Michael Giacchino to Compose Score for Pixar's Heady 'Inside Out'

May 27, 2014
Source: Pixar Post

Michael Giacchino

Sadly, we're not going to get a feature film from Pixar Animation this year. The Good Dinosaur was meant for release this year, but was pushed back to 2015, resulting in a delay of the Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory to 2016. But still slated for 2015 is the original story Inside Out, with Up director Pete Docter at the helm. We got a first look at the characters from the film last year, and now we have word from Pixar Post (via The Film Stage) that Michael Giacchino, who composed the score for Up and was just hired for Jurassic World, will do the same to help bring these characters inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl to life.

Along with that news, a new official synopsis for the Pixar film has been unveiled:

From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Man, this sounds like an incredible film all around. "SNL" alums Amy Poehler and Bill Hader reuniting, and "The Office" stars Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith joining them with the perfect casting of Lewis Black as anger? That's a winning voice cast for sure. And with a great director like Pete Docter at the helm and Giacchino composing this score, there's nothing to be worried about. This sounds like an amazing, original story with the potential for some great humor and also some serious tugging of the heart strings. And if it's half as powerful as the opening 10-minutes of Up, then we're in for something spectacular. Sound good?

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Let Pixar sort their shit out. Giacchino is a modern Legend.

DAVIDPD on May 27, 2014


That sounds awesome. But you know, talking cars are creative too.

OfficialJab on May 27, 2014


Thanks for the nod to our post in the writeup - We are extremely excited for the pairing of Docter and Giacchino again as well. In Ed Catmull's new book, Docter was mentioned as "loving" the intro to Inside Out already and the Brain Trust believed in it as well. It sounds like we're in for another strong opening moment from Docter (as expected)!

Pixar Post on May 28, 2014

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