Video: Alan Menken Performs Medley of Disney Classics

To be honest, this video could have made the rounds before and we had just missed it, but Walt Disney Studios UK has just published this five minute medley of songs from Disney animated classics, performed by their composer, Disney Legend Alan Menken. In the video, Menken performs songs from The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast and — of course…

Aladdin on which Menken is in Seattle, WA, putting final touches on the all new musical being produced by Disney Theatrical and making its stage debut at the 5th Avenue Theatre later this week. According to Howard Ashman’s sister, Sarah, the staged musical will bring to life more of Ashman’s original vision for the film’s story rather than what was released in the movie theaters. This means the inclusion of songs written by Ashman-Menken that had been cut from the film, such as ‘Proud of Your Boy’ which Ashman wrote as a promise Aladdin was making to his mother.

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