Walt Disney Records released the original motion picture soundtrack for Frankenweenie on Sept. 25, 2012. Danny Elfman composed the original score – his 15th collaboration with writer/director Tim Burton.
From the opening scene and the first cue on the soundtrack, Elfman's "Frankenweenie Disney Logo," it's clear that Frankenweenie is not your usual story about a boy and his dog. Several of the characters we are introduced to in the film, for example Victor, Elsa Van Helsing and Edgar "E" Gore were inspired by classic horror films. "Frankenweenie is very sweet but then there's this monster movie side of it that I really got to tap into my own roots as a life-long fan of that genre," said Elfman.
Elfman's score, like the story, starts out light and carefree, but then reflects the dark turn taken when Victor loses his beloved dog, and friend, Sparky. The depth and expressiveness of the track "Re-Animation" initially recalls both the ego and excitement of past movie attempts to animate those who have gone before, but then ends with the tender reunion of boy and dog. Elfman's score alternates between the dark elements of Burton's re-imagination of the Frankenstein mythos and the quirky adventures of a boy and his Frankenweenie.
"There's a theme for Victor and his relationship with his dog and then there's actually a theme for Sparky himself," Elfman described. "Sparky's theme is more playful, as dogs are. Victor's theme is a little sadder because it's more about how much he loves and misses Sparky. It is ultimately a story about a boy and his dog and there's almost nothing purer than that."Baca lengkapnya di sini.