In the Disney Channel original movie, Teen Beach Movie, teen surfers McKenzie and Brady are magically transported into a 1960’s beach movie. They figure they just need to blend in until they can find a way to get back home. However, blending isn’t easily done when everyone around them routinely breaks into song and dance seemingly for no reason. And when they accidentally interfere with the plot of the movie and make the romantic leads Tanner and Lela fall for them instead, it looks like they might be stuck for good.
Disney announced today that multiple GRAMMY® Award–winning superstar Mariah Carey has recorded the song, ‘Almost Home,’ for Oz The Great and Powerful, the studio’s highly anticipated fantastical adventure, directed by Sam Raimi, releasing in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.
‘Almost Home’ will be released as a single by Carey’s label, Island Def Jam, on February 19, 2013. ward-winning photographer/director David LaChapelle will direct Carey in the music video for ‘Almost Home.’ The two long-time collaborators are reuniting in what LaChapelle describes as ‘a duet between Mariah and the movie.’ LaChapelle photographed Carey previously for album covers, and directed her in the music video ‘Loverboy.’ Disney, Carey and Island Def Jam plan to launch a promotional campaign to support the single, the video and the film.
Set to be released on February 5, 2013, alongside the Peter Pan: Diamond Edition blu-ray, Walt Disney Records is continuing its fabulous ‘The Lost Chords’ series, featuring demos and fully produced new editions of songs that never made it into the film along with a digital booklet that adds additional insight into their history.
Included in the Peter Pan entry into the series are four songs: ‘When the Bos’n Pipes a Tune (AKA The Boatswain’s Song),’ ‘Beyond the Laughing Sky,’ ‘The Pirate Song’ and ‘Never Land’ with demos by noted songwriters Frank Churchill, Sammy Fain and Richard Sherman.
For more information and to hear samples and purchase the music when available, visit Amazon.com.
Walt Disney Records has shared about a third of one of the tracks from its upcoming release of the soundtrack to ‘TRON: Uprising‘ which will be available to own on January 8, 2013.
The title of the track below is ‘Lightbike Battle (3OH!3 and JT Remix)’ which clocks in at 4:43 on the soundtrack. It is one of 20 tracks all featured on or inspired by the Disney XD animated series. With exception to ‘Rezolution’ by Cole Plante, all tracks are credited to the show’s composer, Joseph Trapanese (remixes by 3OH!3 & JT, David Hiller and Opiuo are also included).
Walt Disney Records has shared about half of one of the tracks from its upcoming release of the soundtrack to ‘TRON: Uprising‘ which will be available to own on January 8, 2013.
The title of the track below is ‘Beck’s Theme (Lightbike Battle)’ which clocks in at 3:57 on the soundtrack. It is one of 20 tracks all featured on or inspired by the Disney XD animated series. With exception to ‘Rezolution’ by Cole Plante, all tracks are credited to the show’s composer, Joseph Trapanese (remixes by 3OH!3 & JT, David Hiller and Opiuo are also included).
There’s a definite odd-man-out in this trio of mentions, but as they all came up in one of our routine product reviews, all have the same release date and should all be on most everyone’s wish list this holiday season, here they are all presented as one beautiful-sounding package.
First up is a recent Disney Parks release, ‘The Circle Sessions: The Music of Carthay Circle,’ which was released as a CD not all that long ago exclusively at Disney California Adventure. Already heralded as a must have, the digital album features twelve Disney classics with an all-new jazzy spin as heard at the Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street at the Disneyland Resort theme park.
From the very onset of Disney XD’s ‘TRON: Uprising’ series, fans have been clamoring for an official soundtrack for the series consisting of the show’s music by composer Joseph Trapanese. As recently as just two days ago, Trapanese was respond to inquiries on Twitter regarding the potential of a soundtrack, replying that there was no announcement to speak of.
Fortunately, a lot can change in 48 hours and we are pleased to be one of the first to share the news that there will in fact be an official soundtrack to ‘TRON: Uprising,’ which will be available for digital download on January 8, 2013.
Earlier this week, Disney Interactive and Junction Point Studio held a special exclusive event at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA to unveil brand new areas and worlds for both ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ and ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Illusion’ as well as demo the game for the first time on the Nintendo Wii U, along with other surprises which enhance gameplay.
Amazon.com has updated its entry for the Wreck-It Ralph original motion picture soundtrack to include the 25-track list. Ultimately, short of the titles of the score portions composed by Henry Jackman, there is little surprise here except that it includes previously released music from Kool & the Gang and Rhianna in addition to the original music for the film by Owl City, AKB48 and Skrillex with Noisa.
With that said, here is the official track listing for the album which will be available to own on October 30, 2012:
As we previously reported, Disney will be releasing a set of ‘lost chords’ from Cinderella on October 2, just as they have done with recent classic releases, The Aristocats and The Rescuers. The new ‘Lost Chords’ series consists not only demos of songs written for the films that ended up not being used, but all-new, fully orchestrated songs, produced in the same vein as if they had been used in the original film after-all.