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Rejected scores have gotten official releases before, such as Timeline by Jerry Goldsmith. So even if the Snyder Cut never gets released, I'd hope Junkie could potentially still work out a deal to get his original score out there. Keeping my fingers crossed.No Time to Die coming by Decca 27th March<br><br>https:// www.udiscovermusic.com/news/hans-zimmer-no- time-to-die-soundtrack/?fbclid=IwAR1UtjXatRpCQyXWJ9f7YYfT9Eb k5jy4d7XnlS6XzX4vTiOTxFfvQ0PWgaIIt all depends on whether WB releases the Snyder Cut OR no I don't even want to think about the other case & with the way things are going now it looks like we'll definitely get Zack Snyder's Justice League if not today then tomorrow and only then your question will have any meaning.<br>TL;DR the score will only happen after WB #ReleaseTheSnyderCutHybrid, Oscar Senen and Joan Martorell orchestrate the score ?Budapest, please :(
Same question here, is concert in Poland even concidered to occur?if the link doesn't work for some reason, the song is called Cliffhanger Sky High on youtubeHi All, sorry it took so long to upload, My friend helped me set up a youtube channel to upload tracks to. I am very inspired by the classic Zimmer Scores of the 90's. I envisioned A climactic rescue aboard A speeding train for this particular cue.<br>https://youtu.be/4WyMIcpqMRk <br>I avoided bringing up the TF films in this thread until AFTER you dragged them into it.<br>===============<br><br>No one dragged anything. <br><br>I briefly mentioned that franchise, among many other things you conveniently ignored (you do that a lot), to prove a simple point: that a director doesn't get to make 5 movies from the same franchise if people aren't enjoying his work. Simple as that. I never talked about the "quality" of each of those movies. Go see the comment again.<br><br>YOU picked up on this and started talking obsessively about the TF. <br><br><br>==============<br>Going after every person that doesn't like Bay and trying to obsessively "debunk" them is psychotic, yes. <br>==============<br><br>Look at your first comment here, pal. Look at it good! Snarky, dismissive, almost trollish, and with a clear intention to provoke people. Let me quote it: "Another day, another Bay film that doesn't know what fun is." <br><br>I only "go after" people who can't share their opinions in a respectful, mature way. There are a lot of comments here I disagreed with. But I never confronted those people. Why? Because they know how to properly share an opinion. <br><br>I only go after people who provoke, make fun of someone/something and troll. I've never "attacked" a person who didn't deserve that kind of response. My post history here speaks for itself. <br><br><br>===================<br>And constantly referring to other people's opinions and whinging about the box office doesn't make you objective, especially with how self-contradictory the latter has been.<br>===================<br><br>Nope. Not even close. <br><br>You're just bitter that I'm using quotes from proven, talented people like Spielberg who support Bay. What quotes can your side use? Just quotes from knucklehead film bloggers and critics who hate half of what Hollywood makes. <br><br>No one with an actual integrity and knowledge of the film business can dismiss what Bay has accomplished. You may not like his stuff, but to completely dismiss him as a filmmaker is.......moronic. Truth is, it's only small fries on the internet who are angry that their favorite mid-level directors aren't as big and successful as Bay.<br><br>That's really the bottom line. <br><br>Speaking of that, who is YOUR favorite filmmaker? Go ahead, share it with us. Let's see who is that PERFECT filmmaker you drool over.<br><br>I'm really curious.<br><br>==============<br>By your own "objective" reasoning, this would make them his worst films. But you don't acknowledge that, because you don't actually care about objectivity.<br>==============<br><br>Huh??<br><br>When did I said that box office success or box office failure means that a movie is good or bad?? I never that. So if you don't mind, stop putting words in my mouth.<br><br>Thank you. <br><br><br>==================<br>You care about faking it when it suits you, and chucking it when it doesn't<br>==================<br><br><br>Kinda ironic coming from the person who ignored the majority of the stuff I said here. Careful cherry-picking, convenient ignoring of stuff, and putting words in my mouth is apparently what you like to do. <br><br><br>================<br>What do you mean "next time?" Your first reply here was calling my opinion a joke.