John Powell scores How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Posted on December 6, 2019 by Dan Goldwasser



Last year, Oscar-nominated composer John Powell was in London recording his score How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the final film in the trilogy. Recording took place at Abbey Road Studios, and when the film was released to critical acclaim, it grossed nearly $520 million worldwide. Powell’s score – which recently won the HMMA Award for Best Animated Film Score – is currently getting Oscar buzz, and was just nominated for an SCL Award for Best Film Score of 2019. ScoringSessions.com is thrilled to share a selection of photos provided to us by DreamWorks Animation!

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Gavin Greenaway conducts How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The orchestra performing the score to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at Abbey Road Studios

Composer John Powell, additional music composer Batu Sener and supervising orchestrator John Ashton Thomas inside the control room at Abbey Road Studios

Composer John Powell and director Dean DeBlois look at the score

The soundtrack album featuring Powell’s score is available from Back Lot Music, and the television animated special, How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming, featuring a score by Hidden World additional composer Anthony Willis, was released this week and can be streamed online.

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Photos by John Wilson/DreamWorks Animation. Special thanks to Jerry Schmitz and Costa Communications.