Johnson, Carl 1965- (Carl Swander Johnson)

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Johnson, Carl 1965- (Carl Swander Johnson)

PERSONAL

Born 1965; raised in Kansas. Education: University of Kansas, B.A., arts degree (with distinction), 1988; completed a program in film scoring at the University of Southern California, 1989; has children.

Addresses:

Agent—Soundtrack Music Associates, 2229 Cloverfield Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Career:

Composer, orchestrator, conductor, and arranger. Landmark Entertainment Group, music department assistant, beginning 1989, later became staff composer, until 1991. Imagination Development Group, founder (with Mark Cooper). Affiliated with Vinifera Records. Orchestrator, conductor, and composer for installments of Tough Truck Adventures (animated; also known as Tonka Tough Truck Adventures), beginning c. 2004.

Awards, Honors:

Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding achievement in music direction and composition, 1995, for Aladdin; Emmy Award nominations, 1996, for Animaniacs and Gargoyles; Annie Award nomination, best individual achievement: music in a television production, International Animated Film Society, 1997, for Mighty Ducks; Annie Award nomination (with Mark Watters), best individual achievement: music in a feature/home video production, 1997, for Aladdin and the King of Thieves; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding achievement in music direction and composition, 1998, for Pinky and the Brain; Annie Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement for music in an animated feature production, 1998, for Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin; Emmy Award, outstanding music composition for a series (dramatic underscore), 1999, for "Final Mission," Invasion America; Emmy Award, outstanding music composition for a miniseries or movie (dramatic underscore), 1999, for Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You; DVD Premiere Award nomination, best original score, DVD Exclusive awards, 2003, for The Hunchback of Notre Dame II; iParenting Media Award, best product of 2005, Gold Medal Award, National Parenting Publications, Outstanding Achievement Award, Parents' Guide to Children's Media, Seal of Approval, National Parenting Center, parenting pick, Parents magazine, designation as one of the Dr. Toy best children's products, and other awards and honors, all with others, for Movies in My Mind.

CREDITS

Television Orchestrator; Animated Series:

(With Mark Watters) Goof Troop (also known as Disney's "Goof Troop"), ABC and syndicated, beginning 1991, ABC, 1992-93.

Taz-mania (also known as Tazmania), Fox, 1991-94.

Batman: The Animated Series (also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman), Fox, 1992-95.

Bonkers, broadcast on Disney's "Raw Toonage" (also known as Raw Toonage), CBS, 1992-93, broadcast on Disney Afternoon, syndicated, 1993-96.

Animaniacs (also known as Animania and Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), Fox, 1993-95, The WB, 1995-98.

Aladdin (also known as Disney's "Aladdin," Aladdin de Disney, and Aladino), CBS and syndicated, 1994-95.

Gargoyles, syndicated, 1994-96.

Freakazoid, The WB, 1995-97.

Pinky and the Brain (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Pinky and the Brain," Aely ja vaelaeys, Minus et Cortex, Pinky kai Brain, Pinky und der Brain, and Pinky y Cerebro), The WB, 1995-98.

Mighty Ducks (also known as Disney's "Mighty Ducks" and Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series), ABC and broadcast in The Disney Afternoon programming block, syndicated, both 1996-97.

Toonsylvania (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Toonsylvania"), Fox, 1998-99, some sources cite broadcast in The No Yell Motel programming block.

Alien Racers, Fox, 2005-2006.

Television Conductor; Animated Series:

Batman: The Animated Series (also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman), Fox, 1992-95.

Animaniacs (also known as Animania and Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), Fox, 1993-95, The WB, 1995-98.

RoboCop (also known as Robocop, RoboCop: The Series, and Robocop: The Series), syndicated, 1994-95.

Gargoyles, syndicated, 1994-96.

Toonsylvania (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Toonsylvania"), Fox, 1998-99, some sources cite broadcast in The No Yell Motel programming block.

