John Powell is an English composer, best known for his scores in motion pictures. He has been based in Los Angeles since 1997 and has composed the scores to over fifty feature films. Powell is also known for composing eight animated films for Blue Sky Studios, such as Robots (2005), the second three Ice Age films (2006-2012), Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008), the Rio films (2011-2014), and Ferdinand (2017). His work on Happy Feet, Ferdinand and Solo: A Star Wars Story has earned him 3 Grammy nominations. He was nominated for an Academy Award for How to Train Your Dragon.Powell was a member of Hans Zimmer's music studio, Remote Control Productions, and has collaborated frequently with other composers from the studio, including Harry Gregson-Williams and Zimmer himself.