pee-wees-big-holidayMark Mothersbaugh is scoring the upcoming Netflix original movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. The film is directed by John Lee (Broad CityInside Amy Schumer) and stars Paul Reubens in the title role as Pee-wee Herman, alongside Tara Buck, Joe Manganiello, Jessica Pohl, Stephanie Beatriz and Alia Shawkat. The comedy revolves around a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger who inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday. Reubens has written the screenplay with Paul Rust (Arrested Development) and is also producing the project with Judd Apatow (TrainwreckKnocked UpThe 40-Year Old VirginFunny People). Mothersbaugh previously scored numerous episodes of the 80s TV series Pee-wee’s Playhouse. Danny Elfman composed the music for the two features, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Big Top Pee-weePee-wee’s Big Holiday is expected to premiere in early 2016 on Netflix.

Mothersbaugh also continues to score The Last Man on Earth, which currently airs every Sunday night on Fox. The composer also recently scored the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, which is playing in theaters nationwide.

  1. Mr. Big says:

    I would have preferred Elfman to return but Mothersbaugh makes sense.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    Agreed, I’d have preferdd Elfman, too, but I’m glad somebody in the production had the good sense to hire a previous main Pee-Wee composer rather than sticking us with some composer who had no previous connection to the series. I guess that’s a benefit of being Netflix, whereas another studio might have given us a John Debney score or a last minute Heitor Pereira replacement.

    • liamdude5 says:

      While Mothersbaugh is definitely a right choice for this movie, and I’m looking forward to the album release, what exactly would be wrong with a Debney score? I wouldn’t mind hearing Debney’s contributions to the Pee Wee universe.

      • Jack Rogers says:

        Mark handled the music duties for the tv series, Liam. He’s the right choice, not John, not Danny. Why not wait to here the music before wishing for other composers?

        • liamdude5 says:

          I’m not wishing for other composers. I’m just defending John. I thought Justin was insulting him.

    • Jack Rogers says:

      Justin, Netflix has nothing to do with the choices being made here on composer. Pee-wee’s people chose Mark. Plain and simple.

      • Justin Boggan says:

        I didn’t say Netflix did. I said somebody on the production did. Netflix merely created an environment of creative freedom to make this choice. If this had been — just pulling names for an example here — a Warner Bros. production instead of Netflix, somebody at the studio (like Harvey) would have insisted a bigger comedy name like John Debney was chosen. And yes, Netflix could have preassure them to pick another composer; Netflix commisshioned it, Netflix is providing the outlet for which it will air, and Netflix is the one that stands to loose money. But rather than micromanage ever aspect, it appears Netflix — like Amazon Studios — appears to be giving a good deal (I can’t say how much) of freedom to the productions.

  3. Rorschach says:

    What is the name of that really rough sounding Rockabilly song that was played in this movie? With the really distorted drums?