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Michael Giacchino is an Italian-American composer best known for his compositions for Pixar feature films including The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Up (2009), Cars 2 (2011), and Inside Out (2015). He has received multiple Grammy awards, an Emmy, Golden Globe Award, and Academy Award.

Outside Disney, he is known for composing the musical scores for the first Medal of Honor video games.

Feature Film Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
2004 The Incredibles Music Pixar
2005 Sky High Walt Disney Pictures
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Touchstone Television
2007 Ratatouille Pixar
2009 Up
2011 Cars 2 Original Score Composed
2012 John Carter Music Walt Disney Pictures
2015 Tomorrowland
Inside Out Pixar
2016 Zootopia Original Score Composed Walt Disney Animation Studios
Doctor Strange Music Marvel Studios
Rogue One Lucasfilm
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Marvel Studios
Coco Original Score Composed Pixar
2018 Incredibles 2 Music
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Marvel Studios

Animated Shorts Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
2005 Jack-Jack Attack Music Pixar
One Man Band
2006 Lifted
2007 How to Hook Up Your Home Theater Walt Disney Animation Studios
2009 Partly Cloudy Pixar
Dug's Special Mission
Prep & Landing Walt Disney Animation Studios
2010 Day & Night Pixar
Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa Walt Disney Animation Studios
2011 La Luna Pixar
The Ballad of Nessie Walt Disney Animation Studios
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Original Score
2012 Electric Holiday Music The Walt Disney Company
2013 Toy Story of Terror! Pixar
2014 Toy Story That Time Forgot
2015 Riley's First Date?

Compositions for Disneyland

Theme Park(s) Song
Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland
Space Mountain
Disneyland Paris Space Mountain: Mission 2
Disney's Hollywood Studios Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

Gallery

Trivia

  • Giacchino is the third out of six composers to work on a Pixar film.
  • He is the first person outside of the Newman family to compose for Pixar films.
  • He is one of Pixar's three composers who have scored more than one than film. Ranking second place by the most only behind Randy Newman.
  • He is the second veteran Pixar composer to appear in an animated Disney film, also behind Newman.
  • Giacchino is the first composer to have scored films for all of Disney's subsidiaries (having scored Rogue One, released by Lucasfilm; Doctor Strange and Spider-Man: Homecoming, released by Marvel Studios; Zootopia, released by Walt Disney Animation Studios; The Incredibles films, Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2, Inside Out, and Coco, released by Pixar; as well as Disney's live-acion films Sky High, John Carter and Tomorrowland, and the Muppets' TV film The Muppets' Wizard of Oz).
    • He is also the only composer to have worked with all of Pixar's recurrent directors (though he only worked with 3 in Pixar's films).
      • He scored Cars 2, directed by John Lasseter.
      • He scored Up and Inside Out both directed by Pete Docter.
      • He scored The Incredibles, Incredibles 2 and the live-action film Tomorrowland, all directed by Brad Bird.
      • He scored the live-action film John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton.
      • He scored Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich.
  • He is the only Pixar composer to make a cameo appearance in a Pixar film, being Coco which he himself composed.


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