|Thumbelina: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
| Soundtrack album by |
Barry Manilow and various artists
|Released||February 24, 1994|
|Genre||Easy Listening, Musical Theater, Soundtrack|
|Label|| SBK Records (USA)|
EMI Records (UK)
|Don Bluth Music of Films chronology|
Thumbelina: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 1994 Don Bluth animated feature Thumbelina and was released on February 24, 1994. The soundtrack was composed entirely by Barry Manilow. Manilow, along with lyricists Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, who wrote the songs.Bluth personally approached Manilow, who had been quoted as saying he originally aspired to be a soundtrack composer, to record the album. For his part, Manilow was enthusiastic about the opportunity to score Thumbelina, as an animated film where almost the entire runtime was soundtracked.
The song "Marry The Mole", sung by Carol Channing, was the recipient of a Razzie award,making Thumbelina the first animated film to "win" a Razzie. The CD was a limited release and has been out of print since. It is also available on cassette.
All lyrics are written by Bruce Sussman & Jack Feldman; all music is composed by Barry Manilow.
|1.||"Opening Credits: Let Me Be Your Wings"||1:34|
|2.||"Follow Your Heart (Intro)"||Gino Conforti||1:46|
|3.||"Jacquimo Tells The Story"||2:00|
|4.||"Thumbelina"||Jodi Benson & Anúna||2:32|
|6.||"Entrance of the Faeries"||1:49|
|7.||"Let Me Be Your Wings"||Jodi Benson & Gary Imhoff||2:58|
|8.||"Mama Toad Kidnaps Thumbelina"||1:10|
|9.||"On the Road"||Charo, Jodi Benson, Joe Lynch, Danny Mann & Loren Lester||3:21|
|10.||"Over The Waterfall"||1:46|
|11.||"Follow Your Heart"||Gino Conforti & Anúna||2:14|
|12.||"Yer Beautiful, Baby"||Randy Crenshaw & Anúna||2:49|
|13.||"Cornelius Searches for Thumbelina"||1:09|
|14.||"Soon (Reprise)"||Barbara Cook||1:55|
|15.||"Let Me Be Your Wings (Reprise)"||Jodi Benson||0:52|
|16.||"Marry the Mole"||Carol Channing||1:51|
|18.||"Finale: Let Me Be Your Wings/Follow Your Heart"||Jodi Benson & Anúna||3:54|
|19.||"Let Me Be Your Wings (End Title)"||Barry Manilow & Debra Byrd||3:20|
The Golden Raspberry Awards is a parody award show honoring the worst of cinematic under-achievements. Co-founded by UCLA film graduates and film industry veterans John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy, the Razzie Awards' satirical annual ceremony has preceded its opposite, the Academy Awards, for four decades. The term raspberry is used in its irreverent sense, as in "blowing a raspberry". The statuette itself is a golf ball-sized raspberry atop a mangled Super 8mm film reel spray-painted gold, with an estimated street value of $4.97. The Golden Raspberry Foundation have claimed that the award "encourages well-known filmmakers and top notch performers to own their bad."
Alan Irwin Menken is an American composer, songwriter, conductor, music director and record producer. Menken is best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores and songs for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores and songs for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007), and Tangled (2010), among others. His accolades include eight Academy Awards, a Tony Award, eleven Grammy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, and a Daytime Emmy Award.
The 15th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 26, 1995, at the El Rey Hotel in Los Angeles, California, to recognize the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1994. Erotic thriller Color of Night became the first Golden Raspberry Worst Picture "winner" to not receive a single other Razzie. Thumbelina became the first animated film to be nominated for and win a Razzie, which it received for Worst Original Song. The Specialist, Wyatt Earp, The Flintstones and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult each took home two awards, even though the latter two were not nominated for Worst Picture.
Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, producer and actor, with a career that spans seven decades. His hit recordings include "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "I Write the Songs", "Can't Smile Without You" and "Copacabana ".
"Copacabana", also known as "Copacabana ", is a song recorded by Barry Manilow. Written by Manilow, Jack Feldman, and Bruce Sussman, it was released in 1978 as the third and final single from Manilow's fifth studio album, Even Now (1978).
