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7th Nov '17 7:32:41 PM videodrome
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* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/TreasurePlanet'' is set to the 'land race' piece from the soundtrack to ''Film/FarAndAway''.
24th Oct '17 10:38:29 PM CaptEquinox
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%%* Trailers used to use ''Aquarium'', from Camille Saint-Saëns' ''Carnival of the Animals'', for a supernatural, slightly creepy vibe, before people realized that putting classical pieces in trailers made them feel unoriginal.

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%%* Trailers used to use ''Aquarium'', from Camille Saint-Saëns' ''Carnival of the Animals'', for a supernatural, slightly creepy vibe, before people realized that putting classical pieces in trailers made them feel unoriginal. Many people think it was an original piece written for one of the ''Harry Potter'' films.


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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnDIu5YaKFI theatrical trailer]] for ''Film/{{Nell}}'' used James Newton Howard's end theme from ''Film/WyattEarp''. This music gets used a ''lot'' for inspiring stories, especially depicting rural life. The TV promo used the love theme from ''Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story'' by Randy Edelman.
29th Aug '17 11:03:38 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3cPxOUWwE trailer]] for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' starts with a snippet of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlZOuo2cezI Reach for the Stars]]". A promo for ''The Neverending Story'' animated series also used it.

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* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3cPxOUWwE trailer]] for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' starts with a snippet of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlZOuo2cezI Reach for the Stars]]". A promo for ''The Neverending Story'' animated series also used it.it, as did promos for ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' videos and the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection.
29th Aug '17 10:55:05 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* [[https://youtu.be/4JmrTBBAfHA?t=2m30s The trailer for]] ''The Real Macaw'' is pretty much a showcase of some of the most common stock trailer music often heard in spots for family movies.
10th Aug '17 9:06:23 AM StFan
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->''"Listening to it now, I'm a bit surprised I got away with such nutty music for a coming attraction. Of course, those days are long gone...as all trailers now seem to be mandated by law to be beefed-up variations of Carl Orff's ''[[StandardSnippet Carmina Burana]]''...''"

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->''"Listening to it now, I'm a bit surprised I got away with such nutty music for a coming attraction. Of course, those days are long gone... as all trailers now seem to be mandated by law to be beefed-up variations of Carl Orff's ''[[StandardSnippet Carmina Burana]]''...''"



Licensed music made entirely for trailers by groups like Music/TwoStepsFromHell and used to advertise several unrelated products is not an example of this trope as that's just stock library music. Also not part of this trope are classical compositions or songs initially released as just.. well, music, take those examples to StandardSnippet and/or StockTrailerMusic.

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Licensed music made entirely for trailers by groups like Music/TwoStepsFromHell and used to advertise several unrelated products is not an example of this trope as that's just stock library music. Also not part of this trope are classical compositions or songs initially released as just..just... well, music, take those examples to StandardSnippet and/or StockTrailerMusic.



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* An advertisement for the {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} Cruise had the ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' theme playing...though the show itself is not featured on the cruise, and has been forgotten by Nick.

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* An advertisement for the {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Cruise had the ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' theme playing...playing... though the show itself is not featured on the cruise, and has been forgotten by Nick.



