With what is undoubtedly an unprecedented move, Walt Disney Records is further capitalizing on the success of Disney Animation’s Frozen and its ‘Let It Go’ theme by releasing a ‘three disc set’ featuring fifty tracks consisting of official, international versions of the song, often in both film and end title formats, titled Let It Go: The Complete Set.
Walt Disney Music and VEVO have just released the full music video for ‘Carry On’ by Olivia Holt (Disney Channel’s ‘I Didn’t Do It’) from Disneynature’s upcoming documentary, Bears (April 18, 2014), which you will find embedded below.
Contemporary artists from France and Montreal unite to perform their renditions of songs from classic Disney animated films on ‘We Love Disney,’ which will be available digitally on March 25 from Amazon.
Films included in the collection include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (‘Someday My Prince Will Come’), Pinocchio (‘When You Wish Upon A Star’), Mary Poppins (‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’), The Jungle Book (‘I Wanna Be Like You,’ ‘The Bare Necessities’), Aristocats (‘Everybody Wants to be a Cat’), Beauty and the Beast (‘Beauty and the Beast’), Aladdin (‘Prince Ali,’ ‘A Whole New World,’ ‘Friend Like Me’), The Lion King (‘Circle of Life,’ ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight,’ ‘Hakuna Matata’), Pocahontas (‘Colors of the Wind’), Hunchback of Notre Dame (‘Out There’), The Princess and the Frog (‘Almost There’) and Frozen (‘Let It Go’).
Via Instagram, Walt Disney Records teased its upcoming album Dconstructed (available April 22, now available for pre-order). The video teaser featured a list of artists and DJs that will appear on the album, offering their ‘spin’ on classic Disney tunes.
While the track list does not yet appear to be available, here’s the roster of artists Disney has promoted that will appear on the album: Alfred Montejano, Armin Van Buuren, Aviccii featuring Negin, BT & AU5, Japanese Popstars, Kaskade, Kinsey Moore, Mat Zo, Shinichi Osawa, Shy Kidx, Stonebridge, Trion, U.N.K.L.E. and Yogi.
We will provide more information as it becomes available to us.
Earlier this evening, during the airing of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on the CBS Network, Walt Disney Studios provided an exclusive sneak peek at its upcoming film, Maleficent (May 30, 2014). Featured in the ad for the film was a cover of the 1959 Sleeping Beauty classic, ‘Once Upon A Dream’ as performed by Lana Del Rey, which will play over the closing credits for the film. Del Rey was also nominated in two categories for the coveted Grammy: Best Pop Vocal (Paradise), Best Song Written for Visual Media (‘Young and Beautiful’ for The Great Gatsby). Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’ was also nominated for Best Re-mixed Recording, Non-classical for its mix by Cedric Gervais. You can check out the teaser trailer embedded below.
According to a new listing on Amazon, Disney will release a cover of the Sleeping Beauty classic, ‘Once Upon A Dream’ as performed by Lana Del Rey for the original motion picture soundtrack of its upcoming film, Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. The single will release on January 26. The news comes shortly after Walt Disney Studios teased the news that they will air a special sneak peek at the film during the Grammy Awards on CBS this Sunday. Presumably the spot will feature the new track.
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.
UPDATE: DISNEY HAS CONFIRMED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE
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.