Up: Music from the Pixar Films for Solo Piano
Michael Giacchino's career included composing numerous videogames for Walt Disney. In 2004, Giacchino, who had moved to TV as the composer of Alias and Lost was hired to write music for his first feature film, Walt Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles. - an animated film about a family of superheroes. The Incredibles featured an upbeat jazz orchestral sound and became both a critical and commercial success. In 2007, he teamed again with Incredibles director Brad Bird for the animated film Ratatouille, which earned Giacchino his first Academy Award nomination. After tackling more adult fare, including Cloverfield and Star Trek, Giacchino would once again be part of a Disney/Pixar production, 2010's Up, which would earn Giacchino his first Oscar.