Thursday, July 20, 2006

Animated LSH news 47: Music to my ears

Thursday at San Diego:

6:00-7:00 Scoring For Superheroes— Join award-winning composers Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion, and Lolita Ritmanis (Teen Titans, Justice League Unlimited) for a rare behind-the-scenes look at music scoring for animation. This panel, moderated by journalist Jon Burlingame (Variety), will feature video clips, audio clips, and insider info about their upcoming projects. They will be joined by special guest Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), who will discuss their music for the Teen Titans series and upcoming DVD Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo. Q&A following! Find out more at Room 6A

One of the "upcoming projects" mentioned in above is, of course, scoring the Legion series, according to Kristopher Carter, part of the Dynamic Music Partners. Via email, he told me last week that
I can say that we have been in discussions about it, and a formal announcement is forthcoming, so please stay tuned!

He asked me to hold off announcing it until Thursday so they could break the news at San Diego.

Incidentally, Carter told me of the musical legacy between the two Timm-verse episodes, "New Kids in Town" (from Superman: The Animated Series) and "Far From Home" (from Justice League Unlimited) while discussing "New Kids":
I wrote the score to that episode, and it remains one of my favorite "Animated Superman" episodes I worked on. I was able to bring back my "Legion" theme from that show in the Justice League Unlimited's "Far From Home" episode!

So there you go. Bet you didn't know that the Legion had theme music already! No word yet if that theme from the "Timmverse" will be a part of the new show or not, but we should find out very soon.

Here's a great interview the musical team did with ToonZone last year, where they discuss all of their shows and how they do the wonderful things they do.

And here's Titans Tower Monitor's reporting of the Dyanmic Music Partners' panel at San Diego.

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