Since Devo, Mothersbaugh developed a successful career writing musical scores for film and television. In film, Mothersbaugh has worked frequently with filmmaker Wes Anderson, and scored most of his feature films (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou).
His music has been a staple of the children's television shows Rugrats and Clifford the Big Red Dog. He also wrote the theme song for the new Felix the Cat show for Hanna Barbera, some music for Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and in 1990 and the theme song for The New Super Mario World for DiC Entertainment in 1991.
Mothersbaugh is also known for his music in video games including Sony's Crash Bandicoot series, the Jak and Daxter series, and EA Games's The Sims 2. This work is often performed with Mutato Muzika, the music production company he formed with several other former members of Devo including his brother, Bob Mothersbaugh.
Mothersbaugh composed the distinctive music heard in the award-winning "Get A Mac" commercials (seen on TV and online) for Apple Inc. 2006/2007.
Mark Mothersbaugh composed the score for the first season of the television series Big Love, which stars Bill Paxton. Mark Mothersbaugh was fired & replaced after one season by David Byrne of Talking Heads.
He currently hosts a drawing segment on the children's television series, Yo Gabba Gabba!.
Mark Mothersbaugh composes for film, kid's TV; The many musical lives of Mark Mothersbaugh, composer for film, kid's TV, and Devo frontman
May 08, 2005; LOS ANGELES - Even on an eclectic stretch like the Sunset Strip, it is hard to miss the Mutato Muzika office. The building is...