Original score from the 2022 animated feature film directed by Enrique Gato, produced by Ikiru Films, Lightbox Animation Studios and Telecinco Cinema, released by Paramount Pictures (UK/France/Spain).
THE STORY: Tad accidentally unleashes an ancient spell endangering the lives of his friends: Mummy, Jeff and Belzoni. With everyone against him and only helped by Sara, he sets off on an adventure, in order to put an end to the curse of the Mummy.
THE SCORE: “It was back in 2004 when I first composed the music to an incredibly funny and wonderful short film called Tadeo Jones. Now the third movie of the saga is coming out and I’ve been very lucky to be able to create through these almost 20 years a particular musical universe. I’ve tried to give the music a unique identity by being faithful to an idiomatic style linked to the leitmotiv and the use of color and orchestration. The score is an elaborate work with expansive thematic content full of vibrant action cues. I’ve composed new leitmotivs for the new characters, like Ra-Amon-Ah or the Emerald Tablet. But I was also very much focused on the search of a sonority that would embrace the narrative vision of the movie as a whole.” – Zacarías M. de la Riva
THE COMPOSER: Zacarías M. de la Riva is one of the most versatile talents of the Spanish film music scene. A former student of telecommunication who then enrolled to the Berklee College of Music to study film music, de la Riva has already proven himself to be talented in every genre he’s come across. Previous de la Riva scores issued by MovieScore Media include his collaborations with Gabe Ibáñez, Hierro (2009) and Automata (2014), as well as the cinema-themed murder mystery Imago Mortis (2009), the crime thriller Below Zero (2021) and three animations scores: the first Tadeo Jones film Tad the Lost Explorer (2011) and the Mexican animated movie Un gallo con muchos huevos (2015) and its sequel Un rescate de huevitos (2021).
MMS22017 TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY (Tadeo Jones 3: La Tabla Esmeralda) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by ZACARIAS M. DE LA RIVA
Release date (digital): August 26, 2022