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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