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MOVIE MATTERS [MUSIC] VOL. 5 - SCORES OF ANIMATION

Michael joins Lee, at last, for this special themed instalment of the Movie Matters [Music] podcast: the spin-off series where soaring, bombastic, introspective and timeless film scores reverberate. If you've an interest in animated movies and their soundtracks, settle in and enjoy as we discuss and delight in a variety of work by a range of notable composers for the films of Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, Aardman, Studio Ghibli and more -- in this fifth volume of Movie Matters [Music].

As is our custom, we've deliberately omitted the track listing from this post in an attempt to keep the soundtrack choices a surprise. On that note, beware of reading the "links for reference" below if you do not wish to see any potential spoilers. However, the curious can find full details via iTunes by clicking the "i" icon -- including information about additional music and audio clips featured in this episode. (Alternatively, send us an email and we can provide you with a full breakdown.)

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Links for reference:
Discussion of Michael Kamen on the Film Score Monthly Forum
Suite from Michael Kamen's score for BACK TO GAYA
Bum Da Daaa, DaDa Da Dun Daaaa: The Early Animation Composer by Noell Wolfgram Evans
Thomas Newman interview
John Debney interview
Nathaniel Thompson's ScoreLogue article The Music of Animation
FANTASIA Wikipedia page
Howard Ashman Wikipedia page
PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE ETERNAL DIVA Wikipedia page
Stuart 'skinnedbear' Garrard's new podcast
TheDigitalFix Film podcast episode on the films of Dario Argento

Disclaimer: All music used in this podcast is for preview/evaluation purposes and we urge you to purchase the tracks you liked or better still the full motion picture scores.

Remember, we'd love for you to get in touch -- moviematterspodcast@gmail.com -- and let us know your thoughts on this episode/the film music we featured. Moreover, why not request a track you'd like to hear on a future Movie Matters [Music] instalment? Please include details of the composer, the track name, the film/soundtrack the piece is from and most importantly why you like it. Many thanks in advance.

Finally, once you've listened to the show be sure to visit our Movie Matters [Music] Discography list on Letterboxd, which essentially keeps track of all the film scores we've discussed so far. Again, feel free to leave any feedback, comments and track requests.

Created, edited and with music/audio selection by Lee Howard
Additional music/audio selection and editing by Michael Mackenzie

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