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Alan Menken is an American composer, songwriter, music conductor, director and record producer. Menken is best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores and songs for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards... See full bio »

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Known For

Beauty and the Beast Music Department
Hercules Music Department
Tangled Music Department
Aladdin Music Department


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  Hercules (music: "The Gospel Truth (Prologue)", "The Gospel Truth (Hades)", "The Gospel Truth (Growing Up)", "Go the Distance", "One Last Hope", "Zero to Hero", "I Won't Say I'm in Love", "A Star is Born") (announced)
  The Hunchback of Notre Dame (music: "The Bells of Notre Dame", "Out There", "Topsy Turvy", "Humiliation", "God Help the Outcasts", "The Bell Tower", "Heaven's Light/Hellfire", "A Guy Like You", "Paris Burning", "The Court of Miracles", "Sanctuary", "And He Shall Smite the Wicked", "Into the Sunlight", "The Bells of Notre Dame (Reprise)", "Someday") (announced)
 2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Star-Spangled Man (2021) ... (music: "Star Spangled Man")
 2021 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Nicolle Wallace/Michaela Coel/Kings of Leon (2021) ... (writer: "Part of that World")
- Priyanka Chopra Jonas/Derek DelGaudio/Frank Oz (2021) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
- Sen. Corey Booker/Infinity Song (2021) ... (writer: "With A Song In Her Heart, Melania Trump Returns To New York")
 2021 Moxie (writer: "Suddenly Seymour")
 2020 Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios + (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Part 11 (2020) ... (music: "No More Hand Drawn")
 2020 Casus Boloss: L'Histoire en 5 minutes chrono (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- L'Irlande: Un bol d'Eire? (2020) ... (writer: "Unter dem Meer")
 2020 Eric Andre: Legalize Everything (TV Special) (writer: "Under the Sea" - uncredited)
 2020 Central Park (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Dog Spray Afternoon (2020) ... (music: "Spoiler Alert")
 2020 The Disney Family Singalong Volume 2 (TV Special) (music: "Poor Unfortunate Souls", "Zero to Hero", "A Whole New World", "Part of Your World", "Beauty and the Beast")
 2016-2020 Good Morning America (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 April 2020 (2020) ... (music: "Someday")
- Episode dated 8 January 2016 (2016) ... (music: "If I Were a Jolly Blacksmith (GMA Version)", "The World's Best Kiss" - uncredited)
 2020 The Disney Family Singalong (TV Special) (music: "Be Our Guest", "Friend Like Me", "I Won't Say I'm in Love", "Gaston's Song", "Under the Sea", "Colors of the Wind")
 2020 Saturday Night Seder (Video) (performer: "Kiddush")
 2017-2020 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (TV Series) (music - 15 episodes)
- Plus Est En Vous (2020) ... (music: "Through It All", "I'd Give Anything", "Life After Happily Ever After (Finale)")
- Cassandra's Revenge (2020) ... (music: "The Girl Who Has Everything", "The Girl Who Has Everything (Reprise)", "Nothing Left to Lose")
- Be Very Afraid (2019) ... (music: "Bigger Than That")
- Rapunzel's Return (2019) ... (music: "Crossing the Line", "Stronger Than Ever Before", "Wating in the Wings (Reprise)")
- Destinies Collide (2019) ... (music: "With You by My Side", "Everything I Ever Thought I Knew")
 2020 Wiwibloggs (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Elis Mraz "Wanna Be Like" (ESCZ 2020 Czech Republic) Interview (2020) ... (music: "Beauty and the Beast End Duet")
 2019 Shine (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Circle (2019) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
 2019 The Little Mermaid Live! (TV Movie) (music: "Fathoms Below", "Daughters of Triton", "Part of Your World", "Part of Your World (Reprise)", "Under the Sea", "Poor Unfortunate Souls", "Her Voice", "Les Poissons", "Kiss the Girl", "If Only", "Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)", "Happy Ending")
 2019 The Unicorn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Small Parts (2019) ... (writer: "Suddenly, Seymour")
 2019 The Clash (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Para sa pangarap (2019) ... (writer: "Go the Distance")
 2019 Disney Villain Sing-Off ft. Thomas Sanders (Video short) (music: "Colors of the Wind") / (writer: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2019 The Lion King (music: "Be Our Guest") / (writer: "Be Our Guest")
