Disney has released the first musical snippets from the upcoming Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, featuring the likes of Olaf (Josh Gad), Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) belting out holiday-themed tunes from the animated featurette. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure finds the goofy snowman and his trusty reindeer steed Sven on a mission across the kingdom after Elsa and Anna realize Arendelle is lacking in holiday traditions.
Baby Driver is not a musical in the traditional sense. You won’t find any splashy song-and-dance numbers, even if the bold opening credits sequence teeters toward one when Ansel Elgort whimsically sashays down the sidewalk a la Travolta circa ’77. “When I pitched it initially I called it a comedy driven by music,” writer-director Edgar Wright told Yahoo Movies shortly after the film — about a young getaway driver (Elgort) who combats an ever-present ringing in his ears by constantly bumping tunes in his ear buds — exceeded all expectations its first weekend at the U.S. box office.
Pharrell Williams is one of the most talented, one of the most successful, and one of the most groundbreaking recording artists in music today. The songs Pharrell has penned for the Minionverse include the ubiquitous 2013 smash hit “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, and the five new tracks he lined up for the new threequel (include the singles “Yellow Light” and “There’s Something”). Just because “Happy” became a sensation three years ago inspiring countless imitations all over the globe, doesn’t mean Pharrell felt any pressure when it came to his next act.
Batman and Superman have always inspired great music, whether it be Neil Hefti’s classic 1966 da-na-na-na-na Batman TV theme or John Williams’s soaring Superman main title from 1978. Now, Hans Zimmer, a veteran of the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight movies as well as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, and Junkie XL have teamed up to score Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the results are streaming online for fans to sample.
The best-selling Star Wars music of all time wasn’t recorded by John Williams, nor was it sanctioned by George Lucas. No, the unlikely hit was a slice of pure disco, mashing up the movie’s main title and Cantina theme.