Zooey Deschanel has shown her versatility through her work in film and as a musician in the band She & Him. Now Deschanel is being tapped to sing children's movie themes.
So when the actress and She & Him singer was tapped to write the closing song for the new "Winnie the Pooh" movie, she sought to set that same kind of standard for her tune.
"I wanted something that a kid could see now, and then hear in like 15, 20 years and still like the song, and something that their parents would like when they see the movie," Deschanel said in a recent phone interview.
The result, "So Long," is a whimsical ditty, one of three songs that Deschanel croons for the animated film, in theaters Friday. (She also sings the classic theme song, "Winnie the Pooh.") She describes the song as "not too modern but not too old-fashioned," which could also apply to Deschanel.