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Grammy's Toon Tunes

The U.S. Recording Academy's premiere recording awards, the Grammies, have

put out their list of nominees and many toon-related tunes have made an

appearance. Nominations in the category Best Musical Album For Children

were: "The Adventures Of Elmo In Grounchland," "A Bug's Life Song-Along"

and Walt Disney's "Mannhein Steamroller Meet The Mouse." Best Spoken Word

Album For Children nominees include "A Bug's Life Read-Along" and Sesame

Street's "Let's Eat!" THE PRINCE OF EGYPT and TARZAN were included in the

Best Soundtrack Album category along with special effects flick THE MATRIX.

The nominations for composers of an original composition written

specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media went to

Randy Newman's A BUG'S LIFE score and John William's THE PHANTOM MENACE

score. The Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other

Visual Media awards garnered nominations for Steven Schwartz and Babyface's

"The Prince of Egypt (When You Believe)" from THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, Randy

Newman's "The Time Of Your Life" from A BUG'S LIFE and Phil Collins'

"You'll Be In My Heart" from TARZAN. Best Short Form Video went to special

effects laden videos "All Is Full Of Love" by Bjork, directed by Chris

Cunningham and "Freak On A Leash" by Korn, directed by Jonathan Dayton,

Valerie Faris and Todd McFarlane. The event will be broadcast in the States

on February 23, 2000 at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time on CBS.

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