Heitor Pereira scores Smallfoot

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Dan Goldwasser



Earlier this summer, composer Heitor Pereira recorded his score to the new Warner Animation Group feature film, Smallfoot. Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick (Over the Hedge), the family comedy stars the vocal talents of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya and Common. Recording for Pereira’s score took place at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros., and ScoringSessions.com is delighted to bring our readers exclusive photos from the sessions!


Scoring mixer Greg Hayes, director Karey Kirkpatrick and composer Heitor Pereira examine a cue

Nick Glennie-Smith conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony on Smallfoot

At the session we attended, the score was conducted by longtime Pereira collaborator, Nick Glennie-Smith. The strings and woodwinds were recorded first, with brass recording in the evening.


The strings perform on Smallfoot

Composer Heitor Pereira enjoys a take

Conductor Nick Glennie-Smith

The woodwind section on Smallfoot

The cellos and basses

Composer Heitor Pereira approves the take

The viola section

Nick-Glennie Smith gives the violins some bowing instructions

The trumpets

Director Karey Kirkpatrick and composer Heitor Pereira listen to a joke from the musicians

The low brass

The French horn section performs on Smallfoot

Inside the booth, composer Heitor Pereira was joined by director Karey Kirkpatrick who would give feedback and direction. Scoring mixer Greg Hayes, orchestrators Edward Trybek and Henri Wilkinson, score programmer Emily Joseph, music editor Slamm Andrews and ProTools recordist Larry Mah were also there to support the sessions.


Heitor Pereira listens to a cue

Inside the control room at the Smallfoot scoring session

Orchestrator Edward Trybek

Composer Heitor Pereira and musician contractor Peter Rotter

Music supervisor Steven Gizicki

Scoring mixer Greg Hayes poses with composer Heitor Pereira

Smallfoot is in now playing in theaters, and the soundtrack album is available digitally from WaterTower Music, and a physical release coming this Friday, October 5.