As part of my new demo reel I decided to re-score one of Warner Brothers classic cartoons, it turned out to be a fun experience. Animation is one of the most interesting and complex genres to score in film music. The way composers today score cartoons has substantially changed compared to the golden age of animation in Hollywood (early 30's to late 60's). But one thing still remains true, and that is the fact that this style is really fun to score!
Here is an example of what in film music we call "Mickey-mousing" music as close to the action as possible; a style particularly popular in the early days of animation.