Friday, June 5, 1970

Musical Artist - Elfman, Danny

Danny Elfman is a musician, actor, and composer who is most famous for being Tim Burton's favorite movie score composer. Elfman got his start composing soundtracks for Tim Burton's movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, and has since written the sound track for almost every other Tim Burton movie, including Beetlejuice, Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, and Corpse Bride. Elfman has also written the score for a number of other non-Time Burton movies such as Scrooged, Sommersby, The Frighteners, Dick Tracy, A Simple Plan, and my favorite Christmas movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. In addition to scoring movies, Elfman has written several theme songs for television shows, notably the Flash live-action television show, and Batman:The Animated Series.

Elfman has also appeared in several productions, usually providing voice talent. For example, he provided the singing voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as the voices of Barrel and the Clown with a Tear-Away Face. In short, if you have watched movies are television in the last twenty-five years, you've probably heard something composed by or sung by Danny Elfman.You can find Elfman on Facebook.

Musical Monday Selections:

12/03/12: Kidnap the Sandy Claws (as Barrel, with Lock and Shock)

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