James Ingram (born February 16, 1952 in Ohio) is a self-taught musician, producer and songwriter. He is best known as a soul singer and vocalist.
After the artistic and commercial success of his first animation project, 1982’s The Secret of N.I.M.H., Disney alumnus Don Bluth (born 1937) and his newly established studio went from a separate entity that produced animation to part of a major marketing machine. This was due to input from and dealings with the business sides of Universal Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin. In fact, Spielberg loved N.I.M.H., lavishing praise on Bluth for sticking to a drawing style that had been all but abandoned since the sixties. In 1984, he asked Bluth to develop An American Tail and before long, Spielberg started
Intrada is unstoppable! Living in the Age of Airplanes (April), The Boy in Striped Pajamas (May), Batteries Not Included (September), Balto (October), Apollo 13 (January), and now An American Tail! In 10 months, Roger Feigelson and Doug Fake’s incredible label has released six James Horner albums! Six in 10 months! A big thank you to them! 1986 marked James Horner's first contribution to an animated film for young audiences. It was also the first time that Horner set to music (and songs!) a film with the mention "Steven Spielberg presents" (many others would follow), the director of E.T. was indeed co-producer
Singer James Ingram died on January 29, 2018 from brain cancer. He was 66 years old. Along with Linda Ronstadt, Ingram performed the song Somewhere Out There for An American Tail (1986), the music by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, lyrics by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The duet version of the song, heard in the end credits of Don Bluth's film, was nominated for the Golden Globes and Oscars and received two Grammy Awards. The single sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. Ingram, like Ronstadt, was recruited by Steven Spielberg, producer of