Pharrell to Score Animated Film, Despicable Me

Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams will be composing the orchestral score for upcoming animated film Despicable Me, reports

Pharrell already wrote the title track for the Universal flick, which is currently playing in the background in the trailer, but news of him scoring the movie comes as a surprise. This marks the first time that the N.E.R.D. frontman has tried his hands at writing instrumental music specifically for a film. Yet Skateboard P will be getting help from Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira.

“I love cartoons and animation and I’ve never seen such incredible 3D CGI,” Williams said in a statement. “To score Despicable Me along with Hans and Heitor and write original songs for the film is a dream come true.”

Despicable Me, stars the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett and Danny McBride, among others. It is set to hit theatters on July 9. —Max G

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  • Master CHeef

    SKateboard P, Pleasure P, and Master P could start a group: P’s in a Pod.

  • latino heat

    @ Master CHeef

    a more appropriate name for that group would be Straight P-ussy.

  • nicholasdelorejo

    That’s what’s up. First Andre 3000 produces a play from his award winning cartoon “Class of 3000″, 9th Wonder teaching a class at Duke University (an Ivy League school), and now Pharrell composing music for an animated movie. I’m sure there are more examples but this is a good look for hip hop. No matter what content the artists is known to deliver in their music I hope cats begin to have some sort of theory or sense of purpose to the music they make.

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  • Alice Frye

    If only more people would read about this!