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* The "Flying" theme from the '03 ''Peter Pan'' is used in children's fantasy-adventure trailers almost as much as "What's This". That movie's trailer used "The Crystal Chamber'' from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', which was also from James Newton Howard. It's especially odd to hear on the commercials for the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, considering Disney has its own version of ''Disney/PeterPan''.
* "Aquarela do Brazil" is slowly becoming one of these songs, especially in its incarnation as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kwYplWfN9M the Central Services theme song]] from Creator/TerryGilliam's ''Film/{{Brazil}}''. It was used in a ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' ad. Which oddly brought the song full-circle, as "Aquarela do Brazil" (Portuguese for "Watercolor of Brazil") debuted in an early Disney feature, "Saludos Amigos", where WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck meets Brazilian parrot Jose Carioca. The reason for its use in the ''WALL•E'' teaser trailer: Michael Kamen, who did the music for Gilliam's ''Brazil'', was originally going to score ''WALL•E''. But then he died. And people were sad. And then Thomas Newman came to the rescue. And everyone was happy again. The end. The theatrical trailer used "With Great Power" by Immediate Music and "Super Strength" by Two Steps From Hell, two epic trailer music pieces.
* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' uses the Propellerheads' epic "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", a awesome ten-minute dance-remix-amalgamation-hybrid-''thing'' of about five different ''Film/JamesBond'' instrumental themes.
* Early trailers for the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' used a piece of music originally heard over the opening titles in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', also by Pixar.
* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' featured Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town". Nowhere to be found in the film, though. It's sung in the [[RecycledInSpace on-ice version]]. "The Boys Are Back in Town" would become the trilogy's signature trailer song, being reused to promote ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 3]]''.
* Several of Disney's trailers in the late '90's-early 2000's would use a symphony instrumental of the CutSong "If I Never Knew You" from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
* An early trailer for the movie adaptation of ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', directed by Henry Selick featured "What's This?" from a previous Selick movie, ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. The music in the trailer of this film's video release was reused in the preview of the canceled ''Disney/{{Dumbo}} II''.
* An early trailer for ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' used Creator/AlanSilvestri's score to ''Film/FatherOfTheBride1991'' along "Friend Like Me". The rest of the trailers just used "Friend Like Me".
* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' sets the score from ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' to the aliens abducting the kids' parents.
* The trailer for the 2006 ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' movie briefly uses some of [[Music/RandyNewman Randy Newman's]] score from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.
* The theatrical trailer for ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' used, of all things, an instrumental of [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie "Now That We're Men"]]. However, said song was replaced with a generic tune later on, for whatever reason.
* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' movie used the theme from ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''. Quite fair, really, since the music was one of the only things about ''Dinosaur'' to be particularly good.
* True to the name, some trailers for ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' used music from ''The Nightmare Before Christmas''. Others used ''In the Hall of the Mountain King''. The trailer also used the music from the 2004 version of ''Film/TheStepfordWives''.
* But just to show that nothing is immune, trailers for ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' used a version of the Christmas song "Carol of the Bells" for ''its'' trailers.
* Disney pulls out "If I Never Knew You" and the hook from "Just Around The Riverbend" (both from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'') for some of their movies, especially the DirectToVideo films.
* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'' had background music from the live-action ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. Most notably is when Skeeter says, "There's something bad behind me, isn't there?", an instrumental "Cruella de Vil" is heard, and then later was the music used during Pongo and Perdita's departure to find the puppies. The VHS commercial for ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' had the same.
* The main theme from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' is used in an advert for a 1996 VHS release of ''Disney/TheAristocats''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wAbGAkkOgcM trailer]] for ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' makes use of the theme "To the Stars" from ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}''.
* The 1993 reissue trailer for ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' features a bit of music from the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of ''{{Disney/Fantasia}}'' during the scary moments.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyGLiwGUjeM promo trailer]] sent to potential investors for ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' use the "Bird of Prey Decloaks" and "Return to Vulcan" themes from ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''.
* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3cPxOUWwE trailer]] for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' starts with a snippet of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlZOuo2cezI Reach for the Stars]]". A promo for ''The Neverending Story'' animated series also used it.
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* A lot of trailers use music from the ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' movie.
** Usually the piece called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke9aa67RI24 "Mastadge Drag".]]
* Incidentially ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' used music from Wojciech Kilar's ''Film/{{BramStokersDracula}}'' which was used for numerous other trailer's itself: including 12Monkeys, Pirates of the Caribbean, Demolition Man, Underworld and What Lies Beneath

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* A lot of trailers use music from the ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' movie.
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movie. Usually the piece called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke9aa67RI24 "Mastadge Drag".]]
* Incidentially Incidentally, ''Film/{{Stargate}}'' used music from Wojciech Kilar's ''Film/{{BramStokersDracula}}'' ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' which was used for numerous other trailer's itself: including 12Monkeys, Pirates of the Caribbean, Demolition Man, Underworld and What Lies Beneath



* The "Flying" theme from the '03''Peter Pan'' is used in children's fantasy-adventure trailers almost as much as "What's This". That movie's trailer used "The Crystal Chamber'' from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', which was also from James Newton Howard. It's especially odd to hear on the commercials for the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, considering Disney has its own version of PeterPan.



