This is your first opportunity to hear the new take on the classic opening theme by Zooey Deschanel, which — as we mentioned yesterday — includes an awkward introduction of Tigger, albeit not nearly as awkward as omitting him completely as the original 1977 film, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had done. Yesterday we brought you the film’s opening animated sequence courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Germany.
The soundtrack features vocal performances by Jim Cummings (Pooh, Tigger), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Kanga), Craig Ferguson (Owl) and Zooey Deschanel.
Deschanel’s new songs, plus the Sherman Brothers classic and a host of original songs by Robert Lopez and wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“The Wonder Pets”), as well as original score from composer Henry Jackman (The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), will be included on the Winnie the Pooh soundtrack available in the U.S. on July 12, 2011 from Walt Disney Records. The film opens nationwide on July 15.
To listen to the soundtrack, which is available for streaming through April 11, visit the album’s page here. If you reach a page that asks you to choose either Disney.fr or Disney International, click the Disney.fr button, close the page and launch the link again to make it work.
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