Relativity continues to distance their Snow White film Mirror Mirror from Universal’s dark and gritty take Snow White and the Huntsman, as the studio has tapped Disney regular Alan Menken to compose the score. The eight-time Oscar winner is responsible for the music and songs from classics like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. Heat Vision reports that Menken will be taking on scoring duties for director Tarsem Singh’s Snow White story, which is described as a “comedic adventure.” The trailer for the film was pretty terrible and cartoony, but maybe over-the-top is what Singh is going for. The addition of Menken is in keeping with the lightness we’ve seen of the project thus far.
Menken recently composed music and songs for 2007’s Enchanted and last year’s Tangled. This year he contributed the song “Star Spangled Man” to Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. I’m partial to his work with Disney, but it’ll be interesting to see what he brings to the Snow White pic. Hit the jump for a sampling of his work. Mirror Mirror opens March 16th, 2012.