WorldCat Identities

Menken, Alan

Works: 951 works in 2,330 publications in 12 languages and 52,020 library holdings
Genres: Animated films  Drama  Children's films  Juvenile works  Musical films  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Composer, Lyricist, Instrumentalist, Performer, Arranger, Musician, Compiler, Contributor, Creator, Director, Singer, Other, Actor, Interviewee, Adapter
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 Jodi Benson( Visual )

57 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,212 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 sea witch, Ursula, and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder, and her reluctant chaperon Sebastian at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom
Beauty and the Beast by Walt Disney( Visual )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,898 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
Aladdin by Walt Disney( Visual )

55 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aladdin is an orphan living on the streets of the city of Agrabah, continually outwitting and avoiding local law enforcement. One day he meets a young girl--also hiding from the guards--who is actually Princess Jasmine, seeking to escape from a disagreement with her father the Sultan about her marriage. He gallantly conceals her, and promptly falls in love. Soon, the Grand Vizier Jafar divines that Aladdin represents the key to his plans, and tricks him into the mysterious Cave of Wonders. Aladdin finds an ornate lamp, and, accidentally comes face-to-face with a blue genie--ready and willing to grant him three wishes. Aladdin, with the help of his sidekicks--a monkey named Abu and a flying carpet--seeks to win Jasmine's hand, defeat the evil Jafar and his vicious parrot, Iago, and save Agrabah. At the conclusion of his adventures, Aladdin learns that he is a prince where it truly matters most--on the inside
Enchanted by Kevin Lima( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality and fantasy collide when a fairytale princess from another world is sent to New York City by an evil queen. Now she must find her way through the city and back to her own world, where her true love awaits
Tangled by Walt Disney( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the kingdom's most wanted--and most charming--bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower--70 feet of magical golden hair! Together, the unlikely duo set off on a fantastic journey filled with surprising heroes, laughter and suspense"--Container
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Hungarian and held by 2,348 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
Pocahontas by Walt Disney( Visual )

34 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,091 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
Hercules by Walt Disney Productions( Visual )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a musical, animated look at the myths surrounding the labors and life of Hercules (Heracles)
Home on the range by Walt Disney( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three cows, a stallion, and several of their four-footed friends band together to stop a greedy outlaw from taking over the Patch of Heaven dairy farm
Little shop of horrors by Roger Corman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this musical, Mushnik's Flower Shop houses an exotic potted plant called Audrey II. People are rushing in to see it but if they knew the truth, they would rush right out
Newsies( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,127 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 find the strength to band together and challenge the powerful
Beauty and the beast : original motion picture soundtrack by Alan Menken( Recording )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs from the original sound track of the Disney movie based on the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast
Pocahontas : an original Walt Disney Records soundtrack by Alan Menken( Recording )

52 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Pocahontas, a young and proud Native American princess who saved the life of Captain John Smith
Sausage party( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 861 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
Aladdin : special edition soundtrack by Alan Menken( Recording )

45 editions published between 1403 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the great songs from the Disney movie Aladdin
Little shop of horrors : a new musical by Alan Menken( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 752 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"." --
Tangled by Alan Menken( Recording )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 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
Disney's Beauty and the beast : the Broadway musical by Alan Menken( Recording )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Disney Studios' smash animated hit comes to the Broadway stage with many of the film's classic songs, including Be Our Guest
The little mermaid by Alan Menken( Recording )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of the beloved songs from Disney's undersea adventure are presented in a new collection that also includes a treasure trove of previously unreleased material such as demo recordings from Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Enchanted by Alan Menken( Recording )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disney's highly anticipated family holiday movie and musical event of the season features a score including original songs from pop/country superstar Carrie Underwood, singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin, and film star Amy Adams
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.11 for Enchanted ... to 0.99 for Hercules ...)

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Alan Menken Amerikaans componist

Alan Menken amerikansk pianist och kompositör

Alan Menken amerikansk pianist og komponist

Alan Menken compositeur américain

Alan Menken compositore statunitense

Alan Menken US-amerikanischer Komponist

Alan Menkin

Beauty and the Beast


King David

Little Shop of Horrors

Menken, Alan Irwin


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Little Mermaid

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Beauty and the BeastEnchantedThe hunchback of Notre DameHerculesBeauty and the beast : original motion picture soundtrackPocahontas : an original Walt Disney Records soundtrack