See What The Walt Disney Studios is Bringing to D23 Expo

At D23 Expo 2015, we met the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at The Walt Disney Studios live-action panel, were the first to hear new details about Toy Story 4 at the Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Panel, and were thrilled by so much more throughout the three-day event. These two can’t-miss panels are back for D23 Expo 2017, along with new presentations that will bring some of your favorite characters and films to life in a whole new way. Take a look at the schedule below and get ready for D23 Expo!

Friday, July 14

John Lasseter at D23 Expo

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter (2:30 p.m., Hall D23) –– Join host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as he shares never-before-seen footage from Pixar’s upcoming feature Coco and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Plus, surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by star voice talent. Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

Saturday, July 15

Disney, Marvel Studios & Lucasfilm – Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios (10 a.m., Hall D23)–– At this exclusive Hall D23 presentation featuring never-before-seen footage, surprise star appearances, and more, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at an exciting array of spectacular films on the horizon from these world-class studios. Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

Moana, Ariel, and Tiana

The Power of the Princess (10:30 a.m., Stage 28)––Join Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), and Auli‘i Cravalho (Moana) as they share stories from the making of these iconic films and how these characters have impacted fans across the globe. Hosted by Walt Disney Animation Studios animators Amy Smeed and Kira Lehtomaki.

Creating the Worlds in Pixar’s Universe (12:15 p.m., Stage 28) –– Pixar production designers and artists will literally take guests behind the scenes on a visual tour of the amazing worlds created in Pixar films––from oceans and outer space, to mountain tops and “monstropolises.”

Olaf's Frozen Adventure

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: A Sneak Peek at the New Frozen Short Film (2:30 p.m., Stage 28) –– Be among the first to see exclusive and behind-the-scenes footage from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest Frozen holiday short film event, the highly anticipated Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The film, which features the talents of the original Frozen cast, as well as brand-new songs, is directed by the Emmy®-winning team Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (Prep & Landing) and produced by Oscar®-winning producer Roy Conli (Big Hero 6, Tangled).

The Evolution of Pixar’s Characters (6 p.m., Stage 28) –– Pixar characters are full of personality––from the waves in their hair to the shoes on their feet. Join some of the legendary Pixar artists behind its most memorable characters as they share what it’s like to draw these lovable characters to life.

Sunday, July 16

The Lion King

Celebration of an Animated Classic: The Lion King (10 a.m., D23 Expo Arena) –– Join a Disney celebration of the magic, the music, and the majesty of the animated classic The Lion King. Producer Don Hahn, director Rob Minkoff, and animators Tony Bancroft and Mark Henn, along with some very special guests, reveal the secrets behind the making of the timeless animated classic.

Bambi’s 75th Anniversary (11:30 a.m., Walt Disney Archives Stage) –– Celebrate the 75th anniversary and Walt Disney Signature Collection release of Bambi with personal stories from the voice cast, anecdotes behind the making of this film and its exquisite hand-drawn artwork, and much, much more.

Throughout the weekend, be sure to check out these five sweet spots on the show floor:

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios once again join forces for a must-see animation experience at D23 Expo. Don’t miss artist demonstrations, autograph signings with top filmmakers, fan giveaways and interactive displays featuring the latest films including Cars 3, Coco, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

Marvel Studios Pavilion
At the Marvel Studios Pavilion, fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from Thor: Ragnarok, including photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film, as well as incredible costumes from Black Panther. Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B. Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Disney Music Emporium
Over the three-day Ultimate Disney Fan Event, the Disney Music Emporium will feature album signings by artists and award-winning composers. Limited quantities of a wide assortment of music products will be available, including new releases from Marvel, Moana, Beauty and the Beast, and Disneyland attraction picture discs, plus lithographs, Crosley turntables, and posters. For a complete list of talent appearances and album signings, visit http://waltdisneyrecords.com/d23expo/signings.html.

