Ep. 61: Hollywood composer David Newman explains why the Mighty Ducks theme didn’t take that long to come up with

November 4, 2015 10:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Mike and Tommy (Kevin is on a self-imposed suspension) talk to composer David Newman who wrote the Mighty Ducks theme and scored the music for D1. Newman gives an insight into Hollywood and explains why the theme wasn’t that hard to come up with.

Show notes

David Newman’s IMDB. And his Wikipedia. And his website.

Alfred Newman’s Wikipedia.

David’s father did this:

The summary for Critters, the first movie Newman got hired for, which also happened to have eventual Mighty Ducks director Stephen Herek as director:

“A race of small, furry aliens make lunch out of the locals in a farming town.”

The Mighty Ducks theme:

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure: three years after Critters, three years before Mighty Ducks.

Tommy Boy: great film.

David lost out on the Academy Award for Best Original Music or Comedy score to The Full Monty in 1998.  Mike was looking at the Best Original Song category, where an Anastasia song lost to “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic.

Five Flights Up came out in May. It stars Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton, as a New York couple who deal with all kinds of issues when they prepare to move away.

Be on the lookout for Something Beautiful in 2016.

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