<br>================<br><br>Uhhhh, that's because it IS a joke. Because it is not true and because it was posted with the clear intention to provoke. You are the Negative Nancy here, my friend. Not me. Jesus Christ, even your nickname tells people exactly what they can expect from you......"Cynical Makooti". <br><br><br>====================<br>I didn't insult you for anything other than lying to win an argument<br>====================<br><br>Oh, that's true....................you're certainly not winning this argument. I mean, that's obvious. <br><br>And..... I never posted a lie. Just because "your sources" claim something different doesn't mean it's the truth. Pacific Rim wasn't a success - considering the huge expactations and the fact that the movie's budget is $200 freakin' million - and they DID try to start a franchise with 300. They failed. <br><br><br>================<br>Your lack of self-awareness is astounding.<br>================<br><br>That's rich. Coming from the guy who calls himself "Cynical Makooti". The guy who now plays the victim, even though he was the one who started this with a childish, trollish comment. <br><br>Look at my first reply to you. I was jokingly mimicking your style. Intentionally. Then you tried to be a smartass with your next reply. But EVEN THEN, I responded in a normal way with my second post. After that........you unleashed your true self. <br><br>And now, you're acting like the victim: "Poor me, being attacked by a crazy Bay fan!" <br><br>So please, don't talk about self-awareness. It ain't working.<br><br><br><br>================<br>Pacific Rim was a domestic bomb that turned things around with its international box office.<br>================<br><br>Haha, maybe you should read more Forbes. Take a look at what they said about the entire (already failed) Pac Rim universe. Read a bit more on how much money the studio lost from the first flick and why they actually went with a sequel. It ain't because the first one was a beloved hit. <br><br><br>=======<br>The Last Knight lost about $100M according to Paramount themselves. That doesn't sound like an international success to me.<br>=======<br><br>Okay, I believe you. Now, would you please share the link to that statement from Paramount. <br><br>Thank you. <br><br><br>=============<br>Maybe it does to you, but I can't speak for that little fantasy world you seem to be living in right now.<br>=============<br><br>Hey, it's certainly a better and more reasonable place than your world. A world where you completely dismiss and ignore the accomplishments of one of the biggest filmmakers out there.<br><br>What's your next claim? <br><br>That Donnie Trump is the best President in history?<br><br><br>Have a nice day!Do any of you think that Junkie's Justice League score will ever get released or leaked? I was really excited to hear how Junkie planned on developing the themes used in the prior DCEU movies. Especially the Batman themes from BVS. It's a damn shame how WB handled that film.
"Why do Bay naysayers pretend that Bay only directs TF movies? It's very interesting...... Pretty much all complaints against Bay are connected to the TF movies.<br><br>Newsflash: Bay was a proven and very successful action filmmaker wayyyyyyyyyyyyy before TF1."<br><br>Newsflash: I avoided bringing up the TF films in this thread until AFTER you dragged them into it.  Only then did I treat them as fair game.  Considering they make up a third of his filmography, I don't see why I SHOULDN'T address them.  How convenient is it that bringing them up is only ever valid when YOU do it?<br><br>More to the point, I already said I thought his decline kicked in from Pearl Harbor onwards.  The TF films are just his rock bottom.<br><br>"So let me get this straight: trying to be as objective as possible, in a non-threating way, quoting people who actually know what they're talking about and certainly not treating my opinion as fact, makes me......psychotic."<br><br>Going after every person that doesn't like Bay and trying to obsessively "debunk" them is psychotic, yes.  And constantly referring to other people's opinions and whinging about the box office doesn't make you objective, especially with how self-contradictory the latter has been.<br><br>Pain & Gain and 13 Hours, his supposedly best films, also have his lowest box office turnouts.  13 Hours was a flat-out bomb.  By your own "objective" reasoning, this would make them his worst films.  But you don't acknowledge that, because you don't actually care about objectivity.<br><br>You care about faking it when it suits you, and chucking it when it doesn't.