We love Disney. That’s not news. It’s no secret. We spend an absurd amount of money on Mickey ears, park tickets, and transportation just so we can Instagram a picture throwing what we know in front of the castle. We all have a princess we dressed up as for the majority of our Halloweens growing up. And no matter how old we get, we continue to know, and belt out, every word to every Disney song ever created.
So, I’m just going to cut to the chase here. At the D23 Expo (hosted by the D23, the official Disney fan club) over the weekend, a lot of things happened. The company announced that a brand-new, 14-acre land themed to Star Wars will be added to Disneyland in California and to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. They reunited the voice actors who played Aladdin and Jasmine in the original classic.
And finally, they announced that they were going to have a whole bunch of celebrities cover some of our favorite Disney songs. This 15-track compilation is set to be released on October 30, so you know. Just in time for all of our Halloween pregames. Disney. They just get it.
The list of songs and artists was recently released on Cosmopolitan, and it. looks. amazing.
Friend Like Me (From Aladdin) — Ne-Yo
Part of Your World (From The Little Mermaid) — Jessie J
Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama (From The Lion King) — Jason Derulo
The Rainbow Connection (From The Muppet Movie) — Gwen Stefani
Zero to Hero (From Hercules) — Ariana Grande
In a World of My Own / Very Good Advice (From Alice in Wonderland) — Jhené Aiko
I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (From The Jungle Book) — Fall Out Boy
Colors of the Wind (From Pocahontas) — Tori Kelly
Spoonful of Sugar (From Mary Poppins) — Kacey Musgraves
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat (From The Aristocats) — Charles Perry
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (From Cinderella) — Jessie Ware
Let It Go (From Frozen) — Rascal Flatts and Lucy Hale
It’s a Small World — We Love Disney Artists
It’s Not Easy Being Green (From The Muppet Show) — Brenna Whitaker
A Whole New World (From Aladdin) — Yuna
In case you can’t wait until Halloween eve, here’s a little sample of what’s to come. Sure, it’s not as good as Robin Williams’ original, but it’s still Disney, and it’s still catchy, so we can’t complain.
Time to whip out my Aurora costume. It’s going to be a very Disney Halloween..