Regular Simpsons composer Alf Clausen was not asked to score the film. Zimmer was composing for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End at the same time as he did The Simpsons Movie. He told The Hollywood Reporter that he liked "using all his creative juices at once."
The musical numbers were composed by Alf Clausen, the show's primary composer from 1990 until 2017, and although episode writer Dana Gould is credited as the sole lyricist, Al Jean clarified in the commentary track that the lyrics were a collaborative effort between several Simpsons writers.
March 28 – Alf Clausen, orchestra conductor (The Simpsons) March 30 – Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) April 3. Jan Berry, American singer (Jan & Dean) (d. 2004) Jorma Hynninen, Finnish baritone; Philippé Wynne, American musician (d. 1984) April 5. David LaFlamme, born Gary Posie, classical and rock violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
Zac MacGuire, played by Charlie Clausen, made his first screen appearance on 22 January 2013. The character and casting was announced on 13 January 2013. A TV Week reporter noted that the role marked something of a return to acting for Clausen. The actor commented "I'm very excited to join the cast of Home and Away.
For his musical work in "Treehouse of Horror XV", Alf Clausen was nominated for the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Emmy award in 2005. In addition, Michael Price won a Writers Guild of America Award for animation for the episode "Mommie Beerest".
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