The feature length film Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were Rabbit will be releasing in the US October 7th. The short film, A Christmas Caper starring the Madagascar penguins will precede the film worldwide with a score by James.
James teams up with Hans Zimmer on the new Dreamworks animation, Madagascar. This film tells the story of four central park zoo animals and their friendships and adventures. This film releases domestically on May 27, 2005. Watch the penguins!!!
James begins composing for the newest collaboration with Hallmark Entertainment. This film, The Detective stars Tom Berenger and Cybill Shepherd. Check local listings for the airing of this crime drama.
James begins composing and orchestrating for Batman Begins with Hans Zimmer. This unique film has the unparalleled talent of James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer on the same score! Summer release.
James begins preliminary work on the new space documentary, The Mars Underground. This feature length documentary takes a close look at Dr. Robert Zubrin and his innovative ideas about short term space travel to Mars. The film is directed by Scott Gill and release information will be announced shortly.
The Hollywood Mom’s Mystery will air on Sunday, August 8th on the Hallmark Channel. This film, starring Justine Bateman and George Hamilton features a score by James in another collaboration with producers Mike Moran and Tony Roman.
James begins work on a TV movie for Larry Levinson Production in assocation with Hallmark Entertainment. Life on Liberty Street will air on the Hallmark Channel at a future date to be determined.
James comes to the end of working on the new Nancy Meyers movie, Something’s Gotta Give. In this most current collaboration with Hans Zimmer, James had an opportunity to work with some other very talented composers, including Blake Neely.
James finishes the score to the HBO documentary, The Rebels of Oakland. This show will air in December on HBO nation-wide. James begins preliminary work on a documentary for Brian Knappenberger entitled, Life After War. This documentary will air on the Sundance channel in November.
James finishes work on Pirates of the Caribbean. James also finishes work on a documentary for ESPN about Steve Carlton of the Phillies.