Alan Menken is an American music conductor, director, composer, songwriter, and record producer. Menken is best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.
His scores for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards.
He also composed the scores for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007), and Tangled (2010), among others.
"Feed me, Seymour!"
Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, The Little Mermaid features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."