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 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   gmanca   (Member)

Anyone have any suggestions as to what the Barry release might be?

Howard The Duck is a Disney property, I think.


The movie's Universal.


That is true, it is more that UMG would be involved as Universal only distributed the film. that said, Disney also has Lucasfilm and I am sure that was a partial stumbling block.

Can only hope that it is one of those Intrada releases with all of the music, Barry, Dolby/Llea Thompson and Sylvester Levay's work.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   Lokev   (Member)

Too bad, was hoping for some David Newman (Ducktales: The Movie). But Goldsmith (I'm hoping for Mulan) or Broughton will do just fine.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Davy Crockett would sell well to baby-boomers the world over. They could even sell a few caseloads of CDs to the late Fess Parker's Winery in California, where I understand they still make good money from sales of his famous coonskin cap and other Crockett memorabilia.


http://www.fessparkerwines.com/products/Coonskin-Cap?pageID=48d9155c-dfec-725c-1c68-79cc114524ab&sortBy=DisplayOrder&maxRows=10&

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 1:14 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Anyone have any suggestions as to what the Barry release might be?

Howard The Duck is a Disney property, I think.


The movie's Universal.


That is true, it is more that UMG would be involved as Universal only distributed the film.


Given that the copyright notice is entirely to Universal (unlike with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies/TV shows, which are all Lucasfilm), I think they had more to do with it than just distributing. Otherwise it wouldn't have cost several executives their jobs...

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Anyone have any suggestions as to what the Barry release might be?

Howard The Duck is a Disney property, I think.


The movie's Universal.


That is true, it is more that UMG would be involved as Universal only distributed the film.


Given that the copyright notice is entirely to Universal (unlike with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies/TV shows, which are all Lucasfilm), I think they had more to do with it than just distributing. Otherwise it wouldn't have cost several executives their jobs...


Without having any inside knowledge whatsoever, I'm sure this one is very convoluted. On the one hand, both Marvel and Lucasfilm are now owned by Disney. But the rights to their properties are entangled in deals made years ago. That's why if you're in Orlando, you'll find Marvel rides not at Disney World but at Universal Studios Theme Park. UMG (Universal Music Group) is now a completely separate company from Universal Studios; they share only the name and the logo. So if you want to expand a score from a Universal film released on a Universal label, you are dealing with two companies that happen to have the same name.

So you have a character owned by Marvel (but ancillary rights to products featuring that character are not necessarily owned by Marvel), a film from Universal in association with what's now a division of Disney, originally released on CD by MCA (now UMG). Oh, and I believe Thomas Dolby was a Capitol Records artist at that time, and I have no idea what rights (if any) they retained to his work. And all that said, who knows if the deals made for all of these things have lapsed or are still in effect? So I doubt it's remotely as easy as saying that it's "a Disney property."

Obviously, all these things can be worked out (usually), but they're very convoluted and take time and money. And at the end of the day, you'd be able to release the score for a bomb that most of the people involved would rather forget.

But again, I have absolutely no inside information on this, and it's always possible that all rights to this music somehow are owned by a guy named Phil who has the master tapes under his sink in his house in Encino.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

That means there's a good chance for:

Paul Smith - The Three Lives of Thomasina
George Bruns - Love Bug / Herbie Rides Again
Johnny Mandel - Escape To Witch Mountain
Johnny Mandel - Freaky Friday
Ron Goodwin - One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Ron Goodwin - Candleshoe


I'd also love to see:

Lalo Schifrin - Return From Witch Mountain
Lalo Schifrin - Cat From Outer Space
Robert F. Brunner - Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N
Robert F. Brunner - Castaway Cowboy
William Alwyn - Swiss Family Robinson
William Alwyn - In Search Of The Castaways
Buddy Baker - Treasure Of The Matecumbe


Please oh please let Mandel's awesome Witch Mountain see the light of day. It's literally my earliest memory of music in film, and that main title still holds up. Fingers crossed!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I'm copy/pasting my wish list (with the exception of The Black Hole smile from this thread:
And I can only hope that Intrada has this holy grail of mine up their Buena Vista sleeve:



I could not believe that no-one with the rights to the Rankin Bass Hobbit / Return of the King took advantage of the Jackson movies over the years.

Heck, at this point I just want a Hobbit DVD with all of the sound FX.


No mention of the composer on the cover? For shame.

 
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