Ben Folds names upcoming soundtrack work

11/June/2005 - 12:54

Ben Folds will be doing soundtrack work for Dreamworks' 'Over the Hedge'.Ben Folds just finished up over on BBC Radio 2 with Jonathan Ross (OBE). He had a good natter (obviously enjoying it more than his TV appearance) and played 'You to Thank' solo. I've managed to tape it this time, and I'll try and get that up before I head off to Manchester for the show this evening.

However, one of the more interesting tidbits to come out of the interview shed some light on his recently mentioned film work.

Ben commented that after touring to promote the album, he'll be working on the soundtrack to the upcoming Dreamworks adaptation of "Over the Hedge", a comic strip from Michael Fry and T Lewis, due out in 2006.

For the uninitiated (like me), IMDB describes it as "A mischievous racoon and his sensitive best-buddy turtle along with other forest creatures try to resist the evils and temptations of encroaching suburbia". Voice credits include William Shatner (yay!), Avril Lavigne (boo!) and Bruce Willis (meh) and written by Len Blum, who brought us all 'Beethoven's 2nd' and the recent pulled-due-to-critic-hammering 'The Pink Panther'. Right.

Yahoo Movies notes that the soundtrack "will feature hits of the 1960s covered by artists of the days". Whichever song Ben gets (hopefully the reported centerpiece 'Break on Through' by The Doors) I'm sure we'll be in for another 'Golden Slumbers'-style treat.

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