Beach Boys Meets Disney
Two giants of popular entertainment have come together as Brian Wilson, the pioneering musical genius who co-founded the Beach Boys and wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, has signed with Walt Disney Records.
In the months ahead, Wilson will record two new solo albums for the label’s Disney Pearl imprint, including one featuring covers of classic songs by great American songwriters, George and Ira Gershwin. For that recording, the Gershwin estate has given Wilson access to rare, unfinished pieces of music by George Gershwin, with which he will craft collaborative compositions unlike anything the world has seen.
He will follow that with an album of classic Disney songs, which the artist promises to “Brian-ize” with his trademark vocal stacks and unique arrangements. Release dates for each album have yet to be determined.
Wubbzy, his best friends, Walden, Widget and Daizy, can’t wait for the most popular girl group, The Wubb Girlz, to pay a visit to host the “Wuzzleburg Idol” talent show! Everyone in town hopes to win the contest. If Wubbzy can wow the judges, he’ll get the chance to go on to Wuzzlewood and perform with Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine at their big concert and maybe even become a movie star! But will he remember the importance of just being himself?
Multi-award-winning international pop sensation Beyoncé Knowles makes her voiceover debut in “Wubb Idol” – her first-ever children’s project – as Shine, the lead singer of the most awesome girl group, The Wubb Girlz!
Yo Gabba Gabba Sold Out
YO GABBA GABBA! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons through music. The series stars DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) and a cast of colorful characters, including: Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex, the yellow robot. Today’s most popular names in movies, television, music and sports flock to guest star in the groundbreaking show, including Jack Black, Rachel Dratch, Melora Hardin, Tony Hawk, Biz Markie, Jack McBrayer, MGMT, Mark Mothersbaugh, The Roots, Andy Samberg, Amy Sedaris, The Shins, Amare Stoudemire, The Ting Tings, Jimmy Eat World and Elijah Wood, among others. YO GABBA GABBA! toys, apparel and other merchandise are sold in stores nationwide in the U.S. and have skyrocketed in popularity. The series is now shooting its third season in the U.S. and airs in several major international territories, including Australia, Canada, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K. YO GABBA GABBA! is recommended as a trusted program for preschoolers by The Smart Television Alliance, a non-profit organization comprised of leading non-profit children’s media organizations including Common Sense Media, Parents’ Choice Foundation, Parents Television Council and Coalition for Quality children’s Media: KIDS FIRST!. Visit www.yogabbagabba.com.
YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY
Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
Saturday, November 14, 2009 11AM and 3PM
*Sunday, November 15, 2009 11AM and 3PM
New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Saturday, November 21, 2009 11AM – 2PM – *5 PM
Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
Saturday, December 5, 2009 11AM and 3PM
Rockin it out with Los Lobos
Rock icons Los Lobos are back with a new album for the whole family. The three-time Grammy award winners have recorded an album of Disney Classics and a few obscure gems, but with a distinctive Latin rock n’ roll twist – Los Lobos Goes Disney. Songs from Snow White, Robin Hood, 101 Dalmations, The Jungle Book, Toy Story and more round out this 13-track CD that will have fans young and old dancing and singing along. See below for the full track listing. A video featuring a montage of classic Disney clips is in production and will be released soon, so stay tuned.
1. Heigh-Ho – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2. I Wan’na Be Like You – The Jungle Book
3. Not in Nottingham – Robin Hood
4. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room – The Enchanted Tiki Room
5. Grim Grinning Ghosts – The Haunted Mansion
6. I Will Go Sailing No More – Toy Story
7. The Ugly Bug Ball – Summer Magic
8. Cruella De Vil – 101 Dalmations
9. Bella Notte – Lady and the Tramp
10. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Song of the South
11. The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book
12. Oo-De-Lally – Robin Hood
13. When You Wish Upon a Star/It’s A Small World