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    Yeah, I don’t get it really. Sure there is the money question but having the sequel handed to a close collaborator is far from unusual. Nobody would have cared if it was publicized as co-composed.


    The Grinch

    1. The Big Opening – Elfman
    2. Going to Town – Elfman
    3. Jaunty Kitchen – Elfman
    4. Mailing a Letter – Elfman
    5. It’s Better This Way – Elfman
    6. Northward Bound – Elfman
    7. Christmas in Whoville – Elfman/Bacon (Bacon helped with ‘Catapult’, but the bulk of the cue on album is by Elfman)
    8. Lost Lonely Boy – Elfman
    9. Welcome Song/Forlorn – Elfman
    10. To the Fort – Elfman
    11. Dog Tongue – Elfman
    12. Walking Toward Destiny – Elfman
    13. Loudest Snow – Elfman
    14. Puppy Eyes – Elfman
    15. Command Centre – Elfman
    16. Grinch’s Wild Ride – Elfman
    17. Kids Can’t Sleep – Elfman
    18. Stealing Christmas – Elfman
    19. Taking the Bait – Elfman/Bacon
    20. It’s My Fault – Elfman
    21. Welcome Christmas – Elfman
    22. An Apology – Elfman
    23. First Christmas – Elfman
    24. Big Finale – Elfman

    Bacon handled a few other minor cues and some of the background Christmas music. Couldn’t find anything on Lindgren’s involvement.



    Chris Bacon did some arranging on ‘Breakout’ and ‘Soaring Suite’, and Lindgren did some arranging on the ‘Rescuing the Farriers’ cue. The rest is all Elfman.


    Nooo, not Soaring Suite.

    Anyway, I always love those kind of details ddddeeee, thank you…


    No problem.

    Bacon and Lindgren are just credited with arrangements, so based on other credits for other scores, Elfman is probably responsible for 85-90% of those three cues. It’s impossible to tell because Bacon is also with BMI. But, for example, Deborah Lurie is credited for ‘additional arrangements’ for Alice, and she is credited for 13% of a track. I might be wrong, but I assume in these cases that Elfman writes a cue, the edit changes, and the other guys rejig the cue so it fits the new edit.

    Elfman’s not shy about giving either of these guys ‘additional music’ credit, so their roles must have been relatively minor.


    I treated myself to Elfman’s Masterclass and found this interesting: there’s a section where he talks about his little charts he has with the amount of days left until recording and the cue titles. He discusses writing a cue then checking it off. You get to see many of these boards at the beginning, nearer to the recording date….

    For Mr Peabody, a score with four ‘additional music’ composers, a lot of the cues that have other composers credits were some of the first that Elfman tackled. For example, ‘Reign of Terror’ and ‘The Flying Machine’ (whose final versions have other composers involved) were ticked off before many cues which only credit Elfman. It might be a one-off example, but it seems to imply that, at least in some cases, the other guys are brought in to adapt already-written music for a new edit.



    Elfman has solo credits for

    Chess Match
    Evil Deed (No idea what this is)
    Remembering Lily
    We Belong Together
    Save The Queen
    Dragon Indigestion

    The rest all have Bacon credited, too :/

    Ryan Keaveney

    My guess is that with the delays on DOLITTLE, Elfman was not available to do all of the rewrites himself. It’s probably better that way, as it’s not likely the score is destined to become an eternal fan favourite…!


    Probably. Woman in the Window seems to be a solo gig – I wonder if he’s just better off sticking to the smaller movies and concert works nowadays.


    GEMA has more information.

    1. Opening – Elfman
    2. Wonder – Elfman/Bacon (Second part of the track is all Elfman)


    Ran out of editing time…

    1. Opening – Elfman
    2. Wonder – Elfman/Bacon (Part II is all Elfman)
    3. Chess Match – Elfman
    4. Revelry – Elfman
    5. Lunchtime – Elfman
    6. He’s Back – Elfman/Bacon
    7. Teamwork – ?
    8. Betsy Chase – Elfman/Bacon
    9. Investigation – Elfman
    10. The Voyage Begins – Elfman
    11. Remembering Lily – Elfman
    12. The Getaway – Elfman/Bacon (Part II is all Elfman)
    13. Well Done Everybody – ?
    14. Monteverde – Elfman/Bacon
    15. Pep Talk – Elfman/Bacon
    16. Onward – Elfman
    17. The Dragon – Elfman/Bacon
    18. The Extraction – Elfman/Bacon
    19. We Belong Together – Elfman
    20. Save the Queen – Elfman
    21. Revelation – Elfman/Bacon
    22. Victory – Elfman
    23. Dragon Indigestion – Elfman

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