* "Aquarela do Brazil" is slowly becoming one of these songs, especially in its incarnation as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kwYplWfN9M the Central Services theme song]] from Creator/TerryGilliam's ''Film/{{Brazil}}''.
** It was used in a ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' ad.
*** Which oddly brought the song full-circle, as "Aquarela do Brazil" (Portuguese for "Watercolor of Brazil") debuted in an early Disney feature, "Saludos Amigos", where DonaldDuck meets Brazilian parrot Jose Carioca.
*** The reason for its use in the WALL•E teaser trailer: Michael Kamen, who did the music for Gilliam's "Brazil," was originally going to score WALL•E. But then he died. And people were sad. And then Thomas Newman came to the rescue. And everyone was happy again. The end. The theatrical trailer used "With Great Power" by Immediate Music and "Super Strength" by Two Steps From Hell, two epic trailer music pieces.



** Elfman's title music for ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' is also heard frequently in trailers for kid's movies.

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** * Elfman's title music for ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' is also heard frequently in trailers for kid's movies.



* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' uses the Propellerheads' epic "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", a awesome ten-minute dance-remix-amalgamation-hybrid-''thing'' of about five different ''Film/JamesBond'' instrumental themes.



%%* The music from the climax of ''Film/DarkCity'' was used for one of the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' sequels. Nearly all of the melodic motives in the ''Dark City'' score were lifted out of Igor Stravkinsky's RiteOfSpring.

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%%* The music from the climax of ''Film/DarkCity'' was used for one of the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' sequels. Nearly all of the melodic motives in the ''Dark City'' score were lifted out of Igor Stravkinsky's RiteOfSpring.



%%* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' featured Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys are Back in Town'. Nowhere to be found in the film, though. It's sung in the [[RecycledInSpace on-ice version]].
%%** 'The Boys Are Back in Town' would become the trilogy's signature trailer song, being reused to promote ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 3]]''.
* The commercials for ''TheSantaClause 3'' contained "What's This" from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.

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%%* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' featured Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys are Back in Town'. Nowhere to be found in the film, though. It's sung in the [[RecycledInSpace on-ice version]].
%%** 'The Boys Are Back in Town' would become the trilogy's signature trailer song, being reused to promote ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 3]]''.
* The commercials for ''TheSantaClause ''Film/TheSantaClause 3'' contained "What's This" from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.



* Several of Disney's trailers in the late '90's-early 2000's would use a symphony instrumental of the CutSong "If I Never Knew You" from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.



* The trailer for ''Film/{{Creepshow 2}}'' used the theme from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''.

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* The trailer for ''Film/{{Creepshow 2}}'' ''Film/Creepshow2'' used the theme from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''.



* Tomoyasu Hotei's "Battle Without Honor Or Humanity" began cropping up all over the place after ''Film/KillBill'' made it famous.

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* Tomoyasu Hotei's "Battle Without Honor Or or Humanity" began cropping up all over the place after ''Film/KillBill'' made it famous.



* An early trailer for the movie adaptation of ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', directed by Henry Selick featured "What's This?" from a previous Selick movie, ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.
** The music in the trailer of this film's video release was reused in the preview of the canceled ''Disney/{{Dumbo}} II''.
* An early trailer for ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' used Creator/AlanSilvestri's score to ''Film/FatherOfTheBride1991'' along "Friend Like Me". The rest of the trailers just used "Friend Like Me".



* Both ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return Of The King]]'' and ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'', with soundtracks by Howard Shore, ''invert'' this:

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* Both ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return Of The of the King]]'' and ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'', with soundtracks by Howard Shore, ''invert'' this:



* Early trailers for the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' used a piece of music originally heard over the opening titles in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', also by Pixar.



* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' sets the score from ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' to the aliens abducting the kids' parents.
* The trailer for the 2006 ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' movie briefly uses some of [[Music/RandyNewman Randy Newman's]] score from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.
* The theatrical trailer for ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' used, of all things, an instrumental of [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie "Now That We're Men"]]. However, said song was replaced with a generic tune later on, for whatever reason.



* ''La Valse D'Amelie'' from ''Film/{{Amelie}}''. It's been in many ads and so-called reportages.



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%%* ''VideoGame/SlyCooper: Thieves in Time'' used an APM track in its trailer. It's "The Lineman", best known to everyone as the [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy theme]].

