Award-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino on Scoring Zootopia

This week, Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out,” “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille”) will record his first ever collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios for the upcoming animated film, “Zootopia.” In the film viewers are taken to the modern day mammal metropolis of Zootopia where animals of all walks of life can be anything.

“I am really proud to be a part of this film,” said Giacchino. “It’s one of those films with a huge heart and wonderfully realized characters set within a story that’s not only incredibly fun and entertaining but takes an honest look at our own world and the important issues we deal with living in such a diverse society. That’s what really attracted me to the film—the chance to write music that reflects these kind of challenges.”

In the film rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon A Time) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman, Arrested Development), to solve the mystery.

“In a world as vast as Zootopia, we needed someone who could deliver a score that can feel exotic and powerful, but also provide that same emotional intimacy,” said director Byron Howard.

“We tell stories with images, Michael tells stories with music. ‘Zootopia’ is a massive film with deep emotional themes running throughout the story, and Michael was the perfect choice to bring the music of this extraordinary animal world to life,” said Director Rich Moore.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Lilo & Stitch”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

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