Disney and Pixar’s “LIGHTYEAR” Motion Picture Soundtrack Features Score by Oscar-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino
Hollywood is predicting that this summer is going to bring back the blockbuster. That means there are going to be all sorts of opportunities to get back into movie theaters, eat all the popcorn, and enjoy new adventures featuring favorite friends from the past. Everything looks better and sounds better on the big screen, whether it’s still-hungry dinosaurs, Navy fighter pilots who still don’t follow all the rules, or familiar astronauts with brave new worlds to explore.
Of course, these big budget tentpole flicks must have amazing soundtracks to get you even more pumped – and maybe consider seeing the movie over and over all season long. Audiences are especially excited about “LIGHTYEAR,” the first solo adventure featuring Buzz Lightyear, one of the beloved heroes of the “Toy Story” franchise.
This long-anticipated adventure tale/origin story comes out June 17, 2022 only in theaters and shares Buzz’s early adventures as a Space Ranger in Star Command, which include being stuck on a strange planet light years away from Andy’s room.
Expect to see cool galaxies, amazing aliens, and plenty of sci-fi magic to enthrall movie fans of all ages. The animated feature will also include an amazing soundtrack and a score that perfectly complement the visual spectacle that only Disney and Pixar can create.
Composed by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, the digital soundtrack features an 89-piece orchestra and a 39-member choir. It is also available in a new audio format, Dolby Atmos Music, which offers even more clarity and depth of sound to listeners.
The first “sneak peek” musical track, “Mission Perpetual” came out June 3. Giacchino said it provides the background sound for one of his favorite parts of the film.
“It’s early on, when Buzz is trying to accomplish a mission and keeps failing,” he said. “It was an exciting challenge for me because there were so many things the music needed to convey: Buzz’s frustration with himself and the sadness of being alone in his pursuit, but also his undying ambition and drive to achieve his goal. I went through a similar ‘mission’ myself to get this cue right, but once I did, it was incredibly rewarding.”
Giacchino has demonstrated plenty of success with past musical projects, including scores for “The Batman,” “The Incredibles,” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” He won an Oscar for “Up,” plus plenty of other industry awards.
To learn more about the soundtrack and other details of “LIGHTYEAR,” follow @pixarslightyear on social media.