<br><br>"Next time, I'll just act like a complete jerk, insulting everyone and everything."<br><br>What do you mean "next time?"  Your first reply here was calling my opinion a joke.  You already have this method down.  You're just too dishonest to admit it.<br><br>Notice how I avoided accusing you of anything until AFTER you started outright lying about movies and flaunting it as objective fact.<br><br>You insulted ME first, pal.  I didn't insult you for anything other than lying to win an argument.  Not for your opinions, not for your celebrity crush, for being a disingenuous twat. <br><br>Your lack of self-awareness is astounding.<br><br>"Reviews, RT scores, and crappy film blog "think pieces" are also not proof of quality."<br><br>Then it's a good thing I never quoted a single one of those, let alone as objective proof, isn't it?<br><br>Man, appeal to authority, appeal to popularity, mistaking correlation for causation, slothful induction, strawmanning, I could make a bingo game outta this.<br><br>"So that flick, according to you, turned a profit.......but TLK - budget of also $200 million and with a worldwide gross of $605 million..........is a bomb?"<br><br>Not "according to me."  According to the studios that make the actual films.  And Forbes.  Remember Forbes?  You considered their word inarguable fact a couple posts ago.<br><br>https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/09/02/pacif ic-rim-and-more-domestic-flops-that-became-global-hits/#3f3e 914d7c18<br><br>Well whaddaya know?<br><br>Pacific Rim was a domestic bomb that turned things around with its international box office.<br><br>That thing you said TF5 was but actually wasn't.<br><br>The Last Knight lost about $100M according to Paramount themselves.  That doesn't sound like an international success to me.<br><br>Maybe it does to you, but I can't speak for that little fantasy world you seem to be living in right now.<br><br>Wow!  Just wow!ThxSeville, The Bait, Ambrose Welcomes Nyah, Chimera Myth, Beach Fight, Ambrose Dies.Can we stop? I agree with the other guy more in his points, but it's clear that this is gonna keep going nowhere if you're gonna be so overly defensive about something that you claim is merely subjective.But here we are, calling dog-humping, Decepticon testicles, and mommy-on-pot-brownies "challenging the viewer."<br>======================<br><br><br>Why do Bay naysayers pretend that Bay only directs TF movies? It's very interesting...... Pretty much all complaints against Bay are connected to the TF movies.<br><br>Newsflash: Bay was a proven and very successful action filmmaker wayyyyyyyyyyyyy before TF1. <br><br>So no, "challenging the viewer" is not about Transformers. You chose to focus on these movies. Not me. I was actually reffering to Bay movies like The Island and especially Pain and Gain. <br><br>But I guess you like to talk only about Transformers.....Good for you. But that's not how a discussion works. <br><br><br>===================<br>Instead of accepting that your love of Bay is nothing more than a opinion, just as my claim that he misses the point of what makes action movies fun is, you turn into an overly-defensive nut, desperately quoting every opinion piece under the sun to pretend your opinion is some statistically-backed fact. I've seen you do this every time someone talks shit about Bay around here. It's psychotic.<br>===================<br><br><br>So let me get this straight: trying to be as objective as possible, in a non-threating way, quoting people who actually know what they're talking about and certainly not treating my opinion as fact, makes me......psychotic? <br><br>Wow! Just wow!<br><br>Next time, I'll just act like a complete jerk, insulting everyone and everything. For you, that is apparently the normal behavior.<br><br><br>======<br>Bad movies make money. Everyone knows that, and everyone knows that's not proof of quality.<br>=======<br><br>Reviews, RT scores, and crappy film blog "think pieces" are also not proof of quality. Also, a "bad" movie to you is the greatest movie for the guy walking next to you on the street. As Kevin Smith said: "Every movie is someone's favorite movie". <br><br>Let's try to keep that in mind.<br><br><br>============<br>That's not just a domestic bomb, that's a bomb altogether.<br>============<br><br>Really?<br><br>Then what do you have to say about Pacific Rim 1. I present to you.......the pure numbers:<br><br>Budget: $200 million. And that doesn't include the marketing cost.<br>Worldwide gross: $411,002,906<br><br>So that flick, according to you, turned a profit.......but TLK - budget of also $200 million and with a worldwide gross of $605 million..........is a bomb?<br><br>Wow! Just.....wow!
