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Michael Semanick

Michael Semanick was born in 1963. He is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and WALL·E (2008). See full bio »


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Known For

King Kong Sound Department
WALL·E Sound Department


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 2021 The Green Knight (re-recording mixer)
 2020 Over the Moon (Re-Recording Mixer)
 2020/I Onward (re-recording mixer)
 2019 Jesus Is King (Documentary short) (re-recording mixer)
 2019 Toy Story 4 (re-recording mixer)
 2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (re-recording mixer)
 2018 Welcome to Marwen (re-recording mixer)
 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (re-recording mixer)
 2018 Imprisoned (Re-Recording Mixer)
 2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (re-recording mixer)
 2018 Incredibles 2 (re-recording mixer)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (re-recording mixer)
 2017/I Coco (re-recording mixer)
 2017 Cars 3 (re-recording mixer)
 2017 The Lego Batman Movie (re-recording mixer)
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (additional re-recording mixer)
 2016/I The Great Wall (re-recording mixer)
 2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (re-recording mixer)
 2016 Finding Dory (re-recording mixer)
 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass (re-recording mixer)
 2015 The Good Dinosaur (re-recording mixer)
 2015 Sanjay's Super Team (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 2015 Crimson Peak (re-recording mixer)
 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 (re-recording mixer)
 2015/I Inside Out (re-recording mixer)
 2015 Krisha (re-recording mixer)
 2015 Strange Magic (re-recording mixer)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (re-recording mixer)
 2014/I Big Eyes (re-recording mixer)
 2014 Gone Girl (re-recording mixer)
 2014/II Duet (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 2014 The Lego Movie (additional sound re-recording mixer)
 2013 The Wisdom Tree (sound re-recording mixer)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (re-recording mixer)
 2013 Her (additional mixing)
 2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (re-recording mixer)
 2013 Monsters University (re-recording mixer)
 2013 House of Cards (TV Series) (re-recording mixer - 1 episode)
- Chapter 13 (2013) ... (re-recording mixer)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (re-recording mixer)
 2012 Frankenweenie (re-recording mixer)
 2012 Hotel Transylvania (re-recording mixer)
 2012 The Master (re-recording mixer)
 2012 People Like Us (additional re-recording mixer)
 2012 Dark Shadows (re-recording mixer)
 2012 Mass Effect 3 (Video Game) (audio mix: Skywalker Sound - trailer)
 2012 John Carter (re-recording mixer)
 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (re-recording mixer)
 2011 Cars 2 (re-recording mixer)
 2011 Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation (Short) (re-recording mixer - uncredited) / (sound)
 2010 How Do You Know (re-recording mixer)
 2010 The Social Network (re-recording mixer)
 2010 The Secret World of Arrietty (re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound)
 2010 Toy Story 3 (re-recording mixer)
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland (re-recording mixer)
 2009 A Game of Pool (Video short) (sound editor) / (sound mixer)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (re-recording mixer)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (re-recording mixer)
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (supervising sound mixer)
 2009 Up (re-recording mixer)
 2009 Coraline (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (re-recording mixer)
 2008 Ponyo (re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound)
 2008 WALL·E (re-recording mixer)
 2007 The Kite Runner (re-recording mixer)
 2007 There Will Be Blood (re-recording mixer)
 2007 Ratatouille (re-recording mixer)
 2007 Zodiac (re-recording mixer)
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction (supervising sound mixer)
 2006 Tales from Earthsea (re-recording mixer: U.S. production)
 2006 Lady in the Water (re-recording mixer)
 2006 The Darwin Awards (re-recording mixer)
 2005 King Kong (re-recording mixer)
 2005/I Stay (re-recording mixer)
 2005 Corpse Bride (re-recording mixer)
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (re-recording mixer)
 2004 Million Dollar Baby (re-recording mixer)
 2004 Team America: World Police (re-recording mixer)
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle (re-recording mixer: English version)
 2004 The Village (re-recording mixer)
 2004 The Next Movie (Short) (post-production sound mix)
 2004 Wicker Park (re-recording mixer)
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (re-recording mixer)
 2004 Envy (Re-Recording Mixer - uncredited)
 2004 Brass Tacks (sound mixer)
 2004 Hellboy (supervising sound mixer)
 2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (re-recording mixer)
 2004/I Twisted (re-recording mixer)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer - uncredited)
