Christopher Lennertz scores Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Posted on September 17, 2010 by Dan Goldwasser



Earlier this winter, composer Christopher Lennertz recorded his score for the 3D live-action sequel, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. The talking animal spy comedy featured the vocal talents of James Marsden, Nick Notle, Christina Applegate, Roger Moore and Bette Midler, and was directed by Brad Peyton.


Chris Lennertz conducts Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Lennertz conducted an 85-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, in Burbank, CA.


The Hollywood Studio Symphony performs on Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

The strings perform

Violinists Mark Robertson and Songa Lee

The trumpets

The percussion section discusses a cue

The big action-heavy score contains plenty of Bond-like moments, with wailing brass and strong thematic material. Playful at times, and dramatic and tense at others, the score was orchestrated by Larry Rench, Dana Niu, Andrew Kinney, Gernot Wolfgang and Brandon Roberts.


The French horn section

Chris Lennertz conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

In the control room, scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn kept things in balance, while orchestrators Niu and Kinney gave feedback to Lennertz out on the stage. Music editor Will Kaplan and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman, as well as additional-music composer Philip White and scoring assistant Andrew Skrabutenas, rounded out the music team in the booth.


Orchestrators Dana Niu and Andrew Kinney with scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn

Scoring assistant Andrew Skrabutenas, additional composer Philip White, and music editor Will Kaplan

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore was released in theaters from Warner Brothers on July 30, 2010, and a soundtrack album featuring Lennertz’s score was released by Varese Sarabande Records on August 24, 2010.


The Hollywood Studio Symphony performs on Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

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