Yeah lol back then only Harold was confirmed.Can you tell me a names of cues, that was been on Klaus website?Formality indeed. Complicated ! lol<br><br>You can bet Blake Neely didn't need anyone to "write" those 10 seconds !! lolI always found these credits to be a bit confusing. Klaus Badelt is credited on almost every cue, even when his themes don't appear and another additional composer is credited as well. I thought maybe it was just a formality that Zimmer and Badelt were credited everywhere (I mean, how much could they be involved on a cue like "Welcome to the Caribbean"?), but then "No real ship" and "Sword Fight Pt. 2" have no Badelt for some reason. Does someone know a bit more about this?well the composer confirmed he is working on it to be released very soon<br>
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Kung Fu Panda (Complete Score)
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Length: 85'16
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  1. DWA Logo Chinese Inspired (0:35)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell (Harry Gregson-Williams)
  2. Legend Of Dragon Warrior (Hero) - Get Up (4:42)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James McKee Smith
  3. Shifu - Furious Five (0:36)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
  4. Oogway Summons Shifu (2:19)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  5. Selling Noodles - Shifu Gong (1:09)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  6. Po Stairs To Souvenir (1:45)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
  7. Let The Tournament Begin - Furious Five (2:16)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
  8. Dragon Warrior Is Among Us (2:03)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  9. Po Is Chosen (0:44)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  10. The Celebration (1:05)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  11. Shogun Mongol Prison (3:00)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James McKee Smith
  12. Reprise Festival (0:17)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  13. Sacred Hall Of Warriors - Master Shifu (2:49)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James McKee Smith
  14. Can't Wait To Get Started (0:42)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  15. How's That?? (1:47)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  16. First Night (1:20)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
  17. You Don't Belong (0:49)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
  18. Peach Tree Of Wisdom (1:53)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  19. Splits (4:21)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
  20. Sparring Match (2:41)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
  21. Accu-Flashback (3:22)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  22. You Must Believe - Oogway Ascends (1:32)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  23. Po Imitates Shifu - Oogway Cannot (2:18)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  24. Shifu Must Convince Po (2:17)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  25. Furious Five Set Out (1:08)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, John Ashton Thomas
  26. There Are No Accidents - Training Begins (5:14)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  27. The Last Dumpling (1:38)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  28. The Bridge (3:23)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James McKee Smith
  29. You Have Done Well - There Is No Secret Ingredient (7:49)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James McKee Smith
  30. Shifu Battles Tai Lung - Shifu's End (4:47)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James McKee Smith
  31. Enter The Panda - Battle For Scroll (2:31)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
  32. Secret Of The Scroll - Wushi Finger Hold (2:41)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  33. Dragon Warrior Risen - Celebration - Shifu (3:22)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  34. Kung Fu Fighting (1:58)
    Cee-Lo Green, Jack Black, Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  35. Po Tune (2:39)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  36. Spiritual Tune (Oogway) (2:04)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Henry Jackman
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Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2019-09-10 21:03:50
Did Powell write Tai Lung’s theme?

