I went to The Magical Music of Walt Disney concert at The Cambridge Corn Exchange this afternoon and had a wonderful time.
The Cambridge Philharmonic Society played a lovely selection of music from many of Disney’s films. The musical journey was narrated by actor David Timson and each peace of music as accompanied with images from the films and Disney animation archives projected on a big screen behind the orchestra.
Here is the play list.
Disney Classics Overture
The Little Mermaid Orchestral Suite
Mary Poppins Fantasy
Beauty and the Beast
Rescuers Down Under
Disney’s Aladdin Orchestral Suite
Hunchback of Norte Dame Suite
The Lion King Suite
Finally there was an encore of a sing along to “It’s a Small World” with images from the ride and the words projected on the big screen.
Disney is to launch a HD version of its premium movie channel Cinemagic next month.
Cinemagic HD will be available through Sky+ HD to customers who take a Sky Movies subscription. Movies in the lineup for December include Ratatouille and Tinkerbell, followed by Sleeping Beauty and The Incredibles in the New Year.
“We’re delighted to launch our first high definition channel in the UK and Disney Cinemagic’s focus on movies made it the ideal choice for the HD format,” said Michael Cairns, Cinemagic’s general manager. “This deal with BSkyB underlines our commitment to using cutting edge technology to help create and distribute outstanding content and the HD format is set to add a new dimension to family’s enjoyment of Disney animated movies.”
Films available during December and January will include Ratatouille, Tinkerbell, Sleeping Beauty and The Incredibles.
Today is the 80th birthday of Mickey Mouse. Mickey first appeared on cinema screens in 1928 in Steamboat Willie.
The Speaking Clock is to ring out in the sweet tones of Tinker Bell when the clocks go back this weekend*.
The famous fairy will take over the duties of Britain’s famous time machine at the end of British Summer Time.
For years the famous fairy has not uttered a word in her films, only made a jingle noise. But now for three months she will be heard by callers when they dail 123 to hear the BT Speaking Clock.
The traditional time pips are also being replaced by bells as part of a sponsorship deal with Disney. Tinker Bell first came to life in JM Barrie’s 1904 play, which developed into his children’s novel and the 1953 Peter Pan Disney animation.
The ‘real’ voice for Tinker Bell is being supplied by actress Mae Whitman, who is also voicing the fairy’s first speaking part in the film Tinker Bell due out in November.
*British Summer Time ends on Sunday 26 October at 02:00 BST (01:00 GMT) when clocks will go back one hour.
Here is what the brochure says…
Music has always been at the heart of Disney’s films and in this fabulous programme we hear some of the greatest. The orchestra is joined by Cambridge Phil favourite, actor David Timson, who will take us on a musical journey around the world with the help of Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Hercules and many, many more! With all this and images projected on a big screen, this UK premiere will be a night to remember!
Family ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children) £40.00
Box Office: 01223 357 851
Released on the 29th September 2008 is The Best Of Disneyland Resort Paris
a new 24 track CD celebrating the music and songs of 15 years of Disneyland Resort Paris. The CD is availble for pre-order release now from HMV for £4.99
(free postage), Amazon.co.uk for £4.98
and Play.Com for £6.99
The CD has the following tracks:
- Steamboat Willie
- La Petite Sir ne/The Little Mermaid
- Mickey Globe Trotter
- Mary Lou
- Phantom Manor Medley
- Yellow Rose Of Texas
- Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life For Me)
- Pays Du Merveilleux
- It’s A Small World
- Baroque Hoedown
- Euro Disneyland Feel The Magic
- Dancin’ (A Catchy Rhythm)
- All Around The World
- Just Like We Dreamed It
- La-Di-Da Carnaval
- Proud Lights
- Fantasia In The Sky
- Les Feux De La F e Clochette
Here is a Lip Dub of “Just like we dreamed it” from a group of French fans from the disneygazette.fr forum.
Here you leave today and enter worlds of history, discovery and ageless fantasy.
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