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Composer Michael Giacchino Strikes Up the Band on New Walt Disney Records Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Tenth Disney-Pixar Soundtrack Available Digitally on May 26

[floatright][img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Ty6w47FXL._SL500_AA240_.jpg[/img][/floatright]Burbank, CA — Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for [i]Up[/i], available digitally on May 26, 2009. An [itunes='http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/up-soundtrack-from-motion/id316618105?']iTunes exclusive package[/itunes] includes the soundtrack plus a bonus video, entitled "Composing for Characters: Michael Giacchino Scores Up," and 25-page booklet. The booklet contains images from the film, behind-the-scenes photographs of Michael Giacchino's scoring sessions, and liner notes written by Up's director, Pete Docter. Up is the 10th Disney-Pixar film and will be released nationwide in theaters on May 29, 2009.

Composer Michael Giacchino's melodies have enhanced entertainment of all genres, including television shows, animated shorts, video games and stand-alone symphonies with themes that run the gamut from driving, melancholic and suspenseful to serene. Viewers of the hit television shows [i]Lost[/i] and [i]Alias[/i] are well acquainted with his work and have been enjoying his compositions for several seasons.

Giacchino made his feature-film composing breakthrough with the Disney-Pixar film [i]The Incredibles[/i]. It was his second film for the studios, [i]Ratatouille[/i] which earned Giacchino his first Academy Award® nomination. He was also the musical director for the Academy Awards® this past year and composed the score for the new [i]Star Trek[/i] film, released earlier this month.

With the tenth Disney-Pixar film, Up will take moviegoers up, up and away on one of the funniest adventures of all times, from Academy Award® nominated director Pete Docter ([i]Monsters, Inc.[/i]). Presented in Disney Digital 3D®, Up follows the uplifting tale of 78 year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner), who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8 year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell (voiced by Jordan Nagai). Their journey to a lost world, where they encounter some strange, exotic and surprising characters, is filled with hilarity, emotion and wildly imaginative adventure.

While many composers may shy away from being too sentimental with the music, Giacchino embraces the emotional side with his music. "Those great scores for the Disney animated films taught me not to be afraid of being emotional with the music," says Giacchino. "The legendary composers like Ollie Wallace and Frank Churchill weren't afraid to be emotional when the story was emotional. They also showed me that it was okay to be thematic and actually have a melody that you can walk away with."

In creating the score for Up, Giacchino sought to keep alive the spirit of Carl's wife, Ellie as the character provides the motivation for Carl throughout the film. The film's director, Pete Docter, explains, "We've tried to visually keep her alive as much as we can by connecting her with the house that is always there. Michael came up with some amazing music that plays through in different ways in emotion, in comedy and in action."

Giacchino adds, "Ellie's theme begins in the movie as a lyrical waltz. Hopefully, when you hear it, you'll think of younger days and things you did when you were young like the first time you fell in love. That theme grows through the film. It twists and turns as needed, and by the end, it becomes an action-adventure theme."

Tracklist: 1. Up With Titles 2. We're In the Club Now 3. Married Life 4. Carl Goes Up 5. 52 Chachki Pickup 6. Paradise Found 7. Walkin' the House 8. Three Dog Dash 9. Kevin Beak'n 10. Canine Conundrum 11. The Nickel Tour 12. The Explorer Motel 13. Escape from Muntz Mountain 14. Giving Muntz the Bird 15. Stuff We Did 16. Memories Can Weigh You Down 17. The Small Mailman Returns 18. He's Got the Bird 19. Seizing the Spirit of Adventure 20. It's Just a House 21. The Ellie Badge 22. Up With End Credits 23. The Spirit of Adventure 24. Carl's Maiden Voyage (sound effects) 25. Muntz's Dark Reverie (sound effects) 26. Meet Kevin in the Jungle (sound effects)

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