Blue Sky Studios and Fox Music announce a collaboration with Academy Award-winning, multi-Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson, who has signed on as Executive Music Producer for the Spies in Disguise music.
Spies in Disguise stars Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka. The Fox Animation-Blue Sky Studios-Chernin Entertainment production is directed by Troy Quane and Nick Bruno. Walt Disney Studios will release the film on Christmas Day. The film soundtrack will be released by Ronson’s Zelig Records, a joint venture with Sony Music.
In making the announcement Danielle Diego, Head of Fox Music, said, “We are so excited to be with working with Mark, one of the most innovative writer/producers of our time who is constantly breaking new ground. His unique blend of vintage soul and funk exceptionally captures the soul of our film.”
Added directors Quane and Bruno, “Having the immensely talented Mark Ronson on board as Executive Music Producer for ‘Spies in Disguise’ is hugely exciting for all of us who are working on the film.”
Diego and Quane announced the collaboration at the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Market and Festival taking place at L’Impérial Palace in Annecy, France, where they presented a Masterclass.
Ronson is an internationally renowned DJ and Academy Award-winning, seven-time-Grammy-Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning artist and producer. His upcoming fifth studio album, Late Night Feelings, will be released June 21.
In the animated action-comedy, super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.
The movie is based on Lucas Martell’s animated short, Pigeon: Impossible.