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"Got. An. Amazing Brain. And the reason that we wanted to do. A special episode dedicated to the documentary as because we wanted everyone to hear from you guys and hopefully entice more people who may not even know his name to watch the documentary because I feel that when you see it, you understand just how significant he was too. Damn near everything. And and you do all keep him alive youthfully. While still of course doing your own thing creating and making new music every day it's And I feel that we're very lucky in extreme very proud of dawn for. The though he never takes credit no matter how much I try to pound it into him. You know it's just his way but maybe. We I think. I, think we just stop crying as I. Say it even in thinking about it it brings me to tears, but it's very special and and your openness in it. Talking about those dreams talking about the heartbreak it's it's extremely honest and very talkative you to be willing to share I. Just it's just happens. I was sitting in the studio with don talking for hours and. Yeah Yeah. I remember the experience of. You know what? Howard it just past. You know a few months before we had the premiere of beauty and the beasts near you get to the end and you dedication to Howard is like. An and and I can't I can't play proud of your boy beauty and the beast without you know thinking of him and feeling the moment of creation But of course. You know we go on with our lives. and. It's part of the fabric. Of all of our lives. And you opposite we all want to concentrate on the blessing it is and not the the sadness of the. Story hurts. The blessing is that we all have this music in our lives and that again in watching this I obviously I love part of your world now and has another meaning and hearing him sing it. It's you know it takes it somewhere else and I feel very lucky that we got to know him a little bit through this fill. The film really does capture. At least it seems to us it does capture him. Very much just the work he did but who he was. It's Very. Very, personal film that's May sound redundant but I oh, it's very personal. And you know. And you know and it's In a way to tip of the iceberg because there's So many stories I. Think of Moments Perez Poignant. We're Howard. You could feel how he felt humiliated by what this was doing to him..

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03:11 min | Last month

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"And I love the story I love the complexity of it. Still I don't know how many years later decades later I'm still trying to figure out what would Howard of. The complexity in the stylistic references in it at all the. Polling tropes that we grew up with, and that takes us to another time and also you know comment on our time. So any you know everything I do is done. Sort of in that. In that world that Howard and I worked in an created in the criteria that that fuel that is you know deep inside Ottoman. Now. This you know. Looking. At what you created together, there is something. Magical about the fact that they have stayed. So relevant and popular, and you see People Little Mermaid again, this is my time but. I see little girls dressed as Ariel. You know I'm thirty years older than them and they're singing part of your world and I watched people react to Jodi in the same way I watch people react to page and you know it's Something truly spectacular and I I do think that you carry his memory in a beautiful way. God knows you've written a million, a million wonderful songs that again a part of. Any. They existed in the world. All over the world and it's a it's magnificent but watching the documentary. The thing that I think that we took away was just that. He was so special as a person beyond just being this talent and for US getting to speak to his partner, you know you fill out the rest of this man in a way as close as we'll ever get to knowing him. Yeah He. He's Yes Howard was wonderful on so many levels it would also be impossible. In the best possible way but. He? Understood. How to hold that flame. And use it. And and An inservice of that. Be. So. Impatient he could be so. Rural. And, and then he could be the most thoughtful the most you know compassionate person. And I think if US we're. We're conduits in things come through us. And And he was he's the brilliant conduit I knew. Now it's They say it's emotional. A getting to speak to everyone as we have. It's amazing how.

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04:47 min | Last month

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"I mean in the way we were numb just numb from all what was going on. Emi just buried ourselves into the work. I. With doozy's, for instance, Howard wanted to do newsies. But he just was not physically capable of doing it. and. So I took it on with Jack Feldman. And here I am ready getting ready for the first recording sessions with full orchestra. Out in La. I forget which songs was maybe as carrying the bat I can't remember which one it was but. And that was a I was the bag was they are getting packed. And I and That was the day our died and I had to fly out to La have the recording session. Fly Back? From L. A. to Baltimore for the Funeral Janice bent down there, and then she went back to New York and I had to fly back to. La. and was a sense of. Put One foot front of the other you gotTa do what you gotTa do. And You know and Tim. Rice came aboard on Latin to finish it. might my fear was? Will I ever duplicate that success I had with Howard and then the first one we wrote was a whole new world so it was like ugly it out So, many layers to this. Yes, it's. It's honoring my collaborator and celebrating the work he did and protecting the work that we did together and. Moving on with my life I was young. And feeling responsibility to Disney as well as everybody involved and. And loving the projects and So, I just poured myself into. Every subsequent collaboration just as I did with Howard. taking that's what Howard want me to do. And I have but. Before I had recurring dreams about. Howard. Even. Not just that one where he passed but it was went on for. Twenty years he would be visiting and we'd be talking and You know sometimes it'd be a treatment who was frustrated that he couldn't write no wet. You know what dreams me I don't we all have to analyze the..

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02:58 min | Last month

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"A ride and uses has such power to take people. You know on that. That journey, you create a world, you bring them into the world you take takes through the world. You. Deposit them in a place. That is hopefully better brighter more loving and more optimistic. but the most important you want to do is the story that you're using allies and. Some. Yeah. It's a major skill to it. You know. Something like Howard. I say he kicked. The kept the child at him alive into his adulthood and yet. The brilliance of how he Learn to use. musical influences. To deepen historian, tell a story and then. The visceral power of his lyrics. There you forget that their lyrics. The just. A gestalt whether it's a humorous gestalt or angry because dealt or a loving styled it just. Very natural and it your weds itself to the music and creates A. Sort of an inexorable experience at its best. It seems to me and I want your point of view on us, of course, that he. Was So. Definite. In his in his opinions he didn't see them opinions. He saw them as. The way to go. To do. Well Yes and Yes. He did see them as a way to go, but he also be the first one to look at it and go. No that's wrong. And change it. But, yes he. Howard did not sit back and let other people tell him what needs to happen, but he's very open to. The influences I'll be in the room you know. but we working a little shop and we couldn't figure out the end of act. One. because of the movie seemed more throws a bottle and it's a bum. Just. Because Oh, Gal feed him to the plant. Well, that's not to necessarily work on you know a real musical. And we create already created the character of Oran. And I just went you know my dad, my dad was president at the time President of the New York chapter of the American Jesus. Society decided dentists that promote the use of nitrous oxide is safe home. But. You know. How about would be funny if in fact, the dentist. Want to give himself to nitrous oxide rather than Seymour. So he could really enjoy you know inflicting the pain and how we thought that.

