Disney, Indiana – Episode 139 – The Elfman in the Woods

In today’s episode, our hosts, Scott and Tracey, present their October selection for Future Disney Legend, film composer, Danny Elfman. They discuss his musical history, with a focus on his projects for Disney films. After a break to tune into WWED, they return with a look at the 1980 Disney live-action thriller, The Watcher in the Woods. Tracey and Scott review the film’s history, discuss why multiple endings for the story were filmed, and share their thoughts on the movie overall. Our hosts then wrap up the show with a call over to the Main Street Cinema and some listener feedback.

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Links Mentioned
The Watcher in the Woods Links
Richard Chamberlain’s Monster Movie Kid Blog: 31 Days of Halloween – Day 13: The Watcher in the Woods

Scott Michael Bosco, who worked on the bonus materials for Anchor Bay’s special edition DVD of the Watcher in the Woods posted several Watcher in the Woods related articles on his former Digital Cinema website:
* The Watcher in the Woods: The Mystery Behind the Mystery
* Interview with Carol Baker (who played Helen Curtis)
* Interview with Lynn-Holly Johnson (who played Jan Curtis)
* Interview with Harrison Ellenshaw (who re-worked the ending)
* Interview with Sam Nicholson (part of the f/x team on the “other world” sequence)

The Movie’s Trailer:

Danny Elfman Links
John Braheny interview with Danny Elfman.

Movie Wave review of the Flubber soundtrack.

Film Tracks interviews Danny Elfman about Meet the Robinsons.

Danny Elfman interview on Empire Online.

Billboard interview with Danny Elfman.

Other Links
Jesse’s Blog Post on Disney’s D-TV.

Episode Store
The Watcher in the Woods (DVD)

Danny Elfman Disney Soundtracks

Dick Tracy: Original Score

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Flubber: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack

Meet the Robinsons

Alice in Wonderland


Oz the Great and Powerful

Music for a Darkened Theatre: Film & T.V. Music 1

Music for a Darkened Theatre, Vol. 2: Film & Television Music

Other Places to Find Disney, Indiana
MouseLounge Disney Fan Podcast Directory
Podcast Alley

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