Cast Of The Lion King Surprise The Passengers With A FlashMob Of Circle Of Life
The cast of the Australian Lion King show surprised the passengers on a Virgin Airways jet bound to Sydney with an acappella version of The Circle of Life.
The Lion King musical first debuted in Australia in 2003, nearly 11 years after the Hit Disney film hit the big screen with a record $1 billion in sales, which has since been eclipsed by Toy Story 3 and recently Frozen.
After nearly 170 shows in Sydney, the cast will tour Melbourne and Brisbane Australia.
The cast consists of 51 cast members, 232 puppets, 24 musicians, 19 wardrobe staff, 13 carpenters, 10 electricians and a physical therapist, the show is the largest to ever hit Australia.
Frozen Smashes Box Office Records To Become Number 1 Grossing Animated Film
Disney’s award winning animated film Frozen has smashed another record to become the top grossing animated film of all time, states Disney studios. Topping $1 Billion is worldwide sales, Frozen beat out Toy Story 3 which pulled in $1.063 Billion in sales according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Released three months ago, Frozen has since topped the box office, staying in the top 10 films making it in the all time top 10 grossing films.
Coming to a Disney Hollywood Studios Star Wars Weekend 2014 near you, Mark Hamill to appear he is…
Yes, you heard that right Star Wars fans, for the first time ever Mark Hamill will be appearing at the 2014 Star Wars Weekend. Hamill will be appearing as a celebrity guest for weekend IV, June 6-8, 2014. The actor who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars Trilogy will be featured in the afternoon “Legends of the Force” motorcade as well as a featured talk show. This is sure to be a very popular Star Wars Weekend, so we suggest you arrive early and plan for plenty of waiting around.
This appearance for Hamill comes on the heels of his role in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Reprising his role as Luke Skywalker, Hamill’s appearance at Star Wars Weekend is sure be be a great cross promotion by Disney.
2014 Star Wars Weekends Schedule
Weekend I: May 16 – 18, 2014
Weekend II: May 23 – 25, 2014
Weekend III: May 30 – June 1, 2014
Weekend IV: June 6 – 8, 2014
Weekend V: June 13 – 15, 2014
This year James Arnold Taylor will return as the official celebrity host. Taylor, who voiced many of the characters throughout the film series, first hosted Star Wars Weekend in 2011 and has hosted the event ever since.
Look for plenty of Star Wars related activities like trivia contests, prize giveaways, Star Wars dance parties and Star Tours “ride-a-thons” to bring the park to life.
Frozen cover songs have become very popular, so I thought I would put together a top ten list of Frozen cover songs. A cover is when someone dubs a song in their own voice and style. I did make an exception to this rule in the top ten as one of them is a lip sync, but I thought it was a notable exception. I tried to judge the covers on number of views, quality, uniqueness and how interesting it was. I waded through a lot of videos and I can’t tell you how many times I listened to “Let It Go.” I hope you like this list. Tell us which on is your favorite or if your favorite isn’t listed in the comments below or on Facebook.
10. Pentatonix Takes On A “Frozen” Medley Featuring Kirstie Maldonado
This Frozen cover was one of the early ones, silly and fun.
9. Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel & The Roots Sing “Let It Go” Using Classroom Instruments
After Idina Menzel’s win at the Oscars for Best Original Song, she appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. This is not really a cover since the original artist is singing it, but just a bunch of fun! Lots of silliness going on here.
8. Maddie and Zoe Frozen Cover Songs “Let It Go”
Cracks me up!
7. Frozen “In Summer” by 8 and 10 Year Old Sophia and Bella
These two are going to be a handful when they grow up. If you go on their YouTube Channel MuggleSam, they have done a lot of different Disney songs.
6. Sam and Nia Lipsync “Love Is An Open Door”
Watch it once to see the couple, they do a great job of acting it out, then watch it again and pay attention to their daughter in the back seat, too funny. She is definitely not as big of a Frozen fan as her parents.
5. Brian Hull Sings “Let It Go” in 21 Different Disney and Pixar Character Voices
He’s not a professional voice artist, but he does a pretty good job of getting all the voices down.
