John Cardon Debney (born August 18, 1956) is an American composer and conductor of film, television, and video game scores. His work encompasses a variety of mediums and genres including comedy, horror, thriller, and action-adventure. He is a long-time collaborator of The Walt Disney Company, having written music for their films, television series, and theme parks.Debney has been the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Academy Award nomination for his score for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004).
The son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney (Zorro, The Mickey Mouse Club), John was born and raised in Glendale, California, nearby to Disney. He began guitar lessons at age six and played in rock bands in college. Debney earned his B.A. degree in Music Composition from the California Institute of Arts in 1979.
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The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
TheMightyDucks are a powerhouse youth hockey team. Evan and his mom decided to build a ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports after Eva...
Before Alice and Peter became Pan, they were brothers and sisters. When their oldest brother dies in a tragic accident, they each seek to save their parents from their downward spirals of despair unti...
I Still Believe
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
Silent Night: A Song for the World
The world's most famous Christmas Carol is the subject of a documentary. A song composed in 1818 is translated into 140. Bing Crosby's song stopped World War 1 at Christmas and is the third best selli...
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.
The Beach Bum
An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, now must navigate her most dangerous adventure to date: high school. Dora, her best friend, a monkey, Diego, and a ra...
Father-to-be Alan is shocked to learn that he was born a sextuplet. With his newfound brother Russell riding shotgun, the duo sets out on a hilarious journey to reunite with their remaining long-lost ...
An All-American football player's dream of playing in the NFL is ruined when he is accused of rape and sent to prison.
Isn't It Romantic
For a long time, Natalie, an Australian architect living in New York City, had always believed that what she had seen in rom-coms was not real. After foiling a mugger at a subway station, Natalie wake...
Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash
Join us for a night of celebration, packed with celebrity guests and Hocus Pocus throwbacks, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Skiles was from the U.S. citizen A diplomat is called back into service to save a colleague from a group that may be responsible for the death of his family. A CIA field agent who is working under cov...
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400 years from now, the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet will be following.
The life of a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
A show shows the life of a child genius.
Score: A Film Music Documentary
Music is often invisible to the audience in films. Many of the art form's most influential practitioners were brought to light by Matt. Some of cinema's most famous soundtracks are explored in 'Score'...
Santa Clarita Diet
They're ordinary husband and wife until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. It was a good way to go.
The Greatest Showman
P.T's story is about a showman. The road has a circus on it. The founder of the circus founded them. The man is named Barnum. The circus was called the Barnum and Bailey Circus.
The Young Messiah
The story of Jesus Christ at age seven is told as he and his family leave Egypt. As Jesus grows into his religious identity, it follows him.
Scrat: Spaced Out
In the main events of Ice Age, a group of people take away acorn. Before the aliens can catch him, he needs to escape.
League of Gods
During the reign of King Zhou, an official enters his bedchamber and is devoured by his concubine. Outside their city, several warriors within a metal wagon discuss their strategies to free the invisi...
The Jungle Book
wolves are fostering a man-cub named Mowgli. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle and embark on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Baghe...
Ice Age: Collision Course
After the events of Continental Drift, Scrat's pursuit of his acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of events that transform and threaten the planet. To save th...
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Three strangers' lives collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Point of Honor
At the beginning of the Civil War, a prominent Virginia family makes a controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves, pitting the family against one another and testing ...
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Burger Beard is a pirate who is in search of the final page of a magical book that will make any evil plan he writes come true, which is the Krabby Patty secret formula. SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr are...
The Texas Revolution, the uprising against the tyranny of Mexican dictator Santa Anna, and the rise of the Texas Rangers are chronicled.
The bonds of friendship, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars are some of the things that come to mind.
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A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
America's first famous person is Harry Houdini.
Sonny Weaver can rebuild his team if he trades for the number one pick. On a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams, he needs to decide what he's willing to sacrifice.
Max Simkin's family has been associated with the New York shop that repairs shoes for generations. Max found a magical heirloom that allowed him to step into the lives of his customers and see the wor...
