Are you ready for the twee-est and most symmetrically-composed roller-coaster of your life? Wes Anderson has announced his intentions to collaborate with Devo co-founder and composer Mark Mothersbaugh on their own theme park.
Mothersbaugh has worked extensively with Anderson on the soundtracks for some of the former's most beloved films, including Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. But Mothersbaugh is also a respected visual artist in his own right, with a new art book out this week which collects his sketches, paintings and screen prints – and that's where Anderson unveiled his hopes to bankroll their theme park of whimsy.
"I hope to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizeable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh," Anderson writes in the foreword to Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. "For 40 years he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, where the visitor is amused and frightened, often simultaneously."
Mothersbaugh's Magic Kingdom sounds good to us. Hey, who needs Walt Disney when you have Wes Anderson?
Listen to one of Motherbaugh's compositions for Anderson below:
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