Disney invited me to an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles in exchange for sharing it with you. As always, all opinions 100% my own. This weekend at D23 EXPO there were so many amazing previews about Playmation.
Last week at D23 Expo, I had a chance to check out The Legacy Collection from Walt Disney Records and actually got to take one home! The Toy Story Legacy Collection CD is pretty awesome and has been on loop in my car all week.
Walt Disney Records recently released the final four installments to The Legacy Collection series. Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Lady and The Tramp, Pocahontas, The Aristocats, and Disneyland complete the 12-set series that launched with The Lion King in June 2014.
The CD cover art is so fabulous! Each CD cover and booklet features newly created artwork from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Big Hero 6,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Tangled”). Bove was recently named one of ’10 Animators to Watch’ by Variety (March 3, 2015).
Lady and The Tramp
The Legacy Collection Lady and The Tramp – Released to theaters on June 22, 1955, “Lady and the Tramp” was the first animated feature to be filmed in Cinemascope and its sequence of Lady and Tramp sharing a plate of spaghetti is considered an iconic scene in American film. Lady and the Tramp was named No. 95 out of the “100 Greatest Love Stories of All Time” by the American Film Institute in their 100 Years…100 Passions special, as one of only two animated films to appear on the list. In June 2011, TIME named the feature one of “The 25 All-TIME Best Animated Films.”
Disc One of The Legacy Collection Lady and the Tramp features the restored original motion picture soundtrack with songs written by Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke. Disc Two features The Lost Chords of Lady and the Tramp – a demo of “I’m Free as a Breeze” and 2 new recordings of “I’m Free as a Breeze” and “I’m Singin’ (‘Cause I Want to Sing), brought to life the way they would have sounded in 1955. Disc Two also includes 6 bonus tracks from the 1962 vinyl release Lady and the Tramp: All the Songs from the Motion Picture (Disneyland Records) featuring studio singers.
The Legacy Collection Pocahontas – The label honors the soundtrack from Disney’s first full-length animated feature film based on historical fact with the 20th anniversary release of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Pocahontas released on August 7, 2015. In 1995 the music won Academy Awards® for Best Song (“Colors of the “Wind”) and Best Score (Alan Menken) in addition to a Grammy® for “Colors of the Wind” (Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz) for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television.
The Pocahontas collection features the songs and score from the film on Disc One. Disc Two includes the end credit tracks “Colors of the Wind” performed by Vanessa Williams and “If I Never Knew You” performed by Jon Secada and Shanice, plus songs and score cut from the film including Mel Gibson and Judy Kuhn’s version of “If I Never Knew You,” plus 3 demos. Also included are liner notes by Dave Bossert (Producer/Creative Director, Walt Disney Animation Studios), plus original concept art and a 20-page collectible booklet.
The Legacy Collection The Aristocats – The last film project approved by Walt Disney before his death in 1966, “The Aristocats” features the voices of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, and Roddy Maude-Roxby. The 20th animated feature was originally released to theaters by Buena Vista Distribution on December 11, 1970.
Disc One features the songs and score from the film including the title song written by Robert and Richard Sherman and performed by Maurice Chevalier, plus score composed by George Bruns. Disc One liner notes were written by two-time GRAMMY® nominee Greg Ehrbar, co-author of Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Recordswith Tim Hollis. Disc Two features The Lost Chords of The Aristocats (4 demos and 4 newly recorded and fully orchestrated versions of those demos), 5 bonus tracks, plus liner notes by author Russell Schroeder and Producer’s Note by Randy Thornton.
The Legacy Collection Disneyland explores the rich past behind songs and attractions past and present. Beginning with the recordings from the opening day of Disneyland in 1955, the collection guides the listener down Main Street U.S.A., through the greatest attractions, shows and lands that exist today and those that are a happy memory.
Discs One and Two cover the lands beginning with Main Street U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown and Tomorrowland, plus 5 songs from Disney California Adventure Park. Disc Three features an additional 12 songs from Disney California Adventure Park, plus music from “The Main Street Electrical Parade” and “Fantasmic!”
The liner notes provide extensive historical background by writer Stacia Martin, a 37-year veteran of the Walt Disney Company and Disney Historian, who oversees special projects for many divisions of the company including Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Records.
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H2O+ & Walt Disney Records Invite You to #ShareYourLegacy
This fall, H2O+, brand leader of premium, water based skincare products and exclusive worldwide provider for in-room amenities of Disney Resort, Vacation Club and Cruise Line properties teams up with Disney Music Group to commemorate the release of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection through an empowering #ShareYourLegacy campaign. The collection celebrates the anniversaries of 12 of Disney’s most cherished original soundtracks including The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Fantasia, Pinocchio, and more.
I’m writing all about the new Disney Legacy Collection today! So many amazing music and cover art! Walt Disney Legacy Collection series teamed up with @h2oplususa to #ShareYourLegacy – my legacy for my daughter is being a life time learner. I try to support a environment so that she and I learn something new everyday. #d23expo
H2O+ and Walt Disney Records invite women to share their own legacies with stories, affirmations, and inspirations in an emboldened, globally supported community. Walt Disney Animation Studios Visual Development Artist Lorelay Bove and Disney historian Paula Sigman-Lowery will join the #ShareYourLegacy discussion by sharing their personal journeys to inspire women around the world to celebrate their individual triumphs. H2O+ and Walt Disney Records encourage women to upload a video of their powerful story using the hashtag #ShareYourLegacy.
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