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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 Aladdin (1992), Beauty and the Beast (1991) 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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Won 8 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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His musical, "The Little Shop of Horrors," co-written with Howard Ashman, was performed at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Chicago, Illinois. Cast and crew also included Hollis Resnik, Gene Weygandt, Dale Morgan, David Pomato (sound designer), Nick Venden (musical director), directed by William Pullinsi. See more »

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Working with Alice Cooper on a stage project/recording: "Alice Cooper's Deadly Seven". Planned Stage productions of "The Idolmaker", "Leap of Faith" and "Newsies" being planned for the stage. See more »


Composes music for Disney films

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