BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 27,
2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt Disney Records will release the digital
original motion picture soundtrack for "Oz The Great and Powerful" on March 5, 2012. Oscar®-nominated composer Danny Elfman reunites with director Sam Raimi for "Oz The Great and Powerful" after composing
original scores for the filmmaker's blockbuster hits "Spider-Man," "Spider-Man
2," "Darkman" and "A Simple Plan."
Elfman said, "I didn't really go in with any sense of what I wanted to do
other than just to follow the film. It was incredibly clear because the
characters and what they were doing, and what their quests were, and what needed
to be done, were all laid out, so I fell into it very easily." Elfman employed a
traditional orchestra for the film to give the music a classic feel. He relates,
"Sam did want a very strong, traditional feel to this movie. I think there has
always been the feeling that we'd like to try to give it a classic feel and a
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times
Raimi said, "Danny has a grand arsenal of musical abilities. He's able to create
a sweeping gigantic sound that can really describe a tremendous scale and help
us create this very unique world that Frank Baum
wrote about, the land of Oz."
Elfman has received Oscar® nominations for his scores for Barry Sonnenfeld's "Men in Black," Tim Burton's "Big Fish," Gus Van
Sant's "Good Will Hunting" and "Milk." Movie audiences worldwide have
also heard Danny Elfman's unique sound and style in
80 film scores, including David O. Russell's
"Silver Linings Playbook," "Hitchcock," "Promised Land," Brian De Palma's "Mission: Impossible," Martin Brest's "Midnight Run," Jon
Amiel's "Sommersby," the Hughes Brothers' "Dead Presidents," Rob Marshall's Academy Award-winning "Chicago," and Shawn Levy's
"Real Steel." For more than 25 years, Tim Burton
and Elfman have collaborated on some of the cinema's most beloved and
recognizable films and soundtracks, including "Beetlejuice," "Batman," "Edward
Scissorhand," "Sleepy Hollow," "Corpse Bride,"
and more recently, "Frankenweenie," "Dark Shadows" and "Alice in
Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco),
a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty
Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's
hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets
three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora
(Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great
wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems
facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and
who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through
illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only
into the great wizard but into a better man as well.
"Oz The Great and Powerful" is produced by Joe
Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner
and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant
Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer
are serving as executive producers. "Oz The Great and Powerful" opens in U.S.
theaters on March 8, 2013.
The original motion picture soundtrack for "Oz The Great and Powerful" will
be available digitally on March 5th;
physical CDs will be available exclusively at www.Intrada.com. For more information on Walt Disney Records' releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan
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For more information please contact:
Kleinman, Walt Disney Records/Disney Music
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