Roger Feigelson wrote:
RESCUERS DOWN UNDER
Definitely a Knockout score from Broughton and would mark the first co-brand with Disney of a score previously issued on CD... If it is the title.
Instant purchase if it is.
There's no co-brand coming next week.
Looks like it's Ferngully! Yes. Great thing I didn't get the one I saw on eBay not too long ago.
The first clue is a toughie but I'm leaning towards Andrew Lockington myself.
Roger wrote "no co-branding" and you read "no disney"...
As big of a fan of Fergully as I am, I still hope it's Rescuers Down Under. This is my favorite Disney animated feature score ever... Soaring theme for Marahute, a rousing theme for the rescuers, a tender love theme for the 2 loving rodents, a raging theme for McLeach,... This music is everything a perfect adventure score should be !
but it makes the film stand out more than The Rescuers Down Under with regard to historical significance.
The Rescuers was the first computer inked/colored Disney movie, thanks to the CAPS (Computer Animation Production System). The system was then used in every major animated movie Disney produced in the 90's like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. That makes Rescuers Down Under historically significant enough to me.
Maybe I don't know enough about Disney, but I simply don't see why they would be adamant to produce or co-produce an expanded The Rescuers Down Under.
I guess it wasn't a priority for Disney as much as it was for Intrada to release a major score from their beloved composer Bruce Broughton, a very special partner in the history of the label. It's just that Intrada had the idea before the executives at Walt Disney Records, so it became their task (and pleasure !) to produce it and not Disney's, that's all...