Will and Todd launch the first in a series of episodes on park music, where they will dive through the history of each Disney theme park, enjoying the rich legacy of beautiful music found therein. In Episode 13 of The Main Street Monologue your hosts take you through the musical legacy of EPCOT Center.
Reach out to us with your thoughts on the upcoming refurbishments as well as your fave experiences in EPCOT:
In the first, official episode of Sideshow’s brand new, bi-weekly Disney podcast – The Main Street Monologue, Will and Todd talk about an exciting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge rumor concerning John Williams and Michael Giacchino, before discussing their Top Ten favorite area audio loops on Disney property!
Are you excited for Galaxy’s Edge? We’d love to hear about your thoughts on this new music rumor along with your favorite area loops on Disney property! Feel free to contact us anytime at:
Welcome to Mouse Music, where we celebrate the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! In our 13th episode, we discuss the 49th Disney animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog!
Joining Will & Wend for their trip down the bayou is Rachel, Chris & Todd! The full hostful head to New Orleans to talk about the 2009 animated musical, ’The Princess and the Frog‘, scored by Sideshow favourite composer Randy Newman.
Up next, it’s time to turn back the hands of the Sideshow clock and head back to the past in the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings us three earworms for the price of two from Disney legend George Bruns that all share a similar history. For today’s episode, we provide a healthy dose of toe-tapping dixieland jazz in That Happy Rag, The Humphrey Hop, and 1925 in all their various iterations over the years and their magnum opus in the Autoparts Harmonic Orchestra at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Rachel and Todd return us to the present to finish the show In the Parks in New Orleans Square over at Disneyland! After a rundown of the land’s history, the team take a stroll through the narrow, winding streets and intimate courtyards to celebrate and share their thoughts and memories of the mint juleps, French cuisine, authentic architecture, Club 33 and atmosphere of the birthplace of jazz.
Did you enjoy The Princess and the Frog as much as us? We’d love to hear about your experiences in New Orleans Square, as well as your favourite tunes by George Bruns! Feel free to contact us anytime at:
Space travellers and treasured listeners of Mouse Music, welcome to a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! The future has arrived in our 12th episode, as we discuss the computer-animated, sci-fi comedy film, Meet the Robinsons!
Joining Will & Wend for their high-flying adventure, as always, is Rachel & Todd! The team of podcasters head to the future to talk about the 2007 Walt Disney Animated Studios’, ‘Meet the Robinsons‘, scored by composer Danny Elfman and performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
Up next, the crew pick up Chris, turn back the clock, raise the Swiss flag and build a treehouse in the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings us an earworm from Adventureland for today’s episode, ‘Swisskapolka‘ written by Buddy Baker. Taken from the 1960 American Adventure film, ‘Swiss Family Robinson‘, enjoy Chris & Wend’s premiere performance on vocals and organ of the lyrics written by Bob Jackman!
As Chris treats his mouse bite, Rachel and Todd return us to the future to finish the show In the Parks at spaceport seven-five, with Rachel’s favourite attraction, Space Mountain! After a speedy journey through the ride’s history, the team celebrate the Tomorrowland rollercoaster by sharing their memories and thoughts on all the ride’s iterations including it’s memorable techno score, composed by Michael Giacchino.
Avast ye privateers, scallywags, landlubbers and beloved listeners of Mouse Music and welcome to a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! In our 11th episode, we head to the high seas, raise the Jolly Roger to discuss the second film directed by Jim Henson‘s son, Brian Henson, Muppet Treasure Island!
Joining Cap’n Will Dodson and the old salt himself, first mate Wendell Jones, all the way from the West Coast, is Rachel Herrick! The team of podcasters set sail on the big blue wet thing to talk about a childhood favourite, the 1996 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘Muppet Treasure Island‘, scored by composer Hans Zimmer, with songs by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
Up next, the crew pick up pirate Legend Crewman Chris for another nautical instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings quite the shanty for today’s episode, ‘Little Toot‘ sung by the Andrews Sisters,with music by Vic Schoen. Taken from the 1948 Walt Disney Studios package feature film, ‘Melody Time‘, there’s more than meets the eye with this one!
The four caballeros finish the show In the Parks, in the pirate-infested waters of Davy Jones with a well-loved Sideshow favourite, Pirates of the Caribbean! After a brief jaunt through the ride’s history, the team drunkenly celebrate the recent 50th anniversary by sharing with you their memories and thoughts about one of their absolute favourite attractions and it’s memorable signature tune “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” composed by X Atencio, with lyrics by George Bruns.
