In the previous installment of Mining for Goldsmith I took a look at film composer Jerry Goldsmith’s work on forgotten science fiction films. Goldsmith claimed he wasn’t a big fan of science fiction, but after Planet of Apes was a huge success he was always asked to score them. One genre that Goldsmith enjoyed working on was family films. He said he always found a way to musically express these kinds of stories.
Here is a sampling including one of very last scoring assignments in 2002.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)