Milan Records announces the release of BACK TO THE OUTBACK (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX FILM), an album of music from Netflix’s latest animated adventure in the Australian Outback. Available everywhere now, the album features score music by composer Rupert Gregson-Williams as well as original vocal tracks from Australian singer-songwriters Alex the Astronaut, G Flip and Evie Irie. Rounding out the 26-track collection are two original songs written by musician, comedian, actor, and writer Tim Minchin, who also voices the character of Pretty Boy in the film. Evie Irie once again lends her vocals in a duet with Minchin for “Beautiful Ugly,” while “Maddie’s Lullaby” is performed by Indigenous Australian singer-songwriter Thelma Plum. The resulting soundtrack is a showcase of Australian musicianship and the perfect companion to the film, which debuts on Netflix today, Friday, December 10.
Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs. Leading the group is Maddie (Isla Fisher), a poisonous snake with a heart of gold, who bands together with a self-assured Thorny Devil lizard Zoe (Miranda Tapsell), a lovelorn hairy spider Frank (Guy Pearce), and a sensitive scorpion Nigel (Angus Imrie). But when their nemesis — Pretty Boy (Tim Minchin), a cute but obnoxious koala — unexpectedly joins their escape, Maddie and the gang have no choice but to take him with them. So begins a hair-raising and hilarious road trip across Australia, as they are pursued by a zookeeper Chaz (Eric Bana) and his adventure-seeking mini-me (Diesel Cash La Torraca). Directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, and also featuring the voices of Rachel House, Keith Urban, Celeste Barber, Wayne Knight, Lachlan Ross Power, and Jacki Weaver, Back to the Outback is an animated adventure that proves just because something’s different, doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful.
Rupert Gregson-Williams was born in England and educated at St. John’s College Choir School, Cambridge. The multi-award-winning composer works from his studios in both London and Los Angeles.
Gregson-Williams has scored in all genres of film and television – Credits include animations Over The Hedge, Bee Movie and Abominable; blockbusters Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the Oscar®-nominated Hotel Rwanda and Hacksaw Ridge, comedies with Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart and Kevin James, and award-winning television including The Crown and Veep are among dozens of other movie and television credits. Commercial and film collaborations have included working with Ben Folds, Hozier, Skylar Grey, Mark Knopfler, Hans Zimmer, Lebo M. and Moya Brennan.
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