So far, there have been 662 episodes of The Simpsons but the upcoming 31st and 32nd season may be singing a different tune thanks to a new suit by the former composer of the series created by Matt Gröning.
Alf Clausen, who scored a pink slip in 2017 after 27 songs for Marge, Homer, Bart, and the crew, stars Disney, producers 20th Century Fox Television, and James L. Brooks & Gracie Films Action taken against age discrimination. Sueing a jury and claiming that the reason given at the time for leaving it – "to turn the music in a different direction" – was "wrong," says two-time Emmy winner Clausen.
"The defendant has treated the plaintiff as alleged here, deliberately violating his rights and safety and despising his actions and omissions," the 18-page complaint (read here) states unspecified claims for damages can be asserted.
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As evidence of such ageism, Clausen's cease and desist lawsuit at the Los Angeles Supreme Court alleges that his successor in the series was "significantly younger, who not only paid less, but was not hindered." 19659002] Bleeding Fingers Music, the collective co-founded by Hans Zimmer, has broken the contract to play The Simpsons after Clausen had gone into the can. The room is 61 years old, although BFM member Austen Fray seems to be the one who, according to the Bleeding Fingers website, directly deals with The Simpsons tunes.
Clausen's lawyers at Girardi & Keese and Livingston & Bakhtiar do not specify what disability Clausen has.
Disney has been owned since the $ 71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's film and television assets in March. Disney Television The 20th Century Fox TV studio division did not comment on the suit when Deadline contacted it today ,
While Clausen did not capture the title song The Simpsons he reworked the tune of Danny Elfman's third season of the series. Overall, Clausen wrote and conducted music for about 565 episodes of the series. These are some big numbers from Disney and we are not talking about the AARP POV.