Disney Movie Rewards and Disney Movie Club
Disney fans will be able to experience a unique augmented reality photo booth presented by Disney Movie Rewards. Fans will be able to earn mystery points which can be used for great rewards like Blu-rays, movie tickets, and exclusive collectibles only available at DisneyMovieRewards.com. Disney Movie Club, the ultimate source for building your Disney movie library, will also be there hosting a special augmented reality gallery. Come by for free giveaways and a special sign up offer just for D23 Expo 2017 attendees.

Disney Family Movies
Stop by the Disney Family Movies booth in Hall C to learn about this fun subscription, video-on-demand service.

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Walt Disney Records Presents The Cinderella Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available March 10

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Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for Cinderellaon March 10, 2015. The album features original music by Patrick Doyle (“Brave,” “Thor”) marking the eleventh time Doyle has teamed with director Kenneth Branagh. The score was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studio in London, and was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Shearman and produced by Maggie Rodford. The film arrives in theaters on March 13, 2015.

Patrick Doyle’s long-time creative collaboration with Branagh began in 1989 with “Henry V.”  The film’s song ‘Non Nobis Domine’ was awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme. In 1991, they re-teamed for “Dead Again,” which earned Doyle a Golden Globe®-nomination. Subsequent collaborations include “Frankenstein,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “As You Like It,” “Hamlet” (for which Doyle received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Score), “Sleuth,” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.”

Doyle has scored over 50 international feature films, including “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Gosford Park,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Indochine,” “Carlito’s Way” and “A Little Princess.” His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, including Regis WargnierBrian De Palma, Alfonso Cuarón, Ang LeeChen KaigeMike Newell and Robert Altman.

In addition to the score, the soundtrack also includes end credit tracks by Lily James (“Cinderella”) and Helena Bonham Carter (“Fairy Godmother”), plus the end credit original theme song “Strong” (written by Patrick DoyleKenneth Branagh and Tommy Danvers) performed by Compound/Motown recording artist Sonna Rele and produced by TommyD (Kylie, Kanye WestCorinne Bailey Rae, FUN). Sonna, the London born singer-songwriter, was discovered by multi Grammy®-Award winning singer-songwriter/ actor NE-YO and chosen by Kenneth Branagh to record “Strong.”  The album was produced by Patrick Doyle and executive produced by Kenneth Branagh.

Cinderella track list follows:

  1. “A Golden Childhood”
  2. “The Great Secret”
  3. “A New Family”
  4. “Life and Laughter”
  5. “The First Branch”
  6. “Nice and Airy”
  7. “Orphaned”
  8. “The Stag”
  9. “Rich Beyond Reason”
  10. “Fairy Godmother”
  11. “Pumpkins and Mice”
  12. “You Shall Go”
  13. “Valse Royale”
  14. “Who Is She”                                  
  15. “La Valse de L’Amour ”                         
  16. “La Valse Champagne”
  17. “La Polka Militaire”                          
  18. “La Polka de Paris”                          
  19. “A Secret Garden”
  20. “La Polka de Minuit”
  21. “Choose That One”
  22. “Pumpkin Pursuit”
  23. “The Slipper”
  24. “Shattered Dreams”
  25. “Searching the Kingdom”
  26. “Ella and Kit”
  27. “Courage and Kindness”
  28. “Strong” Performed by Sonna Rele
  29. “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” Performed by Lily James
  30. “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” (The Magic Song) Performed by Helena Bonham Carter

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.

Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”

When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.

Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgård) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

The Cinderella original motion picture soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on March 10, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes http://smarturl.it/cnsa1 and Amazon http://smarturl.it/cnsama1. The physical CD will include an insert to download a new original song performed by Idina MenzelKristen Bell and Cast from the short “Frozen Fever.”  The animated short will be shown in front of “Cinderella” and includes the new song written by Oscar and Grammy-winning composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

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Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Pinocchio Set For Release

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The sixth release from The Legacy Collection celebrates the 75th anniversary of “Pinocchio” with a 2-disc set, which includes the original restored motion picture soundtrack, 3 new Lost Chords recordings, plus bonus tracks, enchanting illustrations, original concept art and more.

