Alan Menken Quotes

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  • I've always juggled a lot of projects because at least half the projects you do get shelved. So you have to do a lot of things in order for things to move forward.

    Moving   Order   Half  
  • What brought me to Disney was the new regime, which is now the old regime, came over with Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and all these people really wanted to reinvigorate the animated musical, so they came to Howard Ashman and me. That was my entry into Disney.

  • I don't write songs for myself anymore. I only write songs on assignment. It's purely a business, but it is still so important to me emotionally.

  • I've been very fortunate as a composer to be involved with projects that have really propelled my scores forward. I'm very proud of it.

    Proud   Projects   Score  
  • Whether it's animated, whether it's live-action, whether it's Broadway, whether it's television, a musical is a musical is a musical. So, pretty much you approach the songs in pretty much the same way. The difference might be that in a film you have a close up. On stage you don't. So there are more songs on the stage because the songs are kind of the close up.

    Song   Musical   Kind  
  • If you write enough musicals you pretty much have a sense of where they should go, what you'll need, and when; how to pull people on that journey.

  • The best parts about writing a show are [its] first, second and 10th anniversaries. Everything else is relative levels of hell.

    Writing   Levels   Firsts  
  • Collaboration is being open to each other's ideas and benefiting from each other's perspectives in an open way. Collaboration is all about rewriting and rewriting and rewriting and helping each other to constantly improve a piece. And, it's also about spurring each other on to doing really great, hard work - it's easier to do it in a collaboration than on your own.

    "BWW EXCLUSIVE: Alan Menken Talks TANGLED, SISTER ACT, LEAP OF FAITH, HUNCHBACK, ALADDIN & More". Interview with Pat Cerasaro, November 15, 2010.
  • Having a tradition is a great thing to work within, and maybe today [it] is the only way to really land musically dramatic work.

    Land   Today   Way  
    "Alan Menken Discusses 'Tangled' and the Past, Present, and Future of the Animated Musical". Interview with Christian Blauvelt, November 24, 2010.
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