Kraft-Engel Management, a leading film and stage music talent agency, has just launched its official website revealing many major upcoming scoring assignments, including Danny Elfman‘s involvement in Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming animated feature film Leafmen. The movie, directed by Chris Wedge, is based on the book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce about a troop of bugs that try to save a garden from an evil spider queen. The project is produced by James V. Hart (screenwriter of Hook, Contact and August Rush) and William Joyce (Robots). Elfman has previously worked on the Disney animated film Meet the Robinson, which was also based on a book by Joyce. Leafmen marks his first collaboration with Blue Sky Studios and Chris Wedge whose previous two major features have been scored by David Newman (Ice Age) and John Powell (Robots). The movie is set for a release on May 17, 2013 by 20th Century Fox.
Elfman is also scheduled to score Tim Burtons’s Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie, Men in Black III and Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful.