Walt Disney Records Debuts Spanish Versions of Its Best selling Children’s Titles

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In a continuing effort to better serve the Hispanic audience, Walt Disney Records will be releasing two Song & Story titles and a collection of Disney Princess songs in Spanish for the very first time.  The label will also release the Spanish language digital soundtracks for Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.  All five albums will be released on March 20, 2012.

Each Canta y Cuenta release features three to four songs from and inspired by the films, plus an audio story and will be available physically and digitally.

Canciones de las Princesas spotlights Disney’s most beloved heroines with Spanish versions of classic songs from magical films such as “Tangled,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and many more. This enchanting collection features several highlights from Mexican talent, including “Cuando Empezare a Vivir” by singer/actress Danna Paola (“When Will My Life Begin” from “Tangled”),  “Un Mundo Ideal” by Analy and Best Actor Oscar® nominee Demian Bichir (“A Whole New World” from “Aladdin”), and “Colores en el Viento” by Susana Zavaleta (“Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas”).    Sixteen-year old Danna Paola said,  “I’m thrilled to have collaborated with the team at Disney on the track ‘Cuando Empezare a Vivir,’ from the movie ‘Tangled’ (‘Enredados’). It was a fantastic opportunity to be part of the magic behind this love story.”

La Bella y la Bestia digital soundtrack features 10 songs in Spanish, five score cues and the title track performed by Mijares and Rocio Banquells.  El Rey Leon includes 12 songs (six in Spanish), four score cues and two versions of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John.

“We’re thrilled to offer Spanish-speaking families an additional way to experience the magic of Disney music in their native language,” says Cathleen Taff, SVP/GM, Disney Music Group.

All five albums will be available on March 20, 2012. Canta y Cuenta: La Sirenita, Canta y Cuenta: Toy Story will be available wherever music is sold, digitally and physically. La Bella y La Bestia and El Rey Leon will be available at online retailers. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic.

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