Rhino releases BATMAN BEYOND and DR. SEUSS soundtracks

Kid Rhino's BATMAN BEYOND soundtrack on CD and cassette was released onAugust 31, 1999 in the US. BATMAN BEYOND is a popular series that is setfifty years in the future, taking place after Warners' previous Batmanseries, THE ADVENTURES OF BATMAN AND ROBIN. The album includes twentytracks. Also, the inlay and CD booklet include comments about thesoundtrack music by Bruce Timm, the series' producer, and artwork from theseries' opening sequence. The CD will retail for US$13.98, and the cassettewill retail for US$9.98. Rhino, with Turner Classic Movies, is alsoreleasing HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS AND HORTON HEARS A WHO together onone CD or cassette on October 5 in the US. Originally broadcast in 1966,HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, directed by Chuck Jones, has become one ofthe most popular holiday programs of all time, and its songs are some ofthe most memorable. GRINCH features Boris Karloff as narrator and in thetitle role as the miserly creature who is transformed by the true meaningof Christmas. The new CD includes Dr. Seuss' lyrics to "Trim Up The Tree,""Welcome Christmas," and "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch," as well as allthe dialogue from the show. Jones and Seuss followed the success of Grinchin 1969 with HORTON HEARS A WHO. Horton tells the tale of an elephant whocan hear beings too small to see. All the dialogue from the program isincluded on the CD, along with a new interview with Jones detailing theinside story of both shows. The CD will retail for US$11.98, and thecassette will retail for US$7.98.

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