Best Alan Menken Films On Disney+
Over the years, Disney has worked with some talented musicians over the years, and many have been enshrined as “Disney Legends.” One musician who has collaborated with Disney across multiple decades is Alan Menken. Menken rose to fame working with Howard Ashman on films like “Beauty” and “The Little Mermaid.” Following Ashman’s death, Menken continued his partnership with Disney, writing songs for several hit films both animated and live action. He also became an EGOT winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) through his work with Disney. Let’s take a look at some of the best Alan Menken films available on Disney+
THE LITTLE MERMAID
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince’s love.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (ANIMATED)
A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman’s love.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LIVE ACTION)
A selfish Prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.
A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK
One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City – and the same criminals are not far behind.
A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
ALADDIN (LIVE ACTION)
A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth century Virginia.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.
The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.
HOME ON THE RANGE
To save their farm, the resident animals go bounty hunting for a notorious outlaw.
THE SHAGGY DOG
A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.
A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil Queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.
Fifteen years after her happily ever after, Giselle questions her happiness, inadvertently turning the lives of those in the real world and Andalasia upside down in the process.
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a “Super-Soldier serum”. But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a warmonger and a terrorist organization.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
Those are some of the films that Alan Menken worked on that are available on Disney+. He also worked on several television series for Disney. Many of those are also available on Disney+. What Alan Menken film is your favorite to watch?