He produced the song "History Of The World (Part 1)" by British punk band The Damned for their fourth LP "The Black Album".
Hans F. Zimmer | Hans Florian Zimmer
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[on his score for The Lion King
(1994)] The main emphasis to me was how we were going to get, in a children's movie, to the idea that a father dies and make it an emotional yet not horrifying experience but make it something that children might want to start asking some questions about. It's very simple. It's my point of view because my dad dropped dead when I was six and I had nobody to talk to ...
Uses elements from the characters culture in the music. Some examples are tribal chants in The Lion King, Ukulele in Pearl Harbor and Guitar with vocals in Gladiator.