March 24

Bayou Beats on iPod/iPhone

Do you like Princess and the Frog? Do you love the music? If your answers to both questions are “Yes”, then you should download application named “Bayou Beas” for your iPod/iPhone.

As seen on the picture (I captured it right from my iPod), the game needs music to play. You can choose some songs to be played, and all of the songs are from the original soundtrack of Walt Disney’s “Princess and the Frog”.

All you have to do is to hit the crown when the lights up. Listen to the music to help you finding the beats.

On Extras menu, you can see short character-clips that never been seen on the movie before. You can choose Tiana, Big Mama and other characters, Naveen, or Louie. You can also watch the full version of music video “Never Knew I Needed” by Ne-Yo.

So, what are you waiting for? Open your iTunes and find Bayou Beats right now! And guess the best part! It’s free!!

December 9

Princess and The Frog

Do you still remember my previous post about The Newest Princess from Walt Disney?

The Princess and the FrogWalt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin” comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana (ANIKA NONI ROSE), a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG marks the return to hand-drawn animation from the revered team of John Musker and Ron Clements, with music by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman.

It’s supposed to be played on theatres on your country now or soon… Tell us if you’ve watched it!

September 24

So Close – Enchanted Waltz Dance

I’ve told you in my previous blog, that I love Enchanted so much.

Enchanted, one of Walt Disney’s movie which combines animation and real human. One of the precious scenes in Enchanted is the scene when Giselle and Robert are dancing at the ball. They want to be close together, but at the same time, they have to be far, because Giselle has to go back to Andalasia with Edward. It’s very touching, so melancholic, and I love the song.

The song So Close, is sung by Jon McLaughlin. When I heard it for the first time, I was touched by its atmosphere, and also by the farewell between Robert and Giselle. In addition, Jon McLaughlin also has a great voice, which adds the melancholic feelings to the song.

Here I enclose the lyrics of So Close, when Giselle and Robert are waltz-dancing. Enjoy…

SO CLOSE
Jon McLaughlin
(ost. Enchanted)

You’re in my arms
And all the world is calm
The music is playing on for only two
So close together
And when I’m with you
So close to feeling alone

A life goes by
Romantic dreams will stop
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here with you
And now forever I know
All that I wanted to hold you
So close

So close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this was not pretend
And now you’re beside me and look how far we’ve come
So far we are so close

* dance

How could I face the faceless days
If I should lose you now?
We’re so close
To reaching that famous happy end
And almost believing this was not pretend
Let’s go on dreaming for we know we are
So close
So close
And still so far

May 5

The Work Song Cinderella

A great song that I enjoy.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Anastasia and Drizella:
Cinderella!
(Annoyed, Jaq kicks the door closed.)
Jaq:
Cinderelly, Cinderelly
Night and day, it’s Cinderelly!
“Make the fire, fix-a breakfast, wash the dishes, do the mopping…”
Female Mice:
“And the sweeping and the dusting!”
They always keep her hopping!
Jaq:
She go around in circles, till she’s very, very dizzy
Still, they holler!
Female Mice:
Keep a-busy Cinderelly!

(Song temporarily stops)
Jaq: Yeah, keep a-busy! (Kicks thimble)
Gus: (Sits down on thimble)
Jaq: (Looks up at dress) You know what? Cinderelly not go to the ball.
Female Mouse:
What?
Male Mouse:
Not go?
Mice:
What did you say!?
Jaq:
You’ll see; they’ll fix her!
Work, work, work!
She’ll never get her dress done!
Gus: (Stutters) Poor Cinderelly!
Female Mouse:
(Looks at picture in book thoughtfully) Hey! We can do it!

(Song resumes)
Female Mouse:
(Sings while other mice look in approval) We can do it, we can do it
We can help-a Cinderelly!
We can make the dress so pretty
There’s nothing to it, really!
Mice: (Mice begin to dance) We’ll tie a sash around it
Put a ribbon through it
When dancing at the ball
She’ll be more beautiful than all
(Birds begin to join in helping) In the lovely dress we’ll make for Cinderelly!
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Gonna help our Cinderelly!
Got no time to dilly-dally
We’ve got to get a-going!
Gus: (Dragging scissors) I’ll cut it with the scissors!
Jaq: (Holding sewing needle) And I can do the sewing!
Female Mouse: (Takes sewing needle) Leave the sewing to the women!
You go get some trimming!
Female Mice: (Sing as Jaq motions for Gus to follow him) And we’ll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly! Woo!
Gus and Female Mice: We’ll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly!

