May 4.

Highlighting the contributions to the soundtrack is the first Soundgarden song in the first 15 years, titled ‘Live to Rise,’ which will also serve as the end title song as well as the only original song to appear in the film. A brief sample of the track has been posted online:

The ‘Avengers Assemble’ track list is as follows:

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Platypus Day 2012 is March 3; New Song Premieres Today on Radio Disney

Disney’s hugely popular duck-billed, beaver-tailed, teal-colored character Perry the Platypus, as seen on “Phineas and Ferb,” the #1 animated series for kids and tweens, will be the main attraction on Platypus Day, Saturday, March 3. The celebration includes the introduction of “The Platypus Walk,” a catchy spy-surf-rock song and dance designed to encourage fun physical activity as part of Disney’s commitment to inspire kids and families to lead active lifestyles. The day also includes 11 hours of “Phineas and Ferb” programming including two new Perry-focused episodes on Disney Channel and Disney XD, an interactive website dedicated to Perry the Platypus, a fun giveaway and special Platypus Takeover at all Disney Stores in the U.S. & Canada and events via local Radio Disney stations across the nation.

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Gloriana ‘(Kissed You) Goodnight’ Music Video to Premiere on ABC Family, January 13

ABC Family will present the world premiere exclusive of Gloriana’s newest video, ‘(Kissed You) Goodnight,’ on January 13th, 2012 during the airing of A Walk to Remember, beginning at 8:30 pm ET/PT. ‘(Kissed You) Goodnight’ is the first single from the band’s forthcoming second studio album on Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records. The new video stars Megan Park (‘The Secret Life of An American Teenager’ and A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, which premieres on ABC Family January 22nd at 8pm ET/PT). Immediately after the airing, the full length video will be available on abcfamily.com.

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