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Giacchino

Michael Giacchino's Muppet credits include composing music for Muppet Race Mania, Muppet Monster Adventure, "The Kermambo" for the MuppeToon of the same name, as well as score and some songs for The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. The song "When I'm With You" from Oz was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2005.

He has achieved critical acclaim for his scores to TV's Alias and Lost, Pixar's The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up (for which he won the Academy Award), Cars 2, and Disney's Sky High (starring Lynda Carter). Other scores include the final season of Lost, the third and fourth films in the Mission: Impossible series, and the pre-show and queue music for the Star Wars themed attraction Star Tours: The Adventures Continue in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Giacchino was quoted in Variety [1] regarding the Muppets:

As big an influence as 'Star Wars' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' were, the Muppets were an equal inspiration. The Muppets taught me almost everything about humor, timing and music. I have this intense emotional connection to the Muppets.

Chris Tilton, a fellow Muppet composer, often assists Giacchino with orchestration and additional scoring.

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