Knight reply Replies: 1 || 2019-03-20 19:18:34
I noticed that on Kung Fu Fighting here, Try on KFP3, and Here Comes the Sun on Bee Movie complete that there are primary composer credits on them (HZ, JP here, HZ on Try, Rupert on Here Comes the Sun) but both the film and booklet info doesn't credit them. Did they do ghost arranging/producing on them?


Knight2019-03-20 19:22:58
Kung Fu Fighting (Celebration Time) on KFP3 also has a HZ credit despite again the booklet not crediting him for anything on it.

Mike reply Replies: 20 || 2016-07-11 16:33:33
So given your updated credits, Hybrid, I am left wondering: what exactly did Henry Jackman do to merit a credit on "Spiritual Tune"? Cause "Peach Tree of Wisdom" has no Jackman credit and is basically the same thing, and the same tune in KFP2 and 3 never has Jackman credit, either.


Hybrid Soldier2016-07-11 17:12:54
The 2 suites are HZ, Po & Oogway, those themes are his...

I think Jackman just arranged Oogway for the suite, working on Hans' demo, doing some orchestration.


anon2016-07-11 21:25:21
does Hans do demos for every cue?


Mike2016-07-11 22:18:02
^ Question seconded. I've always wondered that too. If I'm not mistaken, there's always some of Hans' music put to the scene before everyone else goes to work, but I'd love to know more.


Anonymous2016-07-11 22:41:04
"The 2 suites are HZ, Po & Oogway, those themes are his..."

Hybrid, I'm pretty sure the Po Tune is both of them with Powell doing the initial idea. Look at what Zimmer said in a Kung Fu Panda 2 interview:

"The Po tune... John started up with something, he had a tune and I had a bass line (and that became sort of a secondary tune). So John started up with something and then I took it and added the orchestration. But he didn't have a B section and I did. And then the 'Furious Five' tune is pretty much all John."


Hybrid Soldier2016-07-11 23:34:30
Depends on the projects but usually Hans's themes or suites are temped in the film.

I'll take a case, Nolan's films. They are not temped with "other" music much. On Inception or Interstellar, Hans' big suites are cut down by temp music editors and put in the whole movie, and then Hans & his team get to work on arranging, programming the score, and fill in the gaps. For Inception, Lorne had a big part in that process (Lorne writes so fast that he also ended up writing theme suites based on Hans ideas, he originally wrote tons of suites based on POTC 1 themes for POTC 2 lol).

For Interstellar all the notes are basically Hans, the guys just did some cutting/transitioning/programming.

Now to take the examples of a few cues (not suites), I'll take something like Messages from Home from Interestellar, this is not "suite-related", it's a cue Hans improvised on screen.

The main theme from Rush was also directly written by Hans to picture as a demo. The Moonlight Serenade from POTC 1 was written by Hans to picture, then Geoff orchestrated/arranged it. Same score, Commandeering the Interceptor, Jim Dooley was working on the cue but in the end Hans reworked it a lot himself. Blackbeard's Entrance from POTC 4 was written by Hans and orchestrated by Matthew Margeson.

So, all this to say what ? There's no rule, it depends on the project and how it goes. People might have more freedom on some projects where Hans has a little less interest or time, but he's always there and usually just brings them to what he wants them to do. The thing is he's not a super fast writer like Lorne can be... He can spend a full day or 2 in the studio on a cue with one of his guys (Hans doing night shift, and when he sleeps, the other guy continues the cue, and then Hans returns and rework it & so on) until they are happy with the result. So when you have a deadline to meet and some parts of scores to be rewritten 3 or 4 times, better have some back up ! :P

Anyway, better stop right now, I could discuss this all night...


Mike2016-07-11 23:40:02
Interesting! I always liked the "Our World" ambient cue from Interstellar, so I assume that, too, was an HZ on-screen improv cue?

Also, you say this: "For Inception, Lorne had a big part in that process (Lorne writes so fast that he also ended up writing theme suites based on Hans ideas, he originally wrote tons of suites based on POTC 1 themes for POTC 2 lol)."

From that, I take it the Robert Fischer and "Kick It" themes were indeed rough ideas from Hans that Lorne then fleshed out?


Hybrid Soldier2016-07-11 23:41:01
Anonymous, true, but careful with all Hans says, he will also tell you Junkie XL wrote Batman's theme ! ;) lol He will make everything to give the good role to the other guy and not him...

Hans co-writes a lot of themes, was the case on Batman Begins, or Megamind (& pretty much every Lorne score he shares a co-credit with lol).

Powell himself won't consider it much to be his (Furious Five, that's for sure, it's JP, can't be more Powell lol), Hans did the majority.


Mike2016-07-11 23:47:52
This is all very interesting. Thanks for the info. Really.

