Santa Monica, CA (April 25, 2007)–Ryan Elder of Emoto is currently providing original music for Acceptable.TV, VH-1’s new comedy series from executive producers Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab and Jack Black.
Each week, the show presents five mini TV shows created by the Acceptable.TV team. After the broadcast, viewers vote for their favorites with the two most popular shows returning with a new episode the following week.
Elder has been writing the score for Mr. Sprinkles, a biting modern day fable, that has been chosen by viewers to make a return engagement in each of the show’s first three weeks. The animated short features a sad, world-weary character, who barges into homes on rainy days and scares the hell out of kids while trying to cheer them up. Mr. Sprinkles was created by Justin Roiland, best known for his animated web series House of Cosbys.
Elder’s cleverly executed score for Mr. Sprinkles provides just the right manic accompaniment to the cartoon’s off kilter storyline. “They wanted it to have the feel of a movie score,” Elder noted. “And it’s complex. You have to do the fun, kid’s stuff to play to who Mr. Sprinkles really is, and then shift quickly to a dark feel when the creepiness sets in.”
Elder, who produces the score entirely on his own, faces a turnaround schedule that is intensive even by television standards. Until the votes are tallied on Monday, he doesn’t know if Mr. Sprinkles will be making a return appearance the following week. “I’m in contact with the director on a daily basis,” Elder said. “I like the project a lot. They are talented people.”