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Randall Stewart "Randy" Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist. He has composed the film scores and wrote the iconic film songs for several Disney films, mostly for Pixar releases. He won two Oscars for Best Original Song for Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 3.

His first ever music composition in a Disney hand-drawn animated feature was in The Princess and the Frog.

Feature Film Filmography

Year Film Position Subsidiary
1995 Toy Story Music/Songs Written and Performed Pixar
1996 James and the Giant Peach Original Songs/Music Walt Disney Pictures
1998 A Bug's Life Music Pixar
1999 Toy Story 2
2001 Monsters, Inc.
2006 Cars Original Score Composed and Conducted
2009 The Princess and the Frog Original Songs and Composed and Conducted/Voice Actor (Cousin Randy) Walt Disney Animation Studios
2010 Toy Story 3 Music Composed and Conducted Pixar
2013 Monsters University Original Score Composed and Conducted
2017 Cars 3
2019 Toy Story 4 Music Composed and Conducted

Compositions for Disneyland

Theme Park Song
Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure Toy Story Midway Mania!/"You've Got a Friend in Me"

Awards

  • Toy Story - Nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Song "You've Got a Friend in Me" / Won 1 Award
  • A Bug's Life - Nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Score / Won 1 Award
  • Toy Story 2 - Nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song "When She Loved Me" / Won 2 Awards
  • Monsters, Inc. - Won Academy Award for Best Original Song "If I Didn't Have You" / Nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Score / Won 2 Awards
  • Cars - Nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song "Our Town" / Won 3 Awards
  • Toy Story 3 - Won Academy Award for Best Original Song and World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song written directly for a Film for the song "We Belong Together"

Trivia

  • Thomas Newman, Randy's cousin, has also been a composer for Pixar, having composed the films Finding Nemo and WALL-E. Andrew Stanton has directed both of these films.
  • Newman is the first out of four composers to work on a Pixar film.


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Pixar Animation Studios logo
In The Past
Glenn McQueenDaniel GersonJohn KahrsJoe RanftJustin WrightDan Lee
Brain Trust Directors
Pete DocterAndrew StantonLee UnkrichBrad Bird
Directors
Angus MacLanePeter SohnSanjay PatelDan ScanlonRonnie del CarmenMark AndrewsBrenda ChapmanSteve PurcellBrian Fee
Producers
Jonas RiveraDarla K. AndersonKori RaeKatherine Sarafian
Executive Producers
John Lasseter
Associated Figures
Bob IgerEd CatmullGeorge LucasSteve Jobs
Signature Voice Actors
John RatzenbergerBob PetersonJosh CooleyJerome RanftFrank WelkerBill FarmerJeff Pidgeon
Signature Musicians
Randy NewmanMichael GiacchinoThomas Newman