Since you brought it up, do you know what specific elements of the Batman theme are Junkie XL? We know the slamming percussion and the three note motif is Hans, but did Zimmer do the main "tune" of the theme as well?


Tuskan2016-07-12 07:41:41
Thanks for the info hybrid! Do you know what cues he mainly did in kfp2 since there's no suites?


Hybrid Soldier2016-07-12 08:26:37
The 2 big cues Father & Son / Baby Po and Po Finds The Truth.

And there is a suite in KFP 2, called Skadoosh Suite.


Tuskan2016-07-12 12:43:05
Interesting. Any idea what skadoosh suite is?


Hybrid Soldier2016-07-12 13:35:36
Absolutely not !


Tuskan2016-07-12 15:35:19
Are these KFP very collaborative scores like you mentioned Batman Begins, or more split up evenly?

Like for example, something like Zen Ball Master where you see 3 composers credited (lorne,jp,hz), is it the case that Hans does a bit then John does a bit, Lorne does a bit or is it just left to Lorne to do mostly by himself.

This insight into the process is really cool btw. Thanks again for sharing.


Mike2016-07-12 17:39:46
"Father and Son / Baby Po" - is that the first minute of Po Finds the Truth?


Hybrid Soldier2016-07-12 18:57:53
Nope, it's a 5 min cue which is missing...


Mike2016-07-12 23:31:34
Ah... what scene is it? :P


,,,2016-07-13 23:00:54
I swear the beginning of shen frees soothsayer sounds like a classic lamenting moody hans piece!


Mike2016-07-13 23:20:29
I agree... And remember, though, just because Hybrid lists two cues that Hans did most of, that doesn't mean he did nothing else.


Mike2016-07-13 23:20:29
I agree... And remember, though, just because Hybrid lists two cues that Hans did most of, that doesn't mean he did nothing else.


Michael Fields2018-08-25 06:29:01
Yeah, but what about the Kung Fu Fighting from the first movie? Does it really produced by Zimmer and Powell?

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 0 || 2017-03-05 19:44:32
With all the other Jackman credits on this score, I'm actually sort of surprised not to see his name on "Dragon Warrior is Among Us". There's a passage from about 0:40-1:15 that sounds quite clearly like his style (the snare drums, the little fanfares that sound like Puss in Boots/Wreck-it Ralph...). Is it possible he contributed to that track as well?

buxuhuxi reply Replies: 0 || 2016-08-20 14:21:43
kill

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 10 || 2016-07-05 00:07:51
Some "definitive" cuesheet for that one...


Mike2016-07-05 00:17:11
Thanks. A little less Henry Jackman than before, I see. I'm not saying the following to criticize, cause the end result is what really matters, but is it just me or has Hans' involvement in this franchise become less and less with each installment? In this score, there's a fair amount of cues that Zimmer obviously did a lot of work on. The next score had a lot of Lorne Balfe in it, with Zimmer doing "Po Finds the Truth" and maybe a couple other parts, but his contributions aren't major. And then with the third film, the new themes were written by Imagine Dragons and by Lorne Balfe, and there are only one or 2 moments that sound remotely Zimmerish... Why doesn't he just say he's not really interested in continuing with the series?


Ds2016-07-05 19:10:03
I guess Hans had more of a "music coordinator" role on KFP3. And I guess even if Hans wanted to be credited that way, Dreamworks would prefer to stick to the "Music by Hans Zimmer" tagline, which sells much better :-)


Mike2016-07-06 16:59:56
Yeah, I guess the crediting on 3 was a purely monetary idea. If you look in the liner notes, the directors talk about the wonderful score that "Hans and Lorne" wrote for the movie, and the booklet also gives Lorne direct credit for the new Father / Son theme. But I guess the studio is more concerned about catching peoples' attention with the album cover, and maybe a "Music by Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe" wouldn't do that as nicely.


iii2016-07-07 16:41:54
Here's a wild theory: maybe Hans actually composes the scores he's hired to write.


