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Netflix teams up with Hans Zimmer to create an extended version of its "ta-dum" sound for theatres

By Kenny Yeo - on 14 Aug 2020, 9:43am

Netflix teams up with Hans Zimmer to create an extended version of its "ta-dum" sound for theatres

(Image source: Netflix)

Ta-dum. That short sound that plays before every Netflix Original is getting a makeover for the big screen.

In a short span of five years, it has become synonymous with the brand. It's probably not quite as iconic as THX's Deep Note or the Disney Theme, but it's on the way there.

Netflix's movies are finding their way into cinemas and the company quickly recognised that they needed something bigger to match the atmosphere of a cinema and its big screen.

And so they asked the legendary Hans Zimmer to help. Zimmer, if you don't already know, is a big deal in cinema and has composed music for movies such as Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, The Lion King (the '94 version), Inception, Interstellar, The Last Samurai, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more.

This is what he came up with:

So, what do you think? It definitely sounds more epic and fitting for the big screen. And I especially like how it slowly builds tension but it's still short and sweet.