Transformers Composer Robert J. Walsh Passes Away
posted on by Karen Ressler
Soundtrack record label Varèse Sarabande Records announced on Wednesday that composer Robert J Walsh has passed away.
Born in 1947, Walsh began working as a composer and musical director at Warner Bros. Classic Animation in 1979. He went on to work at Hanna-Barberra, Marvel Animation, Stan Lee Films, and other production studios. Throughout the years he composed for a number of animated series, including the original U.S. Transformers series and its spinoff Transformers: Scramble City.
Walsh also composed for documentaries and films, such as Revenge of the Ninja and Black Dahlia, as well as video games, such as Warner Bros. Interactive's Transformers and Speed Racer games.
Walsh was also the founder of The Hollywood Film Music Library, ScreenMusic Studios, and, most recently, his company Screenmusic International. He has been the personal composer for Stan Lee (Marvel), Jim Henson (The Muppets), and Friz Freleng (Looney Toons), among others.