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2007-04-01 - TASCAM GigaStudio Film Composer Shawn Clement Scores "Kim Possible: What's The Switch?"FIFTH GAME IN POPULAR SERIES HITS OCT. 17
(Hollywood,CA) Composer Shawn Clement, one of the biggest names in reality TV, returns to the world of animation with the score to "Kim Possible: What's the Switch?" The fifth game in Disney's popular video game series based on the Disney Channel's hit animated TV show hits stores Oct. 17 for PlayStation 2.
In "Kim Possible: What's the Switch?" crime-fighting Kim must team up with her enemy Shego to bring the mixed up brains of Ron Stoppable and Dr. Drakken back to normal. The game's plot created special challenges. "Every cue needed two versions; good girl and bad girl," says Clement. "The challenging part was using the same piece of music in different styles." A mostly electronic score filled with twangy guitars, Clement's work is meant to invoke the Propellerheads as much as it does James Bond.
Known for his scores to hit games "The Sims 2" and "Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu," Clement most recently provided the score to Ubisoft's "Open Season," based on Sony Pictures Animation's first feature-length CG animated film. The hillbilly-themed score propels the story of Boog, a bear lured from the safety of home by Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer.
As the go-to composer for the reality TV market before anyone knew how successful it would be, Clement is credited with establishing the definitive dramatic musical style of the reality genre. In recognition, ASCAP presented Clement with a film and television award for Most Performed Underscore in 2000.
A multifaceted composer, Shawn's film credits include 2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey (with John Travolta, Samuel Jackson, Christian Slater, Michael York, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Archer and James Earl Jones), We Married Margo (Audience Favorite Award winner at the HBO/U.S. Comedy & Arts Festival), and Last Chance (Best Original Drama winner at World Fest). He has also scored such television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, and I'm Still Alive. His upcoming projects include the new reality show "Most Shocking," the Ant Hines/Sony pilot "The Papdits" and the films "Shaky Grounds," "The Drifter" and "June Cabin."
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