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June 26

June 26, 2007 – Two Albums for Pixar’s Animated Feature Film Ratatouille are Released Through Walt Disney Records

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“Dreams are to lovers as wine is to friends…”

On June 26, 2007, two soundtrack albums for Pixar’s with animated feature film Ratatouille were released through Walt Disney Records: the official score composed by Michael Giacchino, and a compilation album entitled Ratatouille: What’s Cooking? This was Giacchino’s second time working with Pixar, having worked with director Brad Bird on The Incredibles. French artist Camille was hired to perform the ending song “Le Festin” (translation: the feast), with the song remaining in French in each translated version of the film. The score garnered Giacchino his first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score and his first Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album. The second album is a compilation of songs that are inspired, rather than taken from, the film. The album includes tracks titled “Saturday Night Fish Fry” and “Banana Split for My Baby,” and are performed by Fred Mollin and the Blue Sea Band, Johnny Neel, and Troy Johnson.

June 24

June 24, 2008 – The Soundtrack to the Pixar Animated Film Wall-E is Released Through Walt Disney Records

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“We’re coming down to the ground, we hear the birds sing in the trees, and the land will be looked after, we send the seeds out in the breeze.”

On June 24, 2008, the soundtrack to Pixar’s ninth animated feature film Wall-E was released through Walt Disney Records. Composed by Thomas Newman, this is Newman’s second collaboration with Pixar, his first being Finding Nemo. Included in the soundtrack is the original song for the film “Down to Earth,” written and performed by Peter Gabriel, “La vie en Rose” performed by Louis Armstrong, and two excerpts from the musical film Hello, Dolly!: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” and “It Only Takes a Moment,” both sung by Michael Crawford. The soundtrack won two Grammy Awards for Best Original Song (“Down to Earth”) and Best Instrumental Arrangement for the piece “Define Dancing,” and was nominated for Best Motion Picture Score, but lost to The Dark Knight by James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer. The soundtrack was also nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song, both losing to Slumdog Millionaire.

June 6

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June 6, 2006 – The Soundtrack for Disney Pixar’s Cars is Released Through Walt Disney Records

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“Slow down, you’re gonna crash, baby you were screamin’ it’s a blast, blast, blast. Look out baby you got your blinders on, everybody’s lookin’ for a way to get real gone.”

On June 6, 2006, the soundtrack for the seventh Disney Pixar full-length animated feature film Cars was released through Walt Disney Records. The album is a compilation of score and songs by popular and contemporary artists, with the score composed by Pixar veteran Randy Newman. Songs on the album include “Real Gone” by Sheryl Crow, “Route 66” by Chuck Berry, with a cover version by John Mayer, a cover of “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts, “Behind the Clouds” and “Find Yourself” by Brad Paisley, “Our Town” by James Taylor, “Sh-Boom” by The Chords, and “My Heart Would Know” by Hank Williams. The album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard charts, and would go on to be nominated for the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album Grammy.

March 2

March 2, 2010 – Alice in Wonderland: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack and Almost Alice are Released Through Walt Disney Records

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“Did someone pull you by the hand? How many miles to Wonderland? Please tell us so we’ll understand, Alice! Alice! Oh, Alice!”

On March 2, 2010, two soundtracks for the live-action feature film Alice in Wonderland were released through Walt Disney Records: the film score compilation Alice in Wonderland: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack and a compilation companion album entitled Almost Alice. The score, written by Danny Elfman, debuted at number 89 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, and was nominated for a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy Award.

Almost Alice is a compilation of songs inspired by the film and performed by various artists, including Owl City and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. It debuted at number 5 on the Billboard chart. The album’s lead single was an original song by singer Avril Lavigne, and is the only song featured in the film, playing during the credits. This song peaked at number 71 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Two songs, “The Lobster Quadrille” by Franz Ferdinand, and “You Are Old, Father William” by They Might Be Giants, have lyrics taken straight from the poetry of Lewis Caroll’s original Alice stories. Although this album was released through Walt Disney Records, the company released it under the pseudonym of Buena Vista Records, as they have done with other albums they have deemed more adult-oriented.

March 1

March 1, 1994 – Music from Disney’s Aladdin Wins Four Grammys

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“A whole new world, a dazzling place I never knew…”

On March 1, 1994, the 36th Grammy Awards were held in Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The music from the hit feature film Aladdin, particularly the song “A Whole New World” received four out of its six nominations. Written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice, “A Whole New World” won Best Song Written for Visual Media, Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (the pop ending track sung by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle), and Song of the Year, beating Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” Jim Steinman’s “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” Sting’s “If I Ever Lose Faith In You,” and Billy Joel’s “The River of Dreams.” The soundtrack was also nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s “Friend Like Me.” Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle’s pop version of “A Whole New World” was nominated for Record of the Year, but lost to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

February 26

February 26, 2008 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Original Broadway Cast Recording is Released Through Disney Records

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“Strange as a dream, real as the sea, if you can hear me now, come set me free…”

On February 26, 2008, the original Broadway cast recording of Disney’s The Little Mermaid was released through Disney Records. The recording of the 2008 Broadway musical includes the main cast: Sierra Boggess as Ariel, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, and Brian D’Addario as Flounder. The soundtrack has twenty-nine songs, including many of the songs from the original film, and 10 new songs written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. The soundtrack was produced by Alan Menken, and was nominated for a Grammy Award at the 51st Grammy Awards, but lost to In the Heights.

February 12

February 12, 2012 – “I See the Light” from Tangled Wins a Grammy Award

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“WOW!! Just when I’d given up getting any more Grammy awards there’s this surprising Valentine for ‘I See the Light’ and TANGLED. Yay!!” – Alan Menken

On February 12, 2012, the 54th Grammy Awards were held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The soundtrack for the Disney animated feature film Tangled was nominated for two awards, winning one: Best Song Written for Visual Media for “I See the Light,” written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater and performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. The song won against fellow nominees “Born to Be Somebody” from Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, “Christmastime is Killing Us” from Family Guy, “So Long” from Winnie the Pooh, “Where the River Goes” from Footloose, and “You Haven’t See the Last of Me” from Burlesque. This is Menken’s 11th Grammy overall, and Glenn Slater’s first.

November 2

November 2, 2004 – The Soundtrack for The Incredibles is Released Through Walt Disney Records

On November 2, 2004, the soundtrack to the sixth Pixar film The Incredibles was released through Walt Disney Records. The film was scored by Michael Giacchino, and was his first Pixar film, his other two being Ratatouille and Up. The soundtrack consists of nineteen tracks, and was awarded the IFMCA Award for Score of the Year; it was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album, and for Best Instrumental Composition for “The Incredits.”