History Music / AlanMenken

10th Jun '16 9:31:34 AM NWolfman
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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''; this musical was executive produced by Creator/DavidGeffen, who recommended Ashman and Menken to Disney Studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, who also had another ''LSOH'' alumni, Peter Schneider, as his partner in Disney Animation), he has been the go-to guy for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.

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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''; this musical was executive produced by Creator/DavidGeffen, who recommended Ashman and Menken to Disney Studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, who also had another ''LSOH'' alumni, Peter Schneider, as his partner in Disney Animation), he has been the go-to guy for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.
21st Dec '15 8:16:36 PM jameygamer
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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''; this musical was executive produced by Creator/DavidGeffin, who recommended Ashman and Menken to Disney Studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, who also had another ''LSOH'' alumni, Peter Schneider, as his partner in Disney Animation), he has been the go-to guy for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.

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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''; this musical was executive produced by Creator/DavidGeffin, Creator/DavidGeffen, who recommended Ashman and Menken to Disney Studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, who also had another ''LSOH'' alumni, Peter Schneider, as his partner in Disney Animation), he has been the go-to guy for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.
21st Dec '15 8:16:13 PM jameygamer
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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''), he has been the go-to guy for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.

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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''), ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''; this musical was executive produced by Creator/DavidGeffin, who recommended Ashman and Menken to Disney Studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, who also had another ''LSOH'' alumni, Peter Schneider, as his partner in Disney Animation), he has been the go-to guy for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.



Due to the cancellation of Disney's adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez writing songs and Christophe Beck composing score), Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''Series/{{Lidsville}}''. He's also working on the songs for ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'', an [[PlayingAgainstType R-rated animated comedy]] co-written by Creator/SethRogen and [[Film/ThisIsTheEnd Evan]] [[Film/{{Superbad}} Goldberg]][[labelnote:*]]Christopher Lennertz will provide the rest of the soundtrack[[/labelnote]].

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Due to the cancellation of Disney's adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez writing songs and Christophe Beck composing score), Menken will was going to provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks Creator/DreamWorksAnimation movie titled ''Series/{{Lidsville}}''. ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', but after former co-worker Katzenberg's studio wound up in a rut and restructured their business strategy and film lineup, word on ''Lidsville'' has gone silent. He's also working on the songs for ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'', an [[PlayingAgainstType R-rated animated comedy]] co-written by Creator/SethRogen and [[Film/ThisIsTheEnd Evan]] [[Film/{{Superbad}} Goldberg]][[labelnote:*]]Christopher Lennertz will provide the rest of the soundtrack[[/labelnote]].
13th Nov '15 9:26:26 PM humble_user
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Due to the cancellation of Disney's adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez writing songs and Christophe Beck composing score), Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''Series/{{Lidsville}}''.

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Due to the cancellation of Disney's adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez writing songs and Christophe Beck composing score), Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''Series/{{Lidsville}}''.
''Series/{{Lidsville}}''. He's also working on the songs for ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'', an [[PlayingAgainstType R-rated animated comedy]] co-written by Creator/SethRogen and [[Film/ThisIsTheEnd Evan]] [[Film/{{Superbad}} Goldberg]][[labelnote:*]]Christopher Lennertz will provide the rest of the soundtrack[[/labelnote]].
18th May '15 5:46:55 PM nombretomado
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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''), he has been the go-to guy for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.

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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''), he has been the go-to guy for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.
28th Dec '14 9:09:39 PM TVRulezAgain
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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''), he has been the go-to guy for [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.

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Alan Menken (b 22 July 1949) is a composer and songwriter for theater and film. Beginning with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', for which he wrote both score and songs with lyricist Howard Ashman (the same team who wrote ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''), he has been the go-to guy for [[DisneyAnimatedCanon [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney musicals]], including ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', and ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This has earned him ''eighteen'' AcademyAward nominations, eight of which he won--more Oscars than any other living individual.
2nd Sep '14 9:56:43 AM mlsmithca
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Due to the cancellation of Disney's adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez writing songs and Christophe Beck composing score), Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''{{Lidsville}}''.

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Due to the cancellation of Disney's adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez writing songs and Christophe Beck composing score), Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''{{Lidsville}}''.
''Series/{{Lidsville}}''.
16th May '14 7:01:45 AM dsneybuf
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After ''Mermaid'''s success, Menken wrote ''Beauty and the Beast'' and began ''Aladdin'' with Ashman before the latter's death in 1991. Since then, Menken has written with a multitude of lyricists, including Tim Rice (''Aladdin'', the {{Screen To Stage Adaptation}}s of ''Beauty and the Beast'' and ''Aladdin''), Jack Feldman (''Film/{{Newsies}}'' and its ScreenToStageAdaptation), Creator/StephenSchwartz (''Pocahontas'', ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Hunchback''), David Zippel (''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''), and Glenn Slater (''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', ''Tangled'', the {{Screen To Stage Adaptation}}s of ''The Little Mermaid'' and ''Film/SisterAct'').

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After ''Mermaid'''s success, Menken wrote ''Beauty and the Beast'' and began ''Aladdin'' with Ashman before the latter's death in 1991. Since then, Menken has written with a multitude of lyricists, including Tim Rice (''Aladdin'', the {{Screen To Stage Adaptation}}s of ''Beauty and the Beast'' and ''Aladdin''), Jack Feldman (''Film/{{Newsies}}'' and its ScreenToStageAdaptation), Creator/StephenSchwartz (''Pocahontas'', ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Hunchback''), David Zippel (''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''), and Glenn Slater (''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', ''Tangled'', the {{Screen To Stage Adaptation}}s of ''The Little Mermaid'' and ''Film/SisterAct'').
''Film/SisterAct'', ''Series/{{Galavant}}'').
19th Mar '14 5:50:00 AM dsneybuf
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Due to the cancellation of Disney's adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''), Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''{{Lidsville}}''.

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Due to the cancellation of Disney's adaptation of ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''), ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez writing songs and Christophe Beck composing score), Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''{{Lidsville}}''.
3rd Aug '13 11:18:45 AM dsneybuf
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Due to the cancellation of a Disney adaptation of "Literature/TheSnowQueen", Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''{{Lidsville}}''.

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Due to the cancellation of a Disney Disney's adaptation of "Literature/TheSnowQueen", ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' (later retooled into ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''), Menken will provide music for a Creator/DreamWorks movie titled ''{{Lidsville}}''.
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