 2003 Hulk (dialogue mixer - uncredited) / (re-recording mixer)
 2003 Mystic River (re-recording mixer - as Michael Simanick)
 2003 The Man of the Year (re-recording mixer)
 2003 The Jungle Book 2 (foley mixer)
 2003 God Is Brazilian (re-recording mixer)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer - uncredited)
 2002 Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (re-recording mixer)
 2002 Signs (re-recording mixer)
 2002 Punch-Drunk Love (re-recording mixer)
 2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Re-Recording Mixer)
 2002 John Q (re-recording mixer)
 2002 The Mothman Prophecies (re-recording mixer)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer - uncredited)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (re-recording mixer)
 2001 Spy Kids (re-recording mixer)
 2001 Monkeybone (re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound - uncredited)
 2000 Nothing (additional re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound)
 2000 Unbreakable (re-recording mixer)
 2000 Space Cowboys (re-recording mixer)
 2000 Frequency (re-recording mixer)
 2000 Pitch Black (re-recording mixer)
 1999 Magnolia (re-recording mixer)
 1999 Fight Club (re-recording mixer)
 1999 Orfeu (re-recording mixer)
 1999 Arlington Road (re-recording mixer)
 1999 Office Space (re-recording mixer)
 1998 The Man Who Counted (Short) (sound mixer) / (sound recording mixer)
 1998 The Faculty (Re-Recording Mixer)
 1998 Three Businessmen (sound mixer)
 1998 Reach the Rock (re-recording mixer)
 1998 Rushmore (Rerecording Mixer)
 1998 Hurlyburly (re-recording mixer)
 1998 54 (re-recording mixer)
 1998 Dance with Me (re-recording mixer)
 1998 Air Bud: Golden Receiver (re-recording mixer)
 1998 The Newton Boys (re-recording mixer)
 1998 Great Expectations (re-recording mixer)
 1997 The Education of Little Tree (re-recording mixer)
 1997 The Rainmaker (re-recording mixer)
 1997 The Game (re-recording mixer)
 1997 Masterminds (re-recording mixer)
 1997 The Job (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 1996 The English Patient (re-recording mixer: premixes - uncredited)
 1996 Romeo + Juliet (re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound)
 1996 The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon (Documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 1996 I Love You, I Love You Not (re-recording effects mixer)
 1996 Jack (Rerecording Mixer)
 1996 Underworld (re-recording mixer)
 1996 The Great White Hype (re-recording mixer)
 1996 Race the Sun (Re-Recording Mixer)
 1996 Female Perversions (re-recording mixer)
 1996 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (foley engineer - 1 episode)
- Freedom on My Mind (1996) ... (foley engineer)
 1995 Three Wishes (Re-Recording Mixer) / (foley mixer)
 1995 Slam Dunk Ernest (Video) (re-recording mixer)
 1995 To Die For (re-recording mixer)
 1995 Heavyweights (foley recordist)
 1995 Boys on the Side (sound effects recordist - uncredited) / (sound effects rerecordist)
 1995 Open Season (foley mixer) / (re-recording mixer)
 1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (re-recording mixer)
 1994 Ed Wood (re-recording mixer)
 1994 S.F.W. (foley mixer)
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (re-recording mixer)
 1994 Ernest Goes to School (foley mixer) / (re-recording mixer)
 1994 Mr. Write (foley engineer) / (re-recording mixer)
 1994 Serial Mom (foley recordist)
 1994 Angie (foley mixer - as Michael Semanic)
 1993 Ernest Rides Again (re-recording mixer)
 1993 A Home of Our Own (re-recording mixer - as Michael Semanic)
 1993 Iron Monkey (re-recording mixer: US Version)
 1993 The Secret Garden (foley mixer)
 1993 Amityville: A New Generation (Video) (re-recording mixer)
 1993 Prisoner of Time (re-recording mixer)
 1993 Indian Summer (re-recording mixer)
 1992 Crossing the Bridge (re-recording mixer)
 1992 Baraka (Documentary) (foley engineer)
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (Re-Recording Mixer)
 1992 The Vagrant (re-recording mixer)
 1992 A Midnight Clear (foley mixer)
 1992 The Moneytree (foley recordist)
 1991 Ernest Scared Stupid (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Rambling Rose (re-recording mixer)
 1991 The Knife (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Eyes of an Angel (foley recordist)
 1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Closet Land (Re-Recording Mixer)
 1990 Prayer of the Rollerboys (foley mixer)
 1990 The Spirit of '76 (foley mixer)
 1990 Cadillac Man (foley recordist)
 1989 The Blood of Heroes (foley engineer)
 1987 Rampage (additional re-recording mixer - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Michael Semanic | Michael Simanick

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Oscar winners Michael Semanick (sound re-recording mixer) and Howard Shore (score) have cameos as Rohan Guards in the extended edition DVD of Return of the King. They join in the victory celebration at the Golden Hall and are prominent in the scenes featuring Legolas and Gimli's drinking game. They are the two guards right behind Legolas the elf. (Chapter 5, "Return to Edoras"). They also both ... See more »

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