Do you have Cabin Fever? Are you as passionate about Muppet Treasure Island as we are? We’d love to be hearing about yer experiences on Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as your memories ofLittle Toot! Feel free to contact us anytime with your bottled messages at: firstname.lastname@example.org Amongst the birds in the crow’s nest on Twitter: @sideshowsound On the Facebook Scrolls: SideshowSoundTheatre Find our beautiful pictures on Instagram: sideshowsound and our pretty paintings on Pinterest: SideshowSound
Aloha and welcome everyoneto episode 10 of Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! For the first episode of 2017, we have all sorts of intergalactic shenanigans for you, starting with the 42nd Disney animated feature film, Lilo & Stitch!
Joining hosts Will Dodson and Wendell Jones in our podcast ‘ohana on the sunny shores of Hawaii, is our lovely co-host all the way from Los Angeles, voice actor and puppeteer, Rachel Herrick, and making his second appearance on the show, the very lovely and talented Mr. Todd Horan! The team of podcasters discuss their favourite cinematic and musical moments from 2002 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘Lilo & Stitch‘, scored by composer Alan Silvestri.
Up next, our resident Disney historian Chris Lyndon joins Wend for a cheery, tropical instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings quite the earworm for today’s episode, ‘Pineapple Princess‘ sung by Annette Funicello,written by The Sherman Brothers. Taken from the 1960 LP album ‘Hawaiiannette‘, and produced by Disneyland Records, it’s time to grab your ukuleles everyone and sing along!
Finally, for the first time on the show, the three caballeros from Jiminy Crickets! join Wend at Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland as they go In the Parks to chat about the wise-cracking, alien lounge singer Sonny Eclipse voiced by Kal David with music by Disney Composer George Wilkins! After a brief ride through the show’s history, the team happily explore Sonny’s setlist and share with you all their memories and thoughts about one of the best counter-service shows in Walt Disney World!
Welcome foolish mortals to episode 9 of Mouse Music, the podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company! Here at Sideshow HQ we don’t take our Halloween decorations down until December 1st at the earliest, so today we are finally going to talk about the greatest theme park attraction in all the land, The Haunted Mansion!
Joining ghost host Will Dodson and his macabre partner in crime Wicked Wendell Jones in the dimly lit and cobweb-strewn Sideshow Sound Studio is our lovely co-host from the west coast, resident voice actor, puppeteer and Muppet expert, Rachel Herrick, and making his Mouse Music debut, a very talented podcaster and good friend, Sideshow’s newest member, Terrifying Todd Horan! The team of podcasting ghosts take an objective look at one of the more divisive films in the Disney catalog, discussing their favourite moments from the 2003 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘The Haunted Mansion‘.
Next up, in our insidious intermission, Wend and our resident Disney professor Creepy Chris Lyndon creak the crypt door open and head down to the Sideshow Vault for a spooktacular instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris chooses a spinechilling selection for today’s eerie episode, reminding us all of one of the top-selling Disneyland Records of all time, the 1964 bestseller, ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House‘ narrated by Laura Olsher featuring sound effects compiled by Jimmy MacDonald.
Finishing on an absolute high, the ghoulish gang embark once more upon their doombuggies to chat about The Haunted Mansion! Starting with a little Disney history, they gush over their favourite section and characters in the ride, explore the differences between each iteration in the Disney parks, dive into the various renditions of ‘Grim Grinning Ghosts‘, and share their thoughts and experiences on the best attraction in history!
What did you make of The Haunted Mansion movie? We’d be so happy to hear your memories of The Haunted Mansion, as well as your thoughts on ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House’! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
2:28 – The Haunted Mansion
1:01:23 – Disney Music Archives – “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House”
Please stand clear of the doors and welcome to episode 8 of Mouse Music, the podcast that always trys to imagine 6 impossible things before breakfast! We have a cracking show for you today! We’re jumping into the wayback machine to celebrate the newly-released Jon Favreau film by the same name the Walt Disney animation classic, ‘The Jungle Book‘!
Next, our resident Disney historian Chris, sits down with Wend in our intermission segment, the Disney Music Archives, to present another musical treasure to tickle our eardrums. A piece which is known as the most famous song that was cut from a Disney film, ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile‘ by Frank Churchill, written for the film ‘Peter Pan‘.
