Milan Kymlicka (Czech: Milan Kymlička) (15 May 1936 – 9 October 2008) was a Czechoslovak and Canadian arranger, composer and conductor. He was known for his composition of film and television scores, including those for the animated television series Rupert, Babar and The Busy World of Richard Scarry and the live-action television series Lassie and Little Men. He received a Genie Award in 1996 for his work on Margaret's Museum.
Kymlicka began his work as a composer in his native country and by 1967 he had produced 20 film scores, a ballet, a cello concerto, several works for solo piano, a number of string quartets, and created the theme for an animated television series.
After Prague Spring in 1968 Kymlicka emigrated to Canada where he settled in Toronto, Ontario. By the early 1970s he was working as a studio arranger/conductor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1974, Kymlicka became a naturalized Canadian citizen. That year he arranged music for and conducted the Hamilton Philharmonic accompanying pop musician Ian Thomas; his arrangements were included on some of Thomas' recordings in the 1970s.
Kymlicka continued as a composer, arranger, and conductor for film, television, and radio. He composed scores for a number of feature films. His composition "Four Valses" was recorded by pianist Antonin Kubalek in New York.
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