“Pinocchio” was a groundbreaking achievement in the area of effects animation, giving realistic movement to vehicles, machinery and natural elements such as rain, lightning, snow, smoke, shadows and water. The film was released to theaters on February 23, 1940. “Pinocchio” became the first animated feature to win a competitive Academy Award®, winning two for Best Music, Original Score and for Best Music, Original Song for “When You Wish Upon A Star.” The beloved ballad became an instantly recognizable cornerstone of Disney’s entertainment legacy. In 1994, “Pinocchio” was added to the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Disc One of The Legacy Collection Pinocchio features the songs and score from the restored original motion picture soundtrack. The album’s extensive liner notes were written by Jim Fanning, an internationally published Disney historian, writer and editor, who has written for many divisions of The Walt Disney Company.

Disc Two features The Lost Chords of Pinocchio – 3 new recordings (“Rolling Along to Pleasure Island,” “No Strings,” and “As I Was Sayin’ to the Duchess”) brought to life the way they would have sounded in 1940. Disc Two also includes 5 bonus tracks performed by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards) from the original “Mickey Mouse Club.” Russell Schroeder provides an overview of The Lost Chordsproject as well as background on each song. Schroeder worked as an artist for The Walt Disney Company for 29 years. In addition to Disney’s Lost Chords Volumes 1 & 2, Russell authored several other books including Disney: The Ultimate Visual Guide, and Mickey MouseMy Life In Pictures.

The CD cover and 24-page booklet feature newly created artwork inspired by “Pinocchio” from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Wreck-It Ralph”). The CD booklet also includes 12 pages of visual development art from the film, with notes by Dave Bossert, Producer/Creative Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Pinocchio 2-disc set is available for pre-order at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/lcpama1 and at Disney Music Emporium: disneymusicemporium.com.  For more information on Disney Music Emporium, please visit, DisneyMusicEmporium.com become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusicemporium or follow us at Twitter.com/DisneyMusicEmp.

Walt Disney Records to Release “Into The Woods” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Deluxe Edition on December 16th

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Walt Disney Records is set to release the Into the Woods original motion picture soundtrack and the Into the Woods Deluxe Edition on December 16, 2014Into the Woods features 20 songs from the film and the 2-disc Into the Woods Deluxe Edition also includes score. Both versions are available for pre-order beginning today. The film will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

“Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. “Into the Woods” has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production and Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a PBS television production and a 10-year-anniversary concert.

The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Finale/Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.

Starring Meryl Streep, Emily BluntJames CordenAnna KendrickChris Pine and Johnny Depp, “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several beloved fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the musical stage production by legendary eight-time Tony®, Grammy® and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and Tony® winner James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay. The film was produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall.

The Into the Woods track list follows:

1. “Prologue: Into the Woods” – Company
2. “Cinderella at the Grave” – Cinderella’s Mother
3. “Hello, Little Girl” – Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood
4. “I Know Things Now”– Little Red Riding Hood
5. “A Very Nice Prince” – Cinderella, Baker’s Wife
6. “Giants in the Sky” – Jack
7. “Agony” – Cinderella’s Prince, Rapunzel’s Prince
8. “It Takes Two” – Baker’s Wife, Baker
9. “Stay With Me” – Witch
10. “On the Steps of the Palace” – Cinderella
11. “Careful My Toe” – Stepmother, Florinda, Lucinda
12. “Ever After” (Instrumental)
13. “Witch’s Lament” – Witch
14. “Any Moment” – Cinderella’s Prince, Baker’s Wife
15. “Moments in the Woods” – Baker’s Wife
16. “Your Fault”  Jack, Baker, Little Red Riding Hood, Witch, Cinderella
17. “Last Midnight” – Witch
18. “No One Is Alone” – Cinderella, Baker, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack
19. “Finale/Children Will Listen (Part 1)” – Baker, Baker’s Wife, Witch, Company
20. “Finale/Children Will Listen (Part 2)” – Company

The Into the Woods soundtrack, 2-disc Deluxe Edition and the digital Deluxe Edition soundtrack are set for release from Walt Disney Records on December 16, 2014. The albums will be available for pre-order on November 10:

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Mary Poppins Three Disc Set Available August 26

Walt Disney Records Mary Poppins

Walt Disney Records’ newly created line of collectible CDs, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, celebrates the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations.

