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Menken, Alan

Works: 1,512 works in 3,545 publications in 11 languages and 64,850 library holdings
Genres: Animated films  Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  Fantasy films  Musical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Composer, Lyricist, Instrumentalist, Performer, Musician, Arranger, Compiler, Creator, Contributor, Director, Other, Singer, trb, 236, Interviewee, Conductor, Adapter, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Alan Menken
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Most widely held works by Alan Menken
The little mermaid by René Auberjonois( Visual )

85 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 4,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariel is a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues Prince Eric, the man of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious seawitch, Ursula, and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder, and her reluctant chaperone Sebastian at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom
Aladdin by Ron Clements( Visual )

72 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the mythical city of Agrabah, the story follows a street-smart peasant, Aladdin, and his mischievous pet monkey, Abu, through magical adventures
Tangled by Mandy Moore( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disney's CGI-animated comedy adventure retelling the classic fairy tale of Rapunzel. While hiding out in a seemingly abandoned tower deep in the forest, handsome young bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) is surprised to discover that the tower does in fact have an occupant in the form of feisty long-haired teen Rapunzel (Mandy Moore). Rapunzel, who has been looking for a means of escape from the tower in which she has been grounded for her entire life, strikes a deal with the dashing outlaw and the unlikely pair soon find themselves caught up in the adventure of a lifetime as they face magic, monsters and villains in their quest for freedom
Enchanted( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished from the animated land of Andalasia by the evil queen. She finds herself in the gritty streets of the real, modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that does not operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle find herself adrift in a chaotic world that is badly in need of enchantment. Giselle begins to fall in love with the cynical, no-nonsense divorce lawyer who has come to her aid. Little does he realize that this joyful, wide-eyed innocent is about to enchant him
Beauty and the beast by Gary Trousdale( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be our guest at the enchanted 25th Anniversary celebration, a groundbreaking star in the legacy of animation and a new addition to the The Walt Disney Signature Collection. Cast a spell on your imagination and embark on an epic adventure with Belle, our brave and independent heroine, the Beast, who has the heart and soul of a prince, the music you'll never forget and all the fun characters you love
Hercules by Walt Disney Productions( Visual )

50 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated, musical adaptation of the story of Hercules
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Walt Disney( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quasimodo ventures from his tower to the joyous festival of fools, but the crowd turns cruel and rejects him because of the way he looks. The gypsy Esmeralda rescues him and he finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves--while reminding us to see people as they are rather than how they appear
Beauty and the beast( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who takes her father's place as the prisoner of a beast in his castle. As Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff, she and the Beast slowly begin to look beyond their initial reactions to each other and see who they truly are. But back in Belle's village, her father's fears for her safety drive him to rally the villagers to free Belle from the castle--a plan that goes awry, with dangerous consequences, when Belle's would-be suitor Gaston twists the rally into a mob and leads an attack on the castle
Home on the range by Sharon Black( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of cows - Maggie, Mrs. Calloway and Grace - hit the high prairie to track down a cattle rustler named Alameda Slim in hopes that the reward money will save their farm. With the aid of Buck, a horse with heroic ambitions, the bovine avengers track the villain to his lair and save the day
The shaggy dog( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog
Pocahontas by Mike Gabriel( Visual )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1607, the Virginia Company sends a ship from England to America to stake a claim on the New World and bring back the gold that is rumored to be abundant there. Ambitious Governor Ratcliffe is head of the expedition, but well-known explorer and adventurer John Smith is the natural leader. Well-armed, the men anticipate easily fighting off any one they encounter, but John Smith's first meeting with a native is not at all what he expects. Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas resists taking life seriously, although her father wishes for her to marry and take her place as a leader of her people. As Pocahontas and John Smith fall in love, however, both find that their lives are going in directions they never anticipated
Beauty and the Beast( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spell of an enchantress turns a cruel prince into a hideous beast. Belle, the heroine, is a book-loving young lady trapped by the beast when she comes looking for her father. To break the spell, the beast must win Belle's love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose
Beauty and the beast : original motion picture soundtrack by Alan Menken( Recording )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Disney's most beloved animated classics is transformed into a live-action fantasy with one of 2017's most anticipated films. The soundtrack includes John Legend and Ariana Grande on a new version of the classic title track
Little shop of horrors by Alan Menken( Visual )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this musical, business booms at Mushnik's Flower Shop when an exotic potted plant called Audrey II arrives. People are rushing in to see it--and disappearing
Newsies by Christian Bale( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July, 1899: When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the distribution price one-tenth of a cent per paper, ten cents per hundred, the newsboys, poor enough already, are outraged. Inspired by the strike put on by the trolley workers, Jack "Cowboy" Kelly organizes a newsboys' strike. With David Jacobs as the brains of the new union, and Jack as the voice, the weak and oppressed found the strength to band together and challenge the powerful
Sausage party by Greg Tiernan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A misplaced sausage and his savory friends embark on an existential adventure through the aisles of a massive supermarket in this raunchy animated comedy. As the store's annual 4th of July sale draws near, the perishable pals must return to their rightful places on the shelves before the customers come flooding in to fill their carts
Little shop of horrors : a new musical by Alan Menken( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Shop of Horrors is a rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker (Seymour) who nurtures a plant (Audrey II) and discovers that it's bloodthirsty and highly intelligent, forcing him to kill to feed it. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour"
Beauty and the beast by Alan Menken( Recording )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic album is reissued to celebrate the release of the Diamond Edition of Disney's Beauty and the Beast on 10/05/10. Includes a new recording of the song Beauty and the Beast by Jordin Sparks
Tangled by Alan Menken( Recording )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the kingdom's most wanted bandit, Flynn Rider, hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel. The soundtrack features songs performed by Mandy Moore and Grace Potter
Pocahontas ; Pocahontas II : journey to a new world by Irene Bedard( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Pocahontas must bridge the gap between her tribe and the settlers of Jamestown
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Alternative Names
Alan Irwin Menken

Alan Irwin Menken 1949-

Alan Menken

Alan Menken Amerikaans componist

Alan Menken amerikansk pianist och kompositör

Alan Menken amerikansk pianist og komponist

Alan Menken compositeur américain

Alan Menken compositor y pianista estadounidense (ss. XX-XXI)

Alan Menken compositore statunitense

Alan Menken nhà soạn nhạc kiêm nghệ sĩ piano nhạc kịch và điện ảnh người Mỹ

Alan Menken US-amerikanischer Komponist

Alan Menkin

Alans Menkens amerikāņu komponists un pianists



Menken A.

Menken Alan Irwin

Menken, Alan Irwin 1949-

Menken, Allan

Άλαν Μένκεν

Алан Менкен

Менкен, Алан

Ալան Մենկեն

אלן מנקן

الن منکن

آلن منکن آهنگساز و پیانیست آمریکایی

앨런 멘켄

앨런 멩컨 1949-


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