Ryan Shore Scores STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY
Composer Ryan Shore (STAN HELSING, CABIN FEVER 2, R.L. STINE’S MONSTERVILLE: CABINET OF SOULS) expands his travels through Disney’s Sci-fi universe with STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY, premiering on the Disney Channel later this month. The show is an original series of animated shorts which explore the untold stories that helped shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padmè Amidala, Ahsoka Tano and others. The first three episodes are now available on Disney’s YouTube channel. Shore explains his experience on STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY: “I’m so grateful to Lucasfilm for bringing me on board, and collaborating with them on these tremendous stories featuring the female heroines of STAR WARS. One of the biggest musical challenges for STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY has been finding a unique way of honoring John Williams’s indelible musical language from the trilogy of trilogies – among the most revered scores and collection of themes of all time – while at the same time penning from my own musical vocabulary. Each moment I’m writing music for a new episode, it’s beyond a dream come true to see my name next to John Williams’s on the official documents. I can’t wait for the fans to see and hear them, and I hope they enjoy them as much as I had in creating them.”
Shore also returns to score the second season of the animated Disney PENN ZERO: PART TIME HERO, which premieres July 10th on the Disney Channel. For this series, Shore scored and co-wrote the songs- over 12 hours of music to date, in every possible style for the series, as well as 60 songs. For Season 2, Disney will be releasing one episode per day, every weekday (except Fridays), July 10-27, and the series finale will air July 28.
Watch Disney’s overview of STAR WARS: FORCES OF DESTINY on YouTube here
Related story: Read my in-depth interview with Ryan Shore about his sci-fi and horror scores, The Darker Shore of Film Music