 2019 Aladdin (music: "Speechless (Part 1)", "Speechless (Part 2)", "Friend Like Me (Finale)" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Arabian Nights (2019)", "One Jump Ahead", "One Jump Ahead (Reprise 1)", "Friend Like Me", "Prince Ali", "A Whole New World", "One Jump Ahead (Reprise 2)", "Friend Like Me (End Title)", "A Whole New World (End Title)", "Friend Like Me (Finale)" (uncredited))
  American Idol (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- 214 (Disney Night) (2019) ... (music: "Part of Your World" - uncredited)
- Top 24 Performance Show: Part 1 (Girls) (2006) ... (writer: "To Where You Are")
- Eleven Man Band (2003) ... (music: "A Whole New World")
 2016-2019 Tähdet, tähdet (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Showtime (2019) ... (music: "Vieraamme" (Be Our Guest))
- Musikaali (2016) ... (music: "Ei kaveria parempaa" (Friend Like Me))
 2019 Kingdom Hearts III (Video Game) (music: "Healing Incantation")
 2018 Holmes & Watson (music: "Strange Sensation") / (producer: "Strange Sensation")
 2017-2018 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 5 episodes)
- Ator, the Fighting Eagle (2018) ... (music: "Belle" - uncredited)
- At the Earth's Core (2017) ... (music: "Colors of the Wind" - uncredited)
- Carnival Magic (2017) ... (music: "Suddenly, Seymour" - uncredited)
- Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (2017) ... (music: "Carrying the Banner", "Kiss the Girl", "Santa Fe" - uncredited)
- The Loves of Hercules (2017) ... (music: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet ("Beauty and the Beast", "Part of Your World", "Colors of the Wind") / (music: "A Place Called Slaughter Race", "In This Place") / (producer: "A Place Called Slaughter Race")
 2018 Mickey's 90th Spectacular (TV Special) (music: "Part of Your World" (1989), "Friend Like Me", "Colors of the Wind", "Zero to Hero")
 2015-2018 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 11 episodes)
- David Spade/Lily James/Charlie Puth (2018) ... (music: "Part of Your World")
- Kevin Hart/Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso feat. watt (2017) ... (music: "Be Our Guest" - uncredited)
- Hugh Jackman/Luke Bryan (2017) ... (music: "Be Our Guest" - uncredited)
- Kobe Bryant/Kathryn Hahn/Big Boi (2017) ... (music: "Gaston" - uncredited)
- Vin Diesel/Shaquille O'Neal/Pitbull feat. Stephen Marley (2017) ... (music: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2018 Lip Sync Battle Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Will, Sofia vs Jillian, Miggs (2018) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2018 Chuckle Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (writer: "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
 2018 Fandom Fights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nico Suave Regoli vs Christopher Woodburn (2018) ... (writer: "Go the Distance")
 2018 I Love Me Some Hunchback of Notre Dame (Video short) (music: "Out There")
 2015-2018 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Knockouts 3 (2018) ... (writer: "Colours of the Wind")
- The Battles, Part 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
- Blind Auditions 6 (2016) ... (writer: "Part of Your World")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 6 (2015) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
 2017 Hollywood in Vienna (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Hollywood in Vienna 2017: A Tribute to Danny Elfman (2017) ... (music: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2014-2017 Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Beauty (2017) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
- The Final Battle: Part 2 (2017) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
- Poor Unfortunate Soul (2015) ... (writer: "Fathoms Below" - uncredited)
- A Tale of Two Sisters (2014) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 2017 Cannonball (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (writer: "Under the Sea" - uncredited)
 2017 Carpool Karaoke (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Seth MacFarlane and Ariana Grande (2017) ... (writer: "Suddenly Seymour")
 2017 Me lo dices o me lo cantas (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (music: "Vengo a ligar")
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (music: "Pocojuntos")
 2017 Descendants 2 (TV Movie) (music: "Kiss the Girl")
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (writer: "Part of Your World")
 2017 Tu cara no me suena todavía (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2017) ... (writer: "No hay un genio tan genial (Friend Like Me)")
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (writer: "Bajo el mar (Under the Sea)")
