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Alan Menken Receives 19th Oscar Nomination for Best Song I See The Light
25-Jan-2011 -

More wins than any living person
and ties Randy Newman for noms
Alan Menken receives 19th Oscar nomination for
the song “I See the Light,” (Music by Alan Menken;
Lyrics by Glenn Slater) for Disney’s 50th animated
feature, Tangled, sung by Mandy Moore and
Zachary Levi.
“Tangled” is the updated Rapunzel fairy tale.
For this romantic ballad, the characters are on
a dingy in the harbor watching lanterns launched
into the night sky, as Rapunzel’s dreams of love
and freedom come true. Menken provides both
songs and score to the film. To date, Menken
has earned 8 Oscars and 19 nominations.
In November, he received a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. He is currently working on the stage
adaptation of “Sister Act: The Musical, opening on
Broadway in April. 
An Oscar win will mark Menken’s first in 15 years
when he won “Best Original Score” and “Best
Song” for Pocahontas’s “Colors of the Wind.”
(Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen
Schwartz). Three years ago, Menken received
three nominations for Enchanted’s “That’s How
You Know,” “Happy Working Song” and “So
Close,” with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
In November of that same year he received
an induction into the prestigious “Songwriters
Hall of Fame.” 
For “Tangled,” Menken turned to Glenn Slater,
his collaborator on the theatrical productions
of “The Little Mermaid,” “Leap of Faith,” and
“Sister Act,” and Disney’s “Home on the
Range.” Menken and Slater received Tony
noms for “The Little Mermaid.” Tangled’s
“I See the Light” is Slater’s first Academy
Award nomination.
The score is available from,

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