Mark Mancina

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Mark Mancina
Birth name Mark Alan Mancina
Born (1957-03-09) March 9, 1957 (age 57)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1988–present
Website MarkMancina.com

Mark Alan Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is a U.S. composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. He arranged many of the songs behind Disney's The Lion King (while Hans Zimmer wrote the orchestral score with Lebo M for the African chants) including the Broadway musical. He also notably composed the score for the thriller Twister (1996) as well as the blockbuster action films Speed (1994) and Bad Boys (1995). Mancina also co-wrote several songs for Hanna-Barbera's 1990 animated film Jetsons: The Movie.

Trained as a classical guitarist, he is an avid guitar player and rare instrument collector.

Mancina collaborated with John Van Tongeren to write the theme to the 1995 revival of The Outer Limits. They both scored ten episodes for the first season of the show.

He also collaborated with Phil Collins on two Disney animated feature films, Tarzan (for which soundtrack he and Collins received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album) and Brother Bear.

Mancina has also been associated with a number of progressive rock projects. He toured with Rabin in support of Trevor Rabin's Can't Look Away album and then went on to produce tracks on the Yes album Union. He has also worked with Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

He is known to be influenced by The Beatles, favoring their early years.

Mancina also composed the music for the popular 2005-2006 anime TV series Blood+, which had music produced by Hans Zimmer.[1]

Notable film scores[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1987 Mankillers David A. Prior Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Code Name Vengeance David Winters Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
1988 Death Chase David A. Prior Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Rage to Kill David Winters Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Night Wars David A. Prior Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Space Mutiny David Winters Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
1989 Hell on the Battleground David A. Prior Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Future Force David A. Prior Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock

1990s[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1990 Born Killer Kimberley Casey Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Crossing the Line Gary Graver Epic Productions
1991 The Lost Platoon David A. Prior Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie Charles Finch August Entertainment with Hans Zimmer
1993 Taking Liberty Stuart Gillard RHI Entertainment Television movie
Lifepod Ron Silver RHI Entertainment
Fox Broadcasting Company
Television movie
1994 Monkey Trouble Franco Amurri New Line Cinema
Speed Jan de Bont 20th Century Fox
1995 Born Wild Philippe Blot A-Pix Entertainment
Man of the House James Orr Walt Disney Pictures
Bad Boys Michael Bay Columbia Pictures
Assassins Richard Donner Warner Bros.
Fair Game Andrew Sipes Warner Bros.
Money Train Joseph Ruben Columbia Pictures
1996 Twister Jan de Bont Warner Bros.
Moll Flanders Pen Densham Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1997 Con Air Simon West Touchstone Pictures with Trevor Rabin
Speed 2: Cruise Control Jan de Bont 20th Century Fox
1998 Return to Paradise Joseph Ruben PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Gramercy Pictures
1999 Tarzan Chris Buck
Kevin Lima
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
with Phil Collins

2000s[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2000 Auggie Rose Matthew Tabak Roxie Releasing
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
with Don L. Harper
Bait Antoine Fuqua Warner Bros.
2001 Training Day Antoine Fuqua Warner Bros.
Domestic Disturbance Harold Becker Paramount Pictures
2003 The Reckoning Paul McGuigan Paramount Classics with Adrian Lee
Brother Bear Aaron Blaise
Robert Walker
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
with Phil Collins
The Haunted Mansion Rob Minkoff Walt Disney Pictures
2005 Asylum David Mackenzie Paramount Classics
Tarzan II Brian Smith Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DisneyToon Studios
with Phil Collins
Direct-to-video film
2006 A House Divided Michael Rymer Touchstone Television
ABC
Television movie
2007 Shooter Antoine Fuqua Paramount Pictures
August Rush Kirsten Sheridan Warner Bros.
2008 Camille Gregory Mackenzie A-Mark Entertainment
2009 Imagine That Karey Kirkpatrick Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies

2010s[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2010 Hurricane Season Tim Story The Weinstein Company
Dimension Films
Direct-to-video film
2011 The Templar Code Austin Anthofer
Daniel Kult
2013 Penthouse North Joseph Ruben The Weinstein Company
Dimension Films
Planes Klay Hall Walt Disney Pictures
DisneyToon Studios
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Bobs Gannaway Walt Disney Pictures
DisneyToon Studios
2016 Moana Ron Clements
John Musker
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Notable anime scores[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hans Zimmer And Mark Mancina Do Blood+ Music". Anime News Network. 2005-08-28. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 

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