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Debney, John

Works: 671 works in 1,723 publications in 9 languages and 77,430 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Christmas films  Science fiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Conductor, Musician, Performer, Arranger, Creator, Instrumentalist, Lyricist, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Debney
The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson( Visual )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem. There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Palestine, for his sentencing. Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus
The princess diaries by Walt Disney( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your basic Cinderella makeover story with a fresh and affectionate twist. Mia is a frizzy-haired, glasses-wearing 15-year-old girl whose two highest ambitions are to become invisible and to get a few kisses from an attractive school heartthrob. She is stunned and horrified when her coolly continental grandmother shows up and informs her that she's the crown princess of the European principality Genovia. Soon enough, Mia has to undertake "princess lessons" (and a makeover) from her queenly grandmother, and eventually she blossoms into a confident, radiant girl
Cats & dogs by John Requa( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Know to be man's best friends, cats and dogs have engaged in a fierce and merciless battle. Now, Mr. Tinkles, a ruthless cat, is plotting intensively to achieve nothing less than world domination. His main target is Professor Brody. The professor is working on a medication that will rid people of their dog hair allergies. Mr. Tinkles strives to get to the substance and have it analyzed. He then means to have it altered so that all humans of the world become allergic to any kind of dog. Cats would rule and dogs would then be exterminated. Lou is the Brody family's new puppy. He has never heard of dog agents and the major protective mission they fulfill towards the unsuspecting Brody family. Lou, along with Butch and a few other dog agents from the neighborhood desperately tries to hinder Mr. Tinkles in his sinister plans to take over the world
Iron Man 2 by Jon Favreau( Visual )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sci-fi action adventure sequel. Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark, the billionaire industrialist also known as armoured superhero Iron Man. With the world now aware of his dual identity, Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony fights to protect his suit by forging new alliances - and confronting powerful new enemies. Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke co-star
Elf by New Line Cinema Corporation( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphan raised as an elf in Santa's workshop discovers that he is actually human, prompting him to leave the North Pole in search of his biological father
Dreamer : inspired by a true story by John Gatins( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Crane is a Kentucky horse trainer who watches in horror as a championship filly breaks a leg during a practice run. Ordinarily the horse would have to be put down, but today Ben's daughter, Cale, is at the track. Ben impulsively buys the horse, which causes him to lose his job. The rehabilitation process of the horse is almost too much for a farm that's already struggling to survive in a modern economy, but the horse turns out to be a much-needed salve to the nearly broken family, including Ben's wife and father
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
Chicken Little by Mark Dindal( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutto ha inizio il giorno in cui Chicken Little, pulcino adolescente che abita nel piccolo paese di Quercia Ghiandosa, scatena il panico nella cittadinanza sostenendo che un pezzo di cielo gli è caduto in testa. L'incidente viene subito archiviato come un banale errore del pulcino che probabilmente ha ricevuto in testa una ghianda. Tuttavia, un anno dopo Chicken Little è ancora lo zimbello del paese, ridicolizzato da tutti e considerato un maldestro combina guai. Il pulcino è alla disperata ricerca di un'occasione che lo possa far risalire nella stima dei suoi concittadini e soprattutto che renda, per una volta, suo padre fiero di lui. Il 'nuovo giorno' in grado di cambiare la sua immagine si presenta durante la finale del campionato studentesco di base-ball, quando Chicken Little riesce, con un'impresa rocambolesca, a segnare il punto della vittoria; osannato dal pubblico e coccolato dal padre, il pulcino sembra finalmente aver superato la sua crisi quando un esagono di cielo gli piom ba nella stanza. Si tratta in realtà del pezzo di un'astronave aliena che ben presto atterra in paese e porta Chicken Little e i suoi amici, Alba Papera, Aldo Cotechino e Pesce Fuor D'acqua, ad un'avventurosa missione. Durante l'atterraggio gli alieni hanno infatti smarrito il figlioletto dei sovrani intergalattici che decidono di invadere la terra per ritrovarlo. Mentre il paese è sconvolto dall'invasione extraterrestre, Chicken Little, che ha fatto amicizia con il piccolo alieno, riesce con l'aiuto di suo padre a portarlo in salvo sull'astronave e salva il pianeta. Osannato da tutta la cittadinanza trova finalmente un momento di riscatto autentico e totale, celebrato anche dal cinema hollywoodiano che gli dedica un film
The scorpion king by Chuck Russell( Visual )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mighty Memnon rules over nearly all the known world, who defeats his enemies in battle with the help of a beautiful sorceress. "Free tribes" form a fragile alliance to fight Memnon, and hire a trio of assassins to kill the sorceress and thus remove Memnon's advantage. The assassins are betrayed by the son of one of the tribal leaders, and Mathayus finds himself unable to kill Cassandra. Mathayus abducts the sorceress, who explains that Memnon was holding her against her will. Mathayus then uses his newfound sense of justice to convince the surviving tribal leaders to join forces again to defeat Memnon
Christmas with the Kranks by Joe Roth( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When their only daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank decide to book an island cruise to beat the yuletide blues and just skip the holidays. But their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar. When Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancé, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever!" -- Back of container
Zathura by Jon Favreau( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny twists the key of an old science fiction game. The game unleashes a localized meteor shower and wrenches Danny's house into orbit around a distant ringed planet. Besides Danny, his brother Walter and sister Lisa have to go along. Soon a defective robot, a rangy astronaut, and an alien spaceship enter the picture. The only way the kids can return their house to its proper space-time coordinates is to finish the game, but before they can finish, the game board falls into the hands of some rather nasty, carnivorous lizards
Snow dogs by Gary Paulsen( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man
Spy kids 2 : island of lost dreams by Robert Rodriguez( Visual )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen and Juni Cortez are back. Now they are full-fledged SPYkid operatives with the OSS. Together they embark on a mission to a mysterious island to retrieve a valuable device, which in the wrong hands could jeopardize the world!
Old dogs by Katja M Becker( Visual )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan and Charlie are two best friends who, together, have built a successful marketing empire, but have somehow managed to avoid ever really grown up. Their lives have been turned upside down when they are charged with the care of seven-year-old twins while on the verge of a big business deal. The clueless bachelors stumble in their efforts, leading to one debacle after another, with a gorilla and some pecking penguins. Dan and Charlie learn as much from the kids as vice versa
Barnyard by Steve Oedekerk( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the disapproval of his father, Ben, a young cow named Otis loves to have fun at his farm's wild late-night hoe-downs. When Ben dies defending the barnyard from marauding coyotes, Otis is chosen as the farms new leader. For Otis, responsibility sits uneasily on his head and he fears he may not be able to protect his friends from the coyotes
Hannah Montana : the movie by Hannah Montana( Visual )