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%%* ''VideoGame/SlyCooper: Thieves in Time'' used an APM track in its trailer. It's "The Lineman", best known to everyone as the [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy theme]].




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* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' movie used the theme from ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''. Quite fair, really, since the music was one of the only things about ''Dinosaur'' to be particularly good.
* True to the name, some trailers for ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' used music from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. Others used ''In the Hall of the Mountain King''.
** The trailer also used the music from the 2004 version of ''TheStepfordWives''.
** But just to show that nothing is immune, trailers for ''Nightmare'' used a version of the Christmas song "Carol of the Bells" for ''its'' trailers.
* Disney pulls out "If I Never Knew You" and the hook from "Just Around The Riverbend" (both from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'') for some of their movies, especially the DirectToVideo films.
* The trailer for ''WesternAnimation/Dougs1stMovie'' had background music from the live action ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. Most notably is when Skeeter says, "There's something bad behind me, isn't there?", an instrumental "Cruella de Vil" is heard, and then later was the music used during Pongo and Perdita's departure to find the puppies. The VHS commercial for ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' had the same.
* ''La Valse D'Amelie'' from ''Film/{{Amelie}}''. It's been in many ads and so-called reportages.
* The main theme from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' is used in an advert for a 1996 VHS release of ''Disney/TheAristocats''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wAbGAkkOgcM trailer]] for {{Disney/Mulan}} makes use of the theme "To the Stars" from ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}''.
* The 1993 reissue trailer for ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' features a bit of music from the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of ''{{Disney/Fantasia}}'' during the scary moments.
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyGLiwGUjeM promo trailer]] sent to potential investors for ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' use the "Bird of Prey Decloaks" and "Return to Vulcan" themes from ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''.
* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3cPxOUWwE trailer]] for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' starts with a snippet of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlZOuo2cezI Reach for the Stars]]".
** A promo for ''The Neverending Story'' animated series also used it.
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28th Jul '17 1:31:19 PM GrammarNavi
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* The trailer for ''Film/{{Australia}}'' (the movie, not the country!) uses "The Ecstasy of Gold" from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' and the heroic leitmotif from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. It also used the music that plays during the St. Crispian's speech in KennethBranagh's ''Theatre/HenryV''.

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* The trailer for ''Film/{{Australia}}'' (the movie, not the country!) uses "The Ecstasy of Gold" from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' and the heroic leitmotif from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. It also used the music that plays during the St. Crispian's speech in KennethBranagh's Creator/KennethBranagh's ''Theatre/HenryV''.
8th May '17 6:38:10 PM TitoMosquito
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wAbGAkkOgcM trailer]] for {{Disney/Mulan}} makes use of the theme "To the Stars" from Film/{{Dragonheart}}.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wAbGAkkOgcM trailer]] for {{Disney/Mulan}} makes use of the theme "To the Stars" from Film/{{Dragonheart}}.''Film/{{Dragonheart}}''.


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* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3cPxOUWwE trailer]] for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' starts with a snippet of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlZOuo2cezI Reach for the Stars]]".
** A promo for ''The Neverending Story'' animated series also used it.
22nd Apr '17 6:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* Commercials for the Italian edition of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' ([[InNameOnly which aired at Fridays]]) used the Pinna Park theme from ''SuperMarioSunshine''.

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* Commercials for the Italian edition of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' ([[InNameOnly which aired at Fridays]]) used the Pinna Park theme from ''SuperMarioSunshine''.''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''.
20th Mar '17 4:59:55 PM nombretomado
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* An advertisement for the {{Nickelodeon}} Cruise had the ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' theme playing...though the show itself is not featured on the cruise, and has been forgotten by Nick.

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* An advertisement for the {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} Cruise had the ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam!'' theme playing...though the show itself is not featured on the cruise, and has been forgotten by Nick.
22nd Feb '17 9:37:47 PM gewunomox
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* MichaelKamen's main theme from ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' is used in promos for Disney DVD and Blu-ray releases. Ironic, since that film was not released by Disney or its affiliates, and in fact, Disney has its own version of Disney/RobinHood.

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* MichaelKamen's Music/MichaelKamen's main theme from ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' is used in promos for Disney DVD and Blu-ray releases. Ironic, since that film was not released by Disney or its affiliates, and in fact, Disney has its own version of Disney/RobinHood.
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