Starting with The Lion King for its 20th anniversary, Walt Disney Records’ Disney Music Emporium recently debuted its incredibly well received series of soundtracks revisited with its Legacy Collection. To celebrate the revitalized success of one of the most highly regarded animated films in cinematic history, Disney Music invited The Lion King‘s filmmakers to gather together to reminisce about a project that could never have anticipated its ultimate legacy in its contributions to both worlds of cinema and music.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins, the Disney Music Emporium will release the Legacy Collection edition on August 26, 2014. Pre-orders are now being accepted at Amazon.
The beautiful book-bound three-disc collectible set features the enchanting music from the film, ‘lost chords’and excerpts from the P.L. Travers Story Meetings with Don DiGradi and The Sherman Brothers, plus, newly illustrated artwork by Lorelay Bove.
The complete track list is as follows:
Disney’s D23, the official club for fans of The Walt Disney Company, today announced plans for its third annual Fanniversary event tour which kicks off on August 9, 2014 in Burbank, CA and will make stops in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston and Orlando. This year, the event will be sponsored by the new Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection which launches in June with its release of The Lion King, featuring thirty minutes of its previously unreleased score by Hans Zimmer.
Walt Disney Records’ newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, will celebrate the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic properties that have been enchanting audiences for generations. Through 2015, Walt Disney Records will celebrate 12 anniversaries including Pinocchio (75th), Fantasia (75th), Cinderella (65th), Lady and the Tramp (60th), Sleeping Beauty (55th), Mary Poppins (50th), The Lion King (20th) and Toy Story (20th), among others.
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released a first-look at one of the deleted scenes that will be available on the Saving Mr. Banks blu-ray (available to own on March 18, now available for pre-order). Titled ‘Pamela Leaves,’ the scene features Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers contemplating leaving Los Angeles when she’s confronted by Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. It’s worth noting that according to information that we previously shared regarding the bonus features, there should be about a minute more of the film in the actual blu-ray clip.
Unofficially confirming a report we initially made over a month ago, Saving Mr. Banks will in fact be arriving on Disney Blu-ray on March 18, according to the newly dated listing on Amazon. Although the date has yet to be officially confirmed with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, this is in line with a previous listing from Walmart which has subsequently been removed.
Ahead of any official announcement, we have learned of several of the bonus features for the Blu-ray release of Saving Mr. Banks.
As we have previously reported, Walmart had added an entry for the film with a release date of March 18, 2014, although Walmart has since removed that listing and no official date has been announced.
The currently known bonus features include:
- Deleted Scene: Star Gaze (2:14)
- Deleted Scene: Nanny Song (2:19)
- Deleted Scene: PM Leaves (2:26)
- The Walt Disney Studios from Poppins to Present (13:59)
Walt Disney Studios opened its doors to the public this week for its exclusive early nightly screenings of Saving Mr. Banks which is currently in limited release in select cities with a wide release scheduled for December 20, 2013. The engagement offers the public a rare glimpse into the production studios which is an opportunity rarely afforded — outside of being personally invited, this is usually limited to the Adventures By Disney Backstage Magic Tour or occasional tours conducted by Disney D23, for which one must be a member. After a screening of the film (along with a sizzle reel of the film’s star-studded premiere), guests were invited to visit several key sites located on the Studios campus, many of which had a direct part in the production of Disney’s Mary Poppins. We were invited for an exclusive tour of the locations featuring props, sets, wardrobe and more from Saving Mr. Banks as well as other celebrated artifacts before the public had the chance to see them and are pleased to share photos and video from our experience.
As a quick follow-up to its listing for Frozen on Blu-ray (along with an apparent exclusive on the 3D version), Walmart is now listing Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks with a release date of March 18, 2014 as well. Perhaps most interesting, however, is that not only does this come ahead of any official announcement, but it appears the listing is currently only available through the direct link which was supplied to us by Walmart via its electronic catalog — it does not yet appear to show up in any search results, which may cast further doubt on whether the release date has any legitimacy at this point.