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August 8

August 8, 2006 – The Deluxe Version of Into the Rush by Aly and AJ is Released Through Hollywood Records

“You make me feel out of my element, like I’m drifting out to the sea.”

On August 8, 2006, the deluxe version of the debut studio album Into the Rush by recording artists Aly & AJ was released through Hollywood Records. With the original album being released only a year prior, the deluxe edition featured new versions of the tracks “Something More” and “Collapsed,” along with new songs “Shine” and “Chemicals React,” with the latter acting as the lead single for the album.

August 5

August 5, 1997 – The Soundtrack to the Live Action Film Air Bud is Released Through Hollywood Records

“Words mean so little when you look up and smile.”

On August 5, 1997, the soundtrack for the live action feature film Air Bud was released through Disney’s Hollywood Records label. The album is comprised of the score by composer Brahm Wenger, along with two songs featured in the film: “Clair” by Gilbert O’Sullivan, and “Splish Splash” by Jimmy Z.

July 31

July 31, 2005 – The Stage Show On the Record Ends its Run

“In a magical recording studio, Disney’s best loved music comes to life.”

On July 31, 2005, the jukebox stage musical On the Record ended its touring production. The musical, which opened on November 9, 2004, told the story of four recording artists in a studio, with Disney songs helping to tell their story. The original touring company featured Emily Skinner as Diane, Brian Sutherland as Julian, Ashley Brown as Kristen, and Andrew Samonsky as Nick. The touring production traveled around the United States, playing in 24 cities before ending the run in Denver, Colorado.

May 20

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May 20, 2008 – The Compilation Tribute Album Disneymania 6 is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Music stars sing Disney, their way!”

On May 20, 2008, the sixth compilation tribute album in the Disneymania series, aptly titled Disneymania 6, was released through Walt Disney Records. The album mostly featured artists under the Hollywood Studios record label or featured on Disney Channel, such as Demi Lovato and Plain White T’s. The album had four promotional singles: “Cruella de Vil” by Selena Gomez, “That’s How You Know” by Demi Lovato, “Kiss the Girl” by Colbie Caillat, and “Real Gone” by Billy Ray Cyrus. The album peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200.

May 13

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May 13, 2008 – The Disney Tribute Album Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust is Released by Singer Kerry Butler

“Fathers were born to pay, and princesses get their way.”

On May 13, 2008, the Disney tribute album Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust by Broadway singer and recording artist Kerry Butler was released through P.S. Classics. This album showcased Butler’s favorite Disney songs, along with two songs that were originally unreleased: “Call Me a Princess” originally intended for Aladdin, and “This Only Happens in the Movies,” which Alan Menken had written for Who Framed Roger Rabbit; this recording of the latter was its inaugural recording of the cut track. Butler’s ties to Disney also go back to 1995 when she played Belle in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast until 1997.

April 27

April 27, 1999 – The ASCAP Honors Songwriters for Animated Feature Mulan

On April 27, 1999, the 14th annual American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Film and Television Music Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Songwriters Matthew Wilder and David Zippel were among those honored at the ceremony for their work on the animated feature film Mulan in the Top Box Office Films category; their song “Reflection” would go on to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

April 16

April 16, 2008 – Disney Theatrical Productions Honors Alan Menken

On April 16, 2008, Disney Theatrical Productions hosted an evening at the Hudson Theatre honoring the music and legacy of composer Alan Menken. Hosted by Thomas Schumacher, the evening featured Broadway performers Josh Strickland, Ashley Brown, Sierra Boggess, and Sherie Rene Scott; Donny Osmond, who played Gaston for a stint in Beauty and the Beast, also stopped by to liven the evening. Menken, who made his Broadway debut with Little Shop of Horrors with lyricist Howard Ashman, is better known for his work with Disney animated features beginning with The Little Mermaid; several of the animated features have made it to the Broadway stage. The evening focused in his lesser-known work, with the performers paying homage to a Broadway great.