The label honors one of the most celebrated and beloved soundtracks of all time with the 50th anniversary release of the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Mary Poppins on August 26, 2014.  The Mary Poppins collection features over 2½ hours of content, including the original soundtrack, The Lost Chords – previously released demos and newly recorded versions, plus cast and filmmaker interviews and a collectible 20-page booklet.  Also included are excerpts from the historic “Mary Poppins” story meetings in 1961 with author P.L. Travers, as heard over closing credits of the critically acclaimed film “Saving Mr. Banks.” Grammy® winning producer, Randy Thornton contributed extensive liner notes.

First released in 1964, the Mary Poppins original motion picture soundtrack featured 14 original songs by legendary Disney songwritersRichard and Robert Sherman. The soundtrack was the #1 album for 14 consecutive weeks in 1965, maintaining the #1 position that year longer than the Beatles (Beatles’ 65Beatles VI, and the Help! soundtrack), Elvis Presley (Roustabout soundtrack), The Rolling Stones (Out of Our Heads) and The Sound of Music soundtrack. “Mary Poppins” won five Oscars®, two of which the Sherman brothers received for “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and the film’s original musical score.

Showcasing the musical talents of Oscar®-winning legend Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins), beloved actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke(Bert), British comedian David Tomlinson (Mr. Banks) and the Sherman brothers, Disc One of The Legacy Collection Mary Poppinsrevisits unforgettable favorites such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Jolly Holiday.”

The second disc features 8 pre-demo recordings, The Lost Chords tracks (7 demos and 7 newly recorded and fully orchestrated versions of those demos), plus liner notes by Randy Thornton and author Russell Schroeder. Over the last 20 years, Thornton has overseen the re-mastering, restoration and preservation of Disney’s classic soundtracks. Thornton explains The Lost Chords:  “As part of The Legacy Collection we’ve included the composers’ original demo recordings for seven songs intended for “Mary Poppins” – some dating from the earliest stages of the film’s development. In addition to these historic demos, we’ve had the unprecedented opportunity to collaborate with Richard Sherman to record and present these songs in a way they may have sounded if they remained part of the film – fully orchestrated versions we hope finally give voice to songs that have remained silent for 50 years.”

Russell Schroeder provides an overview of The Lost Chords project as well as background on each song. Schroeder worked as an artist for The Walt Disney Company for 29 years. In addition to Disney’s Lost Chords Volumes 1 & 2, Russell authored several other books including Disney: The Ultimate Visual Guide, and Mickey MouseMy Life In Pictures.

The third disc of The Legacy Collection Mary Poppins begins with over 40 minutes of excerpts from the seminal story meetings between Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, the Sherman brothers and screenwriter Don DaGradi as they discussed the original outline for the movie, including the music. Also included is a 17-minute Hollywood Spotlight Microphone interview with Julie AndrewsDick Van Dyke, the Sherman brothers and Irwin Kostal (who arranged the music for “Mary Poppins,” “West Side Story” and “The Sound of Music”). The third disc concludes with a 1989 interview with Richard and Robert Sherman as they discuss their work creating the magical music of “Mary Poppins.”

The CD cover and 20-page booklet feature newly created artwork inspired by “Mary Poppins” from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Wreck-It Ralph”).   Later this year, Bove’s art can be seen in the hardcover book, Lovely: Ladies of Animation: The Art of Lorelay BoveBrittney LeeClaire KeaneLisa KeeneVictoria Ying and Helen Chen.

The CD booklet also includes a sampling of visual development art from the film and sketches from the P.L. Travers story meetings.

