Over the years, Disney has worked with some talented musicians over the years, and many have been enshrined as “Disney Legends.” One musician who has collaborated with Disney, and especially Pixar, is Randy Newman. Newman is best known to Disney fans for writing and performing “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” for “Toy Story,” but he worked on many other films. Let’s take a look at some of the best Randy Newman films available on Disney+.
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman action figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s bedroom.
TOY STORY 2
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.
TOY STORY 3
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.
TOY STORY 4
When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
An orphan who lives with his two cruel aunts befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.
A BUG’S LIFE
A misfit ant, looking for “warriors” to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.
A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sully” Sullivan (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University, when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends.
On the way to the biggest race of his life, a hotshot rookie race car gets stranded in a rundown town, and learns that winning isn’t everything in life.
Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.
Those are some of the films featuring music from Randy Newman. As you can see, he had a stretch where he really was the sound of Pixar. Which Randy Newman films are you excited to see?