September 4, 2015
Danny Elfman's studies
1).In High school he started a ska band. Elfman went on to study numerous musical styles in Ghana and Mali Elfman then returned to the United states to unofficially study at the California Institute of the Arts.
2).Danny Elfman was completely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until 1970's that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystical Knights Of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richards directorial debut, Forbidden Zone in 1980 (now considered a cult classic by Elfman fans.)
Oscar nominations for Milk, Big Fish, Good Will Hunting and Men in Black.
Emmy win for Desperate Housewives.
Emmy nomination for The Simpsons.
Golden Globe nominations for Alice in Wonderland, Big Fish and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Grammy win for Batman (1990).