Clip: Paige Nearly Puts It Together in ‘Central Park’ Ep. 5; Guest Composer Alan Menken

Politically intrigue is served in a family meal scene from the newly-launched fifth episode of Central Park, available to watch now on Apple TV+. In “Dog Spray Afternoon,” Owen (Leslie Odom Jr.) grapples with a graffiti artist tagging the park, while Helen (Daveed Diggs) plots against Bitsy’s (Stanley Tucci) dog, Shampagne.

Special guest stars in episode 105 include David Herman, Brian Huskey, Janelle James, Phil Lamarr, Andrew Rannells, Rory O’Malley, Tony Shalhoub, Daniel Van Kirk and Kelvin Yu, and guest songwriters include Disney Legend Alan Menken and Glenn Slater.

Central Park follows the Tillermans, a family that lives in Central Park. Owen, the park manager, and Paige, his journalist wife, raise their kids Molly (Kristen Bell) and Cole (Tituss Burgess) in the world’s most famous park, while fending off hotel heiress Bitsy Brandenham and her long suffering assistant Helen, who would love nothing more than to turn the park into condos.

The series is created, written and exec produced by Loren Bouchard (creator, Bob’s Burgers), Josh Gad (voice of Olaf in Frozen) and Nora Smith; Sanjay Shah and Halsted Sullivan are also exec producers. Central Park is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

In addition to Menken and Slater, season one features a star-studded lineup of guest songwriters and composers, including Fiona Apple, Cyndi Lauper and Meghan Trainor.

Read more about the series in Ramin Zahed’s story from the May ’20 issue of Animation Magazine here.



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