Saturday, April 13, 2013

Michael Giacchino Working on Secret Pixar Project

Giacchino accepting the Academy Award for Best Original Score for Up in March 2010.
Photo credit: Michael Yada/©A.M.P.A.S. 
This should not come as a surprise to anyone, but composer Michael Giacchino, currently wrapping up work on Star Trek: Into Darkness, has also been collaborating with Pixar on another project—and it's one we know nothing about.

While in Lucerne, Switzerland yesterday, Giacchino spoke with a local blogger, Owley Samter. In the resulting interview, published in German, Giacchino confirmed that the "future Pixar thing" he's working on is 'a project that hasn't been spoken of yet'.

Of course, he could say no more. But he did mention it after talking up other upcoming projects, one being the mysterious, Brad Bird-directed Tommorowland, out in December 2014, which may mean the "Pixar thing" is still a ways away.

So the question: Feature or short?

14 comments:

Chris Etrata said...

Incredibles 2.

Owley said...

Thanks for the heads up! Really looking forward to the "mysterious" thing too, couldn't get more out of him, unfortunately :P

Anonymous said...

I say Feature. Otherwise, it wouldn't be important to mention. At least, not yet.

Tyler (AmishParadise27) said...

It could mean anything really. I doubt it's the Toy Story Halloween Special, but it would be cool if he did do the music for that.

Mike Bastoli said...

Chris Etrata: That's my guess.

Anonymous said...

The day ofthe dead pic or the inside the mind one

Nini said...

That old school Pixar mystery, it's missed but its good when we get a taste of it.

Anonymous said...

Is there a strong likelihood of Incredibles 2 being made without Bird directing? Always got the impression he would let nobody else direct.

Anonymous said...

Really Mike? No blog post about Disney shutting down the hand-drawn animation department? Laying-off most of the hand-drawn animators?

William said...

i was hopin hed score the dinosoar film.

Mike Bastoli said...

Anonymous #4: I've been avoiding spending precious time on industry/business news lately, since those stories never seem to gain traction with readers here. That's what Cartoon Brew is for.

Plus, as much as I want to see more hand-drawn animation from Disney, I think this whole story is overblown. Obviously it's unfortunate that these artists got laid off, but I don't think that necessarily means the end of 2D at WDAS.

The Walt Disney Co.—a business—is cutting jobs across a bunch of its divisions, so it's not like 2D animation was the lone target. There are still many artists at WDAS who can work in 2D if the right project came along.

Alexandro Fantino said...

The hand-drawn animation artists got fired? Yikes! That really is bad news. I would've read it and commented, Mike.

As for Giacchino, I, as well, was hoping he'd score for The Good Dinosaur. Maybe he is...?

Future Anim8or said...

@Alexandro Fantino

I would love it if Michael Giacchino would do the score for The Good Dinosaur too, but Thomas Newman has confirmed that he's doing it. See the whole BSA article here:
http://www.bigscreenanimation.com/2013/03/thomas-newman-confirms-work-on-pixars.html

Anonymous said...

Pixar keeps on giving us sequels to movies that didn't need sequels, but they won't make sequels that THOUSANDS have asked for. I think the two most sequel-friendly Pixar movies are A Bug's Life and The Incredibles. Hopefully this is a follow-up to one of those, or better yet, an original project.