 2017 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 March 2017 (2017) ... (music: "Part of Your World" - uncredited)
 2017 Tangled: Before Ever After (TV Movie) (music: "Life After Happily Ever After", "Wind In My Hair", "Wind In My Hair (Reprise)")
 2017/I Beauty and the Beast (music: "Aria", "How Does A Moment Last Forever (Music Box)", "Days In The Sun", "How Does A Moment Last Forever (Montmartre)", "Evermore", "How Does a Moment Last Forever") / (writer: "Main Title: Prologue", "Belle", "Belle (Reprise)", "Home", "Gaston", "Be Our Guest", "Something There", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Mob Song")
 2017 Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical! (music: "Overture", "Santa Fe (Prologue)", "Carry the Banner", "The Bottom Line", "That's Rich", "I Never Planned on You/Don't Come A-Knocking", "The World Will Know", "Watch What Happens", "Seize the Day", "Santa Fe", "King of New York", "Letter from the Refuge", "Watch What Happens (Reprise)", "The Bottom Line (Reprise)", "Brooklyn's Here", "Something to Believe In", "Once and For All", "Finale")
 2017 Pasapalabra (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2017) ... (writer: "Un mundo ideal")
 2017 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Concierto de Año Nuevo (2017) ... (music: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2013-2016 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- More Fun Comics #73: Aquaman (2016) ... (writer: "Under the Sea")
- Detective Comics #38 (2014) ... (writer: "Seize the Day")
- SCI-Spy #4 (2013) ... (writer: "Part of Your World")
 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- James and Ola Jordan (2016) ... (writer: "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
 2016 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis (2016) ... (writer: "Go the Distance")
 2016 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.8 (2016) ... (writer: "Under the Sea" - uncredited)
 2015-2016 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- 2016: Auditions 1 (2016) ... (music: "Under the Sea" - uncredited)
- 2015: Auditions 4 (2015) ... (music: "Part of Your World" - uncredited)
 2016 Còmics (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Teatre musical (2016) ... (music: "La bella i la bèstia (Beauty and the Beast)")
 2016 Sausage Party (music: "The Great Beyond", "The Great Beyond (Reprise; July 4th Morning)" (uncredited), "The Great Beyond (Reprise; End Credits)") / (writer: "The Great Beyond Around the World")
 2015-2016 Galavant (TV Series) (music - 18 episodes)
- The One True King (To Unite Them All) (2016) ... (music: "Will My Day Ever Come", "A Real Life, Happily Ever After", "Season 2 Finale" - uncredited)
- Battle of the Three Armies (2016) ... (music: "Galavant Recap", "A Good Day to Die", "Do the D'Dew" - uncredited)
- Do the D'DEW (2016) ... (music: "I Don't Like You", "Finally", "A Dark Season" - uncredited)
- Love and Death (2016) ... (music: "Time is of the Essence", "Love Makes the World Brand New", "Goodbye" - uncredited)
- About Last Knight (2016) ... (music: "Today We Rise", "He Was There" - uncredited)
 2016 The Great Everything & the Nothing (performer: "Prince Ali/Friend Like Me (Instrumental)")
 2015 Backstage (TV Series) (1 episode)
- KO - PEG - NIKUS (2015) ... ("Vindens Farver")
 2014-2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- The Quarter-Final Results (2015) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
- The Quarter-Final: Musicals Special (2015) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
- Week 7 (2014) ... (writer: "Friend Like Me" - uncredited)
- Week 6: Halloween Special (2014) ... (writer: "Little Shop of Horrors" - uncredited)
- Week 3: Movie Special (2014) ... (writer: "Under the Sea", "Be Our Guest" - uncredited)
 2015 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Joel McHale/Sara Bareilles (2015) ... (music: "Part of Your World" - uncredited)
 2015 Descendants (TV Movie) (writer: "Be Our Guest")
  Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (producer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015)
- Episode #3.2 (2015) ... (producer: "No importa la distancia") / (writer: "No importa la distancia")
- Episode #2.24 (2014) ... (writer: "Un mundo ideal")
- Episode #2.20 (2014) ... (producer: "Bella y bestia son") / (writer: "Bella y bestia son")
 2015 Proud of Your Boy (Video short) (music: "Proud of Your Boy")
 2015 Sanders Shorts (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- On Second Thought... (2015) ... (music: "I Won't Say I'm In Love")
 2015 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Blind Spot (2015) ... (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
