Join Ian, Will and Wend for the second episode of “In Defence of” where they defend and discuss the 2008 Warner Brothers film directed by The Wachowskis, Speed Racer, and it’s wonderfully adventurous and imaginative score by Michael Giacchino. Based on the Japanese animation Mach GoGoGo, this poorly-received film faced tough competition upon release and hopefully we can persuade all you lovely listeners out there to rewatch and reconsider your opinion of this beautifully-made and visually-stunning movie!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.