4. Grace Lee Frozen Cover Songs “Let It Go”
3. Brizzy Voices Takes on “Do You Want To Build A Snowman”
Brizzy does an excellent job with the voices and re-enactment of the scene in here home.
2. Alex Boye’ With the One Voice Children’s Choir Sing An Africanized Version Of “Let It Go”
A very unique version of the song. I love the children’s choir, they add so much to it.
1. The Piano Guys Perform An Instrumental Version Of “Let It Go”
I really want to know how they got that piano out in the middle of nowhere. I think this is one of the most original covers as they took the music to the next level, they just didn’t duplicate.
Two days prior to the DVD/Blueray release of Disney’s Award Winning Movie Frozen, Disney has release the movie and Ride A Horse! on iTunes. Don’t wait for the movie to hit the stores, enjoy it today on your favorite iOS device.
Don’t have an iOS device, then order it from Amazon and have it by Tueday!
Update March, 24, 2014 – According to an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Brian Hull, a Dallas Baptist Student, has garnered an audition with Disney. The scope of the audition and what exactly he is auditioning for still remains unclear, but according to Hull “this is a dream come true.”
A very talented young man Brian Hall covers Let It Go from Disney’s Award Winning Frozen in 21 different Disney and Pixar Character voices. Including Pooh, Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Mike, Jack Sparrow and of course Mickey Mouse. Check out this amazingly talented young man’s EPIC video!
If you like this video, check out our Top Ten List of Frozen Cover Songs.
Kristen Bell as we all know and adore as the wonderful voice of Anna in Disney’s Award Winning, Hit Movie Frozen sat down recently for a radio interview. During the interview she could not say enough about the fabulous success of Frozen.
She was excited at the prospect of Frozen coming to Broadway and “certainly hope that they try” to pull me in as Anna.
When asked about Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff joining the cast, “Everyone in Frozen is a Broadway veteran so I certainly hope they try and wrangle us.”
Just imaging the original cast performing the movie live on stage is enough to stop the beating heart of any die-hard Frozen fan. Let’s all hope that the Producers realize the power of the original cast!
One of the things about Vinylmations is that there seems to be a different one for each and every one, but is there? If you are a Vinylmantion collector what could be cooler than designing your own! Well, there’s an app for that now. On the heels of “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story,” Disney Interactive has released Vinylmation: Create Your Own for iOS and Android. Spend hours upon end designing your favorite Vinylmation in stunning 3D. You can then export the images to your camera roll for sharing over social media.
As part of the launch of this new app, Disney Interactive is giving away a prize pack. Enter to win by tweeting your picture to @DisneyInteract with the hashtag #BlankandBow.
At last night’s Oscars, Disney’s hit movie Frozen stood its ground and took home two Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Frozen, which tells a story of the love of two sisters, competed against Dreamworks Animation SKG’s “The Croods,” Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me 2,” Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises,” and French animation film “Ernest & Celestine.”
During Menzel’s performance her nerves showed through as she had a bit of trouble with a few notes. When talking to AFP on the Red Carpet, Menzel admitted “If I wasn’t nervous, something would be a little off.”
The song was written by Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who chatted with the Philippine news channel ABS-CBN about how they came up with the idea for “Let It Go.”
“We’ve been listening to Alan Menken and all the other Disney composers. We really wanted to join the canon. We’re really, really glad that the song caught on like this. The album is now No. 1 in the country.”
“Let It Go” has inspired more voice-over soundtracks then Mickey Mouse has friends and has inspired everything from makeup and hair tutorials to fashion tips. It seems like every little girl wants to be Elsa or Anna.
The song writing duo wrote all of the music for the sound track along with several songs which didn’t make it into the film. We are sure that you will see some of these song integrated into the Broadway show which has already started to be created.
At a funny moment, “Grease” actor John Travolta mispronounced Idiza Menzel’s name as she came out on stage for her “Let It Go” performance. He called her “wickedly talented” referring to her starring role in the hit Broadway musical “Wicked,” but when pronouncing her name it sounded something like “Adele Naseem.”
Overall Disney had a great night at the 86th Academy Awards even though Mickey Mouse failed once again to bring home an Oscar for the Short Film Get A Horse!
Check out the latest cartoon short staring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy. In Third Wheel, Goofy invites himself on Mickey and Minnie’s dinner date.