Alien Racers, Fox, 2005-2006.

Television Orchestrator; Animated Movies:

Leroy & Stitch, Disney Channel, 2006.

Television Orchestrator and Conductor; Animated Specials:

Timmy's Gift: Precious Moments Christmas, NBC, 1991.

A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, ABC, 1998, included in Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (also known as Disney's "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving"), Buena Vista Home Video, 1999.

Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (also known as Winnie the Pooh's Valentine's Day Special), ABC, 1999.

Television Music Arranger; Animated Specials:

Timmy's Gift: Precious Moments Christmas, NBC, 1991.

Tiny Toons Spring Break, The WB, 1994.

A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, ABC, 1998, included in Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (also known as Disney's "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving"), Buena Vista Home Video, 1999.

Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (also known as Winnie the Pooh's Valentine's Day Special), ABC, 1999.

Animated Film Orchestrator:

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (also known as Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure), Buena Vista Home Video, 1997.

Piglet's Big Movie, Buena Vista, 2003.

The Emperor's New Groove 2: Kronk's New Groove (also known as The Emperor's New Groove 2, Kronk's New Groove, and Kuzco 2-King Kronk), Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.

WALL-E (also known as Wall-E), Buena Vista, 2008.

Live Action Film Orchestrator:

D2: The Mighty Ducks (also known as The Mighty Ducks 2), Buena Vista, 1994.

A Kid in King Arthur's Court, Buena Vista, 1995.

Love's Labour's Lost (also known as Peines d'amour perdues), Miramax, 2000.

The Perfect Storm (also known as Perfect Storm, Den perfekta stormen, Der Sturm, En pleine tempete, Furtuna perfecta, Gniew oceanu, La tempesta perfetta, La tempete, La tormenta perfecta, Mar em furia, Meren raivo, Tempestade, Tormenta perfecta, and Una tormenta perfecta), Warner Bros., 2000.

Windtalkers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

George of the Jungle 2, Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

June, FatKid Films, 2004.

The Murder Game, 500 Pieces Films, 2006.

Crazy Girls: Undercover, Western Media Corporation, 2007.

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Paramount, 2008, IMAX version released as The Spiderwick Chronicles: The IMAX Experience.

Animated Film Conductor:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

Piglet's Big Movie, Buena Vista, 2003.

Live Action Film Conductor:

June, FatKid Films, 2004.

The Murder Game, 500 Pieces Films, 2006.

Crazy Girls: Undercover, Western Media Corporation, 2007.

Animated Film Song Arranger:

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (also known as Disney's "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving"), Buena Vista Home Video, 1999.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

Piglet's Big Movie, Buena Vista, 2003.

Teacher's Pet (also known as Disney's "Teacher's Pet" and Teacher's Pet: The Movie), Buena Vista, 2004.

Film Work; Other:

Assistant to the composer, One Night with the King (also known as Esther Queen of Persia and One Night with the King: The Call of Destiny), Gener8Xion Entertainment, 2006.

Performer of music and songs appearing in films and television productions.

Film Appearances:

Polka musician, Grumpier Old Men (also known as Grumpy Old Men 2), Warner Bros., 1995.

RECORDINGS

Album Producer:

Movies in My Mind, Vol. 1, Imagination Development Group, 2001.

Movies in My Mind, Vol. 2, Imagination Development Group, c. 2002.

Movies in My Mind, Vol. 3, Imagination Development Group, c. 2002.

Album Orchestrator:

Bugs Bunny on Broadway, Warner Bros./Wea, 1991.

WRITINGS

Television Music; Animated Series:

Goof Troop (also known as Disney's "Goof Troop"), ABC and syndicated, beginning 1991, ABC, 1992-93.

Taz-mania (also known as Tazmania), Fox, 1991-94.

Bonkers, broadcast on Disney's "Raw Toonage" (also known as Raw Toonage), CBS, 1992-93, broadcast on Disney Afternoon, syndicated, 1993-96.

