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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman Biography


Danny Elfman (Los Angeles, May 29, 1953) is an American film score composer. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny joined his older brother Richard Elfman's musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut, Forbidden Zone (1980) (now considered a cult classic by Elfman fans). The group's name went through many incarnations over the years, beginning with "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo" and eventually just Oingo Boingo. While continuing to compose eclectic, intelligent rock music for his L.A.-based band (some of which had been used in various film soundtracks; for example, Weird Science (1985)), Danny formed a friendship with young director Tim Burton, who was then a fan of Oingo Boingo. Danny went on to score the soundtrack of Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Danny's first orchestral film score. The Elfman-Burton partnership continued (most notably through the hugely-successful "Batman" flicks) and opened doors of opportunity for Danny, who has been referred to as "Hollywood's hottest film composer." Danny is the singing voice for Jack Skellington in the Tim Burton movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas." He also provided all the vocals for the Oompa-Loompas in Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." TV Themes include: * Desperate Housewives * The Simpsons (Theme) * Tales from the Crypt (Main Theme) * Dilbert Movie Soundtracks include (reverse chronological): * Terminator Salvation * Notorious * Milk * Hellboy II: The Golden Army * Wanted * Standard Operating Procedure * Spiderman 3 * The Kingdom * Meet the Robinsons * Charlotte's Web * Nacho Libre * Deep Sea 3D * Corpse Bride * Charlie and the Chocolate Factory * Spiderman 2 * Big Fish * Hulk * Chicago * Red Dragon * Men in Black II * Spiderman * Planet of the Apes * Spy Kids * The Family Man * Proof of Life * Sleepy Hollow * Anywhere But Here * Instinct * A Civil Action * A Simple Plan * Good Will Hunting * Flubber * Men in Black * Mars Attacks! * Extreme Measures * The Frighteners * Mission: Impossible * Freeway * Dead Presidents * To Die For * Dolores Claiborne * Black Beauty * The Nightmare Before Christmas * Sommersby * Batman Returns * Article 99 * Edward Scissorhands * Darkman * Dick Tracy * Nightbreed * Batman * Scrooged * Hot to Trot * Big Top Pee-wee * Midnight Run * Beetlejuice * Summer School * Wisdom * Back to School * Pee-wee's Big Adventure * The Forbidden Zone

Danny Elfman Metal Albums

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With THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS franchise growing each year, Walt Disney Records is releasing a brand new cover album, NIGHTMARE REVISITED. The album features unique, ALL [...]