This week, Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Disneyâ€¢Pixarâ€™s â€œInside Out,â€ â€œThe Incrediblesâ€ and â€œRatatouilleâ€) 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.
â€œI am really proud to be a part of this film,â€ said Giacchino. â€œItâ€™s one of those films with a huge heart and wonderfully realized characters set within a story thatâ€™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. Thatâ€™s what really attracted me to the filmâ€”the chance to write music that reflects these kind of challenges.â€
In the filmÂ 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 isnâ€™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.
â€œIn 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,â€ said director Byron Howard.
â€œWe tell stories with images, Michael tells stories with music. â€˜Zootopiaâ€™ 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,â€ said Director Rich Moore.
Walt Disney Animation Studiosâ€™ â€œZootopia,â€ a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (â€œTangled,â€ â€œBoltâ€) and Rich Moore (â€œWreck-It Ralph,â€ â€œThe Simpsonsâ€), and produced by Clark Spencer (â€œWreck-It Ralph,â€ â€œLilo & Stitchâ€), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.