Joel McNeely scores Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Posted on May 13, 2009 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this spring, composer Joel McNeely returned to the Sony Scoring Stage to record his score for the new DisneyToons Studio computer-animated sequel film, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.

Joel McNeely gives instruction to the musicians

Joel McNeely conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

McNeely conducted an 82-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony through the score, which was orchestrated by McNeely with David Slonaker. Like last year’s Tinker Bell score, McNeely’s music is filled with large epic and emotional melodies, taking full advantage of the large ensemble. A choir would later be used to add even more dramatic weight to the score.

The brass

The woodwinds

In the booth, the music was mixed by scoring engineer Richard Breen, and Slonaker gave feedback to McNeely out on the stage. Music editor Dominic Certo and Matt Walker (Senior VP of Post Production Music) and Brett Swain (VP of Post Production Music) were also on hand to lend opinion and suggestions, as well as director Klay Hall.

The control room at Sony

VP of Post Production Music Brett Swain, director Klay Hall, Senior VP of Post Production Music Matt Walker and music editor Dominic Certo

Orchestrator David Slonaker

Composer Joel McNeely and scoring mixer Richard Breen

Director Klay Hall talks with composer Joel McNeely as Matt Walker looks on

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 27, 2009.

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