Finishing on a high, the hostful return to chat about a day one attraction at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo DisneylandandHong Kong Disneyland, the world famous Jungle Cruise! After providing all you lovely listeners with a little history, they gush over their favourite section of the ride, the differences between each iteration in the Disney parks and share their favourite puns and jokes from this must-do riverboat cruise!
This marks the 100th episode on the Sideshow Sound Radio Network so thank you everyone for your incredible support, we really appreciate it! Is The Jungle Book your favourite Disney classic, if not, which? We’d be so happy to hear your memories of riding the Jungle Cruise, as well as your thoughts on the new Jungle Book film and that catchy earworm ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile’! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
3:04 – The Jungle Book
1:10:28 – Disney Music Archives – “Never Smile at a Crocodile”
Welcome to the first episode of Mouse Music in 2016, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for stopping by! What a show we have for you today! In celebration of our one year anniversary, we have decided to devote our seventh episode to all things Muppety. Rachel takes over hosting duties as we finally talk The Muppets!
The Muppets were purchased by Disney in 2004 and so Rachel, Will and Wend sit down to fondly discuss their recent history, covering the TV specials, the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video, the 2 feature films, ‘The Muppets’ and ‘Muppets Most Wanted‘, and the ABC television series.
In the Disney Music Archives, Chris Lyndon, a man we all love, bypasses the Disney vault today and walks a few doors down to the Jim Henson vault to bring us a classic and much-loved song from our childhood taken from the show Sesame Street, ‘Sing’. Chris shares with us some of the more famous renditions of the song, why it means so much to him, as well as his love for The Muppets and the attraction in the parks.
Finally, after their recent trip to Walt Disney World, Will and Wend sit down with Rachel to chat about their love for Muppet*Vision 3D in their In the Parks segment. So grab your 3D glasses as we head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida! We guide you through one of our favourite Disney shows, providing you with a brief history lesson, all the updates over the years and our experiences watching the show on both coasts!
Do you love The Muppets and Jim Henson as much as we do? Please get in touch with us! We’d be so happy to hear your Muppet story, as well as your thoughts on the new series, ‘Sing’, Sesame Street and Muppet*Vision 3D! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get things started on Mouse Music tonight!
4:07 – The Muppets
1:07:19 – Disney Music Archives – “Sing”
1:22:50 – In the Parks – Muppet*Vision 3D
Links from this episode:
Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!
Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web
Welcome to another episode of Mouse Music, a show celebrating the music and the history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for tuning in! We have an icetastic episode for you today as we take a break from the Disney renaissance. In our sixth episode, we’re off to the icy, cold snowscape that is the kingdom of Arendelle to discuss the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Frozen, with it’s multiple award-winning songs by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and it’s awe-inspiring soundtrack by the very gifted Christophe Beck.
Joining us here again at Sideshow HQ is our co-host from the West Coast, Rachel Herrick, to chat about this generation’s The Lion King, the 2013 musical fantasy Frozen. As usual we discuss our favourite songs, our first experiences watching Disney’s most successful film in recent years and why it deserves all the hype and accolades it’s received!
Alongside Wendell, our Disney Legend Chris Lyndon brings us another tasty gem from the Disney Music Archives. This week Chris brings us a lushly orchestrated and oft-forgotten song from the 1948 film Melody Time, ‘Once Upon a Wintertime’. Chris classes up the joint with his knowledge once again, he schools us all on package films, the tune’s incredible vocalist Frances Langford and legendary artist Mary Blair and her unforgettable work at Disney.
Finally, to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, Will, Wend and Chris will be setting sail on the Sideshow pirate galleon to see what magic awaits them at Fantasyland in their In the Parks segment. So grab your pixie dust, and meet us for a flight to Neverland! We guide you through one of Disneyland’s greatest classic rides, the endearing “Peter Pan’s Flight”. We’ll be covering all versions and their revisions over the years, the enchanting music and of course, our experiences aboard the suspended, dark ride, particularly at Walt Disney World.
Do you love Disney as much as us? Please get in touch! We´d really LOVE to hear your thoughts on Frozen, as well as your comments on Once Upon a Wintertime and Peter Pan’s Flight! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Remember, second star on the right, and straight on till morning! Come on everybody! Here we goooo!
2:04 – Frozen
49:18 – Disney Music Archives – “Once Upon a Wintertime”
1:19:49 – In the Parks – Peter Pan’s Flight
Links from this episode:
Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!
Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web
What an amazing episode we have for you today! In our fifth episode, we talk about the 1994 blockbuster with it’s multiple award-winning soundtrack, ‘The Lion King’ by Hans Zimmer, with songs by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.
