The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)
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|song name||The Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Disney Music Block Party, Here Comes Science, Podcast 56|
|sung by||John Flansburgh and John Linnell|
- A parody of the 1954 folk song, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" (once used by Disney to promote the 1954 film, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier). TMBG's version stays mainly faithful to the original's arrangement, with the exception of the addition of some futuristic spacey effects and synths.
- A video for the song was released on the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast feed on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008. The video was directed by David Cowles, Max Porter, and Ru Kuwahata (of Tiny Inventions). Tiny Inventions posted a blog entry about the creation of the video, including storyboards and rough animation. It can be viewed here. The video also won first place in the "Commissioned Music Video" category as the 2009 Kalamazoo Film Festival.
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