The Cartoon Music Book

The Cartoon Music Book
The Cartoon Music Book

The Cartoon Music Book

Edited by Daniel Goldmark, Edited by Yuval Taylor, Foreword by Leonard Maltin


336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $18.95 (CA $28.95) (US $18.95)

ISBN 9781556524738

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Nov 2002)


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A complete overview of the music behind animation, from Mickey Mouse to Rugrats
The popularity of cartoon music, from Carl Stalling’s work for Warner Bros. to Disney sound tracks and The Simpsons’ song parodies, has never been greater. This lively and fascinating look at cartoon music’s past and present collects contributions from well-known music critics and cartoonists, and interviews with the principal cartoon composers. Here Mark Mothersbaugh talks about his music for Rugrats, Alf Clausen about composing for The Simpsons, Carl Stalling about his work for Walt Disney and Warner Bros., Irwin Chusid about Raymond Scott’s work, Will Friedwald about Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richard Stone about his music for Animaniacs, Joseph Lanza about Ren and Stimpy, and much, much more.

Author Biography

Daniel Goldmark is an assistant professor of music at the University of Alabama and for four years was an editor and producer for Rhino Records; his Tunes for ’Toons is scheduled to be published in 2003. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Yuval Taylor is the editor of A Cappella; his edited collections include The Future of Jazz and I Was Born a Slave. He lives in Chicago.