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Award-winning composer JOHN DEBNEY scores DreamWorks and Nickelodeon (Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer JOHN DEBNEY scores DreamWorks and Nickelodeon Movies film HOTEL FOR DOGS, directed by Thor Freudenthal. The family comedy stars Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle, Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin. Debneys score to Hotel for Dogs is a playful blend of eclectic instruments and rich melodies. From “Friday’s Theme” to the grand “Hotel Theme,” the score reflects the fun and whimsy of the film. Debney recorded the score at the Eastwood Stage located at Warner Bros. studio with a 90 piece orchestra and acoustic guitars.
Disheartened by their new guardians’ announcement that pets are strictly forbidden, sixteen year old Andi (Emma Roberts) and her younger brother Bruce (Jake T. Austin) race to find a home for their loyal dog Friday. Fortunately for Friday, there’s an abandoned hotel just around the corner, and Bruce possesses just the kind of mechanical smarts needed to transform the rundown inn into a four star retreat for canines. For a while Friday and his friends have it made, but when the neighbors start to get suspicious, Andi and Bruce resort to every trick in the book in order to prevent their secret from being discovered.
Final Score: 83% – C