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Menken, Alan

Works: 827 works in 2,052 publications in 7 languages and 46,443 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Motion picture music  Popular music  Orchestral music  Fiction  Musical settings 
Roles: Composer, Lyricist, Musician, Performer, Arranger, Contributor, Compiler, Creator, Director, Singer, Interviewee, Actor, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The little mermaid by Rene Auberjonois( visu )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,717 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 Gary Trousdale( visu )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,442 libraries worldwide
The spell of an enchantress opens this classic fairy tale, turning 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 Productions( visu )
35 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,160 libraries worldwide
Set in the mythical city of Agrabah, the story follows a street-smart orphan, Aladdin, who, with the help of a genie from a magic lamp, has magical adventures, gains wealth and wins the hand of a beautiful princess
Tangled ( visu )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,368 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
The hunchback of Notre Dame ( visu )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 2,110 libraries worldwide
An animated version set to music. 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( visu )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,004 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 John Musker( visu )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,761 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( visu )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,752 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
Enchanted by Kevin Lima( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
Banished from the magical fairy-tale land of Andalasia, Giselle, a princess-to-be, finds herself in real-world New York City, where she learns about life and love, enchanting a cynical divorce lawyer along the way
Beauty and the beast original motion picture soundtrack by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Songs from the original sound track of the Disney movie based on the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast
Newsies ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 981 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
Pocahontas an original Walt Disney Records soundtrack by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 847 libraries worldwide
The story of Pocahontas, the young and proud Native American princess who saved the life of Captain John Smith
Aladdin special edition soundtrack by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Disney's version of the story of Aladdin, the thief whose rags hide a heart that's pure
Beauty and the beast by Walt Disney( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Despite the Beast's misgivings about Christmas, Belle vows to warm the castle with the spirit and hope of the season. All the enchanted objects plan to chip in, but first they must undo the plans of Forte, an evil, plotting pipe organ who will stop at nothing to keep the Beast from Belles gift of hope
Disney's The little mermaid original Broadway cast recording by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and German and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated Jan. 28, 2009
Little shop of horrors : a new musical by Alan Menken( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 781 libraries worldwide
"In this hilarious and unpretensious farce a man working in a florist shop unknowingly cultivates an intelligent plant that demands human meat for sustenance." [box cover note]
Little shop of horrors by Alan Menken( visu )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Customers are rushing in to see the exotic potted plant called Audrey II, but if they knew the truth, they'd rush right out. Audrey II is more vampire than vegetable
Disney's Beauty and the beast the Broadway musical by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Walt Disney Pictures presents Aladdin original motion picture soundtrack by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Enchanted by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 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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Alan Menkin
Beauty and the Beast
King David
Little Shop of Horrors
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Little Mermaid
English (257)
Spanish (17)
Danish (15)
French (11)
Italian (7)
German (4)
Multiple languages (2)
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