 2015 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Loser Like Me (2015) ... (writer: "Suddenly Seymour" - uncredited)
 2015 Agent Carter (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bridge and Tunnel (2015) ... ("Star Spangled Man") / (writer: "Star Spangled Man")
 2014 The Galavant Showcase (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Galavant", "Togetherness", "Maybe You're Not The Worst Thing Ever", "Goodnight My Friend", "A Day In Richard's Life", "Hey, Hey, We're The Monks", "No One But You", "Love Is Strange", "Friend Like Me", "Under the Sea", "Beauty and the Beast", "That's How You Know", "Be Our Guest", "Colors of the Wind", "King of New York", "I See the Light", "Go the Distance", "Part of Your World", "A Whole New World") / (performer: "Galavant", "Togetherness", "Maybe You're Not The Worst Thing Ever", "Love Is Strange", "Friend Like Me", "Under the Sea", "Beauty and the Beast", "That's How You Know", "Be Our Guest", "Colors of the Wind", "King of New York", "I See the Light", "Go the Distance", "Part of Your World", "A Whole New World")
 2014 Tu cara me suena mini - España (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... (writer: "Un mundo ideal (A Whole New World)")
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... (writer: "Bajo el mar (Under the Sea)")
 2014 The Voice Kids (Australia) (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Grand Finale (2014) ... (writer: "Colours of the Wind")
- The Battles, Part 3/The Sing-Offs (2014) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Part of Your World", "A Whole New World")
 2014 The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Friend Like Me")
 2009-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Disney Night (2014) ... (writer: "Be Our Guest", "Under the Sea")
- Round Eight (2009) ... (writer: "Friend Like Me")
 2013 The X Factor UK (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Auditions 7 (2013) ... (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
 2013 The Neighbors (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Sing Like a Larry Bird (Aka the Musical) (2013) ... (music: "Broadway Alien Song", "Giselle", "Broadway Alien Song (reprise)")
 2013 The Oscars (TV Special) (writer: "Be Our Guest")
 2012 Evening Urgant (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Natalia Vodianova/Rusalochka (2012) ... (music: "V mire tvoyem")
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Final Result (2012) ... (writer: "Go the Distance")
 2012 The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (music: "Seize the Day", "Rise Up")
 2012/I Mirror Mirror (music: "I Believe In Love (Mirror Mirror Mix)")
 2011 Some Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- It's a Small World Holiday: Part One (2011) ... (writer: "Transformation")
- Ten Years of Disney's California Adventure (2011) ... (writer: "The Bells of Notre Dame", "Friend Like Me")
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog (music: "Howling at the Moon", "Howling at the Moon (End Credits Version)")
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (music: "Star Spangled Man") / (producer: "Star Spangled Man")
 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Raise Your Voice")
 2011 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "I See The Light")
  Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (music - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Dungeons and Dragons (2011) ... (writer: "Belle" - uncredited)
- Flubber (2010) ... (music: "Part of Your World" - uncredited)
- Top 11 Villain Songs (2010) ... (music: "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (1989) - uncredited) / (writer: "Hellfire", "Dentist!" - uncredited)
 2011 The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) (music: "I See the Light" - uncredited)
 2010 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (performer: "A Song and Dance for Bill T Jones", "I Am What I Am")
 2010 Tangled (music: "Incantation Song", "When Will My Life Begin", "When Will My Life Begin (Reprise)", "Mother Knows Best", "Mother Knows Best (Reprise)", "I've Got a Dream", "I See the Light") / (producer: "When Will My Life Begin", "When Will My Life Begin (Reprise)", "Mother Knows Best", "Mother Knows Best (Reprise)", "I've Got a Dream", "I See the Light") / (writer: "Prologue", "Incantation Song", "The Tear Heals")
 2010 Total Drama (TV Series) (music - 19 episodes)
- Planes, Trains and Hot Air Mobiles (2010) ... (music: "I'm Gonna Make It")
- Rapa Phooey (2010) ... (music: "Condor")
- African Lying Safari (2010) ... (music: "Wake Up")
