Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 59: ‘Action Pack’ & ‘Bear Grylls Young Adventurer’ Composer Mike Barnett

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14 Dec 21

Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 59: ‘Action Pack’ & ‘Bear Grylls Young Adventurer’ Composer Mike Barnett

I’m away again this week (normal service will be resumed next week), so I’m releasing another behind the scenes podcast in place of the normal Geektown Radio show. The interview this week (recorded in-person for a nice change!) features composer Mike Barnett, who chats about a couple of his upcoming projects – Action Pack, which is a preschool animated superhero series coming to Netflix in January, and animated film ‘Bear Grylls Young Adventurer: Endangered’.

Mike is a musician and composer of film, television and video games who, over the years, has garnered a reputation as a musical powerhouse working with some of the biggest companies in the entertainment industry.

Mike scores ‘Action Pack’, an animated series scheduled to premiere on 4th January 2022 on Netflix. With hearts, smarts and superpowers, the heroic kids of the Action Academy work together to battle the baddies — and even bring out the good in them!

 

In addition to that series, Mike most recently recorded with the Vienna Scoring Orchestra for the first in a series of animated feature films from BRON Creative/YBG Films’, titled ‘Bear Grylls Young Adventurer’, based around the famed survivalist. Set in a Hogwarts-like school in Castleton, UK, the young Grylls deals with the challenges of childhood, learn early life lessons, and embark on globetrotting escapades with a group of friends known as the Secret Ops Squad.

In 2016, Mike was nominated for an Annie Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production” for his score of Disney Juniors’ animated series ‘Sheriff Callie’s Wild West’.
Mike’s music can also be heard on Disney Juniors ‘Mickey Mouse and the Roadster Racers’, as well as the sequel ‘Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures’. His other work includes Scholastic Entertainment’s ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’, Nickelodeon’s ‘Adventures in Wonder Park’ and ‘Butterbean’s Café’; The Jim Henson Company/PBS Kids’ series ‘Splash and Bubbles’, and more.

Prior to setting out on his own, Mike worked at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control for Emmy-nominated composer James Levine on shows such as ‘Glee’, ‘The Blacklist’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, ‘Major Crimes’, ‘The Closer’ and ‘Damages’.

Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 59: ‘Action Pack’ & ‘Bear Grylls Young Adventurer’ Composer Mike Barnett


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