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Disney Music AlbumsWhether 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.

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Disney to Release Boxed Set Celebrating 90 Years of Disney Music

'Disney Classics' Boxed SetOn 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.

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DMG Nashville: Disney’s Quiet Return to Country Music

DMG Nashville logoMore 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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‘Lone Ranger’ Blu-ray Bonus Features to Include Deleted Scenes, Blooper Reel

UPDATE: DISNEY HAS CONFIRMED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE

'The Lone Ranger' on Blu-rayAhead 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.

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‘Haunted Mansion Holiday,’ ‘”it’s a small world” Holiday’ Soundtracks Releasing Digitally in September

'Haunted Mansion Holiday' / 'it's a small world Holiday'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.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Soundtrack by Thomas Newman Available December 10

Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) shows Disneyland to "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," releasing in U.S. theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and wide on December 20, 2013. Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.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.

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D23 Expo: Additional Panels; Harrods’ Princess Dresses Come Stateside

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.

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PHOTOS: ‘The Lone Ranger’ World Premiere at Disney California Adventure

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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:

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WATCH: ‘Lone Ranger’ Red Carpet Premiere Live

'The Lone Ranger' Teaser PosterThis 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.

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‘The Lone Ranger’ Soundtrack to Feature Pokey LaFarge (Tracklist)

'The Lone Ranger' Soundtrack by Hans ZimmerAlthough the CD edition of the soundtrack to The Lone Ranger has yet to be updated, Amazon.com is now providing details on the downloadable MP3 edition, which includes a full track list of the instrumentals composed by Hans Zimmer.

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

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