- Chinese Fake-Out (2010) ... (music: "A Chinese Lesson")
- Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water (2010) ... (music: "I'm Sorry")
 2010 Disney Sing It: Family Hits (Video Game) (writer: "A Whole New World", "Be Our Guest")
 2010 She's Out of My League (writer: "Beauty And The Beast")
 2010 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.16 (2010) ... (writer: "La bella y la bestia (Beauty and the Beast)")
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teacher (2009) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gerard Butler/Shakira (2009) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 2009 BCN aixeca el teló (TV Special) (writer: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2009 Waking Sleeping Beauty (Documentary) (performer: "Beauty and the Beast Score Finale") / (writer: "Under the Sea", "Part of Your World", "Beauty and the Beast Score Finale", "Beauty and the Beast Score", "Friend Like Me", "Be Our Guest")
 2009 David Garrett Live in Berlin (TV Special) (writer: "A Whole New World")
 2009 The Know's Top 10s (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Top 10 Movie Based Games (2009) ... (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
  The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009) (performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode dated 12 May 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Little Shop of Horrors", "Under the Sea", "Colors of the Wind", "A Whole New World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Little Shop of Horrors", "Under the Sea", "Colors of the Wind", "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 23 April 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Raise Your Voice")
 2008 Op zoek naar Joseph (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show #4 (2008) ... (writer: "Proud of your boy")
 2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (Video) (writer: "Part of Your World")
 2008 The 62nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Part of Your World")
 2003-2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- 2. Mottoshow - Filmhits (2008) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
- Erste Top 50 Show (2003) ... (writer: "If I Never Knew You")
- Mottoshow #4 - Musical (2003) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Happy Working Song", "That's How You Know", "So Close")
 2007 Disney 365 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Where Are They Now: Anneliese van der Pol (2007) ... (writer: "A Change in Me")
 2007 Enchanted (music: "True Love's Kiss", "Happy Working Song", "Part of Your World", "That's How You Know", "Beauty and the Beast", "So Close", "Ever Ever After") / (producer: "True Love's Kiss", "Happy Working Song", "That's How You Know", "So Close")
 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Egyptian Exhibition Expo 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Something There" - uncredited)
 2007 Patinando por un sueño (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 10 August 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
- Episode dated 9 August 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "No importa la distancia", "Beauty and the Beast", "Un mundo ideal")
 2003-2007 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Top 18 Performance: Girls (2007) ... (writer: "To Where You Are")
- Season Finale Results Show (2005) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
- Group 1 Results Show (2005) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
- Group 1 Performances (2005) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
- Group 4 Performances (2004) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2007 Live with Kelly and Ryan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 July 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "A Change in Me" - uncredited)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (Video Game) (music: "Under The Sea")
 2006 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fey's Sleigh Ride (2006) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 2005-2006 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Topp 40 Wild Card (2006) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
- Topp 40 #1 (2006) ... (writer: "A Whole New World")
- Topp 50 #4 (2005) ... (writer: "Go the Distance")
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game) (music: "Under The Sea", "Part Of Your World", "Beauty And The Beast")
 2005 In the Nick of Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2005) ... (writer: "A Star Is Born")
