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My family is getting pretty excited about Incredibles 2 that is coming out in June. The music in the first movie was composed by Oscar winner Michael Giacchino and he's back with more. Over the weekend, Giacchino teased his Instagram followers with some teaser footage from the studio recording of Incredibles 2.
One of my favorite posts was this behind the scene clip. Turns out that Don Williams is brother to another Oscar winning composer with the same last name.
The Incredibles theme song is so iconic and instantly recognizable. It gives you that sense of excitement and suspense. My husband, MacSparky, describes it the Incredibles music as a nod to the 1960s TV shows with that Peter Gunn style. If you haven't listened to the original Incredibles soundtrack, download it. You'll enjoy it and it will get you excited to hear what Giacchino will bring to Incredibles 2.
Happy Music Monday!
"You and I are a Team. There is nothing more important than our Friendship." -Mike Wazowski (Monsters, Inc)
The DIsneyland Resort is preparing to celebrate Pixar Fest beginning April 13 through September. I think we are going to hear a lot of music from the Pixar music catalog. If you want a good compilation of some of the most iconic Pixar songs from some of the Pixar films, here is a good album to put on your playlist.
Pixar music really is an integral part of its movies. What are some of your favorite Pixar songs?
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"The only thing predictable about lie is its unpredictability" - Remy (Ratatouille)
There are so many animated Disney movies that have premiered in the month of November, especially during Thanksgiving week. One of those is A Bug's Life (1998). During the end credits, you hear the main song that is most associated with this movie, "The Time of Your Life."
Written and sung by Randy Newman, A Bug's Life, earned a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.
So if you are looking for a Disney movie to watch this holiday week, something you might not have seen or don't remember well, check out A Bug's Life. Don't forget that this movie is billed as a "Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Film" because this was before Pixar officially became part of the Walt Disney Company.
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You can get through this week! Just channel your inner Woody (Toy Story) and "reach for the sky"!
I hope you had a chance to get a glimpse of the solar event today. My sister-in-law drove to Idaho Falls to witness the moment and she said it was very moving and simply awesome! I might have to make plans to travel in 2024 to experience TOTALITY.
Today made me think of one of my favorite Pixar shorts, La Luna. It's description reads: "La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances." There are no words in the short but the beautiful images are accompanied by music written by Michael Giacchino (Up, Ratatouille, The Incredibles)
If you can't get enough of the Solar Eclipse 2017, there are plenty of images and videos all online. If you just need more solar fun and something fun to watch, view the Pixar short, La Luna.
Happy Music Monday!
Earlier this week, my family and I attended a special Inside Out presentation at the AMC Theater at Downtown Disney. It's makes seeing a Disney film more fun on Disney property, especially when you have some time before or after to also add in a Disneyland visit. We LOVED it! For me, I think it's in my top Disney-Pixar movies not only due to the amazing and lovely Pixar short, LAVA, but for these 4 reasons:
It has a great cast of new Pixar characters (Joy, Sadness, Anger Disgust, Fear, and Bing Bong) voiced by a great cast of actors.
The story is relatable.
It is emotionally engaging. You will need some tissues.
It provides a way for parents and kids to talk about emotions.
After this special movie presentation, there was a live Q&A session with director, Pete Docter and actor, Amy Poehler (voice of Joy). People were invited to post to twitter questions before the session as well as during the session. Amy Poehler revealed that her young sons love Toy Story and that she watched it over and over again with them to study how Tom Hanks voiced the Woody character. Pete Docter told us that there were many story lines, nearly 10, that they worked on before settling for the plot to revolve around emotions of a pre-teen dealing with relocating to a different town, state, and moving away from friends. Another thing we learned was how Poehler leant some of her creative juices to the movie. There is a part in the movie where her character, Joy, plays the accordion, and they put that in the movie. Docter also told us that they didn't have specific actors in mind when they created the characters. They sought the actors to voice the emotions after the story was completed.
The session felt pretty intimate and engaging. It is always interesting to hear some behind the scenes as well as get some insight from the people who created the movie. It definitely gave us a greater appreciation of all that went into making this Disney Pixar movie which took them about 5 years from start to finish.
As soon as the movie and Q & A session were over, my youngest daughter turned to me and said: "I can't wait to see that again!" We talked about what potential emotions might rule in each other's heads and what kind of fun islands we would have. We shared so many laughs and opinions. This family movie adventure provided for some memorable family moments.
I hope you have plans to see Inside Out. It is funny, heartwarming and heart wrenching. Bring tissues. Don't forget to stay for most of the credits, too. There is a little something extra right after the movie ends.
Wonder what the voices in your head are like?
Have a great weekend!
The other night, my family and I were able to attend a special Insider Access to Inside Out event from Fathom Events. It was a fabulous experience. First, Inside Out directors, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, took us on a virtual tour of the Pixar campus. We could have watched that part over and over again. It was a pretty extensive 20 minute reel. The Pixar campus is everything you think it would be and so much more. The trailers for The Good Dinosaur and Zootopia were shown. Then it was time for the main event.
Every Pixar movie begins with a new Pixar short. I'm in love with this new one titled, Lava.
I have to dedicate this post to my new favorite Pixar short, LAVA. It is so endearing and charming. Less than 10 minutes of a beautiful love story sung to a sweet melody that will stay in your head (it's a good thing). It was written by James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren.
Here'a a good clip from Murphy where he talks about the inspiration for the story and song.
LAVA actually premiered about a year ago at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Now everyone will get to see after the movie opens on Friday. After this weekend, not only will be people be talking about Inside out, but LAVA, too. The song is so memorable you'll be singing it to your someone special. My sweet husband, MacSparky, bought me the song when we figured out that this single was available on iTunes.
Maybe it's because we love Hawaii and everything about it including the music. It's our favorite vacation destination. My youngest daughter (DD#2) has three ukuleles so that sound is a welcome and familiar one in our house. I requested that she learn to play this one for her dear old parents.
I am in "lava" with the new Pixar short, LAVA. I hope you will find it just as enjoyable as we did.
PS: Stay tuned as I will have more about INSIDE OUT in my next post.