Under Montan's guidance, soundtracks from eight of the Studio's theatrical releases ("Cocktail," "Beaches," "The Little Mermaid," "Pretty Woman," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," "Pocahontas") have been certified multi-platinum. Sales for "Pretty Woman" surpassed the five million unit mark. Additionally, many of the Studio's songs and scores that were created during his tenure have received Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award recognition.
Among his other Disney credits, Montan served as executive music producer for such recent Disney animated features as "Pocahontas," "Toy Story," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Hercules," "Mulan" and "Tarzan."
The Lion King: The Legacy Collection
To honor these musical landmarks, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection will feature the beloved original soundtracks, plus valuable documentary content that tells the story behind the music. Each album will feature newly created artwork from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios ('Tangled,' 'Winnie the Pooh,' 'Wreck-It Ralph'). The illustrations, inspired by the original properties, will celebrate Disney's rich heritage and create a unified look for the entire collection.