Animation, Interview, Movies, Television

A Composer’s Mindset with Kevin Manthei

Ali interviews TV, film and video game composer, Kevin Manthei. He shares about his musical influences, how he got his start composing for video games, his process for scoring an episode of TV, working as the series composer on Invader ZIM and stepping back into the world for Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, what went into creating “Peace Is Nice,” his thoughts on creative block, advice for aspiring composers, current projects and more!

Check out the following links for more of Kevin’s work:

Television

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pilot + Finale

Ali discusses the pilot and the two-part series finale, “The Last Day,” of the police procedural comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, created by Dan Goor & Mike Schur.

Read two different drafts of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine pilot:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Animation, Television

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: “Frankie My Dear”

Ali discusses her favorite episode of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, “Frankie My Dear,” written and storyboarded by Lauren Faust and directed by series creator, Craig McCracken.

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: "Frankie My Dear"
Animation, Television

Danny Phantom: “Fanning the Flames”

Ali discusses her favorite episode of Danny Phantom, “Fanning the Flames,” story by Steve Marmel, written by Marty Isenberg and directed by Wincat Alcala, Juli Hashiguchi & Butch Hartman.

Television

Victorious: “The Breakfast Bunch”

Ali discusses The Breakfast Club parody episode of Victorious, “The Breakfast Bunch,” written by Dan Schneider & Jake Farrow and directed by Steve Hoefer.

Television

Parks and Recreation: “Win, Lose, or Draw”

Ali discusses the season 4 finale of Parks and Recreation, “Win, Lose, or Draw,” written and directed by series co-creator, Mike Schur.

Television

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2

Ali discusses her favorite moments and musical numbers throughout season 2 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

Listen to the season 2 playlist.

Be sure to also check out Episode 93 — Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

Zoeys Extraordinary Playlist Season 2
Animation, Television

The Wild Thornberrys

Ali discusses the adventurous Nicktoon, The Wild Thornberrys, created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic, as well as The Wild Thornberrys Movie written by Kate Boutilier. Smashing!

The Wild Thornberrys