Danny Elfman: The Simpsons series closes after a new season

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The composer, who wrote the famous musical theme from the series, said that the show was living out its last year.

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Composer Danny Elfman said in an interview with Joe that the Simpsons series is coming to an end. In response to a question about whether the series’s popularity is ending and whether it would be worth closing it, Elfman replied: “Well, as far as I know, the series is coming to an end. I don’t know for sure, but I heard that this will be its last year.” The musician did not name the source of this information.

Danny Elfman is one of the most famous and popular Hollywood composers. He wrote music for many films, including “Good Will Hunting”, three parts of the movie “Men in Black”, “Dallas Buyers Club”, “Mission Impossible”, “Fifty Shades” and “Girl on the Train”. He is also known for his many years of collaboration with Tim Burton: Elfman is the author of the soundtrack to most of the director’s films, including the films Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, Batman, Corpse of the Bride and Alice in Wonderland.

However, Elfman’s most recognizable work is music from the Simpsons screensaver, which has been sounding for 30 years at the beginning of each episode of the series. The composer wrote this tune in 1989.

“All I can say is that I’m so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did. So, you have to realise, when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no-one would hear it, because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell.

“Really, I expected it would run for three episodes and get cancelled, and that would be that, because it was so weird at the time, and I just didn’t think it had a chance. So believe me, that is one of the truly big surprises in my life” Danny said.


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