brad bird next project

Brad Bird has successfully made the leap from animated movies to live-action blockbusters and back to animated movies. But there’s one genre, despite often working under the umbrella of Disney, that he hasn’t yet tackled: musicals.

The Incredibles 2 director confirmed that his next project will be something that he’s “deathly afraid of” but that he’s been wanting to make for a long time. The next Brad Bird project is a live-action and animated hybrid musical that will be composed by Michael Giacchino. And before you say Mary Poppins 3, it’s a completely original project.

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pancake milkshake in ralph breaks the internet

Today, we continue my interview with Ralph Breaks The Internet directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, and producer Clark Spencer, in a discussion that is all about the film’s spoilers, cameos, and easter eggs. The filmmakers explain why the “Pancake Milkshake” scene, which was one of the funniest parts of the film’s marketing (and has been included in a lot of the film’s merchandising), didn’t make it into the actual movie. They also share their favorite cameos and easter eggs. If you’ve seen the film and don’t mind spoiler chat, read on!

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Far From Home score

The constantly busy Michael Giacchino just locked down another soundtrack gig. The composer will return once again to the MCU to handle the Spider-Man: Far From Homscore. This will be Giacchino’s third Marvel Cinematic Universe score, having producing the music for Doctor Strange and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Lost Live concert

Nearly 14 years after the premiere of ABC’s mega-hit drama LOST, showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse reunited at the John Ansin Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles this past weekend for We Have to Go Back: The LOST Concert 2018. They were on hand to introduce composer Michael Giacchino, arguably the most valuable player of the entire series. Giacchino conducted many of the show’s most memorable songs over the course of the evening and even debuted a brand new track from the upcoming film Bad Times at the El Royale.

We’ve compiled some of the highlights from the event into a video below. Watch as surprise guest cast members read sections from the show’s script, Lindelof and Cuse talk about their unorthodox practice of writing Giacchino’s name into the episode scripts, and much more. Read More »

michael giacchino short film

Michael Giacchino has made a name for himself as one of Hollywood’s hardest working film composers, and maybe he can add hardest-working director to his resume. The Oscar-winning composer of Up will finally make his directorial debut with a short film that will be playing at this month’s Fantastic Fest in Austin.

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(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises. In this edition: )

When Pixar Animation Studios began making features, they wanted to differentiate themselves in more ways than one from other animation companies. In the mid-1990s, it was daring to make a full-length computer-animated feature, but Pixar knew there was another trend of modern animation that they should boldly sidestep. To quote Monty Python and the Holy Grail: no singing.

The Disney Renaissance of the 1990s was marked by Broadway-style songs in Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and more. For a while, Pixar’s filmmakers would compromise with Disney, to the point where a song or two played over the soundtrack in their early films, such as Toy Story and A Bug’s Life. Nearly a quarter-century later, Pixar is the standard-bearer of American animation, only slightly delving into the musical genre with last year’s Coco. Though Pixar’s cautiously utilized songs in their films, they’ve had a very strong association with music, akin to Disney and its relationship with the late Howard Ashman, even if they intended to avoid such associations. With Pixar, many of their recent films have been defined and enhanced by the work of Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino.

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fallen kingdom theme

John Williams‘ Jurassic Park music is iconic. And while no one can come close to capturing the magic of Williams’ music, Michael Giacchino is a great composer in his own right. Giacchino is handling the music for the new Jurassic World sequel, and you can hear his Fallen Kingdom theme below.

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Game of Thrones Set Tour

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Emilia Clarke takes you on a tour of the set of the final season of Game of Thrones. Plus, composer Michael Giacchino posted a video form behind the scenes of a scoring session for Incredibles 2, and the cast of the comedy sequel Super Troopers 2 roast each other. Read More »

Lost concert

Are you ready to go back to the Island? If you’re in Los Angeles this September, LOST composer Michael Giacchino will be conducting a live performance of his legendary score for the acclaimed ABC drama, and you can be there in person to see it. Get all the details about the LOST concert below. Read More »

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Alicia Vikander is down for a Tomb Raider sequel
  • Watch a video of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom being scored
  • Incredibles 2 tie-in comics will explore the lives of Parr family
  • The Rampage producers are already talking about Rampage 2
  • Behold the first poster for Netflix’s Godzilla anime sequel
  • Steven DeKnight says Bumblebee is “fantastic”

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