You may not know the name Howard Ashman, but you most likely know his lyrics. If you listen to the music of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and some of Aladdin… then you know Ashman’s work. He collaborated with Alan Menken to bring these musicals to life.

Tragically, Ashman’s life was cut short and this collaborate had to end. He died 8 months before the theatrical release of Beauty and the Beast. Ashman’s work inspired a new generation of both broadway and theatrical musicians. Now, Don Hahn is exploring Howard Ashman’s life and work in a new documentary. There isn’t a release date for this film yet. If Waking Sleeping Beauty is any indication, this should be an incredible documentary.

Howard Ashman Documentary Trailer

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