Track list follows:

DISC ONE – THE SOUNDTRACK
1. Buena Vista Fanfare
2. Overture
3. One Man Band
4. Sister Suffragette
Lead Vocal: Glynis Johns
Vocals: Hermione Baddeley and Reta Shaw
5. The Life I Lead
Vocal: David Tomlinson
6. The Perfect Nanny
Vocals: Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber
7. Air Mail • Admiral Boom • The Not-So-Perfect Nannies • Mary Poppins Arrives
8. A Spoonful of Sugar
Vocal: Julie Andrews
Whistling: Julie Andrews
9. Pavement Artist
Vocal: Dick Van Dyke
10. Jolly Holiday
Lead Vocals: Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
Additional Vocals: Bill LeeGinny TylerPaul FreesMarc BreauxMarni Nixon and Thurl Ravenscroft
11. Jolly Holiday (Reprise)
Lead Vocals: Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
Penguin Waiters: Daws Butler, Peter EllenshawDal McKennon, J. Pat O’MalleyRichard Sherman and David Tomlinson
Kazoo: Richard Sherman
12. Penguin Dance
Belly Slap Soft Shoe: Irwin Kostal
Kazoo: Richard Sherman
13. The Carousel Horses
14. Supercailfragilisticexpialidocious
Lead Vocals: Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
Pearlie Chorus: Richard Sherman and J. Pat O’Malley
15. Pavement Artist (Reprise)
Vocal: Dick Van Dyke
16. Stay Awake
Vocal: Julie Andrews
17. Trouble at Uncle Albert’s
18. I Love to Laugh
Vocals: Ed WynnJulie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
19. A British Bank (The Life I Lead)
Vocals: David Tomlinson and Julie Andrews
20. Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)
Vocal: Julie Andrews
21. Father’s Footsteps
22. Fidelity Fiduciary Bank
Lead Vocals: David Tomlinson and “Nackvid Keyd”
Banker Chorus: Arthur MaletBill Lee, Thurl Ravenscroft, Allan DaviesWilliam R. Cole
23. Panic at the Bank
24. Chim Chim Cher-ee • March Over the Rooftops
Vocals: Dick Van DykeJulie Andrews, Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber
25. Step in Time
Lead Vocals: Dick Van Dyke, The Chimney Sweep Chorus and Cast
26. A Man Has Dreams (The Life I Lead/A Spoonful of Sugar)
Vocals: David Tomlinson and Dick Van Dyke
27. Mr. Banks Is Discharged
28. Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Lead Vocals: David TomlinsonDick Van Dyke and the Londoners

DISC TWO – PRE-DEMOS and THE LOST CHORD
Pre-Demos
1. The Perfect Nanny Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
2. Jolly Holiday Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
3. The Pearly Song [Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious] Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
4. Stay Awake Performed by Richard M. Sherman
5. Chim Chim Cher-ee Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
6. I Love to Laugh Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
7. Tuppence a Bag [Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)] Performed by Richard M. Sherman
8. Let’s Go Fly a Kite Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

The Lost Chords of Mary Poppins
9. Mary Poppins Melody [Pre-Demo] Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
10. Mary Poppins Melody [New Recording] Performed by Kate Higgins
11. Admiral Boom [Demo] Performed by Richard M. Sherman
12. Admiral Boom [New Recording] Performed by Randy CrenshawJeff Gunn and Dennis Kyle
13. The Right Side [Pre-Demo] Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
14. The Right Side [New Recording] Performed by Juliana Hansen
15. The Chimpanzoo [Demo] Performed by Richard M. Sherman
16. The Chimpanzoo [New Recording] Performed by Bob JoyceJeff GunnRandy Crenshaw and Dennis Kyle
17. The Land of Sand [Pre-Demo] Performed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
18. The Land of Sand [New Recording] Performed by Kate HigginsJuliana HansenJeff Gunn and Bob Joyce
19. The North Pole Polka [Pre-Demo] Performed by Richard M. Sherman
20. The North Pole Polka [New Recording] Performed by Jeff GunnBob JoyceRichard M. ShermanKate Higgins and Dennis Kyle
21. The Eyes of Love [Pre-Demo] Performed by Richard M. Sherman
22. The Eyes of Love [New Recording] Performed by Juliana Hansen
23. Overture [Album Version]

DISC THREE
1. – 21. The Mary Poppins Story Meetings
22. Hollywood Spotlight Microphone
23. The Sherman brothers Reminisce About Their Work on Mary Poppins

The third release from The Legacy Collection will celebrate the 55th Anniversary of “Sleeping Beauty” and will be available on October 7, 2014.  The 2-disc set will include the songs and score from the film, rare behind-the-scenes recordings, plus The Lost Chords of Sleeping Beauty.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Mary Poppins 3-disc is available for pre-order at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/lcmpama1 and at Disney Music Emporium: disneymusicemporium.com and will be available on August 26, 2014.  View The Legacy Collection Mary Poppins product here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84WzA9NsLo.  For more information on the Disney Music Emporium, please visit, DisneyMusicEmporium.com become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusicemporium or follow us at Twitter.com/DisneyMusicEmp.

