Here’s this year’s Stitch bean bag that the Disney Store has created for Christmas. Happy Stitch as a snowflake!
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In 1998 Disney music products were still handled and distributed locally in Europe. Sony Music was the official manufacturer and distributor of Disney cd in France and Italy at that time. This meant that each country had the change to release cds with covers carrying unique cover artworks or test if the public was interested in alternate soundtrack products, such as the collection we present you today here on Disneylicious called “My Favourite Songs”
A few cds of this series were released as a test in UK and Italy in 1998 but apparently people were not interested, on the contrary the series proved to be very successful in France and to the original 12 releases (listed and shown below) Sony France released more titles in the two following years.
Mes Chansons Preferee featured on each cd single the four best and most popular songs from each Disney movie, sequel or Pixar film. For the cd itself it was used an idea coming from Japan. CD singles in Japan were always released as 3″ singles. 2″ of clear plastic used was cut from a 5″ disc to create the 3″ silver single. In this case the whole 5″ cd is kept intact with the pictures covering up the recorded silver part of the disc.
Here are the first 12 titles released in 1998 and keep watching this space in the next few days to see the rest of the collection.
WDR 35451 – LE ROI LION 1998
WDR 35461 – LES ARISTOCHATS 1998
WDR 35471 – LE LIVRE DE LA JUNGLE 1998
WDR 35481 – POCAHONTAS 1998
WDR 35491 – ALADDIN 1998
WDR 35501 – BAMBI 1998
WDR 35511 – MULAN 1998
WDR 35521 – PINOCCHIO 1998
WDR 35531 – LA PETITE SIRENE 1998
WDR 35541 – LE BOSSU DE NOTREDAME 1998
WDR 35551 – LA BELLE E LE CLOCHARD 1998
WDR 35561 – TOY STORY 1998
A second batch of titles were released in 1999 and they were:
WDR 35571 – CHANSOS DE PARCS DISNEY
WDR 35581 – 1001 PATTES
WDR 35591 – WINNIE L OURSON
WDR 35661 – PETER PAN
WDR 35671 – CENDRILLON
WDR 35681 – LE ROI LION 2
WDR 35691 – HERCULE
WDR 35711 – DUMBO
WDR 35721 – MARY POPPINS
WDR 35751 – CHANSON DE NOEL
With the last few titles this nice collection is finally completed in 2000. The last cd released were:
WDR 35781 – BLANCHE NEIGE
WDR 35791 – LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT
WDR 35801 – LA BELLE ET LA BETE
WDR 35811 – ROBIN DU BOIS
For our gallery of Japanese cds here are two pressings from a few years back of the soundtracks of Disney’s first two full lenght features: Snow White (1937) and Pinocchio (1940).
The same series of soundtracks have been released in the US but the cover photo for Pinocchio is exclusive to Japan as in it’s domestic release it was never repressed to be included into the “Classic Soundtrack Series“. As with all the Japanese releases a card strip, usually called OBI is included, carrying all cd info in Japanese.