"Well, I've always just loved Disney, and now especially having two little babies. Like all we do is watch animated movies, even though they're so little they still love them, especially Roc, my little boy," she said when she called into VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live" Thursday (March 7).
She was on hand to premiere the David LaChapelle-directed video for "Almost Home," which combines shots of Mariah looking chic in a black couture gown with footage from the Sam Raimi-directed film. While LaChapelle is known for his colorful celebrity photographs, this clean and sophisticated collaboration with Carey is all black and white.
"I think it's going to be an incredible movie, and it's kind of amazing what they've done," she added. "It looks totally different than anything I've ever seen."
The film hits theaters Friday and features James Franco (who plays Oz) as well as Michelle Williams (Glinda), Mila Kunis (Wicked Witch of the West) and Rachel Weisz (wicked witch Evanora).
In addition to inspiring her to record the track for Disney, Dem Babies are also influencing her 2013 album release.
"As everything evolved and is evolving, they've definitely been an inspiration in a really good way," she said. "So I'm excited for my lambs to hear the music and for people who love music to hear a lot of these songs. So hopefully we will be doing that very soon."