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David Louis Newman is an American film and stage composer, conductor, and orchestrator. He has composed scores for nearly 100 feature films such as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Throw Momma from the Train, The Sandlot, Coneheads, The Nutty Professor, Anastasia, Ice Age, The Spy Next Door, The Cat In The Hat, and many others.

He is the cousin of fellow composers Randy Newman and Thomas Newman.

His Disney compositions include The Brave Little Toaster, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, The Mighty Ducks, Operation Dumbo Drop102 Dalmatians, Disney In The House: Time TravelThe Jessie Movie, Disney Infinity, and the 2026 version of Bambi. He also wrote the score for Touchstone Pictures films such as Disorganized Crime, Mr. Destiny, and Paradise. Additionally he composed Miramax movies such as Duplex. He also wrote the score for the 2020 film version of West Side Story.

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  • To date, he is the only member of the Newman chain who has yet to compose the score for a Pixar film.
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