Jim teamed up with Dreamworks Animation to score the new short film, “Operation Got Your 6”, or the pro-veteran non-profit organization Got Your 6. This new short, featuring First Lady Michelle Obama and the Penguins of Madagascar, allowed Jim to bring back his themes for the Penguins that he wrote for the original Madagascar films. You can watch it below!
Buzhaski Boys (music by Jim Dooley) and Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare (music by Hans Zimmer & Jim Dooley) were both nominated for Academy Awards in the Short Film (Live Action) and Short Film (Animated) categories, respectively. For more information on the nominees, visit the Oscars website.
The short Jim scored with Hans Zimmer, “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”, has received an Annie Award nomination for Best Animated Short Subject!
The short Jim scored with Hans Zimmer, “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”, has made the Oscar short list for animated shorts!
Jim recently scored the short film Buzkashi Boys, about two best friends in Afghanistan. The film screened in Los Angeles Sept 14-16. More screenings coming soon!!
A short film that Jim recently scored, Buzkashi Boys, will premiere at the Beijing International Film Festival (screening dates not announced yet).
Video from the Dreamworks Animation panel at the Miami Film Festival is now up – Jim spoke about working on “First Flight” among other things, and first appears around the 6:40 mark!
Jim will be appearing at the Miami International Film Festival with directors Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson to discuss what it took to make First Flight. The panel discussion, entitled “Art Meets Technology: A Look at Computer Animated Shorts” will take place on March 8, 2008 at 1:30pm. For more information, and tickets, visit the official film fest website.
James and Mel Wesson strike again, this time on a short film for the SOS program of Al Gore. It will premiere as one of 7 films selected at the Tribeca Film Festival on wednesday night in NYC! Director, Gabriel London, created Electroland to raise awareness of power consumption and creation in the United States. Audio clips are now up!
This Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, First Flight will be screening at The Very Short Movies Festival. The screening will start at noon, so come check it out! Also, this past weekend First Flight won “Best Animation” at the Sedona Film festival.
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