Walt Disney Records Releases ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Today

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Award-winning composer Mark Mancina, who won a Grammy for Best Soundtrack Album (with Phil Collins) for his work on Disney’s 1999 feature “Tarzan,” produced and composed the score for “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” The Planes: Fire & Rescue original motion picture soundtrack takes off today, July 15.

Composer Mark Mancina returned to the runway to create the score for “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” As composer for “Disney’s Planes,” Mancina was able to take themes established in the first film and update them to reflect the unique and heroic nature of “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” “Dusty’s more grown-up so the music wanted to be a little more grown-upa little bit richer. There’s an arc to his life and the music needed to follow that arc.”

Mancina opted for a more orchestral sound in the new score. “It comes from an earthy direction, so there’s a lot of orchestral percussion, French horn, strings and woodwinds,” he says. “There is added texture from other types of instruments, but the heart of the score is an orchestra.”

The melodic score was recorded with a 90-piece orchestra. For Dusty’s training montage, filmmakers agreed it called for a bold acoustic piano that would stand out from the orchestra. Says Mancina, “We were lucky enough to have Bruce Hornsby play piano on the score, which brought a completely different color and a much more mature feel to the score.”

Hornsby, a multiple Grammy-winning artist, also played a special cue that can be heard near the end of the film, supporting the serious and emotional tone filmmakers sought.

Brad Paisley performs two new songs for the film, including “Runway Romance,” which was written by director Bobs Gannaway and Danny Jacob, and “All In,” a song Paisley signed on to write and perform after hearing of the film’s firefighting themes. “My father’s a firefighter,” says Paisley. “He was my whole life. And my brother-in-law and several family members are firefighters. I was really honored to pay tribute to them. I sat down after seeing a rough cut of the movie and it came to me very quickly.

“My dad was president of the volunteer fire department, which was walking distance from our house,” continues Paisley. “I spent several days of each week there with himany time the whistle blew, he went. It was truly inspiring to watch him lead that way. It’s a strange and wonderful mentality that these people have. They get so excited about that opportunity to help. My favorite line in the song is, ‘Where there’s smoke and flames, and everybody needs out, I’m all in.'”

Paisley also lends his voice in a cameo appearance as a pickup truck in Honkers Sports Bar.

Newcomer/singer/songwriter Spencer Lee performs “Still I Fly,” a song he co-composed with his writing partners Windy Wagner and Michael “Smidi” Smith. “Still I Fly” can be heard when Dusty, after discovering that he may never race again, leaves Propwash Junction en route to Piston Peak to train as an aerial firefighter.

Planes: Fire & Rescue track list follows:

1.    Still I Fly* Performed by Spencer Lee
2.    Runway Romance** Performed by Brad Paisley
3.    All In** Performed by Brad Paisley
4.    Planes: Fire & Rescue – Main Title Score
5.    Propwash Score
6.    Out of ProductionScore
7.    Dusty Crash LandsScore
8.    Fire! Score
9.    An All New Mayday Score
10.  Sad Mayday Score
11.  Pontoons Score
12.  A Special Kind of Plane Score
13.  Training Dusty Score
14.  We Got the Gear BoxScore
15.  Cad Score
16.  Blazin’ Blade Mystery Score
17.  Mystery of Blaze-Lightning Score
18.  Lightning Storm Fire Score
19.  (It’s) Hip to Be Cad Score
20.  Harvey & WinnieScore
21.  CheersScore
22.  Nobody Has Your Gear Box Score
23.  Fire by the LodgeScore
24.  Behind Enemy Lines Score
25.  Evacuation Score
26.  Blade Is Down Score
27.  Loopin’ Lopez Score
28.  Tourist Trapped Score
29.  Fire Heroes Score
30.  Rescue Harvey & Winnie Score
31.  Dusty Saves the Day Score
32.  Saving Dusty Score
33.  You Had Us Worried Score

Walt Disney Records Announces The Legacy Collection

The Legacy Collection

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.

Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will get a chance to hear some of the music before it’s released during the D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration roadshow, which will tour the country later this year, and D23 Members have the opportunity to purchase the complete collection with a special set of exclusive prints at a special price.

To honor these musical landmarks, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection will feature the beloved original soundtracks, plus valuable documentary content that tells the story behind the music. Each album will feature newly created artwork from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (TangledWinnie the PoohWreck-It Ralph). The illustrations, inspired by the original properties, will celebrate Disney’s rich heritage and create a unified look for the entire collection.

The 2014 release schedule for Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection follows:
• The Lion King, June 24, 2014
• Mary Poppins, August 26, 2014
• Sleeping Beauty, October 7, 2014
• The Little Mermaid, November 17, 2014

The 2015 release schedule for Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection follows:
• Fantasia, January 3, 2015
• Pinocchio, February 3, 2015
• Toy Story, March 17, 2015
• Disneyland, April 7, 2015 
• Lady and the Tramp, May 12, 2015
• Pocahontas, June 23, 2015 
• The Aristocats, August 14, 2015
• Cinderella, August 14, 2015

The first release in the series is The Lion King, a two-disc set featuring the original motion picture soundtrack, 30 minutes of previously unreleased score, plus liner notes by Don Hahn (producer) and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Track list follows:

Disc One
1. “Circle of Life/Nants’ Ingonyama” Performed by Carmen Twillie, African Vocals Performed by Lebo
2. “Didn’t Your Mother Tell You Not to Play With Your Food” Score
3. “We Are All Connected” Score
4. “Hyenas in the Pride Land” Score
5. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” Performed by Jason Weaver with Rowan Atkinson and Laura Williams
6. “Elephant Graveyard” Score
7. “I Was Just Trying to Be Brave” Score
8. “Be Prepared” Performed by Jeremy Irons with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings
9. “Simba, It’s to Die For” Score
10. “Stampede” Score
11. “Mufasa Dies” Score
12. “If You Ever Come Back We’ll Kill You” Score
13. “Bowling for Buzzards” Score
14. “Hakuna Matata” Performed by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella with Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams
15. “We Gotta Bone to Pick With You” Score
16. “Kings of the Past” Score
17. “Nala, Is It Really You?” Score
18. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” Performed by Joseph Williams and Sally Dworsky with Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella and Kristle Edwards
19. “Remember Who You Are” Score
20. “This Is My Home” Score
21. “The Rightful King” Score

Disc Two
1. “The Morning Report” Performed by James Earl Jones, Jeff Bennett and Evan Saucedo
2. “Warthog Rhapsody” Performed by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella
3. “We Are All Connected” Score Demo
4. “I Was Just Trying to Be Brave” Score Demo
5. “Stampede” Score Demo
6. “Mufasa Dies” Score Demo
7. “This Is My Home” Score Demo
8. “The Rightful King” Score Demo
9. “Circle of Life” Instrumental Demo
10. “Circle of Life” Performed by Elton John
11. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” Performed by Elton John
12. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (End Title) Performed by Elton John

Frozen Soundtrack Maintains The No. 1 Position On Charts For Eleven Non-Consecutive Weeks

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The double Platinum-certified Frozen soundtrack maintains the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top 200 album chart spending eleven non-consecutive weeks in the top position according to Nielsen SoundScan. Selling 259,000 copies in the week ending April 20, the soundtrack has sold over 2.3 million copies and over 6 million combined digital tracks in its 21st week of release.  Frozen remains the top-selling album of 2014 and is expected to cross 3M in shipments imminently.  The Frozen soundtrack has surpassed The Lion King’s 10-week reign at No. 1 in 1994 and has spent the most weeks at No. 1 for an animated film soundtrack in the 58-year history of the chart.