We begin in Africa! The one and only Rachel Herrick joins us to chat about the peak of the Disney Renaissance, our generation’s ‘Frozen’, the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, The Lion King, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. We have a blast recounting our childhood memories of this Disney classic, discussing it’s stellar voice cast, incredible score, our favourite songs and the equally brilliant Broadway version!
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns to bring us yet another tasty tidbit from the Disney Music Archives.Wendell sits down with Chris who presents us with a song from the 1943 animated propaganda short starring Donald Duck, ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face’, composed by Oliver Wallace. Chris also informs us of the happenings at the Disney studio during World War II. We hope you enjoy this week’s history lesson, we’ll test you on it later!
In our final segment, In the Parks, Will and Wend put their bug eyes on and head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the first time on the show. We trek to Discovery Island to discuss the iconic centrepiece, the Tree of Life, the 3D show inside, It’s Tough to Be a Bug! based on Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’, and the hilariously-titled, musical earworms that accompany the attraction including a show-stopping theme song by George Wilkins and a brilliant score, composed by film composer Bruce Broughton who it is our pleasure to talk about once again.
If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your memories of The Lion King, as well as your thoughts on Der Fuehrer’s Face and It’s Tough to Be a Bug! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Remember, as you exit, please deposit your bugs eyes outside of the theatre, unless you’re a real bug of course.
2:01 – The Lion King
42:10 – Disney Music Archives – “Der Fuehrer’s Face”
Welcome everyone to Sideshow’s happy place, Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. Continuing our discussion on the Disney Renaissance, in our fourth episode, we talk about the 1992 classic and multiple award-winning soundtrack Aladdin, by Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice!
To kick off the show, the lovely and talented Rachel Herrick joins us on our magic carpet for another delightful chat about the 31st film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, Aladdin. We have a blast discussing our earliest memories of this Arab folk tale, it’s incredible cast, and our favourite songs!
Also, our fountain of knowledge Chris Lyndon returns with undoubtedly the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet!Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a song from the 1978 Disney-animated Christmas short, ‘The Small One’ titled “Clink, clink, clank, clank”, composed by Robert F. Brunner with lyrics by Don Bluth.
Chris also joins Will and Wend to finish the show with their popular In the Parks segment. The topic this time is one of our favourites, the legendary Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, and we have a blast discussing the history of the attraction in all Disney parks, their favourite version, and the musical earworms that accompany the attraction by the Sherman Brothers!
If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on Aladdin, The Small One AND Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, as well as your favourite film of the Disney Renaissance! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
1:51 – Aladdin
40:53 – Disney Music Archives – “Clink, clink, clank, clank”
1:02:36 – In the Parks – Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Welcome one and all to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. After last month’s discussion of The Little Mermaid, we dive in to the next two films in the Disney Renaissance in our third episode. Starting with The Rescuers Down Under with an amazing score by Bruce Broughton we then talk about what most consider the perfectDisney film Beauty and the Beast, and it’s award-winning soundtrack by Alan Menken and masterful lyricist Howard Ashman!
Back by popular demand, puppeteer, voice actor, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick joins us once again to continue the Disney Renaissance conversation. We have a thoroughly enjoyable chat with her about the 30th film in the Walt Disney animated classics, Beauty and the Beast, and briefly look at the first animated theatrical film sequel produced by Disney, The Rescuers Down Under.
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns with the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet!Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a forgotten Disney classic from the live-action musical Babes in Toyland (1961) called “Mother Goose Village and Lemonade”, adapted by George Bruns from a 1903 operetta by Victor Herbert.
Will and Wend end the show with their In the Parks segment. They guide you through Spaceship Earth, Epcot discussing the history of the attraction, it’s importance in Walt Disney World, their favourite version and the amazing music that accompanies the ride by Bruce Broughton.
If you love all that is Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast AND Babes in Toyland, your preferred version of Spaceship Earth, as well as your favourite music by Bruce Broughton in the parks! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
We hope you enjoy the show!
3:16 – The Rescuers Down Under
9:48 – Beauty and the Beast
36:32 – Disney Music Archives – “Mother Goose Village & Lemonade”
Welcome land-lovers to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. In our second episode,we discuss one of our favourite childhood films, The Little Mermaid, and the legendary collection of songs written for it by the amazing songwriting team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman!
We have a boatload of fun discussing the 1989 animated film that launched what has now become known as the Disney Renaissance, with voice actor, puppeteer, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, Disney fan and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick.
Also, Wendell sits down with Chris Lyndon for the second installment of the Disney Music Archives. In keeping with the nautical theme, Chris presents us with a catchy and well-known song from another favourite of ours, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, titled “The Beautiful Briny“, written by the Disney Legends the Sherman Brothers.
Will and Wend finish off the show with their segment In the Parks. They guide you around New Fantasyland, Walt Disney World and discuss some of their favourite additions to this incredible expansion to the Magic Kingdom.
If you´re as big a Disney freak as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Little Mermaid, your magical experiences in New Fantasyland, as well as your favourite music by the Sherman Bros.! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Enjoy the show!
2:23 – The Little Mermaid
38:37 – Disney Music Archives – “The Beautiful Briny”
Happy New Year and welcome to the inaugural episode of Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. In our first episode we combine two of our great loves, Star Wars and Disney!
We have a blast talking with our friends Richard and Sarah Woloski from Skywalking Through Neverland about the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer and irresponsibly speculating about the new movie.
Also, Wendell chats with Chris Lyndon about his time working at the Disney parks and to debut their new ongoing segment, the Disney Music Archives. Keeping with the space-travel theme, Chris presents us with a comical song from a 1955 episode of the Disneyland anthology series titled “Man and the Moon”, composed by the musical legend George Bruns.
Finally, in celebration of the 28th Anniversary of Star Tours, we start another new segment In the Parks by diving in to the history of the attraction and exploring the incredible music created for it by Richard Bellis and Michael Giacchino.
We invite you to share with us your reactions to the new Star Wars teaser trailer, your experiences riding the Starspeeder 1000, as well as your favourite music by George Bruns! Contact us via email: email@example.com or tweet us: @sideshowsound.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
3:30 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer reaction
47:07 – Disney Music Archives – “Man and the Moon”
1:00:38 – In the Parks – Star Tours
Links from this episode:
Interview with RIchard Bellis on composing for Star Tours at Endor Express
Interview with Michael Giacchino on composing for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Endor Express
Will and Wend discuss composer Alan Silvestri‘s score to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Moving through each track in turn, they’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments and providing you the listener with an entertaining guide to this toontasticfilm score!
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Walt Disney Records Reissue (2002)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Chad Hopkins
05:11 – 1. Maroon Logo
06:01 – 2. Maroon Cartoon
07:10 – 3. Valiant & Valiant
10:24 – 4. The Weasels
12:13 – 5. Hungarian Rhapsody (Dueling Pianos)
15:01 – 6. Judge Doom
16:35 – 7. Why Don’t You Do Right? (Performed by Amy Irving)
18:07 – 8. No Justice for Toons
19:59 – 9. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down (Roger’s Song) (Performed by Charles Fleischer)
21:56 – 10. Jessica’s Theme
24:01 – 11. Toontown
26:29 – 12. Eddie’s Theme
30:04 – 13. The Gag Factory
33:13 – 14. The Will
34:08 – 15. Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (Performed by Toon Chorus)
Ahoy, mateys! Join us as we set sail for the pirate-inspired, soundtrack waters we love! Cap’n Dodson and shipmates Wend and Xander discuss Brian Tyler’s video game soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and the first four Pirates of the Caribbean film scores by film composer Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt. To finish, our Captain guides us through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventureland, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, featuring the song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)”, the most iconic piece of pirate music in pop culture today, written by George Bruns and X Atencio, and based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s sea shanty “Dead Man’s Chest” from Treasure Island.
They also briefly touch on Bear McCreary’s Black Sails music, and present their honourable mentions to the crew, including Cutthroat Island by John Debney, the masterclass that is Treasure Planet by James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams’ Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas, Muppet Treasure Island by Hans Zimmer, The Goonies by Dave Grusin and The Sea Hawk by Erich Wolfgang Korngold for good measure.
Enjoy the show ye scallywags or you’ll walk the plank! Arrr!
2:17 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
22:03 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
27:40 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
33:38 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
44:28 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
49:23 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
In our 4th episode, we discuss the incredible filmography and music of Disney’s Pixar. We each bring one of our favourite film scores to the table including Michael Giacchino’s The Incredibles (his first Pixar film) and Academy Award-winning score Up, Finding Nemo by Thomas Newman, and lastly, Monsters, Inc. by the underappreciated film composerRandy Newman.
In Part 2 ofThe Music of Star Wars, we take a look at some of our favourite cues from John Williams‘ film scores to the Star Wars prequel trilogy. We also discuss who we’d like to see score the upcoming standalone films.