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Now That's What I Call Disney (often shortened to Now Disney) is a compilation album featuring Disney songs released in the Now That's What I Call Music! series. It was released in the United Kingdom as a 3-disc set on November 21, 2011.[1] It was re-released on November 19, 2012 with a bonus disc of Disney-related Christmas songs.[2] An abbreviated single-disc version was released in the United States on November 6, 2012.[3] A second re-release of the UK album was released on November 10, 2014 with Idina Menzel's version of "Let It Go" added, as well as several songs replaced by a few others.[4] A third re-release of the UK album was released on November 3, 2017 with additional songs from more modern properties such as Moana, the live-action Beauty and the Beast, and Descendants.[5] A fourth rerelease of the UK album was released on October 1, 2021 with additional songs from even more modern properties such as Mary Poppins Returns, Toy Story 4, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Frozen II, and the remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King.

The UK version takes songs from the vast Disney library from its animated classics, Pixar films and live-action performances from Hannah Montana and High School Musical. The US version, at 20 tracks, contains songs only from Disney and Pixar animated features.

On November 11, 2013, Now That's What I Call Disney 2 was released in the United States,[6] along with Now That's What I Call Disney 3 on October 27, 2014.[7] Now That's What I Call Disney Princess was released in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2013[8] and in the United States on October 30, 2015. Now That's What I Call Disney Junior Music was released on March 16, 2018 in the United States, along with Now That's What I Call Disney Bedtime in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2018.

Track listing (UK)

Disc 1

  1. When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)
  2. Circle of Life (The Lion King)
  3. Kiss the Girl (The Little Mermaid)
  4. Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
  5. The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
  6. You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
  7. That's How You Know (Enchanted)
  8. Hakuna Matata (The Lion King)
  9. Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid)
  10. Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
  11. A Whole New World (Aladdin)
  12. He's a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
  13. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
  14. Friend Like Me (Aladdin)
  15. I Just Can't Wait to Be King (The Lion King)
  16. I Won't Say (I'm in Love) (Hercules)
  17. Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
  18. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
  19. Zero to Hero (Hercules)
  20. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
  21. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocats)
  22. Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)

Idina Menzel's version of "Let It Go" from Frozen is included on the 2014 re-release before the rest of the songs on Disc 1.

The 2017 re-release has "Beauty and the Beast" as the second track (after "Let It Go"), and the version used is from the 2017 live-action remake. "How Far I'll Go" from Moana is the fifth track and placed after "Circle of Life".

Disc 2

  1. Just Around the Riverbend (Pocahontas)
  2. One Jump Ahead (Aladdin)
  3. Happy Working Song (Enchanted)
  4. Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)
  5. The Unbirthday Song (Alice in Wonderland)
  6. Breaking Free (High School Musical)
  7. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South)
  8. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (Lilo & Stitch)
  9. What's This? (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  10. A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
  11. Heigh-Ho (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  12. It's a Small World (It's a Small World)
  13. I Wan'na Be Like You (The Jungle Book)
  14. When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2)
  15. The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (The Tigger Movie)
  16. I See the Light (Tangled)
  17. I'll Try (Return to Never Land)
  18. The Siamese Cat Song (Lady and the Tramp)
  19. Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  20. When Will My Life Begin (Tangled)
  21. Baby Mine (Dumbo)
  22. Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp)

The 2017 re-release includes the tracks of "Trust in Me" from the live-action remake of The Jungle Book (third track and placed after "One Jump Ahead"), "You're Welcome" from Moana (fifth track and placed after "Happy Working Song"), "Rotten to the Core" from Descendants (ninth track and placed after "Breaking Free"), and "Believe That" from The Lodge (tenth track and placed before "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"). "Beauty and the Beast" from the original Beauty and the Beast is moved to the second disc as the twenty-second track and placed after "I'll Try".

Disc 3

  1. Someday My Prince Will Come (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  2. The Best of Both Worlds (Hannah Montana)
  3. Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)
  4. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (Cinderella)
  5. Scales and Arpeggios (The Aristocats)
  6. Pink Elephants on Parade (Dumbo)
  7. Reflection (Mulan)
  8. A Star Is Born (Hercules)
  9. So This Is Love (Cinderella)
  10. We Belong Together (Toy Story 3)
  11. Whistle While You Work (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  12. He's a Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
  13. Mickey Mouse March (Mickey Mouse Club)
  14. Give a Little Whistle (Pinocchio)
  15. Cruella De Vil (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
  16. Almost There (The Princess and the Frog)
  17. You Can Fly (Peter Pan)
  18. Little April Shower (Bambi)
  19. They Live in You (The Lion King Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  20. Best of Friends (The Fox and the Hound)
  21. Digga Tunnah (The Lion King 1½)
  22. Let's Get Together (The Parent Trap)
  23. Mickey Mouse Club, Alma Mater (Mickey Mouse Club)

On the 2014 re-release, "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast, "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets, and "Let's Go Fly a Kite" from Mary Poppins replace "Best of Friends", "Digga Tunnah" and "Let's Get Together".

The 2017 re-release includes "Evermore" from the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast as the fourth track and placed after "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Lava" from Lava as the sixth track and placed after "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo".

2012 Bonus Christmas disc

  1. Jingle Bells
  2. Frosty the Snowman
  3. Deck the Halls
  4. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  5. Sleigh Ride
  6. Here Comes Santa Claus
  7. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  9. Winter Wonderland
  10. White Christmas
  11. Little Saint Nick
  12. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  13. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  14. The Twelve Days of Christmas
  15. Christmas Together / O Christmas Tree
  16. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  17. Silent Night
  18. Away in a Manger
  19. Joy to the World
  20. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
  21. Carol of the Bells

Track listing (US)

US cover

  1. When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)
  2. Someday My Prince Will Come (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  3. Circle of Life (The Lion King)
  4. Kiss the Girl (The Little Mermaid)
  5. Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
  6. The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
  7. Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
  8. A Whole New World (Aladdin)
  9. A Dream Is Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
  10. Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
  11. Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocats)
  12. You Can Fly (Peter Pan)
  13. You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
  14. I See the Light (Tangled)
  15. Cruella De Vil (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
  16. Go the Distance (Hercules)
  17. Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp)
  18. Life is a Highway (Cars)
  19. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (Lilo & Stitch)
  20. Reflection (Mulan)

Reception

Reviews for the UK edition say it's "pretty hard not to love this album"[9] and "a perfect Christmas treat for anyone with children, grandchildren or a sense of nostalgia".[10]

In his review of the US version for Allmusic, John Bush claims that the album "is understandably heavy on films that came after Disney's '90s renaissance," but also says "the collection finds plenty of space for songs from the earlier generation of Disney classics."[3]

Charts

UK version

Chart (2011) Peak
position
UK Compilation Albums[11] 3
UK Album Downloads[12] 20

US version

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[13] 34
US Kid Albums (Billboard)[13] 1

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References

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  6. Now That's What I Call Disney, Vol. 2 at AllMusic
  7. Now That's What I Call Disney, Vol. 3 at AllMusic
  8. Now That's What I Call Disney Princess at AllMusic
  9. "Album Review – Now! That's What I Call Disney". music-news.com (December 12, 2011). Retrieved on November 2, 2014.
  10. "CD Review – Now! That's What I Call Disney" (November 16, 2012). Retrieved on November 2, 2014.
  11. "Compilation Albums Archives". Retrieved on November 2, 2014.
  12. "Album Download Archives". Retrieved on November 2, 2014.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Now That's What I Call Disney > Awards". Retrieved on November 2, 2014.
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