Joel McNeely

Joel McNeely

Highest Rated: 100% Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)

Lowest Rated: 5% The Avengers (1998)

Birthday: Mar 28, 1959

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

The scion of a musical family, Joel McNeely was a multi-instrumentalist as a child and studied music at several prestigious institutions before making his way to Hollywood. His first job out there was to compose for the Wilford Brimley TV series "Our House"; he then proceeded to write the musical scores of multiple projects for Walt Disney, like the made-for-TV sequel "Splash, Too," an episode of the documentary series "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," and both "Parent Trap III" and "Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon." He switched teams, so to speak, by working on the modernization of the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes characters on "Tiny Toon Adventures" and eventually landed on another venerable franchise with "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles," on which he worked with George Lucas. They worked together so well that Lucas rehired McNeely to produce music for the "Star Wars"-related video game "Shadows of the Empire." Off of television, McNeely has scored moves like National Lampoon's "Vegas Vacation," the Kurt Russell sci-fi epic "Soldier," and, with Disney again, the children's favorite "Holes." The composer has carved a niche in family movies and science fiction, but he strays into comedy, too, as with the satirical send-up "American Dad!"



33% 41% A Million Ways to Die in the West Original Music $42.6M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Original Music - 2014
100% 73% Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Original Music - 2009
90% 73% Tinker Bell Original Music - 2008
9% 26% I Know Who Killed Me Original Music $7.2M 2007
20% 46% The Fox and the Hound 2 Original Music - 2006
80% 69% Pooh's Heffalump Movie Original Music - 2005
24% 60% Stateside Original Music $174.3K 2004
78% 76% Holes Original Music $67.3M 2003
80% 67% Ghosts of the Abyss Composer $17M 2003
46% 38% Return to Never Land Composer,
$48.4M 2002
No Score Yet 28% All Forgotten Original Music - 2000
12% 21% Virus Original Music $14M 1999
No Score Yet 17% Soldier Original Music $14.6M 1998
5% 15% The Avengers Original Music $23.4M 1998
No Score Yet 52% Zack and Reba Original Music - 1998
27% 59% Wild America Original Music $7.3M 1997
78% 66% Air Force One Original Music $172.7M 1997
32% 34% Flipper Original Music $20M 1996
50% 52% Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain Original Music $5.7M 1995
96% 74% Supercop Original Music $16.2M 1992
No Score Yet 55% Parent Trap III Original Music - 1989
No Score Yet 56% Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon Original Music - 1989


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