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Menken, Alan

Works: 950 works in 2,354 publications in 12 languages and 51,282 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 by Alan Menken
The little mermaid by Jodi Benson( visu )
52 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,196 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( visu )
40 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,871 libraries worldwide
Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast
Aladdin by Walt Disney( visu )
55 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,251 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
Tangled by Byron Howard( visu )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,591 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( visu )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Hungarian and held by 2,357 libraries worldwide
Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, rejected because of his deformity, is rescued by another outcast, the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, and finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves
Pocahontas by Walt Disney( visu )
31 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,094 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( visu )
35 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,923 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,790 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
Enchanted by Kevin Lima( visu )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,786 libraries worldwide
The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical, animated land and finds herself in reality--the gritty streets of modern-day Manhattan. Giselle, adrift in our chaotic world, is shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis. This place is badly in need of enchantment! But when she begins to fall in love with the charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
Little shop of horrors by Roger Corman( visu )
27 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,586 libraries worldwide
In this musical, Mushnik's Flower Shop houses an exotic potted plant called Audrey II. People are rushing in to see Audrey II, but if they knew the truth, they would rush right out
Newsies ( visu )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,120 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
Beauty and the beast : original motion picture soundtrack by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,031 libraries worldwide
Banda de sonido o canciones grabadas originalmente en la película de Disney basada en el cuento de hadas, Bella y la Bestia
Pocahontas : an original Walt Disney Records soundtrack by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
52 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 894 libraries worldwide
Story of Pocahontas, a young and proud Native American princess who saved the life of Captain John Smith
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 753 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"." --
Aladdin : special edition soundtrack by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
37 editions published between 1403 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 716 libraries worldwide
All the great songs from the Disney movie Aladdin
Tangled by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 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
The little mermaid by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 655 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( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 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
Sausage party ( visu )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 651 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 : original cast album by Alan Menken( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 libraries worldwide
From the hit musical that gripped many fans comes its beloved soundtrack filled with funny, scary, and sweet songs in a classic campy format
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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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Алан Менкен
Менкен, Алан
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אלן מנקן
آلن منکن آهنگساز و پیانیست آمریکایی
앨런 멘켄
メンケン, アラン
English (364)
Spanish (31)
French (22)
Danish (17)
Italian (11)
German (10)
Polish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Dutch (2)
Hungarian (1)
Japanese (1)
Czech (1)
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