May 29, 2021 Tom Ito

Disney’s “Cruella” TV Spots with The Hit House’s Trailer Music

With the newest movie premiere by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures of Cruella there also came a rush of spots advertising its arrival in both theaters & on Disney+ with Premiere Access. In the above spot The Hit House composer Scott Lee Miller trailerized the song “Cradles” by Sub Urban. Additionally, The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s “Finfoot” from our “Midnight” Album, & “Bang Your Head” by Gibberish, were placed in the below two spots. A raucous, energetic, & anti-authoritarian tone to go along with Cruella’s overall mood is what was needed & what we could effectively deliver in all 3 spot.

Directed by Craig Gillespie, Cruella brings to life the origin tale of a more modern live-action justified anti-hero who rose from her humble origins as Estella Miller (played by Emma Stone, Tipper Seifert-Cleveland, & Billie Gadsdon at varied ages) & morphed into the infamous Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s punk rock revolutionary London & based on Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel & Disney’s 1961 animated film The Hundred and One Dalmations Cruella traces her rise from a clever street urchin grifter with dubious friends to her tutelage under & ultimately complete usurpation of fashion icon Baroness von Hellman (played by Emma Thompson). Rebellious music as well as avant-garde haute couture fashion sensibilities feature heavily to set the stage & impetuously move the plot forward. Cruella also stars Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, & Mark Strong.

As the critics have said, Cruella is “wickedly impressive” & the Oscar winning leads “Emma Stone & Emma Thompson are triumphs.” But we’ve had the pleasure of verifying it for ourselves & yes, Cruella is incredible & a 2021 “must watch” event. As such, The Hit House is grateful to have been able to contribute some of our work to the various Disney TV spots & thus show another arrow in our expansive proverbial quiver of music library & trailerization capabilities. So when next you need your hero or anti-hero’s audio to get the watcher’s pulse racing, let us know & we’ll be there to assist. Until then, we’ll be watching the Emmas flex their Academy Award winning talents in Disney’s Cruella.

This Cruella spot’s first half with The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s “Finfoot” from our Midnight Album.

This Cruella spot with The Hit House Artist Gibberish’s “Bang Your Head” from the eponymous Album. Hear the full song here on Spotify.