#MellowMonday: Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story – ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’

Hello everyone and welcome to Muzik Speaks’ Disney Week!

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‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’ was originally written and recorded by Randy Newman for Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story. Toy Story was released back in 1995; this year sees the 20th anniversary of the film! Can you believe it?!

Toy Story was the first feature length animation released by Pixar, generating $361 million worldwide, in its opening weekend. The film was so successful and plucked the heartstrings of so many, that they went on to release two sequels, and Pixar have gone on to create many other visual masterpieces since!

The film featured the voice talents of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen who played Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively. Toy Story also sent children and families into a frenzy, to own a Buzz Lightyear toy, in the Christmas of that year…the queues at toy shops worldwide, were incredible!

Do you still love Toy Story as much as you did, 20 years on? Did you have your own Buzz Lightyear toy? Did you get one that Christmas? Please share the link to this post and you never know…your toys might come to life if you do!

Also, go check out Max’s Disney #MellowMonday post for this week!

Matt – Muzik Speaks

‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’ is available for download now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/youve-got-a-friend-in-me/id714526974?i=714526993

#WildCardWednesday: Pogo – ‘Boo Bass’

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Pogo (aka Nick Bertke) is a fascinating, electronic musician from Perth, Australia; he is like the KING of sampling! He specialises in the sampling of small sounds, quotes and melodies from films, in particular, Disney films. I am an avid Disney fan and stumbled across this guy on YouTube; where he found notoriety. He has been sampling Disney films for several years now, as well as a whole host of other films, including Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter, Back to the Future and more.

This particular offering comes from the massive Disney/Pixar blockbuster, Monsters, Inc. featuring samples of main characters, Mike Wazowski, Sully and of course the adorable Boo. The song is a melodic masterpiece, both easy on the ear and delightful in is simplistic-sounding, complexity. I adore the way he’s managed to make Boo’s trademark giggle into a harmony with itself – pure genius!


What’s your #Wild-Card for this Wednesday? Please share this and reply with your song choice!

Matt – Muzik Speaks