Saturday, September 3, 2016

Warner Bros. Animation's "Storks" Features New Music and Songs

Storks Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features the Music of Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna, Includes “Holdin’ Out” - New Song by The Lumineers

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaterTower Music today announced the release of the Storks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which features the music of prolific composers Mychael Danna (Oscar Winner – “Life of Pi,” “Moneyball,” “Little Miss Sunshine”), and Jeff Danna (“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “Fracture,” “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”), and includes “Holdin’ Out” – a brand new song by The Lumineers. The soundtrack will be released September 16, 2016, one week in advance of the film, which will be released in 2D and 3D in select theatres on September 23, 2016.

    “Our approach to the score for Storks was very much inspired by the legacy of the storied Warner Bros. animated tradition”

“Our approach to the score for Storks was very much inspired by the legacy of the storied Warner Bros. animated tradition,” explained composers Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna. “Recorded in the same WB studio that those pioneering animation composers worked in, the music for Storks moves through such divergent musical modes as Latin, Big Band, choral, orchestral, electronic and ensembles of unusual and quirky instruments. Tying these styles together are our melodic and emotional themes, maintaining a cohesive sound despite the careening musical style changes. Witty and bombastic, silly and yet with a strong emotional payoff, we are very proud of the work we did for Storks.”

Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna possess a healthy body of critically acclaimed works, both individually and collaboratively. They write the original music for the FX series “Tyrant,” which earned them both Emmy nominations. They were previously Emmy-nominated for “Camelot” in 2011. Recently, they worked on the score for “The Good Dinosaur” and received an Annie nomination for Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production. Their collaborative Orchestral Celtic albums have enjoyed worldwide success and placed in the Top Ten on the Billboard chart in the United States.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, the animated adventure “Storks” stars Andy Samberg (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Hotel Transylvania”), Katie Crown (“Clarence”), Kelsey Grammer (“Toy Story 2,” “The Simpsons”), Jennifer Aniston (“We’re the Millers,” “Horrible Bosses”), Ty Burrell (“Finding Dory,” “Modern Family”), Keegan-Michael Key (“The Angry Birds Movie,” “Keanu,” “Key & Peele”), Jordan Peele (“Keanu,” “Key & Peele”) and Danny Trejo (“The Book of Life,” “Muppets Most Wanted”).

The film was directed by Nicholas Stoller (“Neighbors,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”; writer, "The Muppets”) and Oscar nominee Doug Sweetland (the animated short “Presto”; supervising animator, “Cars”), from a screenplay written by Stoller.

“Storks” was produced by Brad Lewis (Academy Award-winning “Ratatouille,” “Antz”; co-director, “Cars 2”) and Nicholas Stoller. The executive producers are Glenn Ficarra, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, John Requa and Jared Stern. The film is edited by John Venzon (“Shark Tale,” “Chicken Run”). Music is composed by Mychael Danna (“The Good Dinosaur,” Oscar winner, “Life of Pi”) and Jeff Danna (“The Good Dinosaur”). Animation is by Sony Pictures Imageworks.


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