Alen Menken got his first big break in January of 1979 with Howard Ashman in the Off-Broadway production “God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater.” Three years later he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music in his Off-Broadway Production “Little Shop of Horrors” and from that in January of 1987 Menken was given his first Oscar nomination for a song with in it called “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.” In 1990 Menken was nominated for three Oscar nominations and three Golden Globe Nominations and went on to win two of each for his work in the Walt Disney production “The Little Mermaid”. He went on to work with Walt Disney in the making of “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, and “Hercules.” In 2001 Menken was given the tremendous honor of being a Disney Legend. But he didn’t stop there. He kept working on titles such as, “Home on the Range”, “Enchanted”, “Tangled”, and “Mirror Mirror.”He has won a total of 8 Oscars, 7 Golden Globes, 2 Saturns, and 1 Grammy. Right now he is 63 years old and continues to work.
Then she studied shortly at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before she stopped to pursue her music career. She wrote songs for various artists until being discovered by R&B singer Akon. In 2008 she released her debut album, The Fame, which was a big success and the hit song "Poker Face" reached the top of the charts in almost every category, in almost every country. Her parents are Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta. Lady Gaga was skilled , she was accepted to The Juilliard School, but instead went to a catholic private school.
In 2008, Selena made her first animated movie, Horton Hears a Who!, and later starred in the ABC Family movie Another Cinderella Story with Disney Channel star Andrew Seeley. Selena filmed two movies for the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise as well. The first was Princess Protection Program, which was released in 2009 and also starred Demi Lovato. She also starred in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie later in 2009. Selena also has a growing music career.
Along with winning an Academy Award for “Raging Bull”, De Niro also won a Golden Globe for the same role. Pacino has won more Golden Globes; meanwhile, De Niro has won more Academy Awards. Pacino has been nominated for more awards than De Niro including “Godfather I” and Godfather II”. In the “Godfather” movies, Pacino stars as Michael Corleone, one of his most recognizable roles, yet didn’t win any awards for his role. Marlon Brando won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for best actor in “The Godfather” playing the unconquerable, Vito Corleone.
Since then the business went uphill till the death of the founder of the large corporation. Walt Disney was a leader with much charisma and a lot of good ideas, but he didn’t manage to train his management team to work independently. By the 1960s, the company had developed a diversified foundation, with the Disney brand firmly established in a wide range of film products (live action and animation), as well as television, theme parks, and merchandise, but the management couldn’t keep their advantages over the competitors. The company began to pay much attention to real estate rather than entertainment, drawing into the theme parks expansion. Meanwhile, its film production division began to experience large losses, as long as the management was closed to the new opportunities of media and cinema trends and was used to looking back and wondering what Walt Disney would do.
Walt couldn’t get a job as an artist, so his brother Roy got him a job through creating advertisement for companies. Disney and his colleague Ub Iwerks started a short lived business by the name of “Disney-Iwerks Commercial Artists”. However, their business had
In its first two decades, Walt Disney Productions was a struggling cartoon studio that introduced the world to its most famous character ever, Mickey Mouse. Few believed in Disney’s vision at the time, but the smashing success of cartoons with sound and the first-ever full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, in 1937 led, over the next three decades, to other animated classics including Pinocchio, nimbi, Cinderella, and Peter Pan, love action films such as Mary Poppins and The Love Bug, and television series like Davy Crockett. When Walt Disney died in 1966, he was considered the best-known person in the world. By then the company had expanded the Disney brand into film, television, consumer products, and Disneyland in southern California, its first theme park, where families could experience the magic of Disney in real life. After Walt’s death, Roy Disney took over as CEO and realized Walt’s dream of opening the 24,000-acre Walt Disney World theme park in Florida.
In his childhood, Mozart’s father often brought his only son and daughter touring around Europe to perform in courts and for nobility, and this greatly broadened Mozart’s vision and also built up a foundation for his music career later on. In his later years, he composed over six hundred compositions including concertos, symphonies, sonatas, chamber music and operas which earned him a great acclaim. In 1791, four years after his father’s death, Mozart died of military fever and ended his short but prolific musical life. (Henley, 2005) The term “Mozart effect” originated in 1993 at the University of California, Irvine, when physicist Gordon Shaw and cognitive development expert Frances Rauscher did an experiment on a few dozen college students for measuring spatial IQ. They found that students who listened to 10 minutes of Mozart’s K448 piano sonata had scored 8 to 9 points higher than the other two groups of students either listening to a tape of relaxation instructions or sitting in silence.
Cobain actually detested hitting the Billboard charts, however, after his death in 1994, Nirvana become a worldwide rock legend who became commercialized to fit the mainstream (Erlewine). One year after the band was formed, they released their first single “Love Buzz” which did not get that much attention (Erlewine). A year later, their first album “Bleach” was released (Erlewine). Even though neither one of these hit the billboard 200 nor “attracted” any major label companies, Nirvana was satisfied with what they had accomplished; they had become very popular among college students and the British weekly press by selling 35,000 copies of their unique, indie style music (Erlewine). With a small following, Nirvana took the world by storm with their second album “Nevermind” at the end of 1989 with several hits (Erlewine).
Inception was released June 8th, 2010 in the UK and June 18th, 2010 in the US. Since the movies release in 2010, it has grossed over $800 million ranking it amongst the highest grossing movies of all time. This success is partially due to its rather large budget of $100 million for advertisements which took a conventional and viral marketing approach. Inception won 4 Oscars and was nominated for 4 others. When I watched this film with a movie-goers eye, I simply watched the movie and didn’t see what was really happening, but when I watched this