For over eight years now, the musical collective known as Postmodern Jukebox has been giving the world renditions of modern music done in the style of early 20th century musical genres.
They’ve given us swing and jazz infused covers of artists ranging from David Bowie and Prince, to more current artists like Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga. In addition, PMJ has also taken on jazzy versions of music from films like Harry Potter, not to mention TV animated favorites from back in the day like Darkwing Duck, Gummi Bears, Muppet Babies, and more. And now, they’ve turned their attentions to Pinky and the Brain.
Yes, they’ve revised the world of vintage weekday afternoon cartoons with their latest song, an amazing rendition of the theme song from Warner Animation’s classic series Pinky and the Brain. And as an added bonus, they’ve brought along a pair of very special guests for this particular number: Pinky and the Brain themselves, voice actors Rob Paulsen (host of Talkin’ Toons) and Maurice LaMarche! The two actors perform a little skit during the song, one which should give everyone who grew up watching their show all the nostalgic feels.
The reimagining of the Pinky and The Brain theme song as a Jessica Rabbit-style torch ballad, sung by singer and actress Emily Goglia, is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone who loves old-timey tunes, or classic cartoons, or both. The single is part of the new Postmodern Jukebox album Sepia Is The New Orange, and if you’re of a certain age and watched shows like Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brian, then this one is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Once you’ve listened to this song a few times, be sure to visit the PMJ YouTube channel and check out hours of retro flavored renditions of some of your favorite tunes.
Images: Warner Brothers Animation