[JPL] The Music of 'Bah Humduck'

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The Music of 'Bah Humduck'

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The Music of 'Bah Humduck'
November 3rd, 2006 11:25 AM by Aaron H. Bynum

Yuletide Toons

Available to animation fans and music lovers very soon is the CD soundtrack
to one of this season's most uniquely anticipated projects. The animated
film Bah Humduck: A Looney Tunes Christmas, which will air on Cartoon
Network in the very beginning of December 2006, will be given the royal
treatment when it comes to a musical score capable of serving as both
tribute and fresh new mix. A humorous new version of the classic story of "A
Christmas Carol", Bah Humduck: A Looney Tunes Christmas takes on many
classic Holiday songs with a wonderful assortment of jazz music, written and
arranged by one of the music industry's most fascinating and talented
groups.

The musical score for Bah Humduck: A Looney Tunes Christmas is spearheaded b
Gordon Goodwin and his Big Phat Band. Given the jazz ensemble's remarkable
talent and Goodwin's experience in working on several animated film and
series,' their work on Bah Humduck: A Looney Tunes Christmas includes much
love and interest in animation. This CD soundtrack release is full of
yuletide classics as well as a sing-along bonus disc with tracks sung by all
of the great, classic Warner Bros. characters. The bonus disc cartoon
characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Marvin the Martian
singing along with the Big Phat Band to songs like "Jingle Bells," "Santa
Claus is Coming To Town," and "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer."

Scheduled for domestic release on November 14th, 2006, the CD soundtrack
(and bonus sing-along disc) of Bah Humduck: A Looney Tunes Christmas is
perfect for animation fans getting into the Holiday spirit.

Gordon Goodwin wrote and arranged the score for the film, with a great
homage to the orchestras that accompanied the original Looney Tunes
cartoons. While the animated film will air on Cartoon Network the weekend of
December 1st, 2006, this mix includes Big Phat Band's reinventions of
standards "This Is Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "O
Tannenbaum" (renamed "Yo Tannenbaum").

The sing-along bonus includes nearly every iconic Looney Tunes character in
singing Holiday songs; such as Porky Pig, Bugs, and Daffy joining in on
"Hark The Herald Angels Sing," Speedy Gonzalez with his rendition of "Feliz
Navidad," and all the characters chiming in on "The 12 Days of Christmas"
and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas."

A hilarious take on "A Christmas Carol," Bah Humduck! ­ A Looney Tunes
Christmas follows the exploits of Daffy Duck, the "Scrooge-like" proprietor
of the Lucky Duck mega-mart. The film will be broadcast on the Cartoon
Network three times during the weekend of December 1st and will be available
on DVD this winter via Warner Home Video. The track listings for the
mid-November releases are as follows:

Bah Humduck: A Looney Tunes Christmas
01. Main Title
02. Attention Holiday Shoppers
03. Kiss Me, It's Christmas
04. That Spitting Problem
05. The Taskmaster 7000
06. Workin', But Swingin'
07. The Lucky Duck Orphanage
08. This is The Final Indignity
09. Bugs Hides Daffy
10. Bah Humduck Finale
11. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Featuring Gordon Goodwin, piano),
12. Yo Tannenbaum (Featuring Andy Martin, Trombone: Gordon Goodwin, tenor
sax), 
13. This Is Christmas (Featuring Dan Savant, trumpet)

BONUS CD
Performed by Joe Alaskey (Daffy Duck, Marvin the Martian, Pepe LePew,
Foghorn Leghorn), Billy West (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd), Bob Bergen (Porky
Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Tweety Bird).

01. Jingle Bells (Kids and all characters)

02. Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer (Kids, Bugs Bunny, Daffy, Foghorn Leghorn,
Speedy Gonzales, Marvin The Martian)
03. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Kids and Foghorn Leghorn)
04. Jingle Bell Rock (Kids & Pepe Le Pew)
05. Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Kids, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck)
06. Little Drummer Boy (Kids & Porky Pig)
07. Feliz Navidad (Kids & Speedy Gonzales)
08. The 12 Days of Christmas (all characters)
09. We Wish you a Merry Christmas (Kids & all Characters)
10. Frosty the Snowman (Kids, Foghorn Leghorn)
11. Oh Christmas Tree (Kids, Bugs Bunny)
12. Up on the House Top (Kids, Foghorn Leghorn)
13. Joy To The World (Kids, Tweety Bird, Marvin The Martian)
14. Silent Night (Kids, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd)

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About Big Phat Band: Bolstered by a surprising teen fan base, the Big Phat
Band hit the Billboard magazine Jazz Chart earlier this year with the
release of their album, The Phat Pack. The Wall Street Journal declared
Goodwin's "jazz band is a big phat hit on the high school circuit" while
"Goodwin has rock star status with high school jazz kids." In addition to
helming the Big Phat Band, Gordon Goodwin won a Grammy Award for his musical
work on the animated feature The Incredibles and orchestrated the score for
this summer's most talked-about film, Snakes on a Plane. His work can also
be heard in new films The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner and Flyboys.



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