In case you’ve ever discovered your self belting “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid whereas within the bathe, or crooning to Magnificence and the Beast’s “Be Our Guest” whereas setting the desk, then you might have Howard Ashman to thank. A brand new documentary entitled Howard explores the lifetime of the lyricist and the magic he delivered to a number of the most well-known Disney melodies.
Ashman was chargeable for the phrases behind a number 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 concept of a musical adaptation of Aladdin. Ashman died of problems from AIDS in 1991, earlier than even Magnificence and the Beast got here out in theaters.
The documentary offers 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.