Mark Mancina is an American film score composer, musician, arranger, and producer. A veteran of Hans Zimmer's Media Ventures, Mancina has scored over sixty films and television series including Speed, Bad Boys, Twister, Tarzan, Training Day, Brother Bear, Criminal Minds, Blood+, and Moana.
|Birth name||Mark Alan Mancina|
|Genres||Film score, television score, rock, pop, progressive rock|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, producer, arranger, musician|
|Associated acts||Trevor Rabin, Hans Zimmer, Phil Collins|
He has made several collaborations with The Walt Disney Company, and has won two Grammy Awards, and was nominated for an Annie Award for Brother Bear. For his work on the Disney Theatrical Productions adaptation of The Lion King, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score in a Musical.
Mancina has worked primarily as a composer 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 Nick Glennie-Smith and Lebo M. for the African chants) including the Broadway musical. He composed the score for the thriller Twister (1996) and the action films Speed (1994) and Bad Boys (1995). Mancina co-wrote several songs for Hanna-Barbera's 1990 animated film Jetsons: The Movie.
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 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 wrote the arrangement of "When You Wish Upon A Star" in 2006 for the current Walt Disney Pictures logo.
Mancina composed the music for the 2005–06 anime television series Blood+, which had music produced by Hans Zimmer. Additionally in television, he composed score for Criminal Minds and Soldier Of Fortune, Inc.
Mancina has contributed to a number of progressive rock projects. He toured with Rabin in support of Can't Look Away and went on to produce tracks on the Yes album Union. He has also worked with Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
With playwright Glen Berger, Mancina has written a musical based on the film August Rush, for which he had written the score. Mancina and Berger cowrote the lyrics for the musical, with Mancina writing the music and Berger writing the book. Under the direction of John Doyle, it received its world premiere at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois in May 2019.
|1987||Mankillers||David A. Prior||Composed with Tim James and Steven McClintock|
|Code Name Vengeance||David Winters|
|1988||Death Chase||David A. Prior|
|Space Mutiny||David Winters|
|1989||Hell on the Battleground||David A. Prior|
|Future Force||Composed with Steven McClintock|
|2000||Auggie Rose||Matthew Tabak||Composed with Don L. Harper|
|Domestic Disturbance||Harold Becker|
|2003||The Reckoning||Paul McGuigan||Composed with Adrian Lee|
|Brother Bear||Aaron Blaise
|Composed with Phil Collins|
|The Haunted Mansion||Rob Minkoff|
|Tarzan II||Brian Smith||Composed with Phil Collins & David Metzger|
|2006||Scary Movie 4||David Zucker||Rejected score. Replaced by James L. Venable|
|August Rush||Kirsten Sheridan||Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music|
|2009||Imagine That||Karey Kirkpatrick|
|Hurricane Season||Tim Story|
|2013||Penthouse North||Joseph Ruben|
|Planes||Klay Hall||Nominated- International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score in an Animated Film|
|2014||Planes: Fire & Rescue||Bobs Gannaway|
|Composed with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Foa'i of the group Te Vaka
Nominated- Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
|2020||Bad Boys for Life||
||Credited as composer of original Bad Boys theme|
|2021||Cry Macho||Clint Eastwood|
|1992||Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World||Documentary series; 11 episodes|
|1993||Taking Liberty||Television film|
|1993–94||Space Rangers||6 episodes|
|1995–2000||The Outer Limits||18 episodes & theme music
Nominated- CableACE Award for Best Score in a Series
|1997||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Episode: "The Choice"|
|1997–98||Soldier of Fortune, Inc.||20 episodes & theme music|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Miniseries; 1 episode|
|1999||The Strip||10 episodes & theme music|
|2005–06||Blood+||Anime; 50 episodes|
|2005–09||Criminal Minds||88 episodes & theme music|
|2006||A House Divided||Television film|
|1997–present||The Lion King||Composed with Hans Zimmer, Tim Rice, Elton John, Lebo M., Jay Rifkin & Julie Taymor
Nominated- Tony Award for Best Original Score
|2009||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||Composed with Lorne Balfe & Hans Zimmer|
Nominated- BAFTA Games Awards for Best Original Score
Nominated- BAFTA Games Awards for Best Audio
Nominated- International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for Interactive Media
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- "TTSP #55: Composer Mark Mancina on the Music of Moana, Tarzan, and The Lion King". Tomorrow Society. 2018-10-08. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
- "The Music of The Lion King: A 20th Anniversary Conversation with Rob Minkoff and Mark Mancina – Part III". projector & orchestra. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
- "Hans Zimmer And Mark Mancina Do Blood+ Music". Anime News Network. 2005-08-28. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
- Hetrick, Adam (March 21, 2019). "John Doyle Assembles Creative Team for World Premiere of August Rush Musical". Playbill.
- May, Meredith (2013-06-07). "Vintage guitars of Rumble Seat Music". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-08-03.