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Part 1: Diversity- Animation Movies
The 1990s was characterized by different occasions and changes in the music field. It was
also characterized by an intense revolution in films and increased number of movies which were
based on history between 1989 and 2000. The period was blended with diverse musical types,
which created an atmosphere that allowed for both older and newer melodies so that new and
unique sounds could be produced. The mixture of the music eventually blurred the lines between
the already existing distinct styles that had been prevalent in the time. The films that were
established in the 1990s encompassed qualities of modern and popular music. Again, the historic
film stores were a result of traditional symphonic orchestra and they were especially played on a
huge range of emotions and leitmotifs. The chosen category of movies is the animations films in
the 1990s, which is one of the production houses that has seemingly been shining since its
establishment. The Disney brand is one of the animation films that was established and has grown
exponentially. The brand is famous for its dreamy storyline and songs that are still vivid to people
to date. The film music that are utilized in the animations published by Disney studios is
encompassed by songs and traditional symphonic scores. Disney’s most prominent figure in the
film is the composer Alan Menken, who was recognized by the production academy as one among
the best in history.
Alan Menken has greatly contributed to the music presented in the Disney films through
his appealing and endless masterpieces. He was the composer of Disney’s favorite songs such as
“A Whole New World,” “God Help the Outcasts,” and “Colors of the Wind.” The composer’s use
of appropriate instruments results to the amplification of the movie setting. Such an amplification
enables the viewers have a feeling of being in the world they see in the movie. Again, Menken’s
use of strong leitmotifs and song underscores allows the animated characters to assume strong

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traits and the feeling of being more humane, and physical. It is noted that Menken made use of
Caribbean musical components as well as other old-fashioned instruments that impersonate a full-
fledged orchestra. Menken’s song “Under the Sea” in The Little Mermaid is also universally
recognized. The song is almost identical to the movie due to its frequent use and mimic of
perceptions in both. As seen in the movie, Alan Menken used strong highlighting and uninterrupted
music in the movie. The latter makes the cartoon characters in the movie seem to be alive in all
the movements they make. This reveals strong effects of the good music in the movie.
Another good example of the creations made by Disney is the Moana score, which is a 3D
computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film produced by the Walt Disney Animation
Studio and released by the Walt Disney Pictures. Fantasia was a feature that exemplified music in
the animated illustrations. It was used by several composers including those of the Disney film. It
helped the composers to undertake the structure of a classical concert which included intermission,
and musical works that were established by famous composers such as Bach, Beethoven,
Stravinsky, Ponchielli, Mussorgsky, and Schumbert at large. Disney film’s Fantasia segment, the
Rite of Spring was an important piece in the 1940s. Fantasia was interesting because it lacked
dialogue throughout the whole movie. The different scenes of the film are accompanied by
different pieces of orchestra. This exemplary enables the viewers of the movie to follow the movie
without any dialogue and speech, but through music. The Rite of Spring was only musical piece
that was composed by a composer who was still alive. Stravinsky concluded that the Rite of Spring
segment was “terrible” because it exemplified the distastes that were left within music critics.

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1 Part 1: Diversity- Animation Movies The 1990s was characterized by different occasions and changes in the music field. It was also characterized by an intense revolution in films and increased number of movies which were based on history between 1989 and 2000. The period was blended with diverse musical types, which created an atmosphere that allowed for both older and newer melodies so that new and unique sounds could be produced. The mixture of the music eventually blurred the lines between the already existing distinct styles that had been prevalent in the time. The films that were established in the 1990s encompassed qualities of modern and popular music. Again, the historic film stores were a result of traditional symphonic orchestra and they were especially played on a huge range of emotions and leitmotifs. The chosen category of movies is the animations films in the 1990s, which is one of the production houses that has seemingly been shining since its establishment. The Disney brand is one of the animation films that was established and has grown exponentially. The brand is famous for its dreamy storyline and songs that are still vivid to people to date. The film music that are utilized in the animations published by Disney studios is encompassed by songs and traditional symphonic scores. Disney’s most prominent figure in the film is the composer Alan Menken, who was recognized by the production academy as one among the best in history. Alan Menken has greatly con ...
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