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Award-Winning Composer Michael Brennan Dies at 47

Renowned for his work in film and theater, he composed soundtracks for all five of Nicolás P. Villarreal’s animated short films, and served as musical director for Broadway tours including ‘Victor/Victoria,’ ‘Cinderella’ and Disney's ‘The Lion King’ and worked on several Las Vegas spectaculars such as ‘Mamma Mia!,’ ‘Avenue Q,’ and ‘Le Reve.’

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‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ Reimagines an Iconic Musical

Director Eammon Butler and director/co-writer Dave Rosenbaum talk about authenticity, animating dance, and the challenge of transforming a world-renowned non-narrative stage show into a CG animated feature, now streaming on Netflix.

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‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks’: Cool New Stop-Motion from Mexico

Brothers Roy and Arturo Ambriz’s musical kids’ series, about an enthusiastic ‘ghost writer' and her book of scary stories, brings a modern twist to classic horror, now available on HBO Max Latin America.

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EXCLUSIVE: Listen to the Theme from ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 8:57am

Premiering September 16 on Netflix, the new CG animated series from Mattel Television offers a fresh, stylized take on the world of Eternia; composed by Michael Kramer, the original soundtrack, with 37 tracks from the series, debuts September 17.

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Netflix Drops ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’ Opening Clip

It all starts in the city streets of civil war-ravaged Penamstan, where bullets fly, and a U.S. special forces helicopter falls from the sky; based on Capcom’s hugely successful game franchise, the original CG anime series hits the streaming giant July 8.

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From K-Pop to Cajun: The Musical Mix of ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’

Composer Daniel Rojas discusses how music is at the heart of DreamWorks Animation’s animated adventure that celebrates diversity, nature, and the bond between friends-turned-family.

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How Courtney and Ryan Lofty Compose for ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’

The husband-and-wife team move from orchestra to rock, electronic, and hip-hop as they score the hit DreamWorks Animation series, working to ensure the music sounds similar, but not the same, as the huge ‘Fast & Furious’ feature film franchise that started it all.

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Eiichiro Hasumi and Yugo Kanno Board ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:09pm

Netflix reveals series director and composer as well as character trailer of Leon and Claire, and zombies, as the White House suddenly goes dark; highly anticipated anime series to premiere exclusively on the streaming giant this July.

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Voodoo Highway: Navigating the Music of Kids’ Animation

For composers and partners Graeme Cornies, James Chapple, and Brian Pickett, scoring for shows like ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ and ‘Bakugan’ is more than mere child’s play.

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WATCH: Scoring Netflix’s Fantasy Spy Mystery ‘Secret Magic Control Agency’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:20am

For composer Gabriel Hays, the new CG film’s merging of fairy tale and spy thriller storytelling let him explore themes of uncertainty, adventure, and discovery to create a score that is fun, whimsical, and has heart.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ Voice Cast Announced

Aniventure’s new film, based on the popular stage show, features the voices of Pierce Brosnan, John Kavanagh and Brendan Gleeson as well as an all new musical score by Grammy winner, Bill Whelan.

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Applications Now Open for 2021 Universal’s Global Talent Composer Initiative

GDTI program alumni includes Amie Doherty, recently chosen to score DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature, ‘Spirit Riding Free.’ 

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Composer Carl Johnson Comes Home to ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’

Musician picks up where Carl Stalling left off, returning to Warner Bros. more than 25 years after composing on ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain.’ 

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Composer Roger Neill Talks the Mellifluous Insanity of ‘JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales’

Mixing as many as 25 different music types, from Beethoven to Grimes, into an 11-minute episode, the veteran musician creates crazy tension through juxtaposing well-known tunes with the show’s graphic and violent images.