Animaniacs (also known as Animania and Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), Fox, 1993-95, The WB, 1995-98.

Aladdin (also known as Disney's "Aladdin," Aladdin de Disney, and Aladino), CBS and syndicated, 1994-95.

Gargoyles, syndicated, 1994-96.

Freakazoid, The WB, 1995-97.

Pinky and the Brain (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Pinky and the Brain," Aely ja vaelaeys, Minus et Cortex, Pinky kai Brain, Pinky und der Brain, and Pinky y Cerebro), The WB, 1995-98.

Adventures from the Book of Virtues (also known as The Book of Virtues), PBS, 1996-97.

Mighty Ducks (also known as Disney's "Mighty Ducks" and Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series), ABC and broadcast in The Disney Afternoon programming block, syndicated, both 1996-97.

Invasion America, The WB, 1998.

Robocop: Alpha Commando (also known as RoboCop: Alpha Commando), syndicated, 1998-99.

Toonsylvania (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Toonsylvania"), Fox, 1998-99, some sources cite broadcast in The No Yell Motel programming block.

Teacher's Pet (also known as Disney's "Teacher's Pet"), ABC, 2000-2002.

Alien Racers, Fox, 2005-2006.

Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot, CBS, beginning 2007.

Television Music; Live Action Series:

RoboCop (also known as Robocop, RoboCop: The Series, and Robocop: The Series), syndicated, 1994-95.

Television Music; Animated Specials:

(With others) Timmy's Gift: Precious Moments Christmas, NBC, 1991.

Tiny Toons Spring Break, The WB, 1994.

A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, ABC, 1998, included in Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (also known as Disney's "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving"), Buena Vista Home Video, 1999.

Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You (also known as Winnie the Pooh's Valentine's Day Special), ABC, 1999.

Television Music; Animated Episodes:

"Beware the Gray Ghost," Batman: The Animated Series (also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman), Fox, 1992.

"Feat of Clay: Part 1," Batman: The Animated Series (also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman), Fox, 1992.

(As Carl Swander Johnson) "For It May Come True," Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles, ABC, 1996.

Animated Film Music:

Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken, Buena Vista Home Video, 1994.

The Return of Jafar (also known as Aladdin 2), Buena Vista Home Video, 1994.

Aladdin and the King of Thieves (also known as Aladdin 3: Aladdin and the King of Thieves), Walt Disney Home Video, 1996.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Buena Vista, 1996.

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (also known as Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure), Buena Vista Home Video, 1997.

A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, included in Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (also known as Disney's "Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving"), Buena Vista Home Video, 1999, broadcast by ABC, 1998.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

Piglet's Big Movie, Buena Vista, 2003.

Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007.

Live Action Film Music:

Red Sky at Midnight (short film), 1990.

D3: The Mighty Ducks (also known as Mighty Ducks 3), Buena Vista, 1996.

Conversations in Limbo (short film), Limbo Productions/Persistent Pictures, 1998.

More to Love, Fat Lady Productions/Crystal Films, 1999.

June, FatKid Films, 2004.

Six Months Later (short film), 2005.

The Murder Game, 500 Pieces Films, 2006.

Crazy Girls: Undercover, Western Media Corporation, 2007.

The Silence of Bees (short film), 2008.

Albums:

The Murder Game (soundtrack), Vinifera Records, 2006.

Johnson's music has appeared in other recordings.

Album Composer and Scripts:

Movies in My Mind, Vol. 1, Imagination Development Group, 2001.

Movies in My Mind, Vol. 2, Imagination Development Group, c. 2002.

Movies in My Mind, Vol. 3, Imagination Development Group, c. 2002.

Album Musical Transcriptions:

Bugs Bunny on Broadway, Warner Bros./Wea, 1991.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

Carl Johnson: Music for Film,http://www.swanderfulmusic.com, November 21, 2008.

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