Friday, 17 October 2014

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.)

Remember, we'd love for you to get in touch -- -- 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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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.


  1. About 1/2 through, fellas. Great ep. Nice choices. I love THE IRON GIANT and I hope there is a BD in 2015, this year was the 15th anniversary (Lee, see it soon!). And Goldsmith is just a legend (SO many scores to choose from and so diverse).

    1. Glad you're enjoying it! I could harp on about Goldsmith all day, to be honest. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a Goldsmith-centric episode at some point in the future. :D

  2. Finished up (had to listen in a few separate segments, due to my schedule). Nice job keeping my attention, even though I'm less into animation than either of you. Love the music cues and sound f/x that break up the show and the music choices were mostly great (don't love them all). Perhaps slightly lengthy but I'm guilty of that too on my podcast and you guys at least mostly stay on subject. A Goldsmith special would be excellent and if you can handle 3 hosts, count me in!