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    Interview: Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken talks 'Captain America'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jul 21, 2011

    What kept him from scoring the movie?
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    The M/C Interview: Don Hahn and Peter Schneider discuss 'Waking Sleeping Beauty'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Mar 26, 2010

    A free-wheeling conversation on the state of the animation industry then and now
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    Toronto: 'Dorian Gray' with Ben Barnes a train wreck, 'Waking Sleeping Beauty' solid

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Sep 12, 2009

    Plus: 'A Prophet' features a star-making performance
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    Tony Awards 2014: Complete winners list

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Jun 8, 2014

    'Gentleman's Guide' takes home Best Musical, 'All the Way' nabs Best Play
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    Emmys: Alan Menken aims for the elusive EGOT

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013

    Veteran composer could complete the set with a song for sitcom 'The Neighbors'
  • Little Shop of Horrors - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    It started as a 1960 Roger Corman horror comedy, filmed in two days; it then inspired a lavish 1982 Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Finally in 1986, Little Shop of Horrors (1960) graduated into a multimillion-dollar, all-star film musical. Rick Moranis plays nebbishy Seymour Krelborn, who works in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row. While his boss (Vincent Gardenia) bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop -- and himself -- fame and fortune. He purchases a strange plant from an even stranger oriental street vendor (Vincent Wong), naming the plant after his girlfriend Audrey (Ellen Greene, one of the few carry-overs from the Broadway version). Gradually, Seymour learns to his horror that "Audrey II" (given the voice of R&B performer Levi Stubbs) craves blood and flesh. With each of Audrey II's "FEEED MEEE"s, Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant's appetite. One such victim is dentist Steve Martin, a leather-jacketed Elvis type (the dentist's ultra-masochistic patient played by Jack Nicholson in the 1960 original is here impersonated by Bill Murray). The lighthearted tone of the film darkens as Audrey II grows in monstrosity, but the unhappy ending of the Broadway version is avoided herein. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    SDCC 2009: Disney Animation Round Three - Kirk Wise

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009

    The animation legend talks about turning "Beauty And The Beast" 3D
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    2009 Grammy Awards - Complete Winners and Nominees

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Feb 8, 2009

    Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, Jennifer Hudson, Radiohead, Metallica, Duffy, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Mary J Blige, Justice, George Carlin already winners