Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos by Zacarías M. de la Riva.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 84.4
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 32.22
Album Excellence: 57.53%
Un gallo con muchos huevos AKA Little Rooster’s Egg-cellent Adventure is a 2015 Mexican animated film directed by Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste and starring Bruno Bichir, Carlos Espejel and Angelica Vale. The world’s most egg-cellent animated (Huevo Cartoon) series finally cracks the U.S. big screen with UN GALLO CON MUCHOS HUEVOS! Toto, (voiced by Bruno Bichir) was born the runt of the litter. But, when an evil rancher threatens to destroy his home and his family, Toto must go from a timid young “chicken” to a brave and scrappy rooster. Toto and his friends (voices include: Angelica Vale, Maite Perroni, Omar Chaparro, Ninel Conde, Carlos Espejel) must band together on an egg-citing adventure that will prove that big surprises can come from little packages. The score is composed by Zacarías M. de la Riva.
Like a sun rising from the horizon, the score opens peacefully, surely not a sign of what’s to come and it didn’t fool me. I knew that behind that peaceful opening cue ‘League Of The Egg Avengers’ there were a lot more to discover. Besides, with a track title like that, you’re going to need something big, something heroic and we get both. It threads a fine line though between whimsical and more whimsical. I say it’s just whimsical enough, because it doesn’t seem to go overboard. It’s a varied and fun opening cue that’s literally all over the place. The “trademark” if you will of this score is the use of mouth harp, a very funny instrument, and it can be scathing if used too much, but in this case, it’s not overused, but put to good use at certain points. It’s not all fun and heroics either. de la Riva puts some real emotions into it as well like the bittersweet ending of ‘Toto The Rooster’.
The amount of energy de la Riva puts into it doesn’t surprise me though as I’ve heard him do scores for animated films before, but I am still in awe of the varied music. Inside this 56 minute score, there’s practically music for every genre out there, sounding both deadly serious and fun. The transition between deadly and fun is snappy too and to my surprise it works so well. Love it. When it reverts to the most basic of humour (if you’d like to call it that) it get’s real ugly, at least for me. There’s a low point here and it’s called ‘Patin Patan’. Yes it’s pure evil to my ears, and to be fair, even though it’s the worst of the worst, there’s a period from around the 10th track and onwards that threaten the very beautiful dream I have of this great and sometimes epic animation score. I kept strong though and wouldn’t let it destroy it and luckily I persevered to enjoy the best moment of the score, the second half of ‘The Fight’. I won’t spoil it, but it’s awesome fun and will make you nostalgic. And I haven’t even mentioned the best cue on the score ‘Toto Lives’ yet. I enjoyed that. A lot. Wagner never gets old and there’s a little homage tucked neatly at the beginning and end of the score. I enjoyed this score a lot, and I’m sure you will too.
1. League Of The Egg Avengers
2. Toto The Rooster
3. Start The Fight
4. Don Poncho
5. Fighting Dream
8. Attack Of The Vultures
16. The Fight
17. Toto Lives *
18. Little Rooster’s Egg-Cellent Adventure