Sunday 14 April 2013

UPDATED: Michael Giacchino Working On An Unspecified Upcoming Pixar Film

Giacchino (right) with Up director Pete Docter (left).

As part of the promotion for next month's Star Trek Into Darkness, composer Michael Giacchino spoke to Swiss blog Owley, to whom he revealed that he is working on another film for Pixar!

This will mark Giacchino's fifth feature film collaboration with the Oscar-laden studio, after previously composing the scores for The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up and Cars 2. Which film exactly, though, wasn't specified, and Giacchino offered up a very nondescript "a Pixar film". We know that Thomas Newman is scoring Bob Peterson's The Good Dinosaur, and can only he assume that he's also returning to score Finding Dory, so it would seem likely that Giacchino is going to be collaborating with Up director Pete Docter again, on his new film, Inside Out - currently due 19th June, 2015. UPDATE - 14/04/2013, 19:24 (GMT): Owley himself commented below that the actual original English quotation was:

"Michael Giacchino: Also, there is a project I cannot tell you about. And, a future Pixar thing. I can't tell you about that either.

Owley: So, is that a project that hasn't been spoken of yet?

MG: Yeah."

That certainly seems to imply that Giacchino's working on an as of yet unmentioned Pixar film (Teddy Newton's feature?), but it could just be a matter of the phrasing, and our money's still on Inside Out.

Giacchino is also scheduled to collaborate with The Incredibles director Brad Bird again, on his second live-action feature, Tomorrowland.

Via Big Screen Animation.


  1. It says on the Big Screen Animation post that it's a Pixar film that hasn't been spoken of yet. Which would mean it's not The Inside Out.

    But that's not what I got from the interview. From what I gathered, (the great) Michael Giacchino only says that he can't really talk about it, not that it hasn't been spoken of.

    So for me, it can only be The Inside Out. I can't imagine Pete Docter wanting to work with someone else after their experience on Up (which led to Giacchino's first Oscar win).

  2. That's my bad, BSA wanted me to provide them with an english translation of the thing, so I gave them what I wrote down when I listened to the recording of the interview (I translated that to German afterwards).

    For some reason (I have no clue, why), I left that out from the German translation. Sorry. To make things clear, what he said was:

    MG: The next thing I'm working on is Jupiter Ascending, with the Wachowskis and then also Tomorrowland, with Brad Bird. I'm excited about both of them, because they are friends and it'll be a lot of fun. Also, there is a project I cannot tell you about. And, a future Pixar thing. I can't tell you about that either.

    Owley: So, is that a project that hasn't been spoken of yet?

    MG: Yeah.

  3. Thanks for the clarification.

    I still think it's The Inside Out, for the record.

  4. Ooh, the plot thickens. Thanks for the translation!

  5. Future Animator16 April 2013 at 16:21

    Yay! My absolute FAVORITE score by him is "Turbo Transmission" from Cars 2, but I love all his other work. Actually, "Wall Rat" from Ratatouille might be my favorite.

  6. It's "Carl Goes Up" from Up for me!

  7. Future Animator16 April 2013 at 21:12

    Love that one too! I love listening to film scores... what would a movie be like without music?

  8. Hmm... I think my favorite Giacchino track ever would actually not be from a Pixar film, but rather from Lost, 'Parting Words'.

  9. Might I suggest Hitchcock's 'The Birds' ? ;)

  10. Future Animator17 April 2013 at 15:38

    :) I've never seen it, I'm very limited by my parents on what I can watch, but I'll take your word for it!

  11. Watch it when you can. In fact, watch as many Hitchcock's films as you can intake.

    'The Birds' has no soundtrack, and the only music in the movie is piano played by a character and a song singed by school children.
    The lack of music is a very interesting choice in that particular film, making it even scarier, I think. But it shouldn't be done with all films, and yes, having a soundtrack should be the norm.