Mike2016-07-07 23:30:48
Except when he doesn't. ;)

I guess we don't really know how much he did on Kung Fu Panda 3, but we do know what he didn't do, too.


Edmund Meinerts2016-07-09 19:07:12
Ah, so naive, iii. It's cute. Don't worry, we were all that way once. :)


iii2016-07-10 00:18:27
Are you saying he didn't compose these scores? Think about what you're implying.


Mike2016-07-10 15:31:12
iii, you must be unfamiliar with how Zimmer scores work when they have Lorne Balfe as a "producer." There are a few examples in his career of this, and "producer" for Lorne in such cases = co-composer.


Edmund Meinerts2016-07-10 16:24:19
We're not saying he didn't do anything...we're saying he certainly didn't do everything.


Mike2016-07-10 17:31:55
And I'm, perhaps, adding to it that "not everything" with KFP3 is a bit more so than usual... ;)

Mike reply Replies: 1 || 2014-11-20 16:33:04
I'm really looking forward to score #3. It'll be really impressive if that score can top Kung Fu Panda 2.


Zimson2014-11-20 20:07:15
Yeah, kinda wait for that one. If John Powell doesn't confirm soon, he'll never do.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 11 || 2013-05-13 16:08:49
BTW I added that... :)


T-Mann0362013-05-13 16:28:19
Thanks for adding that, Soldier!


Hybrid Soldier2013-05-13 16:33:00
I should add Prince of Egypt too... I'm a little behind schedule... Shame... lol


...2013-05-13 16:39:35
Lol, maybe Sherlock Holmes as well!

and by the way, do you know anything about Holmes 2?


Hybrid Soldier2013-05-13 16:46:00
I won't add SH.


Mr. Fate2013-05-13 17:17:55
And before everyone starts complaining, Hybrid has already explained why he won't post a page for Sherlock Holmes.


...2013-05-13 17:21:59
I know


Preacher2013-05-13 17:41:38
Why no SH page? I must have missed that.


Aytekin2013-05-13 19:01:37
For god sake, sherlock holmes is just an isolated score not original sessions..


T-Mann0362013-05-13 19:02:53
Preacher, give it a rest will ya?


Preacher2013-05-13 19:28:55
Just asking a simple question, guys. No need for hostility.


Mike2013-12-17 04:30:22
Hey, I just saw this, and Hybrid, if you ever get around to doing Prince of Egypt, do know I'm probably not the only one who would appreciate it. ;)

Unless you have already and I've just been too stupid to look...lol

Zaralith reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-04 10:35:34
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Mike2013-08-04 20:37:59
That's great. ;)

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 5 || 2013-05-13 22:32:56
Thanks for this. I wish there was a little more clarity about Zimmer and Powell's roles, though, because there are definitely parts of this score that scream out either Powell (e.g. the opening) or Zimmer (Oogway's theme) to me (unlike KFP2, which screams Powell from A to Z), and yet apparently they both worked on every cue. That's probably because of the themes, though, so I guess it can't be helped...


Hybrid Soldier2013-05-13 22:35:33
You can't really tell them apart but when Henry wrote on a cue, you can consider it was HZ's responsibily, while the rest was JP... :)


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-13 22:38:51
Also quite surprised to see just how much Henry Jackman contributed...even in "Spiritual Tune" which is "Oogway Ascends" from the album...I had that one pegged for 100% Zimmer.


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-13 22:41:05
Thanks, that's a good tip. Explains the Oogway Ascends thing then. :)


Hybrid Soldier2013-05-13 22:44:53
Just like on KFP 2 when Lorne was in charge of the cue, it's was with Hans, while all the Mounsey / Lewis ones were JP... :)


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-13 23:03:02
Really? Because two of the Balfe ones are "More Cannons!" and "Zen Ball Master", and both of those sound mostly Powell to me (except the endings in both cases, which sound like Balfe and more specifically Megamind...). But maybe Balfe only did the endings of those and Powell (and Dom Lewis) handled the rest.

I guess it really isn't as simple as "he did this, and he did that", huh.

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