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Henry Jackman Scores 'Turbo'

Dreamworks taps Henry Jackman to score their newest animated feature, Turbo, a colorful new animated family comedy coming to theaters July 17, 2013.


West Hollywood, CA --

Annie Award winning composer Henry Jackman brings his imaginative, genre blending musical score to Dreamworks Animation’s Turbo, the colorful new animated family comedy coming to theaters July 17, 2013.

Turbo is the story of a snail with aspirations of racing at NASCAR speeds, who realizes his dream after a bizarre accident allows him to put the pedal to the metal. Directed by David Soren, Turbo stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, and Maya Rudolph.

Turbo’s summer release is the kick-off installation of a cross-platform media franchise that includes the Jackman-scored Netflix exclusive series Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team), coming December 2013.

Turbo is a colorful, high-energy animated feature, with Jackman complementing the delightfully idiosyncratic world of high-octane snail-racing with a quirky, upbeat score. In only five years, Henry Jackman has risen to the ranks as one of Hollywood’s top composers with films to his credit from Kick Ass and X-Men: First Class to the animated hit Wreck-It Ralph and animated shorts including Kung Fu Panda Holiday and Monsters and Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space. The accomplished composer has scored films in virtually every genre and released his own albums. Harboring a voracious appetite for technology and pop culture, Jackman’s scoring processes have incorporated classical composition, orchestral arrangement, beat programming, sound design, production and mixing.

Henry Jackman’s diverse background complements his musical diversity that has underscored his musical creations. The British-born composer began his classical training at St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, Eton College and Oxford University. After graduating Jackman emigrated to the United States and began working for Hans Zimmer at Remote Control Studios, who he collaborated with on several films. He has since built a prestigious reputation on his own. Jackman won an Annie Award for Music in an Animated Feature Production for Wreck-It Ralph, and was nominated for Discovery of the Year by the World Soundtrack Awards. Jackman’s current projects include Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain Phillips. Henry Jackman recently scored This Is The End, coming to theaters June 12, 2013.

Source: Costa Communications

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.