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Alan Menken

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The Resume

    (July 22, 1949- )
    Born in Kansas
    Film and stage lyricist, composer, and musician
    Composed music for 'Little Shop of Horrors (1986),' 'The Little Mermaid (1989),' ' Beauty and the Beast (1991),' 'Aladdin (1992),' 'Pocahontas (1995)' and 'Enchanted (2007)'
    Frequent collaborator with Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz

Why he might be annoying:

    Nepotism for Disney is evident in his career.
    He had a hard time finding a new permanent collaborator after the death of composer Howard Ashman in 1991.
    The word 'shit' was censored during the 1987 Oscars when his song from 'Little Shop of Horrors' called 'Mean Green Mother from Outer Space' was performed live.
    He and Stephen Schwartz were nominated thrice in the Best Original Song category for 'Enchanted.' However, they lost all three of their bids to the song 'Falling Slowly' from 'Once (2007).'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He is one of a few individuals to score double Oscar wins in two consecutive years.
    His songs such as 'A Whole New World' and 'Beauty and the Beast' have been considered Disney classics comparable to 'When You Wish Upon a Star' and 'Once Upon a Dream.'
    'A Whole New World' hit number one of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993.
    As of 2010, he has won eight Oscars and several Grammys.

Credit: Birdienest81


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 19.05% Annoying