the-good-dinosaurMychael Danna is composing the music for Pixar Studios’ upcoming animated feature The Good Dinosaur. The film is directed by Peter Sohn and features the voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer and Bill Hader. The movie is set in a world where dinosaurs have never become extinct and follows a young dinosaur who loses himself after falling into a river, sweeping him far away from his home. Denise Ream (Cars 2) is producing the project and John Lasseter is executive producing. Thomas Newman was originally attached to score the film when the movie was being directed by Bob Peterson and set to open in 2014. The Good Dinosaur will be released on November 25, 2015 by Walt Disney Pictures.

As previously reported, Danna also has Atom Egoyan’s Remember starting Christopher Plummer coming up. The Academy Award-winning composer whose previous credits include Life of PiMoneyballCapote and Little Miss Sunshine is also scoring the Pixar animated short Sanjay’s Super Team, which will be playing in front of The Good Dinosaur.

  1. Quppa says:

    Perhaps in some (better) alternative universe David Arnold is scoring Spectre and Thomas Newman is scoring The Good Dinosaur.

    • Roger says:

      i hate your universe

    • David says:

      Arnold is already done with Bond. Let someone else do the franchise. And same goes with Pixar. I’m glad they’re opening themselves to other composers besides Giacchino and Newman.

      • Roger says:

        i want a Zimmer Pixar film. never going to happen but oh well. get BRIAN TYLER!

  2. Bruno Costa says:

    No, Mychael Danna is scoring Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”. This is the fifth composer of Pixar. After Randy Newman, Thomas Newman, Michael Giacchino and Patrick Doyle and now Mychael Danna. The composers of Pixar were Randy Newman (Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Cars, Toy Story 3 and Monsters University), Thomas Newman (Finding Nemo and Wall-E), Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Cars 2 and Inside Out) and Patrick Doyle (Brave). Now, Academy Award-Winner Mychael Danna is composing Disney-Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”. Naturally.

    • Justin Boggan says:

      More than five if you count the composers for the shorts.