It’s no secret that Carbon Leaf are one of my favorite bands. The Virginia band were tapped to record new material for the sequel to the animated movie for Curious George. The Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey soundtrack will be released on March 2nd on 429 Records/Denon Records. Carbon Leaf will have 6 tracks on the soundtrack, including remixed versions of “Life Less Ordinary” and “Let Your Troubles Roll By.” Besides Carbon Leaf, tracks from Brian Wilson, Jackie Greene, Heitor Pereira will be on the soundtrack. You can hear samples of the soundtrack here. Check out the press release below:
The Savoy Label Group (SLG) has concluded a worldwide deal with Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Back Lot Music for the release of the soundtrack to the all-new feature-length movie, “CURIOUS GEORGE 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY” on their Denon Records imprint. The world’s most beloved and inquisitive monkey is back in “CURIOUS GEORGE 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY,” the sequel to the 2006 animated hit movie. The soundtrack to “CURIOUS GEORGE 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY” features the hit “California Sun” performed by Brian Wilson as well as all new songs by Carbon Leaf, a special title track recorded by 429 Records’ artist Jackie Greene and an original score by Heitor Pereira. Extensive retail and online marketing campaigns are planned globally in support of the soundtrack which will be released worldwide on March 2nd to coincide with the release of the DVD.
Join Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat as they set out on a madcap cross-country adventure to reunite Kayla, a homesick elephant, with her family. This unlikely trio faces all types of comic calamities and colorful characters and in the end learn that with family, friends and determination you can achieve anything. Featuring the voices of Tim Curry, Matt Lauer, Jamie Kennedy and Jerry Lewis, CURIOUS GEORGE 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY, “proves that family, friends—and curiosity—are number one.” (Francine Brokaw, Los Angeles Family Magazine)
Track Listing of FOLLOW THAT MONKEY:
1) “Life Less Ordinary” Carbon Leaf
2) “The Friendship” Carbon Leaf
3) “California Sun” Brian Wilson
4) “On A Roll” Carbon Leaf
5) “Heart Of The Day” Carbon Leaf
6) “Let Your Troubles Roll By” Carbon Leaf
7) “Walking In The Sun” Carbon Leaf
8) “Follow That Monkey” Jackie Greene
9) “Moon Man” Heitor Pereira
10) “Going East” Heitor Pereira
11) “Giving A Hand” Heitor Pereira
12) “Zoo” Heitor Pereira
13) “Friendship” Heitor Pereira
Imagine Entertainment was founded in 1986 by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer to create movies, television and other original programming. Since its inception, Imagine Entertainment has been honored with more than 40 prestigious awards, including eight Academy Awards and 14 Emmys. Their past productions include the Academy Award-winning films “A Beautiful Mind,” “8 Mile,” and “Apollo 13” in addition to “The Da Vinci Code” and “Curious George” and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning television series “24” and “Arrested Development.” Imagine Entertainment has a long standing production/distribution agreement with Universal Pictures.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.
Back Lot Music is a division of Universal Studios, Inc. Formed in 2008, Back Lot specializes in digital distribution of Universal Pictures’ soundtrack albums. Recent releases include “The Tale of Despereaux,” “Role Models” and “It’s Complicated.”
Boston based Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company is a global education leader and the world’s largest publisher of educational materials for pre-K-12 schools. The company publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators. The company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. With origins dating back to 1832, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt combines its tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation. To learn more about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, visit www.hmhpub.com.
Denon Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment, formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies. www.429records.com.