Un gallo con muchos huevos (Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventure) (Zacarías M. de la Riva)

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“The amount of energy de la Riva puts into it doesn’t surprise me though as I’ve heard him do scores for animated films before, but I am still in awe of the varied music.” (Soundtrack Geek) 

“I get more the feeling of being in the ‘How to train your dragon’ zone of excellence. There is nothing trivial or generic about this score. Everything is written with heart and passion and this is the trade of a great composer.” (Soundtrack Dreams)

Coinciding with the film’s American premiere on September 4, MovieScore Media presents Zacarías M. de la Riva’s score for Un gallo con muchos huevos (Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventure) – the first Mexican animated feature to receive a wide theatrical release in the United States. Distributed by Pantelion Films, the 3D animated adventure is written and directed by Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste who had previously directed Una película de huevos and Otra película de huevos y pollo, the precursors of this film which have been very popular in Mexico. The new chapter in the story follows the adventures of a timid young rooster named Toto (Bruno Bichir) who summons the courage to fight an evil rancher whose plans threaten to destroy his home.

The score for Un gallo con muchos huevos was written by Zacarías M. de la Riva, one of the most versatile talents of the Spanish film music scene. He has  proven himself to be talented in every genre he’s come across. Previous de la Riva scores issued by MovieScore Media include Gabe Ibáñez’ Automata (2014) and Hierro (2009), the cinema-themed murder mystery Imago Mortis (2009), the Indiana Jones-inspired animated adventure Tad: The Lost Explorer (2011).

Un gallo is at its core a story about overcoming our fears with humility and hard work and also about the value of friendship,” explains the composer, “so the music had to reflect those elements. Our main character Toto overcomes many obstacles to become a successful boxing-rooster, and it’s this story of self-improvement that is at the basis of the musical score (“Toto the Rooster”). Of course some of the music supports the comical parts with musical quotations and juxtaposition (“The Egg Godfather”). There were also a great deal of action sequences which required a suitably epic accompaniment (“League of the Egg Avengers”, “Attack of the Vultures”). For me, animation is one of the most challenging genres – Un gallo was no different. But it was a lot of fun!”

MMS15034 • UN GALLO CON MUCHOS HUEVOS (Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventure) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by ZACARÍAS M. DE LA RIVA
Release date (digital): September 4, 2015
Release date (CD): January 15, 2016

TRACK LISTING

1 League of the Egg Avengers 3:27
2 Toto the Rooster 1:51
3 Start the Fight! 3:51
4 Don Poncho 1:55
5 It’s a Duck! 1:44
6 The Arena 3:25
7 Eggscent of a Woman 1:40
8 Attack of the Vultures 4:27
9 The Egg Godfather 1:43
10 Toto Ovowhelmed 1:52
11 I Fight to Win 1:34
12 Patín Patán 4:00
13 Entering Bankivoide 3:08
14 Yes You Can! 2:49
15 Find Your Inner Yolk 3:02
16 The Fight 5:22
17 Toto Lives 2:55
18 Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventure 6:38

 

    Un gallo con muchos huevos (Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventure) (Zacarías M. de la Riva)