Copacabana, also known as Barry Manilow's Copacabana, is a 1994 stage musical with music by Barry Manilow, lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, and book by Manilow, Sussman and Feldman. The show had its roots in an hour-long stage show, Barry Manilow Presents Copacabana, which played in Atlantic City in 1990 and 1991. The stage show was based on the 1985 musical TV film of the same name, which in turn was based on Manilow's 1978 hit song of the same title, which had also been written by Manilow, Sussman and Feldman. The full-length musical, which added a present-day framing device and many additional songs, premiered in the United Kingdom in 1994 and later toured the United States. As of 2006, it is available to license to performing companies and schools.
Thumbelina is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, based on the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. The film stars the voices of Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff and John Hurt, with supporting roles from Gino Conforti, Charo, Gilbert Gottfried, Carol Channing and Joe Lynch.
Even Now is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter Barry Manilow. It was recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood, California and released in 1978. The album reached triple platinum and spun off four hit singles in 1978 and early 1979: the title song, "Can't Smile Without You", "Copacabana" and "Somewhere in the Night".
One Voice is the sixth studio album by singer/songwriter Barry Manilow, released in 1979. It was recorded at United Western Studios and Allen Zentz Recording in Hollywood. The album peaked at #9 on the billboard album chart and was certified Platinum by RIAA. The album contained three top-40 singles, "Ships" which peaked at #9, "When I Wanted You" at #20 and "I Don't Want To Walk Without You" which hit #36 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Barry is the seventh studio album released by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow in 1980. The album reached Platinum status. The tracks were recorded at Evergreen Recording Studios in Burbank, California. Manilow co-wrote with Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire the album track "Only in Chicago". "We Still Have Time" was taken from the film Tribute.
Swing Street is an album by composer and singer Barry Manilow, released in 1987. Three of the tracks on the album featured Manilow in a duet with another singer. The tracks were recorded at various locations. This album marks Manilow's return to the Arista Records label from RCA Records, where he had four releases from 1985 to 1986 including Manilow. The title of the album refers to 52nd Street in Manhattan, between 5th and 6th Avenues, which was the jazz mecca during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Barry Manilow is a self-titled album released by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow. The album was released in 1989. This album also represented a hint of future album releases, many of the songs were not written/co-written by Manilow, which had until that point been rare. Manilow, known for being a composer, typically always stocked his albums with material he co-wrote with his lyricists. After the release of this album he embarked on introducing contemporary audiences to pop music of the 1930s through the late 1940s.
Because It's Christmas is the first of three Christmas albums released by singer-songwriter Barry Manilow. The album was released in 1990 and was a huge success, becoming Manilow's first platinum album since 1984's 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe. It also began a period in Manilow's career in which he recorded cover albums. Each album would focus on a particular style of music. He continued this pattern until the release of Here at the Mayflower in 2001.
Scores: Songs from "Copacabana" and "Harmony" is Barry Manilow's third album with Concord Records. It features selections from two musicals that feature original music by Manilow and lyrics by Bruce Sussman.
The Complete Collection and Then Some... is a four-disc and one video greatest hits compilation by American pop singer Barry Manilow. It features 70 tracks including unreleased songs and five new recordings. It was certified RIAA gold. Originally released in 1992 with a VHS cassette, this box set was re-released on September 6, 2005, with a DVD replacing the tape.
Copacabana: Original London Cast Recording is the original cast album for the London show of Copacabana, a full-length West End musical that opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 23 June 1994. It ran for over two years, touring the UK for a further year.
The Pebble and the Penguin is a 1995 animated film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The film stars the voices of Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Tim Curry, and Annie Golden. Based on the true life mating rituals of the Adélie penguins in Antarctica, the film focuses on a timid, stuttering penguin named Hubie who tries to impress a beautiful penguin named Marina by giving her a pebble that fell from the sky and keep her from the clutches of an evil penguin named Drake who wants Marina for himself.
The Razzie Award for Worst Original Song is an award presented at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards for the worst song written for a film in the previous year. The following is a list of recipients and nominees of that award, along with the film for which they were nominated.
"I Made It Through the Rain" is a song that became a hit after it was recorded by American singer Barry Manilow, also included on his 1980 album, Barry. The song was originally recorded in 1979 by its co-writer Gerard Kenny who composed it with Drey Shepperd about a struggling musician who never gives up. Manilow heard the song and revised the lyric with Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman to make the song about the everyday person's struggles, rather than those of a profession.
Bruce Howard Sussman is an American lyricist, and librettist. Though he has collaborated with numerous composers, he is probably best known for his work with his long-time collaborator, Barry Manilow. Together they have written over two hundred songs for numerous recording artists, films, stage musicals and television programs.