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Shawn Patterson is an Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy nominated Composer, Songwriter and Music Producer. Originally hailing from Athol, Massachusetts, Patterson's life long passion for music started with his late father, Ronald Patterson, a multi-instrumentalist musician. As a child, Shawn was exposed to television shows whose music scores (and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Lego Movie Soundtrack
The Oscars Self - Nominee


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  Managed (Short) (completed)
 2015-2018 The Adventures of Puss in Boots (TV Series short) (77 episodes)
- All Hail, Puss! (2018)
- Flock the Boat (2018)
- Not a Date (2018)
 2016 Victor & Valentino (TV Short) (music by)
 2010-2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series short) (40 episodes)
- Noidstrom Rack (2014)
 2012-2013 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (TV Series) (23 episodes)
- Cereal Killer (2013) ... (original score)
 2012 Saber (TV Series short) (1 episode)
 2012 Zombie Murder Explosion Die! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Arcade Fire (2012)
 2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars III (TV Movie)
 2009 Page Turner (Short)
 2009 Titan Maximum (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Mercury Falling (2009)
- Dirty Lansbury (2009)
- To Eris, Human (2009)
 2008 Tak & the Power of Juju (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Break This/Pack of Apes (2008) ... (original score music)
 2007-2008 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (TV Series short) (29 episodes)
- Dia De Los Padres/Moustache Love (2008) ... (original score music)
- Back to Escuela/No Belts, No Boots, No Brero (2008) ... (original score music)
- Golden Eagle Twins/Cuervo Project (2008) ... (original score music)
- Wrong and Dance/Love and War (2008) ... (original score music)
 2007 Random! Cartoons (TV Series short) (2 episodes)
- Yaki & Yumi (2007)
- Girls on the Go! (2007)
 2005-2006 The X's (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Accidental Hero/Untied (2006) ... (original score music)
- The Haunting of Home Base (2006) ... (original score music)
- Train Rex/Homebody (2006) ... (original score music)
- Live and Let Diaper/In-Law Enforcement (2006) ... (original score music)
- Quit Your Day Job/Missing Home (2006) ... (original score music)
 2006 Cheap Date (Short) (original music by)
 2004-2005 Dave the Barbarian (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Night of the Living Plush/I Love Neddy (2005) ... (original score music)
- Not a Monkey/Happy Glasses (2005) ... (original score music)
- The Way of the Dave/Beauty and the Zit (2005) ... (original score music)
- Fiends and Family/Plunderball (2004) ... (original score music)
- Red Sweater of Courage/Dog of the Titans (2004) ... (original score music)
 2002 Kamp Ontario: Jacob's Under Years (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1998-2000 Oh Yeah! Cartoons (TV Series short) (19 episodes)
- Jelly's Day: Aunt Broth's Makeover/Terry and Chris/Mina and the Count: FrankenFrog (1999) ... (segment ": "Jelly's Day: Aunt Broth's Makeover")
 1999 King Crab: Space Crustacean (TV Short)
 1999 Herd (Short)
 1996 Project G.e.e.K.e.R. (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- Future Shocked (1996) ... (original score music)
- Geekman (1996) ... (original score music)
- Noble Savage (1996) ... (original score music)
- Worm (1996) ... (original score music)
- Independence Daze (1996) ... (original score music)
  The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 1996) (segment composer - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1995)
- Pen Pals/Big Flakes (1995) ... (segment composer)
- Ol' Blue Nose/Stupid Sidekick Union (1995) ... (segment composer)
- The Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen (1993) ... (segment composer)
 1996 KaBlam! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Built for Speed (1996) ... (segment "The Louie and Louie Show")
 1995 Hate (TV Short)
 1995 The Louie N' Louie Show (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"The Fisher King" original music for three different trailers.

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Shawn Michael Patterson


Louise Patterson  (divorced)  (3 children)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I love composing to picture long or short - animated or otherwise - as long as the story is decent and the characters draw you into them. If the story is good - it doesn't matter if it's a children's pop up book or finger puppets.


When Patterson finished writing the hit song, "Everything Is Awesome" for The Lego Movie (for which he received an Academy Award nomination), Shawn intended to have rappers Snoop Dogg and Ice T perform his rap lyrics on the soundtrack. However, the film's directors brought in "The Lonely Island"; who altered some of Patterson's existing rap lyrics and performed on the soundtrack instead. See more »

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