(Skip to second part of song, lyrics are from “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”)
Female Mice: A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep
Female Mouse: (Begins to scat a tune)
Female Mice: In dreams, you will lose your heartaches
Female Mouse: (Finishes scatting) Whatever you wish for, you keep… Oh! (Pulls tail out of path of scissors)
Gus: (Scats while using scissors with Jaq’s help)
Female Mice: Have faith in your dreams and someday
Birds: (Chirp the lyrics “Your rainbow will come smiling through”)
Female Mouse: No matter how your heart is grieving
Gus: (Uses sewing needle to hold part of dress into place) If you keep on believing
Jaq: (Uses sewing needle to hold another part of dress into place) The dream that you wish will come true!
Mice: (Vocalizing as they work; the dress continues to be assembled)
Jaq and Gus: (Placing spools of thread into a shoe) Whatever you wish for, you keep!
Jaq: (Whistles)
Female Mouse: All right! (Pulls on string)
Bert and Mert: (Begin pulling on string to lift shoe full of string) Heave-ho! Heave-ho! Heave-ho!
Mice: No matter how your grieving
Female Mouse: (Sings while threading a needle) Hmm, hmm, hmm, believing
The dream that you wish will come true!
Mice: Will come true! (Last note is held)
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep… (Begins to vocalize)
Birds: (Chirp as they notice an uneven part of the ribbon)
Jaq: (Vocalizes as he cuts the uneven part of the ribbon)
Mice: (Finish vocalizing) The dream that you wish will come true!

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April 30

Disney Classic (part 2)

This is the continue of my previous post, about the video I’ve found at Youtube. Enjoy!

This video is a little different from the first Disney Classics video, but still holds the same meaning. The begining of the film, we are transported to the beauty of Africa as we see clips from “The Lion King”. Then we suddenly go to Greece, where we see the love hardships of Hercules. As the song suggests, many Disney characters refuse to give into love, such as Beast, Mike Weslowski, Donald Duck and more. Then we travel to the Motion Picture world of Disney as we visit the first and remake of “Parent Trap”. As their counterparts try to influence them into love, our love-denying Disney characters fight against love until they finally give in, and all the characters of Disney come together in LOVE. One of the famous love stories, “Beauty and the Beast” comes to life as we begin to travel from Disney movie to Disney Movie. Suddnely we see Snow White and her wishes for love, then Sleeping Beauty seeks love and eventually finds it. In the end, we see all the famous couples and love stories of Disney come together as Mickey and Minnie seal the deal with a kiss! The medley of songs are copyrighted to “Disney on the Record” Broadway Show and Soundtrack. Enjoy!!!

April 29

Disney Classic (part 1)

When I’m browsing at Youtube today, I find a video which is so wonderful… It was made by PantherEye06, as a tribute for Walt Disney.

Wow… I like it. He mixed Disney songs in one song and sung by a group (I don’t know the name of the group). I love it! It’s divided into 4 parts… And I also quote his note here… Thanks…

For over 50 years, children around the world have been blessed with the magic and spirit of Disney. Walt Disney, created a little mouse, to whome would become an icon in recent years. With its’ first motion picture animated film, “Snow White” Disney became an instant success. In the late 80’s to late 90’s, Disney animation boomed. With such movies as “Beauty and the Beast” “Little Mermaid” “Toy Story” and “The Lion King”, Disney has become the a mulit-billion dollar company, creating joyous characters and plots that children will remember forever. This clip features 3 of Disney’s most famous films. Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Aladdin. With music/songs from the soundtrack “Disney on the Record” Broadway Show, this clip celebrates Walt Disney and his creation and the creative stories his company has produced. Enjoy!

Walt Disney is the best!