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Kristopher Carter - composer for television superheroes

Kristopher Carter - Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker soundtrack CD cover Kristopher Carter's apprenticeship as a media composer was fairly typical. On leaving University he soon found employment as an orchestrator and conductor for various composers, occasionally contributing some "additional music" on their films, and gaining his own credits on some film shorts. One of his early credits was with a couple of episodes on the Warner Brothers animated Batman series. This followed the success of the first set of big screen films originally scored by Danny Elfman, and the majority of the animated episodes were scored by composers such as Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Shirley Walker, but giving opportunities to Carter and other young composers. This introduction to providing music for animated comic books resulted fortuitously in a steady role on similar series, or a severe case of composer "type-casting" depending on how you look at it, since Carter went on write the music for many other television series with a variety of animated superheroes.

Nevertheless Carter has proven his worth in this medium and has landed a number of films and television shows outside of this genre, and demonstrated his versatility. This films have included "The Other Side" and "Dance of the Dead" for director Gregg Bishop, and "Yesterday was a Lie" which is currently receiving a limited theatrical release.

Kristopher Carter's official website is at

Film music by Kristopher Carter:

    Kristopher Carter - The Other Side soundtrack CD cover
  • The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Boys will be Boys
  • The Appointment
  • Lethal Betrayal
  • A Matter of Honor
  • The Parasite
  • Gun Play
  • Treading Water
  • The Other Side - for director Gregg Bishop
  • Dance of the Dead - also for Gregg Bishop
  • Yesterday was a Lie - see for more about this movie and Carter's music for it

Television Music by Kristopher Carter:

A. R. Rahman has provided the music and songs for the following two very successful theatrical productions:

    Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis - Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo soundtrack CD cover
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • The New Batman/Superman Adventures
  • Batman Beyond - theme and music for the TV Movie and Series
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker - going direct to Video
  • The Justice League
  • The Justice League Unlimited
  • The Zeta Project
  • R. L. Stein's The Nightmare Room
  • Teen Titans
  • Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo - TV Movie with contributions from Kristopher Cater, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis
  • Ben 10: Alien Force
  • Legion of Super Heroes
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Kristopher Carter - Recommendations:

See our review of the Dance of the Dead soundtrack for details of where to download this album, and the following soundtracks are also worth investigating: