Bernard Hoffer (born October 14, 1934) is a Swiss-born American composer and conductor, who has created original music, best known for his work on a number of different films, television series, and commercials. He has also conducted several musical shows, such as the ballets A Boston Cinderella! and Ma Goose. He is probably best known amongst the general public for his work on Americancartoons such as Thundercats and Silverhawks. He worked on several of Rankin/Bass' television series and specials that premiered from 1985 onward. The music he developed for The MacNeil-Lehrer Report, still used on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, was nominated for an Emmy Award, and he has won six Clio Awards for his work on commercials.