Goosebumps sound The Netflix intro was pimped up for the cinema by Hans Zimmer

Goosebumps sound! The Netflix intro was pimped up for the cinema by Hans Zimmer

“Ta-stupid”. With this short noise over the Netflix-N, the streaming service rings in its own productions. In the cinema, however, something minimalist doesn’t work so well – and that’s why there is its own sound, composed by Hans Zimmer.

If you think of the sought-after Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, you will definitely think of his striking scores for “The Lion King”, the “Dark Knight” trilogy and of course “Inception” – “BRAAAAMMM”!

But now you can also link rooms to Netflix. No, not with the simple “Ta-Dumm”, with which the streaming service’s in-house productions begin and which is now probably one of the few sound snippets that you just have to hear to know what it’s about.

But besides this Netflix sound for the streaming service, there is also one for the cinema – and Hans Zimmer composed it.

But besides this Netflix sound for the streaming service, there is also one for the cinema – and Hans Zimmer composed it.

Here you can listen to the Netflix cinema intro posted by Twitter user Siqi Chen:

The Netflix “ta-dum” soundmark is one of the all time greats, but doesn’t work as well in a theater because it’s only 3 seconds long.So Netflix commissioned Hans Zimmer to extend it for theaters and … it’s .. . so … good.pic.twitter.com/RGw26vCAGY— Siqi Chen (@blader) August 9, 2020

The Netflix “ta-dum” soundmark is one of the all time greats, but doesn’t work as well in a theater because it’s only 3 seconds long.So Netflix commissioned Hans Zimmer to extend it for theaters and … it’s .. . so … good.pic.twitter.com/RGw26vCAGY

N / A? Has a lot of dramatic oomph, right? When the N appears at the end, there is a modification of the classic “Ta-Dumm” to be heard, but a little different and less distinctive than the knocking sound of the streamer intro.

Netflix in the cinema?

A new background music for a longer intro sequence for the cinema was necessary because the Netflix intro with its 3 seconds is simply too short and minimalistic to be effective on the big screen. So they commissioned Oscar winner Zimmer to compose a longer, cinema-compatible sound.

because the Netflix intro with its 3 seconds is simply too short and minimalistic to be effective on the big screen.

But why a Netflix logo for the cinema at all? Well, as a film production company, Netflix is ​​now getting involved in international awards such as the Oscars. And it is often mandatory that the films are shown in cinemas and not just online (unless it’s Corona and the rules are being changed). For example, the Netflix films “The Irishman” and “Roma” also had cinema screenings.

But why a Netflix logo for the cinema at all?

Wedding ring on wood

Incidentally, the concise double knock in the classic Netflix intro came about when sound designer Lon Bender knocked with his wedding ring on the wooden bedside table in his bedroom and then alienated the sound. Sometimes it can be so simple and yet so effective!

This and many more exciting stories about Netflix sound can be heard in the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, where it is also reported that the Netflix intro for the cinema comes from Zimmer. The story of the goat, for example, is also interesting …

The story of the goat, for example, is also interesting …

Goat complaining as a Netflix intro?

The shortlist for the Netflix audio logo was the current “Ta-Dumm” with a modification – the grumbling of a goat at the end.

“I liked the sound of the goat,” said Netflix Product Vice President Todd Yellin on the podcast. “It was funny, quirky, and our version of Leo the lion [roaring in the MGM logo].”

But the end of the story is known: The decision was made for the “Ta-Dumm” without the goat.

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