Walk of Shame
A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor has been compromised after a one-night stand left her stranded in downtown L.A. Without a phone, car, ID or money, she only had 8 hours to make it to the m...
Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted...
Steve Jobs' rise from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century is the story of this book.
A Thousand Words
Jack McCall can close any deal at any time. He would like to get in touch with the New Age guru. Sinja wanted to do something for himself. But the doctor. Jack's life was thrown into turmoil after a B...
The Three Stooges
While trying to save their orphanage, Larry and Curly accidentally stumbled into a murder plot and ended up starring in a reality TV show.
Alex Cross, a detective in Washington DC, vows to find the murderer after learning that a family member has been murdered. She wasn't his first victim.
Will Atenton quit his job in New York to move his family to New England. The husband of a woman who was murdered there with her children is the town's prime suspect. Will got help from a neighbor.
The murder of a US senator with a distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius' forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson, to team with an FBI agent to solve the crime. Tom High...
No Strings Attached
Emma is a busy doctor who sets up a seemingly perfect arrangement when she offers her best friend Adam a relationship with one rule: No strings attached. Sex friends can stay friends if they have a fl...
Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife, whileMitch is a single man who is at the peak of his sexual life. Dave andMitch were struck by lightning.
Iron Man 2
With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with ...
A mercenary reluctantly leads a motley crew of warriors who soon come to realize they've been captured and deposited on an alien planet by an unknown nemesis The hunters are being hunted.
A documentary filmmaker crosses paths with Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith when he goes to Jellystone Park to shoot a project.
From early morning until late night, more than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day. Three couples are sleeping together, but each relationship will fail. A boy is looking for flowers for his fi...
Hotel for Dogs
16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, were placed in a foster home that didn't allow pets and were forced to turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Every orphan dog in town gets...
Hannah Montana: The Movie
The dad decided it was time for a change of scenery when he saw his daughter getting too caught up in the celebrity lifestyle. If she wants to be both Hannah Montana andMiley Stewart, she will have to...
The Stoning of Soraya M.
A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whos...
Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to ...
Aliens in the Attic
A group of kids are protecting their vacation home.
A crew of aliens are in a spaceship. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem as their ship becomes enamored with an Earth woman.
My Best Friend's Girl
WhenDustin's girlfriend,Alexis, breaks up with him, he uses his best friend, Tank, to take her out on the worst rebound date of her life in the hopes that it will get her back into his arms. Tank is i...
Will Yun Lee plays Ken Mercado in The Seed. He lives along the banks of the Los Angeles River and is attacked by masked men in black vehicles. Mercado appears to have some sort of mental illness, but ...
Georgia Rule follows a teenager who is hauled off by her mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding that the ti...
The junior congressman wants to change the world. Evan is certain that he will lose when God asks him to build an ark.
The Ant Bully
Lucas Nickle is fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully and is on the anthill in his front yard. The insects will make him smaller. Lucas needs to relearn the ways of ants in order to get...
The boy is going to return a bat.
When the farmer is not around, the animals play, sing, and dance. The responsibility of running things eventually goes to Otis, the cow, as someone has to step in and run things.
A musical set in the 1920's American South where a performer and club manager must contend with mobsters who have their eyes on the club, while his piano player and partner must choose between their l...
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light
Film Noir is a film that burrows into the mind. Noir provides intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men, all caught in the wicked web of a twisted fate.
Zathura: A Space Adventure
After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told to stay inside. Walter and Danny are shocked when they begin play...
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in a competition with a rival family of eight children headed by Eugene Levy.
Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story
Ben Crane thinks that a severely injured horse deserves another chance. The mare was adopted by him and his daughter.
Chicken Little and his friends have to come up with a plan to save the world from aliens and prove that the world's biggest hero is a little chicken.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Everyone knew that Max had a wild imagination, but they didn't know that his creations -- a boy raised by great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. The two action masters...
It's great to meet you in Sin City. The town beckons to those who are tough, corrupt, and brokenhearted. Some people call it hard-boiled. Some of the people who call it home are crooked cops. Some are...