12 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hannah Montana shows signs of forgetting her roots as Miley Stewart, her father Robbie Ray puts his foot down
Raising Helen by Garry Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen is living the life she's always dreamed of with her career at a top modeling agency on the rise. But her carefree lifestyle comes to a crashing halt when she soon finds herself responsible for her sister's children - Audrey, Henry, and Sarah. No one doubts that Helen is the coolest aunt in New York, but the transformation from super-hip to super-mom is super difficult. Along the way, Helen finds support from Dan Parker, the handsome young pastor and principal of the kids' new school, and realizes the choice she has to make is between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life
Yogi Bear by Eric Brevig( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear brings his meal-mooching ways to movies in this live-action/CG-animated adventure ... Jellystone has been losing business, so conniving Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. Faced with the loss of his home, Yogi must prove he really is 'smarter than the average bear' as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever"--Container
Spy kids by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their international spy parents are kidnapped by children's television program host Fegan Floop, Carmen and Juni Cortez must criss-cross the globe in a quest to save their parents
The jungle book( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he's ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self discovery, guided by panther turned stern mentor Bagheera, and the free spirited bear Baloo
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The Passion of the Christ
Alternative Names

John Debney Amerikaans componist

John Debney compositeur et chef d'orchestre de musique de films

John Debney compositore e direttore d'orchestra statunitense

John Debney US-amerikanischer Filmkomponist

Джон Дебни

Джон Дебні

Ջոն Դեբնի

جان دبنی

존 데브니




English (234)

Aramaic (40)

Spanish (10)

German (8)

French (6)

Latin (3)

Slovenian (1)

Italian (1)

Polish (1)

Cats & dogsElfDreamer : inspired by a true storyBruce AlmightyThe scorpion kingZathuraHannah Montana : the movie