Interview: Alan Menken (Tangled; Beauty and the Beast; Aladdin)

Alan Menken is an Academy Award winning composer who has written the music for films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Tangled, amongst many others.

Alan Menken with poster for “Tangled”

1:03 Working on Tangled

3:32 Working with different lyricists; Aladdin stage version with outtake songs; the original intent of the Aladdin movie

5:40 Alan’s input in the music and working with the film’s writer

6:22 Alan’s favorite Disney memories which includes memories from Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast