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  • GETTING CHILLS, FROM “FROZEN 2”

    Too Much For This World, Yet We Want More, Disney’s “Frozen 2” Official Trailer Is Here!

    Questions are asked & answers are teased in Disney’s new Frozen 2 Official Trailer. Why was Elsa born with magical powers & what will be revealed in the upcoming movie? For now, we know that our souls are even more stirred (if that’s even possible) by the Official Trailer & The Hit House is truly privileged to be able to contribute to such an epic campaign. That’s right, we used the “e word.”

    Frozen 2, directed by the Academy Award-winning team of Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck promises to be a film like nothing we’ve ever seen, in the best way possible. As Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, & Sven (voiced by Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad respectively), embark upon a harrowing journey to support Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), the audience is again transported to a fantastical realm to experience the magic firsthand. The original Frozen showed Elsa’s concern that the world could not handle her powers, but now she hopes her powers are enough to save her kingdom.

    From wistful & longing, resolute & stirring, to momentous & breathtaking, riveting & magical, the Official Frozen 2 Trailer evoked all the emotions in us. But now we have just one objective, hold firm until November 22, when Disney’s Frozen 2 arrives in U.S. theaters. The trailer already gave us an amazing taste of the upcoming adventure, so now we can’t wait to have full experience!

  • OLYMPIC GLORY AWAITS, ON NINTENDO SWITCH

    Gold Medals Arrive On Nintendo Switch’s “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games” Tokyo 2020 with The Hit House Composer David Andronico’s Trailer Music

    When Nintendo launched the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 trailer at E3 2019, they needed to convey all the action, all the hype, & all the glory of the real games, in video game format. But, they also needed just the right music to build that aura, so The Hit House composer David Andronico stepped up & wrote the custom trailer music “Rings.”

    SEGA created a Nintendo Switch exclusive letting players compete with up to 4 people locally & up to 8 online, with all the glory of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but as any one of the incredible cast of characters: Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, Knuckles, Tails, Amy, & Dr. Eggman. Not only is the list of characters incredible in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, so are the sports! These include all-new Olympic sports of Surfing – Shortboard, Karate – Kumite, Sport Climing, & Skateboarding – Park, as well as the classic events including, but not limited to Gymnastics – Floor Exercise, Swimming – 100m Freestyle, Equestrian – Jumping, Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m, 110m Hurdles, Football, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Javelin Throw, Rugby Sevens, & Fencing!

    You can pre-order Nintendo’s Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, for your Nintendo Switch, arriving this November 2019! We can’t wait to play, but until then The Hit House will be madly writing all the music, creating all the sound design, & doing all the music supervision, because once this game drops, you can guarantee we’ll only stop playing it for essential breaks, like coffee, coffee, eyedrops, & maybe some occasional shut-eye. So call us now for your new projects, because come November we’ll be very busy with our newest passion… mashing buttons & winning gold medals! Better yet, join us & prepare to be dominated on the field of Olympic battle! Maybe we’ll even let you win, once.

  • LEAD THE ELITE SQUAD, TOM CLANCY’S ELITE SQUAD

    When Ubisoft Premiered the Game Announcement Trailer for “Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad” at E3 2019, They Rallied the Specialists, & Called The Hit House

    In an at times hostile environment whose players demand only the best, namely E3 2019, Ubisoft launched the Game Announcement Trailer for Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad. For such a high stakes event, they knew only the perfect trailer music would do. Music which would not only illustrate the subtly menacing, momentous, & aggressive nature of their newest military role-playing game, but also serve to highlight the talents of the game’s characters while surpassing the audience’s high expectations. So they called The Hit House & we fielded our elite operator William August Hunt, Codename “Lord of the Strings” to complete the mission. With sophisticated tech, a highly tuned sense for music, & laser focused creativity Mr. Hunt completed “Master Force,” to fulfill the contract.

    Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, will allow you to assemble & lead in real-time 5vs5 battles with the most iconic characters from Tom Clancy’s video game franchise. Both heroes & villains from from Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, The Division, & Splinter Cell are available & ready for combat duty. Hundreds of different weapons & gear types, are in your arsenal for you to train, equip, & upgrade your squad as you prepare to challenge other players in the PvP Arena & in Guild Wars. Additionally, you can enter the storyline of campaign mode to take out the enemy & save the world.

    When chaos strikes & you have that special project, rally the specialists, pick up the phone, greenlight The Hit House & you know our elite squad will execute. We’re talking hits, no matter the magnitude, no matter the timeframe, our massively effective team will get the job done. Who said anything about music? Music production, it’s a front, & now you’ve read too much… But we’ll give you a pass, this once. Just make sure you pre-register now on Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad official website: www.elitesquadgame.com to unlock the exclusive Ghost Recon Breakpoint character Cole D. Walker in-game. We’ll know if you don’t, & would be, what’s the word, “unhappy,” because we want you to lead our elite squad. Laze the target, sit back & relax, as our team takes it out.

    For your ears only, all the action of “Master Force,” by The Hit House operator William August Hunt, on SoundCloud:

  • MAYBE ALWAYS BE MY…

    Netflix’s “Always Be My Maybe” Trailer with Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby” Trailerized by The Hit House.

    When writers Ali Wong, Michael Golamco, & Randall Park’s new Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe needed just the right song to lend the right amount of romantic pop to the trailer, they found The Hit House composer Dan Diaz, ready willing & more than able to trailerize Mariah Carey’s Always Be My Baby.

    Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, Always Be My Maybe stars Ali Wong & Randall Park as long lost childhood friends who reconnect after 15 years through a chance encounter. When both their romantic lives not having ended up where they expected them to, they slowly start following for each other again… at least one falls back in love. But then, enter Keanu Reeves as a new hot fling who just may throw a wrench into what could have been a fairytale ending, or will he?

    Always Be My Maybe has its theatrical release on May 29, in select theaters including the 11 cities of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Houston, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, Dallas & Washington DC. Thereafter it arrives on Netflix on May 31. You can bet The Hit House will be both at the theater AND planted firmly in front of the TV for both releases! Until then, when you’re looking for the ideal music or trailerization for your next project, you know where to find us, because we’ll always be your… source for all music & sound design both trailer & commercial. And just maybe, if you ask very nicely, your baby, figuratively speaking of course.

  • YOU CAN CRAWL, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE

    Nothing Brings Fear of Unknown Horror, Like the Right Sound Design Elements.

    Paramount Pictures introduced their new disaster-horror-film, Crawl with The Hit House’s sound design elements. Crafted by Chad J. Hughes & his Framework album creations, & Scott Lee Miller’s work on our Drones album, the perfect elements helped to add nailbiting tension, thrilling horror, & pulse-pounding fear to an already fright inducing trailer.

    Directed by Alexandre Aja, who also directed The Hills Have Eyes, Crawl was written by Michael Rasmussen & Shawn Rasmussen. When a Category 5 hurricane threatens Florida & causes mass evacuations, a young woman, Haley Keller (Kaya Scodelario) is trapped in a flooded house with her father Dave Keller (Barry Pepper), as alligators surround them & make the storm only a secondary existential crisis. Crawl also stars Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, & Jose Palma.

    When your next project calls for elements of rising tension & outright terror in sound design, remember to get in touch with The Hit House, because we’ve got you covered. Regardless of how high the water floods, & how many monsters are invading our backyards, we know we’ll have the ideal music & sound design for you. Until your call, we’ll be ready, & excited for Crawl to hit theaters on July 12.

  • LOVE, COURAGE, & FELLOWSHIP: TOLKIEN

    Before the Fellowship of the Ring, there was J.R.R. Tolkien & an Alliance of Friends

    To tell the story of the legendary author, Fox Searchlight needed the ideal music to lend an epic ambiance. The Hit House’s trailer music helped set the tone for illustrating more than just a friendship, but a Tolkien spot that shows the alliance he forged from school friends, through love, & World War I.

    Directed by Dome Karukoski, & written by David Gleeson & Stephen Beresford, Tolkien is based on the life on J.R.R. Tolkien. Starring Nicholas Hoult as Tolkien & Lily Collins as his love Edith Bratt, the movie shows how his younger years were formed & how his experiences served as a basis of inspiration for his famous novels. Love & camaraderie, valor in the face of the existential doom of World War I, & redemption through friendship are all aspects of Tolkien’s life that are explored. Tolkien also stars, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Ferris, & Derek Jacobi.

    When next you need music to give your alliance of fire that extra dramatic kick, look no further. As Tolkien returned for his friends in the face of evil, we will be there for you with just the right music. We are your fellowship for any trailer music & commercial music you may need. When not working, we’ll be watching Tolkien arriving in theaters on May 10.

  • THE FUTURE, OF DEADWOOD

    HBO’s Hit Series, “Deadwood” Arrives as The Movie

    One of the most iconic western gun-slinging shows on cable, HBO’s Deadwood, was introduced as a movie arriving on May 31. A complex drama set in 1889 South Dakota, the grit & violence, interpersonal drama & political machinations all needed to be aptly underscored with the ideal trailer music. For this purpose Colter Wall’s “Sleeping on the Blacktop,” trailerized by The Hit House’s Scott Lee Miller was chosen.

    Daniel Minahan (whose credits include, Game of Thrones, True Blood, & Six Feet Under) directed the script written by Deadwood series creator David Milch. In this follow up to the show which ran from 2004-2006 for 3 seasons, the ensemble cast reunites just as South Dakota is about to join the United States as the 40th state. Massive personalities & compelling characters clash as Ian McShane returns as the vulgar saloon owner Al Swearengen & Timothy Olyphant as the hardened yet righteous sheriff Seth Bullock. Additionally, Deadwood: The Movie stars Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, & Gerald McRaney.

    As Colter Wall’s lyrics say, “Sunshine beating on the good times, Moonlight raising from the grave,” & in the same vein Deadwood: The Movie is a highly anticipated event for fans old & new of Deadwood. Whether a new series or a continuation of an existing one, when your next campaign needs custom music trailerizations or originals, give us a ring & we’ll be sure to have or compose just the right piece for your needs. ‘Til your call arrives, we’ll be watching Deadwood Seasons 1-3 & eagerly anticipating May 31, when Deadwood: The Movie arrives at 8pm on HBO.

  • PLAYING IN APRIL, COMING IN MAY

    Contributions by The Hit House to Films & TV Show Trailers in April and May of 2019

    What to watch in Theaters & on TV this April & May? Look no further.

    The Hit House has had a busy year in 2019 for custom music & trailer contributions. As such, quite a few movies & TV shows are in theaters now & arriving through May. Some of our contributions to trailers for films now playing include, Marvel Entertainment’s Avengers: Endgame, 20th Century Fox’s Breakthrough, & New Line Cinema’s The Curse of La Llorona. Arriving in May will be Disney’s Aladdin, Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Tolkien, Spectrum Originals’ L.A.’s Finest, Rocket Pictures’ Rocketman, Hulu’s Catch-22, & HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie.

    Now Playing in Theaters with The Hit House’s contributions to these Trailers:

    AVENGERS: ENDGAME in Theaters Now

    BREAKTHROUGH in Theaters Now

    THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA in Theaters Now

    Arriving in May to Theaters & on Television with The Hit House’s contributions to these Trailers:

    L.A.’s FINEST premiering on Spectrum Originals on May 13

    CATCH-22 premiering on Hulu on May 17

    ALADDIN in Theaters on May 24

    DEADWOOD premiering on HBO on May 31

    ROCKETMAN in Theaters on May 31

  • THE ENDGAME HAS ARRIVED

    Marvel Studios’ Official Trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” is here!

    One of the most anticipated films in 2019, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, released its Official Trailer to a fanbase whose obsession had reached a fever pitch. As a sequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame will hopefully answer the questions & resolve (SPOILER ALERT) the sadness that fans felt after the mass kill-off of half the universe, including nineteen beloved key characters, by Thanos & his power of the Infinity Gauntlet.

    Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame, shows how the remaining superheroes cope with the soul-rending tragedy of the incredible destruction they witnessed. Though the universe is in shambles, the remaining Avengers & their allies hope to pull off one last surprise to change the world for the better. As the 22nd & concluding film of the Avengers Marvel Universe, it stars an ensemble cast including: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, & Josh Brolin.

    It seems so long ago that the Marvel Universe first began & The Hit House was honored to contribute trailer music to a multitude of its films, including Thor, Thor: Ragnarok, Iron Man 3, Ant-Man & the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Thus it felt like we came full circle by having the honor of contributing to the end of this epic saga in the Official Trailer of Avengers: Endgame. Though it will be bittersweet to see the conclusion of this once-in-a-lifetime series of films, it is a film that we yearn to see, not for its conclusion, but for its celebration & hopeful redemption of the superheroes’ story arcs. Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, arrives in theaters on April 26, & we know it will far surpass all our wildest expectations.

  • A WHOLE NEW ALADDIN

    Disney’s “Aladdin” is out of the lamp & The Hit House is thrilled!

    A whole new generation will be swept up in the adventure of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, & Genie, when Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic appears theaters this May 24! After seeing the Official Trailer we didn’t dare close our eyes as the we tried to absorb the hundred thousand gorgeous & entertaining aspects of the trailer. A true cave of wonders was revealed with the treasure being the beautiful result of the final product.

    Directed by Guy Ritchie, 2019’s Aladdin tells the musical fantasy tale of the rapscallion & street thief Aladdin (played by Mena Massoud), the brave & self-assured Princess Jasmine (played by Naomi Scott), & the Genie (played by Will Smith). Based upon the Arabic folktale from One Thousand and One Nights, the story follows Aladdin as he is tasked with retrieving a fabled magic lamp, which through a series of 3 wishes leads him upon an adventure to fulfill the destiny of his & Princess Jasmine’s potential romance.

    Based upon the trailer, we happily are making room in our calendar for yet another “must see” theater engagement from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The animated rendition gave us the magic of one lifetime, but with what we anticipate from Aladdin’s arrival in theaters on May 24, we now expect to see the adventure of three!