The inhabitants of the CG animated movie Planet 51 live in fear of alien invasion. Their paranoia is realized when an astronaut arrives from Earth. Befriended by a young resident, he has to avoid capture in order to recover his spaceship and try to return home. The film features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Justin Long, Gary Oldman, and John Cleese.
Apart from the orchestral score, 15 further sessions were convened on various pop songs from the 1950’s which feature in the movie, the standard line up comprising vocals, guitar, bass guitar, Hammond organ and kit. Some of the songs had fuller arrangements featuring brass, saxes and strings and they were all recorded at Abbey Road studios 2 and 3.
Peter Cobbin was the recording engineer and Graham Walker was Music Producer for all the sessions.