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Randall Stewart "Randy" Newman (born November 28, 1943) 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.

Compositions for Disney Feature Films

Year Film Subsidiary
1995 Toy Story Pixar
1996 James and the Giant Peach Walt Disney Pictures
1998 A Bug's Life Pixar
1999 Toy Story 2
2001 Monsters, Inc.
2006 Cars
2009 The Princess and the Frog Walt Disney Animation Studios
2010 Toy Story 3 Pixar
2013 Monsters University
2017 Cars 3
2019 Toy Story 4

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


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In The Past
Glenn McQueenDaniel GersonJohn KahrsJoe RanftSteve JobsJustin 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 Lucas
Signature Voice Actors
John RatzenbergerBob PetersonJosh CooleyJerome RanftFrank WelkerBill FarmerJeff Pidgeon
Signature Musicians
Randy NewmanMichael GiacchinoThomas Newman