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Debney, John

Works: 451 works in 1,632 publications in 14 languages and 72,394 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Fantasy films  Historical films  Religious films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Composer, Author, Conductor, Musician, Performer, Creator, Arranger, Lyricist, Instrumentalist, Contributor
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Debney
The princess diaries 2 royal engagement by Meg Cabot( Visual )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 4,378 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
The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson( Visual )

56 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,811 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
Cats & dogs by John Requa( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their humans are blissfully unaware of. The film follows Mr. Tinkle's (a cat) plan to destroy a new vaccine, that if developed, would eliminate all human allergies to dogs, and allow cats to rule the world. Lou, a beagle puppy accidentally becomes the dog-agent assigned to stop the cat plan
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,299 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
Dreamer : inspired by a true story by John Gatins( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,258 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
Chicken Little by Steven Kellogg( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicken Little causes widespread panic about the sky falling but townspeople think it was just an acorn hitting him on the head. When a real piece of the sky lands on his head, Chicken Little and his band of misfit friends, Abby Mallard (aka Ugly Duckling), Runt of the Litter and Fish Out of Water, attempt to save the world without sending the town into a whole new panic
Iron Man 2 by Stan Lee( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that the world knows billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored super hero Iron Man, his life has suddenly become even more intense. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit, but for Ivan Vanko, it's revenge. With Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, Stark must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet
The scorpion king by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mighty Memnon rules over nearly all the known world, defeating 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
Snow dogs by Brian Levant( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,694 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
Zathura by Joe Johnston( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,683 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
Christmas with the Kranks by Joe dir. by Roth( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When only child, Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora decide to book an cruise and skip Christmas altogether. Their decision to boycott tradition has the whole neighborhood in an uproar, and when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit with her new fiancée, the Kranks have just twelve hours to perform a miracle and pull themselves and their neighbors together to throw the best celebration ever
Old dogs by John Travolta( Visual )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,550 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
Hannah Montana the movie by Walt Disney( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miley Stewart lives in two worlds -- that of an ordinary teenager and the world of the pop star Hannah Montana. On a trip to Tennessee, she learns how to balance these two parts of her life
Barnyard by Steve Oedekerk( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the farmer is away, the animals on the farm hang out with their friends, party a lot, and stand up on two feet, but they also learn that it isn't all fun and games when tragedy strikes
Yogi Bear by Eric Brevig( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,462 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
Cheaper by the dozen 2 by Yadangxueman(ShankmanAdam)( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and his wife Kate bring their clan together for a memorable summer getaway. Their dream vacation turns into an outrageous competition with the overachieving, overzealous family of Tom's longtime rival
Bachelor mother by Garson Kanin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployed Polly Parrish impulsively picks up a baby left at orphanage doors at Christmas. Everyone assumes the foundling is hers, including Polly's playboy ex-boss, who offers her a job if she'll live up to her maternal duties. A paycheck would be handy, so Polly complies. Then the boss's tycoon dad assumes the infant is his secret grandson, and things really spin out of control
Alf Elf by David Berenbaum( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trama: In un orfanotrofio, un bambino molto piccolo si infila nel sacco dei regali di Babbo Natale: quest'ultimo, ignaro, lo porta con sé al Polo Nord. Il bambino viene affidato agli elfi, che aiutano Babbo Natale a fabbricare i regali: divenuto adulto, però, il ragazzo, che si chiama Buddy, scopre di non essere un elfo: lascia, dunque, la casa di Papà Elfo, e parte per New York alla ricerca del suo padre naturale (la madre è morta). Sono poche le informazioni che Buddy possiede per riconoscere suo padre: sa che si chiama Walter Hobbs e che Babbo Natale aveva annotato il suo nome nella "lista dei cattivi" Una volta giunto a New York, Buddy mostra un tale candore e una propensione ai buoni sentimenti che lo fanno apparire un semplicione. Il ragazzo si reca dal padre, Walter, che lavora presso un'importante casa editrice; Walter è un uomo arido che pensa solo al lavoro e trascura il figlio adolescente, Michael Inizialmente, l'uomo rifiuta Buddy: poi, dopo avergli fatto fare il test del DNA e aver verificato che è veramente suo figlio, lo porta a casa con sé, pur a malincuore Buddy e Michael simpatizzano: quest'ultimo, per la prima volta, sembra felice. Inoltre, Buddy esce con Jovie, una ragazza conosciuta al suo arrivo a New York e i due si baciano Involontariamente, però, il ragazzo rovina un'importante riunione al padre, chiamando "elfo" un quotato scrittore, nano, cui la casa editrice, un po' a corto di idee, si era rivolta Buddy decide, allora, di abbandonare la sua nuova famiglia Si ritrova a Central Park, dove incontra Babbo Natale, la cui slitta è precipitata poiché lo Spirito del Natale, che dovrebbe sostenerla, si sta estinguendo nel mondo. Il ragazzo ripara il motore della slitta, e, con l'aiuto di Michael e Walter, che intanto si è ravveduto e gli chiede di tornare a casa, fa in modo che lo Spirito del Natale si sparga nuovamente sulla città. Quando davanti alle telecamere della Televisione, intervenuta sul luogo, Michael legge, dalla lista di Babbo Natale, i desideri di ogni persona riguardo ai regali, le rivelazioni stupiscono i tanti bambini - e adulti - in quel momento di fronte al televisore di casa: lo Spirito del Natale scende sulla città, e la slitta può ripartire Buddy si sposa con Jovie e resta a New York con la sua famiglia
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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

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Cats & dogsBruce AlmightyDreamer : inspired by a true storyThe scorpion kingZathuraHannah Montana the movie