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Netflix has only gotten Hans Zimmer to re-record their icon ta-dum intro sound…

August 13th, 2020 by Marc Comments

So… we all know the da-dum sound that appears when the Netflix N appears before and after its shows, but did you know it was originally set to be a goat bleating?

Well, it was toyed with – as a bit of a nod at the MGM Lion roar – but in the end, according to Netflix Vice President Tod Yellin, thye eventually got Academy Award-winning composer Lon Bender to compose the now iconic sound.

However, with Netflix recently venturing into the arena of cinematic releases with multi-Academy Award-winning Roma, they have started preparing for the possibility (fact?) that they will be heading to the big screens again and they figured they needed something more for the da-dum… something a bit more epic, a bit more THX.

And oh, boy did they succeed.

They hired none other than Man of Steel and Interstellar (and so, so much more) composer Hans Zimmer to redo the sound, extending it and making it more, as said already, epic.

And if you know your movie scores, you’ll know that there’s probably no-one working in cinema scoring today who does epic better.

You can listen to the full sound below, so let me know what you all think. Personally, I love it. Do you?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….