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Alan Menken

Alan Menken was born on July 22, 1949 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Alan Irwin Menken. He is known for his work on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). He has been married to Janis Menken since November 1972. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2012/I Mirror Mirror (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog (songs)
 2010 Tangled (score producer)
 2004 Noel (score producer)
 2004 Home on the Range (music arranger: songs) / (music producer: songs and score) / (songs: music by)
 2000-2002 Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (TV Series) (music by - 16 episodes)
- The Witch of Avonlea (2002) ... (music by)
- A Better Mousetrap (2001) ... (music by)
- No Anne Is an Island (2001) ... (music by)
- A Welcome Hero (2001) ... (music by)
- A Condition of Superstition (2001) ... (music by)
 2000 The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (Video) (adaptations based on music by)
 1999 Troldspejlet (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.15 (1999) ... (composer: stock music)
 1997 Hercules (music producer) / (song producer) / (songs: music by)
 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (music arranger: songs) / (music producer: score and songs) / (song producer) / (songs: music by)
 1994-1995 Aladdin (TV Series) (composer - 86 episodes)
- The Great Rift (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
- The Shadow Knows (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
- The Ethereal (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
- Two to Tangle (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
- While the City Snoozes (1995) ... (composer: title theme)
 1995 Pocahontas (score producer) / (songs producer)
 1992-1994 The Little Mermaid (TV Series) (composer - 20 episodes)
- Ariel's Treasures (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Tail of Two Crabs (1993) ... (composer: theme)
- Giggles (1993) ... (composer: theme)
- Wish Upon a Starfish (1993) ... (composer: theme)
- Against the Tide (1993) ... (composer: theme)
 1994 The Return of Jafar (Video) (adaptions based on music by)
 1992 Aladdin (composer: songs) / (songs arranger)
 1992 Newsies (composer: songs)
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (music arranger: songs) / (music producer: songs) / (songs: music by)
 1989 The Little Mermaid (songs arranger) / (songs producer)
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors (music by: musical stage play/also music by)
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Composed score for stage musical "Her Pilgrim Soul" based on Twilight Zone (1985) episode by the same name, directed by Wes Craven. See more »

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Has won more Academy awards then any other living composer in Oscar history (Alfred Newman received nine but passed away in 1970). He has won the following eight: Best Original Score for The Little Mermaid (1989), Best Song for The Little Mermaid (1989) ("Under The Sea"), Best Original Score for Beauty and the Beast (1991), Best Original Song for Beauty and the Beast (1991) ("Beauty and the Beast... See more »


Composes music for Disney films

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