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  • DISNEY INVITES YOU TO SEE GIANTS

    The Hit House’s “Celestite” featured in Disney’s The BFG spot.

    This spot by The Hit House for Disney highlights the “astonishing,” “wondrous,” and “pure movie magic,” the critics have determined The BFG delivers.

    Composer Dan Diaz created “Celestite” for the “SPHERES:VERGE” album. Disney chose Dan’s music for this The BFG spot. Hear the full version of “Celestite” on SoundCloud here:

    Director Steven Spielberg takes us on a journey unlike any the world has ever known, based upon the children’s book written by Roald Dahl. 10 year old Sophie has the adventure of a lifetime when she encounters The Big Friendly Giant. Even though she’s afraid at first, she quickly finds the giant to be both charming and gentle in character. The plot twists as evil giants find out about their friendship and thus Sophie and The BFG must join forces with Queen Victoria to save themselves and the world from the bad giants.

    Watch the this spot, then go see the astonishing friendship of The BFG in theaters now.

  • FOLLOW THAT DRAGON!

    The Hit House created original music to fit “Go North” vocals from Pete’s Dragon.

    Walt Disney Pictures remade Pete’s Dragon based on the original live-action/animated musical 1977 version. Ad agency TRANSIT got the vocals from the song “Go North” from the movie and gave them to The Hit House to work our magic. Composers Scott Miller and William Hunt delivered a musical labor of love. Their original music provides a seamless instrumental synching to the loving yet wistful melody of Pete singing a tune of friendship to his companion Elliot.

    Directed by Davide Lowery, Pete’s Dragon centers on the adventures of Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who lives in the woods with his best friend Elliot, who happens to be a dragon. The tale begins when Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, tells stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just fiction, until she actually meets Pete. With the help of her friend Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate if this fable is actually true.

    Happily, in creating the music for Pete’s Dragon, we answered the timeless riddle, “If a dragon is in the forest, does it make a sound?” Turns out, some quite beautiful ones. Luckily we got to add the accompanying trailer music.

    “Go North” with Pete and his dragon on August 12.

  • Music For Dining with Giants

    The Hit House’s “Niner” featured in Disney’s “The BFG” Trailer.

    Movies about behemoths need big music that moves, so The Hit House served up a large piece fit for dining with giants.

    Composer William Hunt created “Niner” from the “EPIC FUNNY BONE The Third: Orchestral Escapades” which Disney chose to open this The BFG trailer. Hear the full version of “Niner” on SoundCloud here: “Niner” on SoundCloud

    Based upon the children’s book written by Roald Dahl, Director Steven Spielberg takes us on a journey unlike any the world has ever known. Sophie, a 10 year old girl, embarks upon the adventure of a lifetime when she encounters The Big Friendly Giant. Although initially afraid, she quickly finds the giant to be have a soul and character that is as charming as it is gentle. However, evil giants find out about their friendship and soon Sophie and The BFG must join forces with Queen Victoria to save themselves and the world from the bad giants.

    Watch the trailer, then see this epic friendship of The BFG open in theaters nationwide on July 1.

  • I SPY DECLASSIFIED, DO YOU?

    A CNN Original Series Premieres with The Hit House’s Original Theme Music.

    If every nation it the world spies, how does America counter this? With covert missions. Representative Mike Rogers, who oversaw all 16 U.S. Intelligence Agencies hosts a CNN Original Series, Declassified: America’s Untold Stories of American Spies.

    CNN needed the music that would deliver the gravitas, but also the hard hitting impact of actionable intelligence, so The Hit House was asked to deliver the assets. We did, with the original theme music to be heard at the premiere and following episodes of this behind-the-scenes look at espionage.

    Declassified premieres on Sunday, June 19 on CNN, 10pm ET/PT.

  • PERFECT PITCHES FOR “SPACEMAN”

    The Hit House swings for the fences with Dan Diaz’s custom cue for Spaceman.

    Josh Duhamel plays former all-star MLB pitcher Bill Lee in the upcoming film, Spaceman. Directed by Brett Rapkin, the story is based on the antics of an incredible talent who was blackballed from baseball due to his outspoken political views and overt drug consumption.

    The Hit House’s composer Dan Diaz composed a custom cue, “The Man in Space,” for this official trailer teaser. The song can separately be hear here on SoundCloud: The Hit House – “The Man in Space.”

    Spaceman lands in theaters and on demand on August 19.

