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Thomas Newman to Score Pixar’s 'Good Dinosaur'

Thomas Newman, the composer of the musical scores for “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E,” reveals that he will be collaborating on the upcoming Pixar feature, “The Good Dinosaur.”


Thomas Newman, the composer of the musical scores for Pixar films Finding Nemo and WALL-E, will be collaborating with Walt Disney Pictures studios on the upcoming Pixar feature, The Good Dinosaur.

At a Le Moyne and Syracuse University event, Newman revealed that The Good Dinosaur‘s score will be his next project, according to a report by the Upcoming Pixar blog.

He also discussed the challenge of writing music for animation, reportedly saying: “Writing for animation is a lot different. In live-action, you can settle on a mood or tone that lasts for a long time. In animation, the tone is shifting every two or three seconds. There’s a lot more writing, a lot more notes. It can be scary.”

His music will undoubtedly bring plenty of life to The Good Dinosaur, which will be co-directed by Bob Peterson (co-director of Up) and Peter Sohn, and is set to release on May 30, 2014.


Read the film’s official synopsis, below:

What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, Up; writer, Finding Nemo) and produced by John Walker (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant).

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.