A disgraced Navy Seal has been given a new assignment by a government scientist who has a top secret experiment in the kids' house.
A young boy in South Africa has a pet.
The Whole Ten Yards
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski is obsessive about cleaning his house and honing his cooking skills with his wife, who is also a purported assassin. Suddenly, an unwanted connection to their past suddenly s...
The Passion of the Christ
The last twelve hours of Jesus are depicted.
Christmas with the Kranks
Luther Krank and his wife were on vacation. When his daughter comes home, he has to put together a holiday celebration.
Welcome to Mooseport
A US president who has retired after two terms in office decides to run for Mayor of his hometown of Mooseport, Maine, against another local candidate.
Helen Harris is a model. When she must choose between the life she's always loved and the new love of her life, her free-spirited life gets turned upside down.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
After graduating from college, Mia is going to become a princess. Lilly will be with her during the summer. Mia is learning to ride horses. When she learns that she is to take the crown earlier than e...
When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he is transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. He can't shake the feeling that he doesn't b...
Bruce Nolan is a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day of...
A dentist in Miami has to learn the trade or lose his sled dogs to a mountain man.
The admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and the fact that he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship are just some of the things Ben Cronin has. Ben's future is turned upside...
A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patient's near death experiences.
There is only one rule when working for Clark, and that is never touching his tuxedo. The suit may be more black belt than black tie when Jimmy wears it. Jimmy becomes a secret agent with an inexperie...
The Hot Chick
The meanest girl in school is Jessica Spencer. When a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with a sleazy crook, things...
The Scorpion King
In ancient Egypt, a peasant named Mathayus was hired to exact revenge on the sorceress and the powerful Memnon, who were about to overtake Balthazar's village. Despite betrayals, thieves, abductions a...
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Carmen and Juni have joined the family spy business as Level 2 agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island. None of the Cortez's gadgets work and th...
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Jimmy Neutron is a genius and ahead of his friends, but he is a little behind when it comes to being cool. It is up to him to lead the children of the world to rescue their parents when they are kidna...
Cats & Dogs
When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he inadvertently upsets the balance of power between cats and dogs, setting off an epic battle for pet supremacy. Mr leads ...
They think that their parents are boring. They don't know that in their day, the top secret agents were from their countries. They gave up a lot of time to raise their children. The disappearances of ...
The Princess Diaries
A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, w...
Max and Page are a mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max wants wealthy men to marry him. Max caught her husband in the act after Page had sex with them. The next ea...
Jimmy McGinty was hired after the players' strike. It depends on whether his replacements can do the job. McGinty has a secret file of ex-players who never got a chance and he knits together a bad-dre...
The Emperor's New Groove
Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and tells him that his home will be destroyed to make room for his summer home. Yzma accidentally turns Kuzco into a llama and ends up...
It is the year UC 0223. The Congress of Settlement Nations has risen as a result of the collapse of the Earth Federation. The new government tried to cover up the discovery of a new enzyme that could ...
Michael Jordan to the Max
The documentary shows behind-the-scenes and on-the-court action, including footage of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls going head-to-head against the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals. The soundtrack inclu...
The Komodo Dragon eggs were dumped on a North Carolina island. Twenty years after the baby Komodos survived, they have grown up and taken over the island for themselves. Young Patrick lost his parents...
My Favorite Martian
Tim O'Hara was fired for having sex with his boss' daughter. He witnessed the crash of a small Martian craft and realized that he had a chance to deliver a story that would rock the earth. The Martian...
End of Days
The turn of the millennium will be celebrated in New York City. The Devil went to the city to look for his bride. There is only one hope for the world to end.
Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepytime Tales
Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's bestselling children's book headlines this winning 25-minute collection of sleepytime tales from HBO. Susan Sarandon narrates the simple story of a bunny readyin...
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Elmo wouldn't allow anything to happen to his blanket. Elmo is chasing his blanket after a tug-of-war with his friend. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination ...
John Brown is a security guard who was badly injured in an explosion. A leading robotic surgeon uses state-of-the-art gadgets and tools. John, along with his niece,Penny, and his dog, Brain, are named...
