Klaus Badelt scores TMNT for the Weinstein Company

Posted on February 15, 2007 by Dan Goldwasser

Recently, composer Klaus Badelt was at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers to record his score to the upcoming CGI animated feature film, TMNT. The first major feature film produced by Imagi Animation Studios, the film focuses on everyone’s favorite heroic Renaissance-named pizza-eating martial-art reptiles, and their mentor, Splinter.

William Ross conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The score was performed by a 62-piece orchestra, with brass recorded separately from the strings and woodwinds, conducted by William Ross. The music is thematic, with a fun energy to the rhythmic ostinatos that underscore the action sequences. Some ethnic instruments were used to represent Splinter, and electric guitars are used to provide some textural coloring and give the TMNT a modern edge.

Orchestrator Robert Elhai, composer Klaus Badelt and scoring mixer Joel Iwataki

The Hollywood Studio Symphony records TMNT

Robert Elhai orchestrated, with Joel Iwataki mixing the recording. Producer Thomas K. Gray, who had worked on the previous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films, told us that this is a stand-alone film and will be accessible for both fans and newcomers to the series.

Orchestrator Robert Elhai, music co-producer Christopher Brooks and ProTools recordist Larry Mah

William Ross conducts the orchestra

TMNT will be released by Warner Brothers on March 23, 2007, with the Weinstein Company handling international distribution.

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