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Andy Belling began his career as a studio musician/arranger working with The Kingston Trio, Linda Ronstadt, Glen Campbell, The Eagles, Rick Nelson, The Stone Canyon Band, The Dillards, and many others.

He is probably best known for his innovative and whimsical electronic score for Ralph Bakshi's cult classic Wizards, for 20th Century Fox. He recently scored and performed the music for the new IMAX feature on Branson, MO "Neighbors" His many other soundtrack credits include Starchaser (a landmark feature-length animated film in 70mm-3D). He has conducted the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Seattle Symphony and members of the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics for his other feature and television compositions.

For the "small box", he wrote the music for numerous network series and specials including Grizzly Adams, Petrocelli, Greatest Heroes from the Bible, Mark Twain's America, The Deerslayer, Happy Days and many Movies-of-the-Week. He created the theme package and period underscore for the highly rated specials The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show as well as The Phil Donahue 25th Anniversary and Andy Griffith Reunion. NBC hired Andy to score their unique tribute to Robert Redford & Sydney Pollack The Men and their Movies.

Andy wrote special Musical Material for the Dinah Shore show - and produced the Emmy Award winning "Dinah in Israel" special - for Fox Syndication. He also created special material for Donna Summer, Ginger Rogers, Susan Anton, Ann-Margret, The Osmonds, Dionne Warwick, Lucie Arnaz, Gloria Gaynor, Rita Coolidge, Fernando Lamas, George Segal, Natalie Wood, Richard Benjamin, Valerie Harper, and many others.

As a director, Andy staged Wayland Flowers' "Madam Goes To Harlem" at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. And Burt Reynolds brought Andy to Jupiter Florida to direct "Babes In Arms" at his dinner theatre.

The Walt Disney Company asked Andy to serve as Musical Director/Producer for its innovative internationally syndicated television series Sing Me A Story. He composed the Main Title along with a dozen of the 54 songs created for the series. Subsequently, Disney hired Andy to arrange and produce all the music for the new Tiki Room Show in Tokyo Disneyland as well as music for the Tarzan Treehouse in Anaheim, CA.

Most recently he has written the theme and underscore for the Court-TV series "Fake-Out" and is creating the music for "Magic Wanda" a new animated series for children produced by the BBC. He is currently writing a new musical, producing a young pop singer's first album - and

  • along with two ex Disney Imagineers, has formed an innovative
creative consortium - Idea Soup LLC. - working with various corporate clients.

Andy released a CD "Just Kidding" containing a dozen songs he has written for children's television and videos. He concocted the arrangements and performed this whimsical dozen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Andy Belling

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