Mark Mancina

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Born in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Annotation last modified on 2005-12-08 22:16 UTC.


Mark Alan Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is an American 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.

He's also collaborated with director Jan de Bont, and has scored his films Speed, Twister, and Speed 2: Cruise Control.

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 also wrote an arrangement of "When You Wish Upon A Star" in 2006 for the current Walt Disney Pictures logo.

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 2005–06 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.

He resides in Carmel, CA with his wife and young daughter.

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Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Speed: Original Motion Picture Score Mark Mancina 3 5
1996 Moll Flanders Mark Mancina 2
1996 Twister: Motion Picture Score Mark Mancina 4 2
1997 Con Air Mark Mancina & Trevor Rabin 3 2
1998 Return to Paradise Mark Mancina 1
1998 Tarzan: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack Phil Collins & Mark Mancina 4 10
1999 Tarzan (Deutsche Originalversion) Phil Collins & Mark Mancina 1
1999 Tarzan (Tarzan 1999 film soundtrack, Portuguese version) Phil Collins & Mark Mancina 1
1999 Tarzan (Tarzan 1999 film soundtrack, Brazilian Portuguese version) Phil Collins & Mark Mancina 2
2001 Domestic Disturbance Mark Mancina 2
2002 Training Day Mark Mancina 1
2003 Brother Bear: An Original Disney Records Soundtrack (2003 original soundtrack) Mark Mancina and Phil Collins 3
2003 Bjørne Brødre (Danish soundtrack) Mark Mancina & Phil Collins 1
2003 Brother Bear (2003 original score) Mark Mancina & Phil Collins 1
2004 Frère des ours Phil Collins & Mark Mancina 2
2004 Bärenbrüder (German soundtrack) Mark Mancina & Phil Collins 1
2006 BLOOD+ Original Soundtrack 1 Mark Mancina 1
2006 BLOOD+ Original Soundtrack 2 Mark Mancina 4 1
2007 Shooter Mark Mancina 3 1
2007 Bad Boys Mark Mancina 3 3
2009 August Rush: Original Score From the Motion Picture Mark Mancina 4 1
2010 Speed 2: Cruise Control: Original Motion Picture Score Mark Mancina 3 2
2011 Money Train Mark Mancina 1
2012 Sorcery Mark Mancina 1
2013 Planes Mark Mancina 2
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Mark Mancina 1
From the Earth to the Moon, Part 2: Apollo I Mark Mancina 1
Money Train / Where Sleeping Dogs Lie Hans Zimmer & Mark Mancina 1
The Haunted Mansion Mark Mancina 1

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