Sunday, July 15, 2007

Prince of Film music scores The Simpsons!

When I saw that they were doing a Simpsons movie a while back the last thought I gave was to the composer of it's score. It's normally something which I would take great interest in depending on the type of movie. An animated comedy farce wouldn't be high on my list of musical expectations like say: Steve Jablonsky's Transformers or John Debney's Iron Man next year, but when I saw who was composing the music for The Simpsons this year, I did take notice.

Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer has crafted the music for the first full-length feature based on Matt Groening's successful television series. A soundtrack album to be released on July 24th will feature Zimmer's take on the music from the series. "It's such an iconic part of today's culture," says Zimmer. "And I had to try and express the style of The Simpsons without wearing the audience out with too much attitude!"

On July 31st a special Limited Edition will be made available in a bright pink donut case, complete with multicolored sprinkles, which is supplied in a classic bakery take-out box. The special Limited Edition was created because, according to Zimmer "We wanted to have some fun and really try to do something that would appeal to the fans and be hard to miss in the record store."

Zimmer is no stranger to animated comedy with the scores to Madagascar and Shark Tale under his belt but The Simpsons is an icon of western culture and viewed worldwide so it'll be intresting to see how he improves upon Danny Elfman's opening theme as he did for Lalo Schifrin's Mission: Impossible theme and Barry Gray's Thunderbirds when they went to the big screen.

4 comments:

sith apologist said...

I'm now listening to The Rock and imagining Homer chasing down a Donut to it.
I've spilled tea on my desk...

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Clumsy oaf. The Homer/Donut image exciting, but I daresay Mr. Zimmer will choose to deliver music in the same vein as his children's animated projects and comedies as opposed the type heard in his action/thriller/epic scores for those genres. Still I daresay there'll be one "chase" theme, shoehorned in there somewhere :)

Anonymous said...

Lt.Col: is it wrong to want to turn Hermione round and do her vigorously from behind?

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Yes.