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Alan Menken (b.1949)


Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

The music for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which came out in 1989, is by Alan Menken with Lyrics by Howard Ashman. It won the composer two Oscars: for best original score and best song. The team had found a winning formula, and they went on to further movie and Oscar success over the next few years with Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas.

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