Are You Game?
May 2, 2022
Intrada Announces Expanded Release of James Horner’s Soundtrack to JUMANJI 1995
Intrada has announced a colorful 2-CD expanded action score from James Horner, of his music for the wildly successful fantasy jungle-adventure franchise. Based on the 1981 children’s book and its sequel, Zathura, by Chris Van Allsburg, the media franchise has spawned four feature films (1995’s JUMANJI, 2005’s ZATHURA, 2017’s JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE and 2019’s JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, as well as an animated television series which aired from 1996 to 1999.
The 1995 movie, directed by Joe Johnston and headlined by Robin Williams along with Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth, begins with a game, players make their moves, the pieces snap into place… and incredible adventures result: giant mosquitos, wild monkeys, animals on the rampage, man-eating plants all become real! Buried within is moving tale of boy lost inside from years past, now freed in the present. Matching the story note for note is Horner’s florid, exciting symphonic score. Mysterious ideas suddenly become frantic, action-filled romps, gentle moments become thundering musical outbursts. The generous 51-minute 1995 album of highlights is now expanded from the original digital scoring session masters, includes previously unreleased gems such as “Store Mayhem,” “Mosquito In Car,” Plant Almost Eats Peter,” and several other cues.
For details see Intrada.