New Poll: Favorite Pixar Composer
17 May 2013
It's time once again for a new Pixar Portal poll. With several rumors swirling lately about composer assignments for upcoming Pixar projects, and the soundtrack for Monsters University recently up for pre-order, it seemed appropriate and timely to get the consensus of the Pixar Portal readership on who, among the four composers Pixar has used to this point, is your favorite. Below is a quick rundown of the composers and the films they've scored.
- Randy Newman — Toy Story Trilogy, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Cars, Monsters University
- Thomas Newman — Finding Nemo, WALL•E
- Michael Giacchino — The Incredibles, Ratatouille, UP, Cars 2
- Patrick Doyle — Brave
The Poll is in the sidebar of the website. RSS-only readers will need to visit the site to vote.
Brad Bird "Stroking His Chin" Over Incredibles Sequel
16 May 2013
I have been thinking about it. People think that I have not been, but I have. Because I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another [Incredibles] film, and if I can get ‘em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that . . . It’s like a big airplane hangar and I have different projects on the floor; half-assembled in my brain. I’m interested in all of them. You kind of have to move on the ones people are willing to pay for and the ones you’re most excited about.
Thanks Hollywood Reporter
Monsters University Track Names and Preorder
16 May 2013
Amazon has posted the track list and a few vague details about the upcoming Monsters University Soundtrack. The score was written by Pixar favorite, Randy Newman. But one track is credited to two musicians formerly of the band Swedish House Mafia. The album is also available for pre-order from the page, and is listed for release on June 18th, 2013, just 3 days before the movie itself debuts.