Wander Quest to the Hall of the Mountain King

Disney Channel is currently broadcasting a Wander Over Yonder bumper during some of their breaks that incorporates a popular fandom meme, namely the looped Wander Quest from the start of the start of the intro sequence combined with a fitting song.

For the song they chose an excerpt from Edvard Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, a seminal piece of Romantic era music, which incorporates themes of trolls, travel, and wanderlust. From Wikipedia:

The piece is played as the title character Peer Gynt, in a dream-like fantasy, enters “the royal hall of the Old Man of the Dovre (the Mountain King).” The scene’s introduction continues: “There is a great crowd of troll courtiers, gnomes and goblins. The Old Man sits on his throne, with crown and sceptre, surrounded by his children and relatives. Peer Gynt stands before him. There is a tremendous uproar in the hall.” The lines sung are the first lines in the scene.

You can find a longer version of the song on YouTube (or really a rather large number of them).

Thanks to Sunny, Sydney, and Cody for the heads-up(s). Sydney also put up a cam-recorded version.

HD version now embedded after the jump!

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