 2005 Disneymania 3 in Concert (Video documentary) (writer: "Under the Sea", "Kiss the Girl", "Part of Your World", "Colors of the Wind", "I Won't Say (I'm in Love)")
 2005 Celtic Woman (Video documentary) (writer: "Someday")
 2005 Disneymania in Concert (Video documentary) (writer: "Proud of Your Boy", "Colors of the Wind")
 2004 A Christmas Carol: The Musical (TV Movie) (music: "Jolly Good Time", "Nothing to Do With Me Pt. 1", "Nothing to Do With Me Pt. 2", "You Mean More to Me", "Link by Link", "Lights of Long Ago", "God Bless Us Everyone", "A Place Called Home", "Mr. Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball", "A Place Called Home (Reprise)", "Abundance and Charity", "Christmas Together", "Dancing on Your Grave", "You Mean More to Me (reprise)", "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today/God Bless Us Every One (reprise)", "What a Day, What a Sky" - uncredited) / (writer: "Opening", "Marley's Visitation", "Money Montage/The Engagement is Off" - uncredited)
 2004 Noel (music: "Winter Light")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Show 1 (2004) ... (writer: "Go the Distance")
 2004 Malaysian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Wildcard Show (2004) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
- The Second Workshop (2004) ... (writer: "To Where You Are")
 2004 Home on the Range (music: " (You Ain't) Home On The Range", "Home On The Range (Echo Mine Reprise)", "Little Patch Of Heaven", "Little Patch Of Heaven (Finale)", "Yodle-Adle-Eedle-Idle-Oo", "Will The Sun Ever Shine Again", "Wherever The Trail May Lead", "Anytime You Need A Friend")
 2003 Lea Salonga Live (Video documentary) (writer: "Disney Medley")
 2003 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (music: "The Carol Burnett Medley")
 2003 Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way (Video short) (music: "Go The Distance")
 2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic (Short) (music: "Be Our Guest", "Part of Your World", "A Whole New World")
 2003 Star Search (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The One with Music Group B2K (2003) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
- The One with Sister Act I and II Star Kathy Najimy (2003) ... (writer: "Part of Your World")
 2003 Nouvelle Star (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... (writer: "L'air du vent")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kleine Liveshow 5 (2003) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
 2003 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #2 - Soundtrack (2003) ... (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game) (music: "Under the Sea")
  Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (music - 1 episode, 2002)
- Gala Disney (2002) ... (music: "No importa la distancia (Go the Distance)", "Si no te conociera (If I Never Knew You)", "Colores en el viento (Colors of the Wind)", "Un mundo ideal (A Whole New World)") / (writer: "La bella y la bestia (Beauty and the Beast)", "Sueña (Someday)", "Parte de tu mundo (Part of Your World)", "Bajo el mar (Under the Sea)")
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... (writer: "Sueña")
 2002 Ali Baba & the Gold Raiders (Video) (writer: "Prince Ali")
 2000 The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (Video) ("Part of Your World") / (music: "Part of Your World")
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (music: "I Wanna be a Rockette")
 1998-1999 Hercules (TV Series) (music - 65 episodes)
- Hercules and the Tiff on Olympus (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
- Hercules and the Big Show (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
- Hercules and the Spring of Canathus (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
- Hercules and the Grim Avenger (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
- Hercules and the Odyssey Experience (1999) ... (music: "Zero To Hero")
 1998 Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Suddenly, Seymour", "Somewhere That's Green")
 1998 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All (Video short) (music: "Zero to Hero", "A Guy Like You", "I Won't Say")
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary) (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited)
 1998 It's Tough to Be a Bug (Short) (music: "Beauty and the Bees")
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Go The Distance")
 1997 The Generation Game (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.7 (1997) ... (music: "Beauty and the Beast" - uncredited)
 1997 Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules (Video Game) (music: "A Star is Born", "Go the Distance", "I Won't Say", "One Last Hope", "Zero to Hero")
