Whether you have a newborn to entertain, or a carrousel or elevator (or perhaps anger management class) to program music for, three albums to be released in the upcoming weeks have got your Disney needs filled.
Releasing on November 27, Japan’s Luxury Orgel’s Disney Selection Vol. 1 from label Noisix is the first of the three to offer their melodic spins on some Disney classics. After taking on J-Pop and Studio Ghibli films, Luxury Orgel now turns to Disney classic films and theme park attractions for its inspiration. The tunes are short, however, because they’re meant primarily to serve as ringtones for smartphones.
On the heels of the company’s 90th anniversary, Walt Disney Records will release a boxed set titled ‘Disney Classics’ on November 11, 2013. A CD version is available for pre-order from Amazon while a download only version is available for pre-order from iTunes.
The four-disc retrospective will highlight just a small portion of Disney’s epic role in the history of music in the realms of cinema, television, theme parks and more.
According to the description posted earlier this morning on Amazon, the discs are broken up as follows. Also available on Amazon is a video from Walt Disney Record’s Randy Thornton, introducing the collection.
More than four years ago, Disney Music Group closed the doors of its country music label, Lyric Street Records. Despite its size, it represented some of the largest acts in country music including SHeDAISY and — most notably — Rascal Flatts. While Disney attempted to shift most of its acts to other music divisions, the most successful of the lot took the news by leaving Disney altogether.
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Ahead of any official announcement, we have been able to obtain at least a partial list for bonus features for the Blu-ray release of The Lone Ranger from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Productions. The latest news to us via the British Board of Film Classification.
After introducing several older (and current) theme park-only albums to the digital download sector this year, Walt Disney Music continues the trend with the soundtracks to two of the Disneyland Resort’s traditions — ‘Haunted Mansion Holiday‘ and ‘“it’s a small world” Holiday.’ Both soundtracks will be available beginning September 10, 2013 and are currently listed on Amazon.
Initially released in 2003, ‘Haunted Mansion Holiday‘ features the vocal talents of Corey Burton. Jack Skellington of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas fame, who temporarily takes up residence in the parks’ classic Haunted Mansion attraction, pays tribute to several classic Christmas carols with a nightmarish twist. The album also features a recorded ride-through of the holiday overlay.
Ahead of any official announcement and without many details, Amazon.com has begun listing the official original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks for a release date of December 10. The film is slated to open in limited release beginning December 13 with a wide release, a week later on December 20. Composed by Thomas Newman, the Saving Mr. Banks soundtrack, deluxe edition, consists of two CDs and is now available for pre-order.
A stunning display of exclusive gowns inspired by Disney’s iconic Princesses will make their U.S. debut at the D23 Expo inside the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit. These handcrafted designs by world-leading designers will be available for viewing each day of the event, August 9–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Included are works inspired by the individual stories of the Disney Princesses by Ralph & Russo (Tiana), Versace (Cinderella), Elie Saab (Aurora), Marchesa (Ariel), Escada (Jasmine), Missoni (Mulan), Roberto Cavalli (Pocahontas), Jenny Packham (Rapunzel), Valentino (Belle), and Oscar de la Renta (Snow White). The stunning dresses were first showcased in an ultra-glamorous set of window displays at Harrods, the luxury store in Knightsbridge, London, during the 2012 holiday season.
Last evening, Walt Disney Studios held the world premiere of Jerry Bruckheimer’s The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, at the Disney California Adventure theme park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. We were fortunate enough to be invited to join the festivities along the star-studded red carpet and are pleased to share some of our photos from the event below.
Our gallery of photos from the red carpet and its festivities are below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version:
This evening will mark the world premiere of The Lone Ranger from Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney Studios. Taking place at the Disney California Adventure theme park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, the event will be streamed live on YouTube in partnership with Time Warner Cable. The livestream will begin at approximately 8 pm ET/5 pm PT with the livestream’s details noting the event will kick off an hour later, at 6 pm PT.