Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me, Minions, Smallfoot, The Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The Angry Birds Movie, Paw Patrol: The Movie) is currently recording his score for the upcoming animated comedy adventure Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. The film is directed by Joel Crawford (The Croods: A New Age) and stars Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Olivia Colman, Samson Kayo, Harvey Guillén, Wagner Moura, John Mulaney, Anthony Mendez, Florence Pugh, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Ray Winstone. The movie follows the title character who discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll and – in order to get all his nine lives back –  takes on his grandest quest yet. Mark Swift (Madagascar 2 & 3, Penguins of Madagascar) is producing the DreamWorks Animation production. Henry Jackman has previously scored the 2011 original Puss in Boots movie. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will be released in theaters nationwide on December 21, 2022 by Universal Pictures.

Pereira’s other recent projects include Illumination Entertainment’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, which is opening in theaters nationwide this weekend.

  1. Anthony Dazet Nevarez says:

    Too bad Joel Crawford didn’t choose Mark Mothersbaugh to do this film like he did when he made his directorial debut in “The Croods: A New Age”. He should’ve chose either Michael Giacchino and/or Fernando Velazquez or even if he’s very lucky Roque Banos and/or Alfonso G. Aguliar but Heitor Pereira is good since it’s his first time composing the score for a Dreamworks Animated film. Better yet, why not let Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic choose Michael Giacchino to do the score for the new big screen adventure of the Super Mario Bros coming in 2023? Michael Giacchino did great with Lightyear, you know.

    • Andrew says:

      Actully, Heitor worked with Dreamworks a few times from El Dorado to Madagascar. His work on the guitar fits well to Puss’ Mexican tone.

  2. Ethan Anania says:

    Can we stop hiring this guy for animated movies…, I’m sick of seeing that name in the goddamn credits can we get someone else to do this score, he already has Rise of Gru and Despicable Me 4 coming up in his resume, I wished they knew that he already done a film for Universal Pictures, and could had gone with someone else

  3. Ryan Serowinski says:

    Despicable Me series(he likely has DM4 to score), check
    Minions movies, check
    MLP: A New Generation, check
    Angry Birds movies, check
    Paw Patrol the Movie, check
    Smurfs 1 & 2, check
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua, check
    Curious George, check
    Show Dogs…, check
    SmallFoot, check
    Nut Job 2, check
    Playmobil the Movie…, check
    This film, check

    He’s not a bad choice, I think he’s just a little too frequent for family films, but hope the score will be well executed

  4. Hunter Wright says:

    What a very good choice for this choice. This sucks for Henry Jackman. Speaking of Henry Jackman, I wish for him to score Toy Story 5. So that Randy Newman gets replaced by him. Like come on, he already has done 9 films. 9 is plenty. I’m almost sick of seeing that name in the credits of every Toy Story film. Doesn’t Pixar think it is time for a composer like Henry Jackman, or Mark Mothersbaugh, or Christophe Beck, or Pinar Toprak, or Alexandre Desplat, or any composer you can think of, you name it, to score Toy Story 5.

    • The fact Newman has scored 9 films for Pixar clearly shows they get along together and that Pixar values him strongly as a collaborator and has no desire to replace him for Toy Story 5 unless he were otherwise unable to do it. Replacing him would only serve to invite backlash and make them look bad.

      In addition, while I like a lot of the composers you listed, I don’t think their styles would mesh well with a Toy Story film, whereas Newman’s does.

      • Hunter Wright says:

        Imagine Toy Story 5 having say like, a 39-member choir,

  5. Joey says:

    We all had our doubts, but now that the movie was released, the jury is in! In my opinion, Heitor just pulled the score off expertly! It’s intense, catchy, and has a bit of Mexican flair as well. He also composed one of the most haunting whistles in animation history with this movie in my opinion.

    • Mamaluigi says:

      I don’t know if they will bring him back for Shrek 5, but if they do, I won’t be mad