The triple Platinum, Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” performed by Idina Menzel, is in the Top 15 (#12*) at Mainstream AC radio and is #22* and climbing at Adult Top 40 radio.  The film video version of Idina’s “Let It Go” has been viewed more than 190M times on YouTube and Demi Lovato’s  “Let It Go” music video has surpassed 133M views.

The album has sold over 4.5 million worldwide and has been certified 15x Platinum in Korea; Platinum in CanadaUnited KingdomFranceArgentina and Taiwan; and Gold in PolandAustraliaNew ZealandJapanHong KongIndonesia and Singapore.

The soundtrack features eight original songs from Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and songwriter Robert Lopez plus score by the composer of last year’s Oscar-winning short “Paperman,” Christophe Beck.

Walt Disney Records To Release Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content

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The cast of the new Broadway smash, Disney’s Aladdin is currently in the studio laying down tracks for the Original Cast Recording of the show, to be released by Walt Disney Records digitally on Tuesday, May 27th.  The physical album is set for release on Tuesday, June 17th and will also be available for purchase in-theater.  The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be produced by Alan MenkenMichael KosarinFrank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin features music by Tony Award® and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken(Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).   This new production features a full score, including the Oscar and Grammy® winning hit “A Whole New World,” and four other cherished songs from the film and multi Grammy-winning original motion picture soundtrack.  The cast album also includes four Menken/Beguelin songs written especially for the stage and three Menken/Ashman songs that were cut from the original film, plus exclusive bonus content created especially for the album.

Disney’s Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim onMarch 20th, 2014 at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre. USA Today raves, “Pure GENIE-US! Aladdin delivers a rush that will surprise you.” The Associated Press exclaims, “Disney hits magic again…a wonder to behold!” while The New York Times hails the show as “Fabulous… Extravagant!” and the Daily News declares, “Seriously, it’s amazing!”

Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs (Les MiserablesThe Lion King) in the title role, Courtney Reed (In the HeightsMamma Mia) as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart (MemphisThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Genie, and, as Jafar, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Mary PoppinsThe ProducersShe Loves Me) brings to the stage the role he indelibly created in the animated film.  The show also stars Brian GonzalesBrandon O’Neill and Jonathan Schwartz as Aladdin’s sidekicks Babkak, Kassim and Omar, Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago.

Walt Disney Records’ Frozen Soundtrack Maintains Top Position On The Billboard Charts For Seven Non-Consecutive Weeks

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The Platinum-certified Frozen soundtrack maintains the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top 200 album chart spending seven non-consecutive weeks in the top position according to Nielsen SoundScan. Selling 202,000 copies in the week ending March 23, the soundtrack has sold over 1.6 million copies and over 5 million combined digital tracks in its 17th week of release. Frozen is the first album to sell a million units in 2014.

The Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” performed by Idina Menzel, has sold over 2 million copies and is expected to be certified double Platinum by the end of the week. The track is in the Top 15 (*13) at Mainstream AC radio and is #33* and climbing at Adult Top 40 radio. “Let It Go” is currently the #2 song on the iTunes singles chart and #2 on the overall Billboard’s Digital Song chart. The film video version of Idina’s “Let It Go” has been viewed more than 150M times on YouTube and Demi Lovato’s “Let It Go” music video has been Vevo-certified for surpassing 100M views.

The album maintains its No. 1 position on Billboard’s Soundtrack Chart, peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Chart (and in 31 countries), plus Amazon’s Overall Music Category, Pop, and Overall MP3 charts. The Frozen album has held the #1 position for 5 non-consecutive weeks at Spotify and worldwide, is approaching 110M album streams.

The soundtrack features eight original songs from Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and songwriter Robert Lopez plus score by the composer of last year’s Oscar-winning short “Paperman,” Christophe Beck.

The Frozen soundtrack, the Frozen two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack (featuring 23 and 27 additional tracks respectively, including demos, outtakes and a “Let It Go” instrumental karaoke track) are available at physical and online retail.