Netflix Original Anime DOTA: Dragon's Blood with a score by composer Dino Meneghin (Teen Wolf, Lore), based on the massively popular online MOBA video game DOTA 2. Ashley Edward Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor, Black Sails) serves as series showrunner and executive producer. Renowned Studio MIR (The Legend of Korra, Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender) is responsible for animation, with Ryu Ki Hyun serving as Co-Executive Producer.
Although the series is set in the fantasy DOTA universe, the score isn't the kind of sweeping, orchestral music typically found in the genre. Composer Dino Meneghin wanted a different kind of score more akin to Tangerine Dream or the old Heavy Metal cartoons. Meneghin set to work creating an entirely unexpected score for the series driven by synths and oftentimes abstract but still able to pull the emotional weight of the story.
Speaking about his experience working on the series, Meneghin said, "DOTA has been one of the best musical experiences of my career so far. Ashley Miller, Netflix, and Studio MIR were collaborative, open-minded, and willing to take chances with the score. Getting a chance to dive so deeply into a world loved by so many players and fans has been an incredible experience, and I hope the viewers will see and hear how much love we put into it."
DOTA: Dragon's Blood tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined. The series is based on the hugely successful global video-game franchise DOTA 2 by Valve.
ABOUT DINO MENEGHIN... Dino is best known for his television score for MTV’s Teen Wolf, adapted from the classic Michael J. Fox films, as well as several episodes of the hit Amazon Prime Original horror anthology series Lore. He also wrote the abstract electrosynth score for the Netflix Original Anime DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, based on the massively popular online video game DOTA 2.
In addition to his work in television, Meneghin also scored SNL alumni Taran Killan’s action comedy feature film Killing Gunther with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the short films The Tow and Prom. Originally from Northern California, at the age of 18, Dino moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. After graduating, he went on to work as a guitarist with artists including Beyoncé, Robin Thicke, Liz Phair, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé.
Dino lives and works in Malibu with his wife, son, and two pit bulls – all of whom think he has an unhealthy obsession with synthesizers.
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