Joel McNeely

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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1959

Filmography

Music (79)

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

Conductor (Music Conductor)

A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

("Mr. Popular's Rules Of Cool") (Song)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Music

Pixie Hollow Games 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Composer

I Know Who Killed Me 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Tinker Bell 2007 (Movie)

Music Conductor/Ethnic Woodwinds/Additional Orchestrations (Music Conductor)

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

Score Composer (Composer)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

Song Producer (Music Producer)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

Additional Orchestrations (Original Music)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie 2005 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Theme Music)

The Fox and the Hound 2 2005 (Movie)

(Original Music)

America's Heart and Soul 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Stateside 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

The Stepford Wives 2004 (Movie)

Additional Music Score (Music)

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

("The Knife (from Psycho)") (Music Conductor)

Ghosts of the Abyss 2003 (Movie)

(Composer)

Ghosts of the Abyss 2003 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Ghosts of the Abyss 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Holes 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Holes 2003 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Holes 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Jungle Book 2 2003 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Jungle Book 2 2003 (Movie)

("Bare Necessities") (Music Arranger)

The Jungle Book 2 2003 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Music Conductor)

The Jungle Book 2 2003 (Movie)

("Right Where I Belong") (Song)

Uptown Girls 2003 (Movie)

(Composer)

Dark Angel 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Music

Peter Pan: Return to Neverland 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Peter Pan: Return to Neverland 2002 (Movie)

original score composer (Original Score)

Santa Who? 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Lover's Prayer 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Road Rage 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Buddy Faro 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Virus 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Virus 1999 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Soldier 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

composer & conductor (Composer)

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Air Force One 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Wild America 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Wild America 1997 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Flipper 1996 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Flipper 1996 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain 1995 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Iron Will 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Iron Will 1994 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Iron Will 1994 (Movie)

songs("Kaiser Bill" "Hard to Bid Farewell") (Song)

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Terminal Velocity 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Samantha 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Supercop 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Supercop 1992 (Movie)

synthesizers programmer & performer (Performer)

Supercop 1992 (Movie)

guitar soloist (Soloist)

The Boys of Twilight 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Davy Crockett 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Parent Trap III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Our House 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

You Talkin' to Me? 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

All Souls (TV Show)

Music

Appearances (TV Show)

Music

Hitler's Daughter (TV Show)

Music

Lady Against the Odds (TV Show)

Music

Polly (TV Show)

Music

Polly Comin' Home! (TV Show)

Music

Splash, Too (TV Show)

Music

Biography

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!"

Milestones

Popular songs include "End Credit Score Suite" and "The Frigate That Flies".

Known for such albums as "Last Of The Mohicans" and "Return To Neverland"

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