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Hans Zimmer Has a Score with The Simpsons Movie

Published June 26, 2007 in Movie Music
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
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Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films, and Extreme Music are proud to announce the CD release of Zimmer's original music for The Simpsons Movie. The album features Zimmer's interpretation of the classic theme music from the popular TV series, along with music from his score that captures the fun and satirical spirit of the movie, such as Homer's desire to spend more time with a pig than his own son Bart. Also included on the album is a special remix that will soon be heard nationwide on commercial radio and in clubs, featuring The Simpsons music as you've never heard it before.

Zimmer Scores The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie brings Homer's stupidity to the big screen in a plot where he must save the world from a catastrophe of his own making. Zimmer had the challenge of taking the familiar musical world of The Simpsons and reworking it for Homer's Hollywood high jinks, and although he has scored many animated films in the past, such as Disney's The Lion King and Dreamworks Animation's Madagascar, The Simpsons Movie posed a unique challenge. "It's such an iconic part of today's culture," says Zimmer. "And I had to try and express the style of The Simpsons without wearing the audience out with too much attitude!"

"Aside from composing, Hans always brings a notion of comradery in filmmaking," says Simpsons Movie writer/producer James L. Brooks. "It sure beats everyone pretending to be a hotshot." Zimmer and Brooks have been friends for many years, with Zimmer providing the score to many of Brooks previous movies, including As Good As It Gets.

In addition to releasing the album in a standard jewel case, there will be a second release featuring special Limited Edition packaging. "We wanted to have some fun," laughs Zimmer "and really try to do something that would appeal to the fans and be hard to miss in the record store." The Limited Edition serves the CD in a Homer-approved bright pink donut case, complete with multicolored sprinkles, which is supplied in a classic bakery take-out box.

The soundtrack will be released on July 24th in a traditional jewel case, a few days before The Simpsons Movie goes on general release in theatres worldwide, and with special Limited Edition packaging on July 31st. Both releases are now available for immediate preorder from and The Simpsons' Online Store (, and will be distributed nationally by ADA and internationally through Warner Music Group.

01. The Simpson Theme* (Orchesral Version)
02. Trapped Like Carrots
03. Doomsday Is Family Time
05. Clap For Alaska
06. What's An Epiphany?
07. Thank You Boob Lady
08. You Doomed Us All... Again
09. ...Lead, Not To Read
10. Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me?
11. Bart's Doodle
12. Worlds fattest Fertilizer Salesman
13. His Big Fat Butt Could Shield Us All
14. Spider Pig
15. Recklessly Impulsvie

The Simpsons Movie opens to theatres on July 27th.

For the trailers, posters, synopsis and more movie info, go to The Simpsons Movie Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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