Zootopia - Michael Giacchino
What You Will Hear: Lots of percussion. Big bass and electric guitar with orchestra.
Standout Tracks: Foxy Fakout, Jumbo Pop Hustle, Walk And Stalk, Not A Real Cop, Mr. Big, Case of the Manchas, The Nick of Time, Some of My Best Friends Are Predators, A Bunny Can Go Savage, Suite From Zootopia
Will You Be Humming Along? There is a frenetic theme that is quite entertaining, as well as a chord progression that is quite wholesome.
The album this makes me want to dust off: Inside Out – Michael Giacchino
Will I come back to it? When I’m in the mood for something quirky, Zootopia will be my first stop. This score does not sound like a Disney animated film, and Giacchino himself has stepped away from his usual instrumentation. Its closest cousin is The Incredibles, but this music is all about the city. The full orchestra gets the usual workout, but the colorful percussion (especially the pitched stuff!) is the focus here. It really carries the frenetic urban setting nicely. Mix that in with the big electric bass and you’ve got a lot of fun. Zootopia also features quite a few geographical references: Italy, India, and a few others are represented on tracks like “The Naturalist” and “Mr. Big.” Each track offers something new, which is greatly appreciated from a composer as established as Giacchino. This is a sign that he'll have a lot more up his sleeve for years to come.