Oscar-winner Alan Menken discusses the wonderful music he has composed for such Disney films as Enchanted, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules and many more. Menken’s eight Oscars were awarded to him for the outstanding original songs and scores he created for Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Pocahontas. During Menken’s interview, he covers the following topics:
His biggest challenge in writing the music for Enchanted.
Where he gets his inspiration for his movie music.
The key to an effective relationship between a film’s director and composer.
His most satisfying musical accomplishment.
Menken also reveals composers he admires and shares his advice for wannabe film composers.