Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Randy Newman gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Composer and singer/songwriter Randy Newman was honoured by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce this morning with a star on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The star, in the motion picture category, is in recognition of Newman's career bringing memorable music to countless films, foremost among these Pixar's Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Cars, and the soon-to-be-released Toy Story 3.

Pixar creative chief John Lasseter was one of the guest speakers at the unveiling of Newman's star, the 2411th on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard.

Newman has previously been nominated for seventeen Academy Awards, including for Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. He won his first Oscar for the song "If I Didn’t Have You" from Monsters, Inc.

His most recent studio album, Harps and Angels [requires iTunes], was released in 2008 and features the song "Losing You", heard in the first full-length trailer for Toy Story 3.

4 comments:

Jen said...

He so deserved this :] I would've ditched school if I knew John Lasseter would show up as well!! D:

Daniel Duvall said...

cool he deserves a star on the walk of fame. I'm a big fan of his music for pixar

Anonymous said...

A well-deserved honor!

And the full version of "Losing You", from his latest album, is an amazing song. I've listened to it on repeat several times. It's just so personal, and so touching.

GlobeReacher said...

Very nice.

So uh... when is John Lasseter getting a star? He deserved it years ago!