How South Park’s Composer Feels About the Movie’s Music After 20+ Years

Posted: 12/10/2021 in Screen Rant Articles


Marc Shaiman, the composer of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, recently shared his thoughts on the film’s music over 20 years after its release. While audience demand for another epic South Park film may still be there, the folks in charge of the cult series are aware how high the bar was set by the original. Shaiman in particular, working with series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, was responsible for a lot of what made the film great.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut premiered in 1999 after a lot of controversy, almost getting an NC-17 rating from the MPAA for its content. The film deftly poked fun at themes of censorship and scapegoating, while also paying homage (by way of satire) to many well-known Disney films from their “renaissance” era. One of the most beloved aspects of the movie was the twelve original songs, which were the work of Shaiman as well as Parker and Stone.

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