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Sir Timothy Miles Bindon "Tim" Rice is an English lyricist and author, best known for his work with the theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, collaborating on three of Webber's most famous musicals, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Evita.

In 1991, Rice was hired by Disney to write the lyrics for a film being produced under the working title of King of the Jungle. For the music, Rice suggested pop recording artist Elton John. But later that year, Rice was drafted in to finish the songs for Aladdin, following the death of Alan Menken's long-time collaborator, Howard Ashman. Three songs with lyrics by Rice were used in the 1992 film, "One Jump Ahead", "A Whole New World", which was a substantial radio hit and won an Academy Award for Best Song, and a reprise of "Prince Ali".

In 1994, the Rice/John project, now retitled The Lion King, was released to massive box office and critical acclaim. The soundtrack, featuring the hit Rice/John songs "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life", became the best-selling album in the US in 1994. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" also went on to win Rice his second Academy Award for Best Song.

Also in that year, Rice re-teamed with Menken to write additional songs for the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, which was nominated for several Tonys. Rice followed this success with two musical productions for Disney, both of which debuted in 1997. First, Rice, John and others expanded The Lion King for the stage, which was also nominated for multiple awards. Next, Rice and Menken wrote an oratorio (fully sung production) of King David, which was never fully produced.

Tim Rice re-teamed with Elton John for Aida, which debuted in 1999. The musical won several Tonys, including Best Original Musical Score for Rice and John. It became his last project for Disney until Bill Condon's 2017 remake of Beauty and the Beast, for which he re-teamed once again with Alan Menken to write four new songs, "Aria", "How Does a Moment Last Forever", "Days in the Sun", and "Evermore".

Rice was named a Disney Legend in 2002.

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