 1997 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero (Video short) (music: "Be Our Guest", "One Last Hope", "Under The Sea", "A Whole New World", "Topsy Turvy", "Colors Of The Wind", "Prince Ali", "Part Of Your World", "Zero To Hero")
 1997 Hercules (music: "The Gospel Truth (Prologue)" (uncredited), "The Gospel Truth (Hades)" (uncredited), "The Gospel Truth (Growing Up)" (uncredited), "Go the Distance" (uncredited), "One Last Hope" (uncredited), "Zero to Hero" (uncredited), "I Won't Say 'I'm in Love'" (uncredited), "A Star is Born (Ending)" (uncredited), "A Star is Born (End Credits)" (uncredited), "Go the Distance (End Credits)", "Shooting Star" (uncredited), "I Won't Say 'I'm in Love' (End Credits)" (uncredited))
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Be Our Guest")
 1997 The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey (TV Special) (writer: "These Are The Good Times")
 1996 Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1996 (TV Special) (music: "Someday" - uncredited)
 1996 Disney's Animated Storybook: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Video Game) (music: "Someday") / (writer: "The Bells of Notre Dame", "The Court of Miracles", "God Help the Outcasts", "A Guy Like You", "Out There", "Topsy Turvy")
 1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves (Video) (music: "Arabian Nights Reprise")
 1996 The O-Zone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 August 1996 (1996) ... (writer: "Someday")
 1996 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Topsy Turvy (Video short) (music: "Topsy Turvy", "Out There", "Mine, Mine, Mine", "Topsy Turvy" (Reprise))
 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (music: "The Bells of Notre Dame", "Out There", "Topsy Turvy", "Humiliation", "God Help the Outcasts", "The Bell Tower", "Heaven's Light/Hellfire", "A Guy Like You", "Paris Burning", "The Court of Miracles", "Sanctuary", "And He Shall Smite the Wicked", "Into the Sunlight", "The Bells of Notre Dame (Reprise)", "Someday", "Someday" (United Kingdom Version), "Heaven's Light (Reprise)")
 1996 The 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Colors of the Wind")
 1995 Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites (Video) (music: "What is Friend?")
 1995 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Colors of the Wind (Video short) (music: "Just Around the Riverbend", "Colors of the Wind")
 1995 Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World (Video short) (music: "Part of Your World")
 1995/I Pocahontas (music: "Colors of the Wind" (1995), "If I Never Knew You" (1995), "The Virginia Company" (1995), "The Virginia Company" (Reprise) (1995), "Steady as the Beating Drum" (1995), "Steady as the Beating Drum" (Reprise) (1995), "Just Around the Riverbend" (1995), "Listen with Your Heart I, II, III" (1995), "Mine, Mine, Mine" (1995), "Savages" (Part 1) (1995), "Savages" (Part 2) (1995), "If I Never Knew You" (2005 - Special Edition))
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (1995) ... (writer: "See My Vest")
 1994 Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Video Game) (writer: "Beauty And The Beast", "Be Our Guest", "The Mob Song")
  The Little Mermaid (TV Series) (music - 31 episodes, 1992 - 1994) (writer - 31 episodes, 1992 - 1994)
- A Little Evil (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
- Ariel's Treasures (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
- The Beast Within (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
- Heroes (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
- Land of the Dinosaurs (1994) ... (music: "Under the Sea") / (writer: "Theme")
 1994 The 48th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Me", "Be Our Guest", "If I Can't Love Her", "Beauty and the Beast")
 1994 The Return of Jafar (Video) (music: "Arabian Nights" (1992))
 1994 What's Up Doc? (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.18 (1994) ... (music: "A Whole New World")
 1993/II Aladdin (Video Game) (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Friend Like Me" - uncredited)
 1993/I Aladdin (Video Game) (music: "A Whole New World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Arabian Nights", "One Jump Ahead", "Friend Like Me", "Prince Ali" - uncredited)
 1993 Memory (TV Movie) (music: "Plantes d'interior")
 1993 Life with Mikey (music: "Cold Enough to Snow", "Life with Mikey Theme")
 1993 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Friend Like Me (Video short) (arranger: "Something There") / (music: "Friend Like Me", "Something There", "A Whole New World", "Friend Like Me (Reprise)" (uncredited)) / (producer: "Something There")
