#Discussion: PATF's Concept art and the insinuation that being Stuck with Randy Newman, is bad.

“After seeing the concept art for Princess and the Frog, I think the movie was robbed of it’s potential. Especially, since Disney’s normal composer worked on Tangled but we got stuck with Randy Newman.”

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Imagination Stage present's "Rapunzel"

Felicia Curry as Rapunzel, Gillian Shelly as the Witch, and Jonathan Atkinson as Prince Brian in the Imagination Stage production of Rapunzel. Photos by Scott Suchman. [SOURCE]



DECEMBER 11TH, 2009 heralded the release of Disney's 49's animated feature, The Princess and Frog and introduced the world to Tiana of New Orleans. Here's to another anniversary and good memories from all your fans within the Disney Fandom.


Jackie Chang sings Disney Songs (Mulan & Beauty and the Beast)

SUFFICED TO SAY, despite knowing Jackie Chan was trained in various talents at Peking Opera School, I've always been hesitant to listen to any attempt of him singing. I was sadly mistaken in that hesitation because he has a lovely voice.

"I'll Make a Man out of You" (Cantonese)

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Toni Braxton as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast (1998-1999)" Broadway

Toni Braxton made her Broadway debut as Belle in Beauty and the Beast beginning September 9, 1998, when she replaced Kim Huber. During her run in the show Alan Menken wrote a new song for the musical called “A Change in Me,” which was specially written for Braxton and has been used in the musical ever since. Her role in Beauty and the Beast marked the first (and only) time a black woman commanded the leading role of Belle on Broadway. It also marked the first time a black woman would star in a Disney musical on Broadway. [SOURCE (2)]

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Remembering "Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997)"

Rodger's and Hammerstein's 1997 remake of their 1957 Cinderella musical has seen something of a resurgence of modest popularity with the untimely passing of songstress Whitney Huston (whom I'll miss forever, like many others). The film debuted on television via "The Wonderful World of Disney" and was one of the block's highest rated [musical] films (or shows) at the time. This particular rendition of Cinderella is noted for its diverse "rainbow" cast, musical numbers and equally colorful sets and costumes.

One of the things I've always enjoyed about the film (aside from some of its musical numbers) that the 1950 film lacked was the empathesis of action and inaction with the protagonist (or "dreamers") and making things happen as opposed to remaining passive and allowing emotional or verbal abuse to continue, even if it doesn't technically fire on all cylinders with the message. Brandy makes a wonderfully charming and bright-eyed Cinderella and Whitney Huston is the best Fairy Godmother yet, as a stern, but encouraging guardian angel. The movie will celebrate its 15th anniversary November 2nd, 2012 since premiering on television in 1997. I can't believe they never released a soundtrack for this (unless I'm mistaken).

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NTC (featuring Veela) - "Go Back Home" - Atlantis: Lost Empire Fan Song?

ACCORDING TO A LOT OF Atlantis: The Lost Empire fans, NTC's collaboration with Veela, "Go Back Home", is a tribute or fan song for the film containing Atlantian language spoken by Kida in the film. I'm not sure how true it is since I can't find anything else about it, but the song is available on the group's EP release, Sepia @ iTunes.com and probably elsewhere. It's a lovely tune regardless.

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