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 Posted:   Mar 26, 2017 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Anyone else have appreciation for this wonderful cartoon score, composed by Johnny Douglas?

The title theme is quite beautiful and almost too good for a cartoon. Here's Douglas's adaptation of it from his CD 'On Screen':

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2017 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

That's very nice indeed. Didn't know there was a D&D TV show, nor am I familiar with the composer. What else would you recommend by him?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2017 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)



UK CD import:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/CDs-Vinyl/Railway-Children-Johnny-Douglas-His-Orchestra/B000BJ6306

http://www.dulcimarecords.com/catalogue/2/the-railway-children/

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2017 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


Oh yeah, my Saturday mornings with Johnny Douglas. Love the library cues in this clip from Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends with guest stars, the X-Men:

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2017 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

D&D has long been a holy grail for me but I know chances are slim it'll ever come out. Alas.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2017 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


The D&D main title sequence:

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2017 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

D&D has long been a holy grail for me but I know chances are slim it'll ever come out. Alas.

All those Marvel shows I think are owned by Disney now.

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2017 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

D&D has long been a holy grail for me but I know chances are slim it'll ever come out. Alas.

Just been doing some research into past posts and there are differing views as to whether the music exists. In 2010 you said Douglas had told you the music is lost, while someone else says the studios only have dialogue/music/effects tracks and that Rob Walsh might have the only copies because he worked a lot with Douglas on the 80s cartoons in general.

User GigaTiamat on YouTube has uploaded some music and effects tracks (no dialogue) so we at least know those exist.




As this is Disney (thanks Lukas), it's Intrada territory, but I doubt it's the sort of thing they'd be interested in.

Were the D+D tracks reused in other cartoons? Some cartoons shared music apparently?

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2017 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

I'm reading that a few years ago some fans tried to produce a 'final' 29th episode for the show that resolved the storyline. Did anything ever come of it? Nothing I can find online.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2017 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   JDH   (Member)

D&D has long been a holy grail for me but I know chances are slim it'll ever come out. Alas.

Just been doing some research into past posts and there are differing views as to whether the music exists. In 2010 you said Douglas had told you the music is lost, while someone else says the studios only have dialogue/music/effects tracks and that Rob Walsh might have the only copies because he worked a lot with Douglas on the 80s cartoons in general.

User GigaTiamat on YouTube has uploaded some music and effects tracks (no dialogue) so we at least know those exist.




As this is Disney (thanks Lukas), it's Intrada territory, but I doubt it's the sort of thing they'd be interested in.

Were the D+D tracks reused in other cartoons? Some cartoons shared music apparently?


Fantastic to hear that music again after so many years - I remember it from both D&D and the early 80s Incredible Hulk cartoon (with cowboy hat Rick Jones...). I would love a CD of Douglas' work from D&D, Hulk and Spidey & His Amazing Friends.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2017 - 1:16 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

I would love a CD of Douglas' work from D&D, Hulk and Spidey & His Amazing Friends.

Wouldn't we all! But I'm not holding my breath. More chance of EON allowing C & C Bond scores.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2017 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

I would salivate at the possibility of Tadlow doing a recording of all of Douglas's Sunbow scores!



  • Oh yeah, my Saturday mornings with Johnny Douglas. Love the library cues in this clip from Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends with guest stars, the X-Men:



    I was under the impression that Douglas handled orchestral duty while Rob Walsh performed more of the rock and synth variety tracks.

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     Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 2:16 AM   
     By:   litefoot   (Member)

    I would love a CD of Douglas' work from D&D, Hulk and Spidey & His Amazing Friends.

    More chance of EON allowing C & C Bond scores.


    Well, now that the Bond impossible has happened, and the Transformers impossible has happened (albeit on vinyl), I feel confident in hoping the Dungeons and Dragons impossible will happen. Disney control, so it's down to Intrada.



     
     
     Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 3:33 AM   
     By:   CindyLover   (Member)

    Aalmost too good for a cartoon.

    I ever understood the belief the liveaction are intrinsically superior even though the "Transformers" movies have demonstrated this isn't necessarily true.

     
     Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 3:26 AM   
     By:   litefoot   (Member)

    Aalmost too good for a cartoon.

    I ever understood the belief the liveaction are intrinsically superior even though the "Transformers" movies have demonstrated this isn't necessarily true.


    I meant that it's never had the same exposure as a hit primetime TV series or popular film. So, comparatively fewer people will have heard this piece of music. And that's a great shame, as it is, in my eyes (or ears), one of the great themes.

     
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