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In his 25 year career, David Newman has scored over 100 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger and Heathers, to the more recent The Spirit, Serenity, and Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakuel. Newman's music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and Hoffa; top-grossing comedies Norbit, Scooby-Doo, ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Ice Age
Ice Age Composer
The Nutty Professor
Anastasia Composer
Serenity Composer


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 2014 5 Flights Up
 2013 Tarzan
 2012 A Christmas Story 2 (Video)
 2009 Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (TV Movie)
 2008 The Spirit
 2007 Norbit
 2006 The Making of 'Anastasia' (Video documentary)
 2005 Serenity
 2005/I Man of the House
 2003 Duplex
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (original score by)
 2002 Scooby-Doo
 2002 Ice Age
 2001 The Flamingo Rising (TV Movie)
 2000 Bedazzled
 2000 Duets
 1999 Galaxy Quest
 1999 Bowfinger
 1998 1001 Nights (Short)
 1998 Cartoon Sushi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (1998) ... (segment "Chunks of Life")
 1997 Anastasia
 1997 Out to Sea
 1996 Matilda
 1996 The Phantom
 1996 Big Bully
 1995 Tommy Boy
 1993 Coneheads
 1993 The Sandlot
 1992 Hoffa
 1992 That Night
 1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Short)
 1991 Paradise
 1991 The Runestone
 1990 Mr. Destiny
 1990 The Freshman
 1990 Fire Birds
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990 Flower Planet (Short)
 1990 Madhouse
 1989 Gross Anatomy
 1989 Cranium Command (Short)
 1989 Back to Neverland (Short)
 1988 Heathers
 1987 Malone
 1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1987 The Kindred
 1986 Vendetta
 1986 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1986 Critters
 1984 Frankenweenie (Short)
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Rejected score for "Marigold" (2006).

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