That Fellow In The Coat: A Tribute to Alan Menken
That Fellow In The Coat takes a look at Alan Menken's esteemed musical achievements from Little Shop of Horrors
Name: gabe snyder
Date And Time: 2012-02-18 15:51:37Comment:
hey coat its me gabe what are your thoughts on alan doing the music for miror miror
Date And Time: 2011-06-03 11:17:18Comment:
Great video. Alan Menken is really awesome. Best musical composer ever. Keep up the good work, Mr. Coat. By the way, try making another score composer tribute video next time. I would like a video about a tribute to James Newton Howard. James Newton Howard is a brilliant composer like Alan Manken. So I would like a tribute to James Newton Howard as the next video that you're working on. :) Mr. Coat: I do like Howard. If it makes it you any happier, I am planning a Randy Newman tribute for next month.
Date And Time: 2010-10-19 01:17:33Comment:
Love it! Truly he's a genius!
You mentioned "The Snow Queen"... I really wonder how they're going to do that... it's such a weird story... I always found it rather weak, actually. I'm a big fan of Hans Christian Anderson, and yet that story I never really understood... starts off w/ a prologue about a mirror that belonged to the devil that was broken by demons and then the shards got into people, making them forget things and turn cruel. (The best version of this idea that I've seen is in the elusive 5th season of Sailor Moon... yeah, obscure...)
However, aside from a slight plot issue later on this prologue seems to have nothing to do w/the main story which is about the Snow Queen and how she entices and traps 1 of 2 siblings. Yet we never really see her motivation for doing so... she wants him to solve a puzzle, but we don't know why. Then his sister journeys to free him, but he's got a shard in his heart so he doesn't recognize her... etc.
Anyway, I'd like to see how they manage to deal with this weird, muddled story. I wonder why they didn't pick some other Anderson story. We could do with a good version of "The Nightengale" perhaps...
Date And Time: 2010-04-21 13:19:05Comment:
Is it just me, or does anyone else tear up whenever they hear "Colors of the Wind?" I just think that song is so beautiful! I think if Disney had hired Menken to write music for forgotten classics such as "The Black Cauldron" and "The Great Mouse Detective;" well, they wouldn't be FORGOTTEN classics, they'd just be classics!
Date And Time: 2010-02-21 13:32:24Comment:
Well dang, I've wanted to write something like this for the last couple months, but I guess you beat me to the punch, sir. Oh well, there's nothing wrong with spreading the tribute of Alan Menken around the world, especially since I feel the same way about a lot of the films Menken did, but I just love the music he did for them.
I would've liked to see a lot more mention of his instrumentals because in my opinion that was his second strength and why a lot of the films I hold near and dear to my heart were usually ones that could stand on their own if you took out the musical numbers because he still had awesome instrumental pieces as well.
However, it still is a formidible presentation and I salute you for it
Name: gabe snyder
Date And Time: 2010-02-06 14:23:03Comment:
my friend i think i found a song that matches alan menken and howard ashman have you heard when your gone by avril lavene if so write me back with a copy of the lyrics
Date And Time: 2010-01-26 15:45:30Comment:
It's a little surprising you didn't touch on the songs he wrote for the stage versions of Beauty and Mermaid.
Date And Time: 2010-01-25 23:44:42Comment:
Alan Mankin is amazing!!!! He wrote music for some of my favorite disney movies =D Plus I love little shop of horrors X3
Colors Of the wind is one of my favorite disney songs(though like youI have my complaints for the film)But not just that song but many others as well Like beauty and the beast, friend like me, and under the sea =)
Omigosh you have the same opinion on the hercules as I do(great songs okay-ish film), I love those songs =)
Name: That Fellow
Date And Time: 2010-01-24 20:25:49Comment:
Menken has said he's already found one in Glen Slater, who wrote the lyrics for Home on the Range and is currently working on Rapunzel and The Snow Queen with him. My thoughts on Pocahontas and Hercules can easily be seen in the Disney Animated Feature look backs.
Name: gabe snyder
Date And Time: 2010-01-24 20:12:55Comment:
my friend alan menken is my idol and i wanted to ask you two things 1 do you ever think alan will find life long another partner in crime like howard ashman and 2 could you renact your problems with pocahontas and hercules
Name: Robert Larsson
Date And Time: 2010-01-24 13:40:06Comment:
Well, I hated Aladdin & Poccahontas and I never cared for Home on the Range but with the songs from Alan Menken encanted everybode,exept for me!
How did your fav disney song go now again?
Tells as old as time, tru as it cane be........................... after that i dont remember anything.
Date And Time: 2010-01-24 13:10:49Comment:
Alan Menken is definetly up there, the way that he composes and writes is really insparational.
I really think Howard Ashman is the lyric master though. No doubt that Alan learned a lot from him.
Date And Time: 2010-01-23 23:03:15Comment:
I love it! Alan Menken is so awesome!