Two high school girls meet the President while on a class trip to the White House. During the Watergate scandal, they became Nixon's secret advisors.
An anthropologist and a homicide detective are trying to destroy a South American lizard-like god who is on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. After disposing of the body, they...
Reede is a liar. Max wants his dad to stop lying when he blows out the candles on his birthday. When Max's wish comes true, he discovers that his mouth is his biggest liability.
Justice League of America
New Metro City is going to be destroyed by the Weather Man. Is the Justice League of America able to save the day?
The Seventh Doctor is the eighth Doctor. The Master is on the streets of San Francisco.
The drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids is pursued by an undercover agent with a rare personality disorder.
Getting Away with Murder
When a college ethics instructor finds himself living next to an accused German death camp commander, he takes it upon himself to destroy the world of him.
When his wife gets sick, a man with an important business meeting has to take care of the kids. He was the victim of a robbery when he stopped to get donuts for the kids. The situation only gets worse...
When a man's daughter is suddenly taken during a hockey game, with the captors demanding a billion dollars by the end of the game, he frantically sets a plan in motion to rescue her and prevent an exp...
Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover three parts of a treasure map. Her murderer's uncle holds the final portion. She must complete her quest before her crew revolts aga...
In Pursuit of Honor
To save a group of horses slated to be destroyed by the US Cavalry, a group of officers rebel and embark on a journey towards Canada to save themselves and their mounts.
When Danny O'Shea's daughter is cut from the Peewee football team just for being a girl, he decides to form his own team, consisting of other ragtag players who were also cut. His brother is the coach...
After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it is up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' rei...
Class of '61
Three West Point Cadets and their friends go on opposite sides of the Civil War, with tragic consequences. There is a plot involving a slave who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.
The Halloween Tree
Four children are learning about Halloween customs while trying to save a friend.
The Town Santa Forgot
A spoiled brat sends a long list of gifts to Santa Claus who ends up giving them to a town with the same name as the boy, who learns that it's better to give than receive.
A $400 million drug fortune was stolen in South America. A killer is sent to find money. A Drug Enforcement Agency agent is on a revenge mission. He was sent to find his father's murderer. Cole was ab...
After a bitter divorce, Teresa embarks on a noir journey to recover custody of her daughter. Murder, blackmail, and a mysterious stranger await her at a Scottsdale motel.
Still Not Quite Human
In the last film of the series, Chip and his father attend a convention. Here, Dr. A person is kidnapped and replaced by someone else. Can Chip and his friends save the doctor?
Sport Goofy in Soccermania
Uncle Scrooge donates an old beat-up trophy for Huey, Dewey and Louie's soccer tournament. But when he finds out that it is actually worth a million dollars, he has to put together a ragtag team, led ...
DTV Monster Hits
A Halloween special featuring appropriately-themed rock and roll songs is set to scenes from the Disney library of classic animation.
Fitness and Me: Why Exercise?
An educational short about exercising.
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday
Donald is shown in both animated and costumed form, interacting with emcee Dick Van Dyke and other cast members. The film not only shows Donald's life, but also depicts an extensive international tour...
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Cagney & Lacey
Both Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are NYPD police detectives. One of the great crime-fighting duos of all time is made up of a person who is tough and a person who is sensitive.
Fame was an American television series from 1982 to 1987. The show is based on a movie. The lives of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts were followed. Th...
Deer in the Works
David Potter is the owner of a weekly newspaper. He applied to be a publicity writer at the Ilium Works despite his wife's disapproval. He accepted the position despite seeing how the company plans ou...
The Strongest Man in the World
A lab accident creates a mix that ends up in Dexter's cereals, giving him strength, and he is a science major at Medfield College. The powerful formula comes to the attention of the college dean and t...
Clifford the Big Red Dog
As Emily struggles to fit in at home and at school, she discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. Emily and her UncleCasey have to fight the forces of greed as they go on ...
The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection
There was a secret plot. The film 'The Passion of the Christ' was a sequel.
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