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Green Lantern: The Animated Series by Frederik Wiedmann (Review)

posted Oct 28, 2013, 8:21 PM by Kaya Savas

Frederik Wiedmann has found an amazing niche for himself as a composer amongst the DC Comics animated universe. His work includes series like Green Lantern, Beware The Batman and the feature-length Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and upcoming Son Of Batman. I have found that composers can do some great thematic work within an animated series and Green Lantern is no exception. 

Wiedmann is able to give the character of the Green Lantern a proper musical establishment with a great theme rooted in classic adventure. Now, the budget and time frame for an animated series are both going to be small. So the big orchestral sounds are going to be samples, but that doesn’t detract from the overall energy and lush emotional swells that Wiedmann gives the story. He uses some solo instruments to really accent certain characters and moments, which in turn makes the score feel rich and immersive. The action is engrossing and supremely melodic. I was surprised at how much weight the score held, and with a running-time that nearly fills the disc you are sure to get your fill.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series is wonderfully executed adventure score filled with heroism, grandeur and with plenty of big moments. Frederik Wiedmann has really found a canvass to fully demonstrate his scoring chops, and his big thematic work is raising the bar for animation composing.