’s first four movies – Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - were scored by Ex-Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh. Quite awesomely, we might add.
This changed with The Darjeeling Limited, where Anderson gave his Tarantino-esque preference of using all sorts of already existing music, which includes baiscally everthing from The Kinks, to a theme from some Satyajit Ray's Charulata, with some classy support from a certain Ludwin Van Beethoven.
With The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson changed his collaborator to Alexandre Desplat, who was deservedly nominated for an Academy Award for his lovely score and provided equally great music for Moonrise Kingdom. There’s no reason why he should do any less on Grand Budapest Hotel.
is scoring The LEGO Movie, in case you were wondering.