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Composer Mark Watters on Disney’s Silly Symphonies music

We learn about the music from the classic shorts, and how it was arranged for the upcoming LACO concert, in this exclusive interview.


Into The Forest Of Enchantement – A Disney Musical Adventure at Disneyland Paris

Our exclusive interview with the creatives behind Disneyland Paris’ new show sheds light on creating entertainment for the parks!


Into The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Studio Cast Recording with Music Supervisor Michael Kosarin and Orchestrator Michael Starobin

The pair discuss their contributions to the stage version of Alan Menken’s musical.


Composer Frode Fjellheim on Frozen‘s native spirit

We speak with the Norwegian composer about helping to give the Disney hit its own unique sound.


Secret Of The Wings Composer Joel McNeely gives wings to Tinkerbell’s latest adventure!

As Tinkerbell returns to screens in the fourth entry in the Disney Fairies series, composer Joel McNeely reveals his inspiration for the films’ musical scores!


Down Under with Rescuers composer Bruce Broughton

With The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under recently debuting on Blu-ray high-definition for the first time, composer Bruce Broughton revisits the sequel’s adventurous music!


Brave: Into the open air with songwriter Alex Mandel

From Emeryville to Ancient Scotland, Pixar’s Alex Mandel speaks to Jeremie Noyer about his songwriting journey for the Studio’s latest animated adventure, Brave!


Lady and the Tramp’s Peggy Lee on the right side of the (sound)tracks!

With Lady And The Tramp’s debut on Blu-ray, Jeremie looks back and speaks with granddaughter Holly Foster-Wells about singer-songwriter Peggy Lee’s career and involvement in Walt’s canine masterpiece.


Arthur Christmas composer Harry Gregson-Williams: from Venice Beach to the North Pole!

Jeremie speaks exclusively with composer Harry Gregson-Williams, as Aardman’s first collaboration with Sony, Arthur Christmas, gets set to deliver festive fun!


Puss In Boots: composer Henry Jackman’s Spanish Hour

As Puss In Boots proves to be DreamWorks’ biggest animated hit in ages, Jeremie Noyer speaks exclusively with the film’s prolific composer Henry Jackman about his boot-iful score!


Winnie The Pooh‘s Henry Jackman, a “First Class” composer

As Disney’s latest return to the Hundred Acre Wood opens in US theaters, Jeremie speaks exclusively with the film’s composer about Pooh Bear and another of this summer’s blockbusters, X-Men: First Class!


Arrietty, the Borrower and Cecile Corbel, the Composer…

Jeremie Noyer speaks exclusively with musician Cecile Corbel, composer of the score – and songs – of Studio Ghibli’s latest feature, Arrietty, the Borrower!


Composer Harry Gregson-Williams takes us far, far away, from Prince of Persia to Shrek Forever After

Jeremie Noyer speaks with the prolific composer about scoring two of this summer’s biggest movies!


Monsters, Inc.‘s Composer Randy Newman: “I score because I care!”

In an exclusive interview with Jeremie Noyer, long-time Pixar collaborator Randy Newman talks about how he approached the music of Monsters, Inc.


Sister Act‘s music supervisor Michael Kosarin takes us to Heaven!

Jeremie Noyer speaks exclusively to Alan Menken’s musical director Michael Kosarin about the new stage musical adaptation of Sister Act!


Shawn Patterson: Composer Maximum!

Jeremie Noyer speaks with the composer of Adult Swim’s Titan Maximum, the prolific Shawn Patterson!


Richard M. Sherman on Bedknobs And Broomsticks: a Solid Songwriter!

Jeremie Noyer speaks once again to composer Richard M. Sherman, on the release of Bedknobs And Broomsticks and the upcoming CD retrospective The Sherman Brothers Songbook!


Once Upon A Time In New York City: Oliver & Company’s Composer J.A.C. Redford!

Jeremie Noyer continues his Oliver & Company series of behind the scenes interviews, speaking to the film’s prolific composer JAC Redford!


Mary Poppins’ Richard M. Sherman: A Practically Perfect Songwriter!

Jeremie Noyer speaks to Disney Legend and world-renowned composer Richard M. Sherman, about working with Walt on his cherished masterpiece Mary Poppins!


Bolt: John Ashton Thomas – one bold, Bolt orchestrator!

Jeremie Noyer speaks to Bolt‘s orchestrator John Ashton Thomas about John Powell’s musical score for the film!


Ariel’s Song: loving memories of a Mermaid‘s lyricist, Howard Ashman

In the final part of our Little Mermaid series, Jeremie Noyer meet with two very special people close to Howard Ashman’s heart: sister Sarah Gillespie and partner William Lauch, who fondly remember him here.


Ariel’s Song: Glenn Slater, a sparkling lyricist for The Little Mermaid on Broadway!

Jeremie Noyer literally jumps right back to Ariel’s beginning to speak with lyricist Glenn Slater, composer Alan Menken’s new collaborator in bringing The Little Mermaid to the Broadway musical stage.


Ariel’s Song: Jeanine Tesori and James Dooley, two fortunate composers under the sea!

Jeremie Noyer speaks with the musical minds behind the songs and score of Ariel’s Beginning, songwriter Jeanine Tesori and composer James Dooley!


Harry Gregson-Williams: Scoring the Return to Narnia!

Jeremie Noyer chats with music composer Hary Gregson-Williams on his return to the Narnian universe for the latest entry in the series, Prince Caspian!


Who Discovered…Lyricist Glenn Slater?

Animated News & Views’ Jeremie Noyer speaks with lyricist Glenn Slater on the song written for the Roger Rabbit prequel that now features on a new album recorded by Kelly Butler!


Bruce Broughton: The Great Prince of Bambi II‘s Music

Jeremie Noyer speaks to prolific animation composer Bruce Broughton about scoring in the footsteps of Frank Churchill on DisneyToons’ midquel Bambi II.


Get Enchanted! Chapter Three: Musical minstrels Alan Menken and Danny Troob!

Jeremie Noyer continues our Enchanted exclusives, speaking to multiple Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, and his musical orchestrator Danny Troob!


Dalmatians 101: “Spot”-light on songwriter Mel Leven

Animated Views speaks to William Leven, son of One Hundred And One Dalmatians‘ villain Cruella de Vil’s theme writer Mel, about his legendary songwriting career!


Michael Giacchino cooks up tasty tunes for Ratatouille!

Jeremie Noyer talks to Oscar-nominated composer Michael Giacchino about cooking up his themes for Ratatouille!


Jonatha Brooke and Joel McNeely: the Pixie-Powered Music of Return To Neverland!

Animated Views’ Jeremie Noyer speaks to Return To Neverland composers Jonatha Brooke and Joel McNeely!



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