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The new voice of Tigger and Pooh: Kay Hanley?!


Caught the above song as a promo between episodes of Little Einsteins on Disney Channel this weekend -- we could hear that voice three rooms away. The blonde hair threw us for a second, but 10 seconds of Googling brought confirmation and youtubage. Visit Hanleyboard for links to iPod-ready video-download links, plus confirmation that Kay's audience is now grownups with kids. (OTD: guilty as charged.) My Friends Tigger and Pooh debuts May 12.

The theme song was written by Jellyfish's Andy Sturmer, "so when Disney approached me, I was like 'Where do I sign?'" Kay emailed us yesterday. She's also got vocals on a couple of segments in the first round of episodes: one's called "Think Think Think" and the other's called "Super Sleuths." More from Kay on this subject can be found at her website, including (we can already hear Sharon telling us we buried the lead) how Disney paid for her to get her hair did by the same lady who got Reese Witherspoon ready for the Oscars.

Disney nerds will recall that Kay isn't the first Boston-associated female singer to crawl into bed with Pooh and the gang. James Taylor's exwife Carly Simon, of course, contributed the songs to Piglet's Big Movie. As for Kay, she's been blowing up the kids-bop pop shit for years, albeit in under-the-radar type ways -- a smart move for anyone who wants to keep their career-career. Google "kay hanley josie pussycats" and "kay hanley generation o" for more of what we're talking about. Speaking of which, if you're one of the people we've raved to about Generation O over the past three or four years, good news: the discography is back online. Burn this for your nieces and nephews immediately.

DOWNLOAD: Kay Hanley, "Damp Sheets" (mp3)
[download the entire Generation O discography here]

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