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Michael Giacchino is an American composer and director. He is best known for composing the musical scores for many Disney projects, including The Incredibles, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, Sky High, Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2, John Carter, Tomorrowland, Inside Out, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Zootopia, Rogue One, Coco, and Incredibles 2. He has also composed the musical scores for many Marvel movies including Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Thor: Love and Thunder, as well as the Disney+ series Secret Invasion. He has received multiple Grammy awards, an Emmy, Golden Globe Award, and Academy Award. He is also known for collaborating with directors Brad Bird, J.J. Abrams, Pete Docter, Colin Trevorrow, Drew Goddard, and Matt Reeves. He also directed the 2022 Marvel Cinematic Universe special Werewolf by Night.

Outside Disney, Michael Giacchino is known for composing for the first Medal of Honor and Call of Duty video games, as well as the Jurassic World and the rebooted Star Trek trilogies, Mission: Impossible III, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Cloverfield (albeit one composition), Super 8, Speed Racer, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes, Jupiter Ascending, The Book of Henry, Bad Times at the El Royale, Jojo Rabbit, An American Pickle, Extinct, Let Him Go, and The Batman. He also provided scores for the TV shows Alias, Lost, and Fringe (all created by J.J. Abrams).

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
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Actor Lucasfilm
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
Ralph Breaks the Internet Voice Actor Walt Disney Animation Studios
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Music Marvel Studios
Jojo Rabbit Music 20th Century Fox
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home Music Marvel Studios
2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Music (Original Themes)
Lightyear Original Score Composed Pixar
Thor: Love and Thunder Music 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?

TV Series Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
2022 Secret Invasion Composer Marvel Studios

TV Special Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
2022 Werewolf by Night Director Marvel Studios

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
Fantasmic!

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Trivia

  • Michael Giacchino is the third out of six composers to work on a Pixar film.
  • Michael Giacchino is the first person outside of the Newman family to compose for Pixar films.
  • As of the release of Soul, Michael Giacchino is one of Pixar's five composers who has scored more than one than film, the others being Randy Newman, Thomas Newman, Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna.
    • Michael Giacchino has scored the second most Pixar films, only behind Randy Newman.
  • Michael Giacchino is the second veteran Pixar composer to score an animated Disney film, Zootopia, after Newman who scored The Princess and the Frog.
  • Michael Giacchino is the composer to have worked on most of Disney's subsidiaries (having scored Rogue One, released by Lucasfilm; Doctor StrangeSpider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, released by Marvel Studios; Zootopia and Ralph Breaks the Internet, released by Walt Disney Animation Studios; The Incredibles films, Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2, Inside Out, and Coco, released by Pixar, Jojo Rabbit, released by 20th Century Fox; as well as Disney's live-action films Sky High, John Carter, and Tomorrowland, and the Muppets' TV film, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz).
    • Additionally, Michael Giacchino has worked with more Pixar film directors than the company's other recurrent composers:
      • Michael Giacchino scored Cars 2, directed by John Lasseter.
      • Michael Giacchino scored Up and Inside Out both directed by Pete Docter.
      • Michael Giacchino scored The Incredibles, Incredibles 2, the live-action film Tomorrowland, and the short film Jack-Jack Attack (as well as the non-Disney related Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), all directed by Brad Bird.
      • Michael Giacchino scored the live-action film John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton.
      • Michael Giacchino scored Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich.
      • Michael Giacchino scored the short One Man Band, which was co-directed by Brave co-director Mark Andrews.
      • Michael Giacchino scored the short Partly Cloudy, which was directed by The Good Dinosaur director Peter Sohn.
      • Michael Giacchino scored Dug's Special Mission, which was directed by Inside Out co-director Ronnie del Carmen.
      • Michael Giacchino scored the TV special Toy Story of Terror!, which was directed by Finding Dory co-director Angus MacLane.
      • Michael Giacchino scored the TV special Toy Story That Time Forgot, directed by Brave co-director Steve Purcell.
      • Michael Giacchino scored the short film, Riley's First Date?, while his score for Up was used in the short film, George and A.J., both of whom were directed by Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley.
        • Michael Giacchino is the only composer to have worked with all 3 Toy Story directors (Lasseter, Unkrich, and Cooley)
  • Michael Giacchino is the only Pixar composer to make a cameo appearance in a Pixar film, being Coco which he himself composed.
  • Michael Giacchino is the second composer to work on a Star Wars film after John Williams.
  • Michael Giacchino also composed the music for the Incredicoaster (formerly called California Screamin') at Disney California Adventure.


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Films
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