Lovers & Songs: EGOT Winners Wrote WandaVision Music
WandaVision will feature original theme songs by the award-winning duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, according to the latest promotion from Marvel Studios and Disney+ about the upcoming series. The new WandaVision music will premiere on Disney+ on January 15th, 2021.
🎶 They're a newlywed couple, just moved to town 🎶 Marvel Studios' #WandaVision starts streaming Jan. 15 on @DisneyPlus featuring original theme songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. pic.twitter.com/EGdHisEENa
— WandaVision (@wandavision) January 4, 2021
As you can see, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) start off their newlywed life on a high note in the latest trailer for WandaVision. First, noting they aren’t the typical married couple, the Scarlet Witch uses her reality altering powers to place a wedding band on her ring finger – and Vision’s ring digit. And cue in the all-new WandaVision chime inspired by 1950s TV jingles, which was created by the Frozen songwriting team, Lopez and Anderson-Lopez.
Who Are Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez?
Lopez is the youngest and fastest EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winner in history. Notably, along with his wife, Anderson-Lopez, he won an Academy Award for Best Song for “Let It Go” from the wildly successful animated feature film, Frozen, for which the couple wrote all the songs.
Frozen is the fifth most successful film ever. And the movie’s soundtrack album is triple platinum, with a triple platinum single, two platinum singles, and three gold singles.
The award winning duo also wrote songs for Finding Nemo: The Musical at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, as well as for the feature films Coco and Winnie the Pooh.
WandaVision Music Found Its Song in Another Couple
Lopez and Lopez-Anderson are prolific songwriters with a long-standing relationship, with The Walt Disney Company. And the song writing duo is excited to bring their talent to the latest Marvel Studios project, WandaVision music.
Lopez told Marvel.com, “WandaVision is such a cool, strange, one-of-a-kind project. When the director, Matt Shakman – an old friend from my college days – pitched it to us, we didn’t have to think about it. We loved the bright feeling of American sitcoms mixed with the deep sense of unease the story had, and it was a really inviting challenge to help set that tone.”
Anderson-Lopez added, “I grew up in the ’80s watching shows from every decade on the networks all day long. Episodes from I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch, and Family Ties shaped who I am and how I move through the world. So this project was a dream come true.”
The musical duo is behind some of the biggest Disney Animation and Pixar songs in recent years, bringing the imaginative characters to life through music and verse. With the song writing talent of Anderson-Lopez and Lopez, you can bet there will be an award show nod in WandaVision‘s future.