|Behind the scenes|
He initially trained to be a violinist as a child prior to studying at London's Trinity College of Music. Powell later traversed into jazz and rock, and went on to play in a soul band called "The Fabulistics". After ending college, Powell composed pieces for commercials, leading to a post as the assistant to composer Patrick Doyle on a number of films, among them Much Ado About Nothing.
In 1995, Powell went on to co-found the London-based commercial score house called Independently Thinking Music, which went on to produce scores for over one hundred English and French commercials, along with a number of independent films.
Powell composed the scores for the franchise's first 3 sequels; The Meltdown, Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Continental Drift. Other notable works include Robots, Horton Hears A Who!, Rio Duology, Happy Feet Duology, How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy, Shrek and a number of others.
- Ice Age: The Meltdown (Composer)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Composer)
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (Composer)
- Ice Age: Collision Course (Credited only in "End Credits")
- Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild (Themes by)