Disney Interactive and Harmonix Music Systems have teamed up with the renowned composer Inon Zur to develop original music for the game “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved,” a musical motion video game inspired by Walt Disney’s classic animated film “Fantasia.”
To celebrate this announcement, Zur conducted some of the orchestral classics that will appear in “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” with the Disney Chamber Ensemble at Disney’s D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event.
Zur, a Hollywood Music Award winning and BAFTA nominated composer, is internationally renowned for his emotionally dynamic orchestral music scores featured in film, television and interactive entertainment.
Zur’s portfolio includes epic action/adventure and fantasy scores for major video game franchises including “Prince of Persia,” “The Lord of the Rings” (Classical MPR 2011 Best Video Game Soundtracks), “Dragon Age” (Hollywood Music Award Winner and Forbes’ Top Ten Video Game Soundtracks of All Time), “EverQuest” and “Fallout”, which earned him British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Spike TV video game awards nominations for Best Original Music (“Fallout 3”).
Using Kinect motion control technology for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system, and natural, controller-free gameplay, players will control the music flow from some of the industry’s biggest acts.
“Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” gives players the creative power to change their favorite songs in real-time, combining the original recording and new remixed versions, or creating new layers of music via magical manipulators that allow them to change music in exciting and surprising new ways.
“Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” will feature over 30 tracks from leading artists and classical composers, each featuring two unique remixes in addition to the original recording.
It will be available for Xbox One and Kinect for Xbox 360 in 2014. The game is currently not rated by the ESRB.
In the picture above: Composer Inon Zur Takes The Stage and Performs Music Featured in “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved” for First Time at Disney’s D23 Expo