For Scores, Disney’s podcast series about music, scores, and composers is presenting a two-part interview with the legendary Alan Menken. The first part debuted in August and the second part premiered on September 22nd.

UPDATE (9/22/21): The second episode of Disney’s For Scores podcast featuring Alan Menken is now streaming on major podcast platforms.

What’s Happening:

  • Disney’s For Scores podcast has announced a two-part interview with Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken.
  • A longtime collaborative partner with the late Howard Ashman, Menken’s music is familiar to fans who grew up loving The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more.
  • The first interview with Menken is available now and the second part will debut on September 22nd.
  • The series is hosted by Variety’s Jon Burlingame and explores the challenges and emotional journeys of musical storytellers.

  • Fans can find the For Scores podcast on a variety of audio streaming platforms including
    • Spotify
    • Apple Podcasts
    • Pandora
    • Tune In
    • And More

Alan Menken Part 1:

  • “Menken discusses his career and takes the audience back to his beginnings as a musician in a family of dentists, his love of Fantasia, and his life-changing writing partnership with Howard Ashman. The collaboration would skyrocket them both to Off-Broadway success with Little Shop of Horrors and eventually to the Disney Animation Renaissance with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.”

Alan Menken Part 2:

  • “Menken discusses the transition to new writing partners after Howard Ashman’s early death, Disney’s Broadway takeover, and other favorite projects such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He also shares details on the forthcoming The Little Mermaid live action film, and writing with Lin-Manuel Miranda.”

Did You Know?:

  • For Scores has been entertaining Disney music fans for three years. The series now has 26 episodes featuring interviews with the biggest names from the Disney songbook.
  • Among those featured are fan favorites:
  • The For Scores podcast series is produced by Maria Kleinman for Disney Music Group in association with Treefort Media