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Alan Menken and Glenn Slater Receive Grammy Award for TANGLED's 'I See the Light'


The 2012 Grammy for "Best Song Written for Visual Media" has been awarded to composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater.

Eight-time Oscar-winning composer Menken has won more Oscar statuettes than any other living person and has cemented himself as the man behind the music to the most popular family-friendly films in entertainment. Menken has written songs and scores for some of the world’s most beloved films including: Beauty and the Beast (two Oscar wins), The Little Mermaid (two Oscar wins), Aladdin (two Oscar wins), Enchanted (three Oscar nominations), Pocahontas (two Oscar wins), Hercules (Oscar-nominee), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Oscar-nominee), Little Shop of Horrors (Oscar-nominee), Newsies, and Tangled (Oscar-nominee). Menken currently has the Tony-nominated stage musical Sister Act on Broadway with the stage adaptation of Newsies opening on Broadway this spring.

Glenn Slater has been nominated for two Tony Awards - one for The Little Mermaid and a second for Sister Act. This April, Slater will again be represented on Broadway with Leap of Faith.

Tangled was a retelling of the classic fairytale Rapunzel. MAndy Moore starred as Rapunzel along with Zachary Levi, Tony award winner Donna Murphy, Ewan McGregor and Steve Martin. Tangled was the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, released in November 2010.

The film tells the story of bandit Flynn Rider taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. The pair strike a deal and set off on an adventure complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.

Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

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