If you’ve ever discovered your self belting “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid whereas within the bathe, or crooning to Beauty and the Beast’s “Be Our Guest” whereas setting the desk, then you could have Howard Ashman to thank. A brand new documentary entitled Howard explores the lifetime of the lyricist and the magic he dropped at a few of the most well-known Disney melodies.
Ashman was chargeable for the phrases behind a few of the most iconic Disney Renaissance songs, from “Under the Sea” to “Beauty and the Beast.” He fought to maintain “Part of Your World” in The Little Mermaid and pitched the thought of a musical adaptation of Aladdin. Ashman died of problems from AIDS in 1991, earlier than even Beauty and the Beast got here out in theaters.
The documentary provides a behind-the-scenes have a look at Ashman’s sadly short-lived time at Disney and his collaboration with composer Alan Menken. Howard is scheduled to hit Disney Plus on Aug. 7.