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 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


Michael Giacchino Scoring Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’

Michael Giacchino (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Lost, Jurassic World, Star Trek, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doctor Strange, War for the Planet of the Apes) has recently been scoring Pixar Animation Studios’ upcoming feature Lightyear. The film is directed by Angus MacLane and stars Chris Evans in the title role. The sci-fi action adventure tells the origin story of Buzz Lightyear – the hero who inspired the toy – introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Galyn Susman (Toy Story 4) is producing the project. Giacchino has previously collaborated with MacLane on Pixar’s 2013 TV special Toy Story of Terror. He also scored the Toy Story That Time Forgot special, as well as Pixar’s features The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Cars 2, Up, Inside Out, Coco and The Incredibles 2. Lightyear will be released in theaters nationwide on June 17, 2022 by Walt Disney Pictures.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2022/01/25/michael-giacchino-scoring-pixars-lightyear/

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

A surprisingly good trailer, pretty effective use of the Bowie track.
This looks good

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Stuffz43   (Member)

Wonder why they didn't just go with Randy Newman, he hasn't retired has he?

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Hollywood has become Giacchino-ized. Randy's not allowed to go to infinity and beyond. ;-)

______________ property = Giacchino will score it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   TS.J9712   (Member)

Wonder why they didn't just go with Randy Newman, he hasn't retired has he?

Because the director's previous directorial work is a Toy Story short scored by Michael Giacchino

and also this is not a film about the Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story franchise, but about the astronaut/space ranger (a fictional character in the fictional Toy Story world) that inspired the toy line. In a word, it is a spin-off, so it makes sense to use a different composer

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   TS.J9712   (Member)

Wonder why they didn't just go with Randy Newman, he hasn't retired has he?

Because the director's previous directorial work is a Toy Story short scored by Michael Giacchino

and also this is not a film about the Buzz Lightyear (the toy voiced by Tim Allen) in Toy Story franchise, but about the astronaut/space ranger (a fictional character in the fictional Toy Story world) that inspired the toy line. In a word, it is a spin-off, so it makes sense to use a different composer

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Yeah, I really like Newman, his Cars 3 score is just a massive terrific score.

But I am not sure he is a right fit for a movie that looks mostly set in space either.
I have a feeling that Angus MacLane might have wanted a break from the more comedic toward something related to epic space scores. Whatever you feel about MG, he has more background with that genre material, so it makes a certain amount of sense.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   igger6   (Member)

Ugh. I love Giacchino much of the time, but come on already! He's becoming the Bear McCreary of the dying days of the cinema!

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Randy Newman has still scored more Pixar films than Giacchino has

9 - Randy Newman (Toy Story 1,2,3,4, Bug's Life, Monsters Inc, Monsters U, Cars, Cars 3)
8 - Michael Giacchino (Incredibles 1,2, Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2, Inside Out, Coco, Lightyear)
3 - Thomas Newman (Finding Nemo,Dory, WALL-E)
2 - Jeff & Mychael Danna (Good Dinosaur, Onward)
1 - Patrick Doyle (Brave)
1 - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (Soul)
1 - Dan Romer (Luca)
1 - Ludwig Göransson (Turning Red)

It is a little shocking to realize 1 of 2 composers have scored 17 out of their 26 films...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   zoidar   (Member)


Michael Giacchino Scoring Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’

Michael Giacchino (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Lost, Jurassic World, Star Trek, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doctor Strange, War for the Planet of the Apes) has recently been scoring Pixar Animation Studios’ upcoming feature Lightyear. The film is directed by Angus MacLane and stars Chris Evans in the title role. The sci-fi action adventure tells the origin story of Buzz Lightyear – the hero who inspired the toy – introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans. Galyn Susman (Toy Story 4) is producing the project. Giacchino has previously collaborated with MacLane on Pixar’s 2013 TV special Toy Story of Terror. He also scored the Toy Story That Time Forgot special, as well as Pixar’s features The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Cars 2, Up, Inside Out, Coco and The Incredibles 2. Lightyear will be released in theaters nationwide on June 17, 2022 by Walt Disney Pictures.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2022/01/25/michael-giacchino-scoring-pixars-lightyear/



Safe choice for Pixar. A bold one would be Harold Faltermeyer since it seems as if they're going for a Top Gun vibe.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

I don’t know about this Giacchino, he’s not good at developing themes and skipped his symphony structure classes and really needs to make more of his own music like a sci-fi concept album with spoken word elements and looking at his whole music library I just don’t know if he can do it. Meanwhile Williams may not be the conductor that I thought he was according to a holiday-sweater-wearing man, I just don’t know anymore!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2022 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Imagine if it was Mica Levi, or Lin-Manuel Miranda doing a non-musical... just tying to think outside of the box...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2022 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Randy Newman has still scored more Pixar films than Giacchino has

9 - Randy Newman (Toy Story 1,2,3,4, Bug's Life, Monsters Inc, Monsters U, Cars, Cars 3)
8 - Michael Giacchino (Incredibles 1,2, Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2, Inside Out, Coco, Lightyear)
3 - Thomas Newman (Finding Nemo,Dory, WALL-E)
2 - Jeff & Mychael Danna (Good Dinosaur, Onward)
1 - Patrick Doyle (Brave)
1 - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (Soul)
1 - Dan Romer (Luca)
1 - Ludwig Göransson (Turning Red)

It is a little shocking to realize 1 of 2 composers have scored 17 out of their 26 films...


Dan Romer did a fine job on Luca

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2022 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

No Tim Allen = No Sale.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2022 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)


Adam (South Park) Berry and the director of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2022 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Lord. Hearing him sings reminds me of this (it's not that far off!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tt_SqxUB3k (starts 0:20 in)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2022 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   JThree   (Member)


Adam (South Park) Berry and the director of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.



Now, that's music. Why don't they write themes like that anymore?

===jthree

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2022 - 11:35 PM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Wonder why they didn't just go with Randy Newman, he hasn't retired has he?

Probably for the same reason they didn't bring Tim Allen back for the voice, whatever that reason is.

And the director previously worked with Giacchino on another Toy Story short.

Also John Lasseter is no longer at Pixar to vouch for Randy. That man was clearly a fan.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2022 - 2:39 AM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Wonder why they didn't just go with Randy Newman, he hasn't retired has he?

Probably for the same reason they didn't bring Tim Allen back for the voice, whatever that reason is.

And the director previously worked with Giacchino on another Toy Story short.

Also John Lasseter is no longer at Pixar to vouch for Randy. That man was clearly a fan.


Disney owns Pixar now, there seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere...

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2022 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Disney owns Pixar now, there seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere..

They just go after stuff that prints money. Can we really blame them that "intelligent" stuff don't sell?

 
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