Saturday 7 December 2013

Tarzan Composer to Score Ron Clements and John Musker's Moana

Details are still scant for what is expected to be Disney’s 57th animated film, Moana. But today we've learned that the film, the next project by the revered duo of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), has found its composer!
No, it's not Alan Menken (I was hoping for that too, believe me) but it is a Disney veteran: Mark Mancina, composer of Tarzan and Brother Bear. The news appeared on his official site on 1st August  where it says the following:
August 1st, 2013
Mark has completed the score for Planes, and will score Planes 2 for release next summer! He is also working with John Lasseter on a Disney feature animation called Moana with John Musker and Ron Clemens [sic].

Let’s skip the part that talks about Planes and be excited for the latter part of the news. While Menken would've been great, Mancina is not a bad choice. Tarzan's score is very good and I think Mark is an apt choice for the Polynesian musical fairytale. There’s still no word for a lyricist and we may have to wait some time to know that.

However, let's also note that the film is still some years away, so many things can happen. But, for the moment, let's be happy that another Disney composer has return for what I'm sure is going to be a great film.

Moana is expected to be released sometime in 2018.

1 comment:

  1. The score for Planes is fantastic, one of the best things about the movie. Looking forward to the future of Disney Animation!