Movies with music written by Alan Menken

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Aladdin

Perhaps the most appropriate word to describe Disney’s 2019 re-make of their 1992 classic, Aladdin, is “unnecessary.” “Pointless” might also apply. Although those terms could be employed for a host of remakes, they are more apt here ...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-24
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy/Musical
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, ...
Aladdin

One wonders what Disney is going to come up with next, and whether they'll be able to continue at the high level of quality attained by their recent batch of films. 1989's The Little Mermaid is nothing short of delightful, and Beauty and the Bea...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 1992-11-25
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Ron Clements and John Musker
Cast: (voices) Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, ...
Beauty and the Beast

Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager wrote “No need to remember when, 'Cause everything old is new again.” Lately, that has become the Disney way: take a classic animated film and remake it into something that, although shiny and eye-po...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2017-03-17
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, ...
Beauty and the Beast

Walt Disney's 1991 instant classic, Beauty and the Beast, is not only the finest animated movie ever made, but deserves a prominent position on any list of all-time greats. Although not the highest grossing Disney production, nor the best-reme...

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Release Date: 1991-11-22
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Cast: (voices) Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, ...
Enchanted

Once upon a time, Disney was the king of animation. Today, in the realm of CGI and 3D, they remain at the top only by virtue of a partnership with Pixar. Hand-drawn animation - the kind responsible for many of Disney's most beloved classics - is ...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED/FAMILY
Director: Kevin Lima
Cast: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, ...
Hercules

Let me start by saying that Hercules, Walt Disney Pictures' 35th animated feature, makes for good family entertainment. Good, not great. While this film is capable of providing a ninety minute diversion for both kids and adults, it's a far cr...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 1997-06-20
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Ron Clements and John Musker
Cast: (voices) Tate Donovan, Bobcat Goldthwait, Samantha Eggar, ...
Howard

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Disney was undergoing the resurgence that would transform it from a sputtering bastion of family entertainment into the juggernaut is has since become, there was arguably no more important creative v...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-07
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Don Hahn
Cast: Howard Ashman, Sarah Gillespie, Jeffrey Katzenberg, ...
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The

Out of respect for the stunning visuals and family entertainment value of Disney's 34th animated feature, I can do no less than recommend The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Sadly, however, this is the least-enjoyable animated feature to come from th...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 1996-06-21
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Cast: (voices) Tom Hulce, Tony Jay, Demi Moore, ...
Little Mermaid, The

It's hard to believe that it's only been eight years since The Little Mermaid made its first appearance in movie theaters. Since the film's bow in 1989, when it introduced Disney's "new era", the studio has released six animated features (plus...

Run Time: 1:22
U.S. Release Date: 1989-11-17
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Ron Clements and John Musker
Cast: (voices) Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, ...
Little Shop of Horrors

The 1986 version of Little Shop of Horrors is a celebration of two beloved motion picture genres: the musical and the cheesy science fiction flick. Before making it to the screen in its final form during the '86 Christmas season, Little Shop of Ho...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 1986-11-26
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: MUSICAL
Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, ...