Posts Tagged ‘Lin-Manuel Miranda’

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony was held last night. Among the music-related highlights was Justin Hurwitz receiving his first two Oscars for his music for La La Land and lyricists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul receiving the award for the song City of Stars from Damien Chazelle’s musical. Check out the backstage press room interview with the composer/songwriters after the jump. The acceptance speeches will be added […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Auli’i Cravalho will join Miranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song How Far I’ll Go written for Moana. Sting will perform The Empty Chair from Jim: The James Foley […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda has composed original songs for the upcoming animated feature Vivo. The film will be directed by Kirk De Micco (The Croods, Space Chimps) and is being written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Miranda’s collaborator on the stage musical In The Heights. The movie, which is supposed to feature 11 new songs, tells the tale of […]

Lionsgate announced today that Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as a creative producer and musical mastermind on the feature film and television series adaptations of Pat Rothfuss’ best-selling franchise book trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. He is expected to compose the original music and write the songs for both projects. The studio is simultaneously developing and producing […]

Four new movies are opening nationwide this week: Opening in most theaters is the animated feature Moana directed by Ron Clements & John Musker and featuring the voices of Auli’i Cravelho and Dwayne Johnson. The film’s original score is composed by Mark Mancina (Twister, Speed, Tarzan, Brother Bear, Planes). The composer also co-wrote the movie’s original songs with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and Opetaia Foa’i. Walt Disney Records […]

The full details of the soundtrack album for Disney’s animated feature Moana have been revealed. The album features the film’s original songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina (Twister, Speed, Tarzan, Brother Bear, Bad Boys), as well as the movie’s original score composed by Mancina. The soundtrack will be released on November 18, 2016. Click here to pre-order the regular edition and […]

Deadline is reporting that Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be teaming up to write the music for a live action feature adaptation of The Little Mermaid. The movie version is also said to feature songs from Disney’s classic animated movie, for which Menken won two Academy Awards for Best Original Song (with Howard Ashman) and Best Original Score. […]

The full musical team for Disney’s upcoming animated feature Moana was announced at this year’s D23 fan expo. As previously announced, Mark Mancina will be composing the score for the movie. The composer who previously scored the studio’s Tarzan, Brother Bear, as well as Planes and its sequel is collaborating with Te Vaka’s Opetaia Foa’I, a New Zealand guitarist, and Lin-Manuel Miranda who is best known for […]