Beethoven’s Wigfeaturing Richard Perlmutter

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About Beethoven’s Wig

History

Some years ago, Richard Perlmutter toyed with the idea of writing lyrics to masterpieces of classical music.  While humming Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, the words “Beethoven’s Wig is very big” popped into his head. With that spark of inspiration, Beethoven’s Wig was born. The first Beethoven's Wig album, Sing Along Symphonies, was released on Rounder Records in 2002 to overwhelming fanfare. Perlmutter was invited to appear on NPR’s All Things Considered, and then on NBC’s Today Show. National press and critics loved the fresh approach to classical music that anyone, especially youngsters, can enjoy. The album accelerated to the top [...] read more

Smiley Guy Studios Animations

Smiley Guy Studios is Beethoven's Wig's partner in the creation of the Beethoven's Wig Live Action/Animated Stage Show. Founded in Toronto in 1998 by Jonas and Jeremy Diamond, Smiley Guy Studios has produced television shows, films and commercials, and has won numerous International Film Festival Awards and an International Digital Emmy Award. Smiley Guy Studios + Beethoven's Wig Animations have won the following honors: Ottawa International Animation Festival 2012 - Best Short Animation Made for Children SNOB Film Festival 2012 - Best Short Comedy Anima Mundi The International Animation Festival of Brazil 2013 - Best Sound Design Toronto International [...] read more

Awards

Music Awards Grammy Award Nomination: Best Musical Album for Children (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008) American Library Association Notable Recording (2003, 2005, 2009, 2012) ALA Booklist, Editor's Choice (2002, 2004, 2008) Parents Choice Award (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012) NAPPA Award (2002, 2004, 2006) Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award (2003, 2005, 2009) Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence (2003) Parents Magazine 'Top 10 of 2011' Pick Film Awards - Films Produced By Smiley Guy Studios Ottawa International Animation Festival (2012) - Best Short Animation Made For Children SNOB Film Festival (2012) - Best Short Comedy Anima Mundi The International [...] read more