  • “CONJURING 2” THRILLS

    The Hit House’s “Magma” from the RE:ACTION EARTH album scares up the “The Conjuring 2” viewers.

    The Conjuring 2 sequel to an eminently successful original needed to entice fans to the summer box office. The Hit House delivered, “Magma” from the RE:ACTION EARTH album as the ideal musical gravitas for the TV spot to a horrifyingly haunting story based upon true events.

    Directed by James Wan and starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, and Sterling Jerins, The Conjuring 2, is a real case from demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Set in North London, single mother Peggy Hodgson is raising four children alone resides in a house plagued by malicious spirits. The youngest daughter shows signs of demonic possession by a presence that turns its evil focus upon the demonologists themselves.

    Hear The Hit House’s “Magma” here on SoundCloud: The Hit House – “Magma”

    We dare you to go see The Conjuring 2, currently haunting the top spot in theaters everywhere. Try not to scream, if anyone could actually hear you…

  • Music From Earth to Mars and Back

    “The Space Between Us” trailer features The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s “Tiger’s Eye” track from the SPHERES: Verge album.

    Our favorite thing about earth is music, and for the upcoming movie The Space Between Us The Hit House set the stage for a grand adventure into space and matters of the heart. Dan Diaz composed various tracks for the SPHERES: Verge album, but the perfect notes emerged for setting the tone for a trip to Mars in “Tiger’s Eye,” as heard from 0-0:20 in the trailer.

    Directed by Peter Chelsom, The Space Between Us follows Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) as the first human born on Mars. Living in complete isolation from any of his human earthbound peers Gardner begins an online friendship with Tulsa (Britt Robertson) a teenager in Colorado. On his first journey to Earth, the 16-year-old Gardner finally gets to experience all the joys and wonders of a world he could previously only read and dream about visiting. Despite all the wonderment and joy at his new adventure to his “home,” calamity strikes when scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand the earth’s atmosphere which differs from that of Mars. Gardner follows his heart, finds Tulsa and on flees the authorities who seek to save him from a medical disaster. Between the heavens and earth, Gardner races against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, what Tulsa means to him, and where he belongs in the universe. The key cast is rounded out with Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino.

    Save your seat for the trip of a lifetime as The Space Between Us lands in theaters on August 19, 2016.

  • The Force is Strong with “Beauty and the Beast”

    Hollywood Reporter Beauty And The Beast Dethrones Star Wars Trailer

    Garnering 91.8 million views, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” trailer surpassed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as most viewed trailer in 24 hours.

    Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon, released its first teaser trailer on Tuesday, May 24, and promptly dethroned the reigning trailer champ, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With 88 million views in 24 hours, Star Wars, also a Disney production, was stiff competition, but as The Hollywood Reporter stated, “Talk about the power of femmes.”

    Created for Disney by Aspect, The Hit House had the privilege of working on the teaser trailer’s music. Composer William Hunt reimagined the music of “Prologue” and “Tale as Old as Time,” much to the delight of diehard fans of the original animated movie.

    Watch the trailer and read the full article here: Hollywood Reporter ‘Beauty and The Beast’ Teaser

    Beauty and The Beast graces theaters everywhere on March 17, 2017.

  • BE OUR GUEST

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer features The Hit House’s reimagined trailer music “The Rose” for Team Aspect.

    Some tales never get old and when Disney decided to create a live-action movie of their classic Beauty and the Beast , they tasked Team Aspect to create just the right teaser trailer. Aspect in turn asked The Hit House to find just the right interpretation of some timeless melodies.

    Composer William Hunt utilized all his prior experience, with trailer music such as The Jungle Book, and reimagined the songs ‘Prologue’ and ‘Tale as Old as Time’ for Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer.

    The Hit House is thrilled to be part of Beauty and the Beast’s welcoming party thanks to Aspect!

  • INTRODUCING “FRAMEWORK LAYER TWO” SOUND DESIGN ALBUM

    framework layer two Sound Design Album by Chad Hughes

    The Hit House releases a second album by Sound Designer Chad Hughes following the success of “Framework Layer One.”

    We know that the key to building a great spot is a great foundation and it’s — wait for it — Framework. You’ve heard our Framework Layer One cues in spots for X-Men Apocalypse, Ben-Hur, Bridge of Spies and more.

    Framework Layer Two is the sequel to our successful sound design release including newly-built hits, whooshes, stutters and signature sounds.

    If you need something more specialized for your next job, just hit us, we’re ready to assemble.