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Friend Like Me", "A Whole New World")
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (producer: "My Christmas Tree") / (writer: "My Christmas Tree")
 1992 Aladdin (arranger: "Under the Sea", "When You Wish Upon a Star" - uncredited) / (music: "Arabian Nights", "One Jump Ahead", "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Friend Like Me", "Under the Sea" (uncredited), "Prince Ali", "A Whole New World", "Prince Ali Reprise", "A Whole New World (Finale)" (uncredited), "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme; End Title Duet)") / (producer: "Prince Ali", "Prince Ali Reprise") / (writer: "Under the Sea" - uncredited)
 1992 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Be Our Guest (Video short) (music: "Be Our Guest", "Beauty and the Beast")
 1992 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #29.20 (1992) ... (writer: "Beauty and the Beast")
 1992 Newsies (writer: "Carrying the Banner", "Santa Fe", "My Lovey-dovey Baby", "The World Will Know", "Seize the Day", "King of New York", "High Times, Hard Times", "Seize the Day (Chorale)", "Santa Fe (Reprise)", "Once and For All", "The World Will Know (Reprise)", "Carrying the Banner (Finale)")
 1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Belle", "Be Our Guest", "Beauty and the Beast")
 1991 Beauty and the Beast (arranger: "Belle", "Belle (Reprise)", "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", "Gaston (Reprise)", "Something There", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Mob Song" - uncredited) / (music: "Prologue" (uncredited), "Belle" (uncredited), "Belle (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Be Our Guest" (uncredited), "Gaston" (uncredited), "Gaston (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Something There" (uncredited), "Beauty and the Beast" (uncredited), "The Mob Song" (uncredited), "Beauty and the Beast (End Title Duet)", "Human Again") / (producer: "Belle" (uncredited), "Belle (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Be Our Guest" (uncredited), "Gaston" (uncredited), "Gaston (Reprise)" (uncredited), "Something There" (uncredited), "Beauty and the Beast" (uncredited), "The Mob Song" (uncredited), "Human Again")
 1990 An Evening with Friends of the Environment (TV Movie) (music: "Friends", "Fire Down Below", "I'm No Angel")
 1990 Rocky V (lyrics: "The Measure of A Man") / (music: "The Measure of A Man")
 1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea (Video short) (music: "Under The Sea", "Kiss The Girl")
 1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (TV Movie) (music: "Wonderful Ways to Say No")
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Kiss the Girl", "Under the Sea")
  Sesame Street (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1990) (music - 1 episode, 1990)
- The Golden Cabbage of Snufertiti (1990) ... (lyrics: "A Sibling") / (music: "A Sibling")
 1989 The Little Mermaid (music: "Fathoms Below" (1989), "Daughters of Triton" (1989), "Part of Your World" (1989), "Under the Sea" (1989), "Part of Your World (Reprise)" (1989), "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (1989), "Les Poissons" (1989), "Kiss the Girl" (1989), "Happy Ending" (1989), "Vanessa's Song" (1989) - uncredited)
 1989 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Polly (1989) ... (writer: "By Your Side")
 1987 Emu's Wide World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (1987) ... (writer: "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space" - uncredited)
 1987 The 59th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Mean Green Mother from Outer Space")
 1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #26.27 (1987) ... (music: "Suddenly, Seymour")
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors (writer: "Prologue (Little Shop of Horrors)", "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Da-Doo", "Grow For Me", "Somewhere That's Green", "Some Fun Now", "Dentist!", "Feed Me (Git It)", "Suddenly, Seymour", "Suppertime", "The Meek Shall Inherit", "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space", "Don't Feed The Plants")
 1983 Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1983 (1983) ... (writer: "Suddenly, Seymour")
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I count James Horner among the very best film composers of our generation. His work is stirring, emotionally powerful and broadly evocative. Although we only met on a few occasions, I will always cherish the memory of him and his wonderful work.


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