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04:11 min | Last month

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"Is each has gone rollout. Okay. And what do you hope people take away from watching the soccer? I just hope they. They pass along the knowledge that they're learning from this credible genius and like Howard New Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's work turn of the century I. Hope. Hundred Years from now people are talking about Howard Ashman and Alan Making and remembering their work in Sangre. I agree I. Think they. Will I think they will. They will do as I say we went in Fans and came out next level. He's a I. Feel I feel like I do so much more about the man is a whole and I thought he was brilliant. But my God, it's it's It's truly mind-blowing. About this in the interviews but. It was very difficult for Allen Howard to convince Disney to do little mermaid because innovation was dead they. Money they didn't were worried about. Howard put his own money into the movies well. They if they does that look at the last thirty years. Is In critical films that may not have happened they don't we. Both of them my dad always talks about that. That when Little Mermaid came out there was no merch. Yes and you know ingested West Jesse. Three and a half four years old and all she wanted was little mermaid number made every. Hardly anything on the market. Faded the enormous success, right? So. True. Now I mean it's crazy. Yeah, we're constantly doing things citing things for Disney merchandise A new generation, every six or seven years this. Your fans you know every six seven years it's fun. It's largely because if you earned all. Leonard Sweet, and you're very kind to give us some time today. We very much appreciate all I very much. Appreciate getting to meet you too until you how much I loved your work on the year over the years Jesse.

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04:59 min | Last month

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"Still. Greatly missed as you know. I was in New York, and the mid seventies when I right out of high school. Like, from the late seventies through the eighties, almost my husband and I were going to a funeral every week you yeah. I I was there then to. The same. My heart while watching this and you being in the Music Cedar Community? Of course it's the next I can't even. I. Can't even imagine I really can't. But there to finding the people that that they did for these different voices, you were actors you were smears in you're actors and there too I think is hard of why the music lives the way it does is that it was thought through This different but. I'll never forget listening to them talk about. Donna Murphy Murphy. Everest forget listening. So Donna Murphy came in and said, she asked a million questions and they didn't understand why. In questions and the next day she comes into record and it's this fully formed character of course. Incredible. Very. Well, the only time I ever stood by for an actress on Broadway was forgotten Murphy and Edwin Drood. Now I would gladly stood by for her. And actually I got to go on and play the other part with her night ended up doing a in the national tour. But how is just watching her every night and being you know her stand-by learn awesome Donna. She's an amazing actress Myriam eligible. In credit truly one of the one of the greatest. Lives in performance to this day. But it it makes me think about that. When I watch you guys in watching that footage and all of the care that's going into every single note and bend and pause It's it's real. It's a stage. You're there and you're you're bringing something to life in a serious way. It's not. You know it's not a Kiddie game it's it's use it. Was Astounding to is that they did not find beast for while I was hired for a whole month before the found Benson. Just. Now. Remember. I was so upset it was one of the publication said all mentioned all of us, the Broadway people but then they said, but Robby Benson really how is that going to work and I was like damn? He busted is freed grade and he's also a Broadway performer was on Broadway. When he was a child for Pete's sake you know. But truly the whole piece came together when rob became aboard, you know my character certainly, you know I I've found my carriage by working with Robbie. Course Howard I kiddingly say bell is not just me. It's Howard. Ashman is Linda Woolverton. animators you know between more candidate James Bax are there so many of its corporate bell the dumb. Robby Robin is really key to the film. Is a great actor. So the repressions asking everybody what was your favorite thing about Howard?.

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05:27 min | Last month

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"On my favorite thing was always his. Obviously, the days of the music shown up, you know again you he was so humble about that and it's kind of afraid of that humiliation that we wouldn't like it. But I swear when those tapes arrive in the shot up visit shot in the movie of the set tape and that's the real cassette tape that I got from Howard that arrived that day. Those were amazing days in the best days when he flew out to Los Angeles and played the song. Live. because he was afraid that nobody would like them. So those were absolutely amazing and. Then you know in just the the date his sense of humor was so great to, and you see that in antlers in all my decorating or. He would always things like screw courage to the sticking place, and then we would have had to go home at night time ago. What the hell was that it was the bath or something we all go looking our books and. To be educated, by Howard, on top of it also. And drove me nuts. persistent almost to a fault of his point of view. So you had to show up with your a game. He was like a trial attorney presenting his facts that were so compelling, and so articulate and learned that you should cell that her show with opposing facts if you were going to convince him and he was collaborative, he could he very collaborative big-hearted all that stuff. But man was he learned and did he know every reference he? So he could say well, Gaston is clearly based on meals fluorosis from funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Against we all run home at night and trying to look up who else meals, stories and so It drove you crazy because you're working with somebody who's not only gifted naturally but has also put in his ten thousand hours to learn the craft. And what do you want people to come away with? Man I..

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"Not Be caught dead there, and now all of a sudden they're seeing Robin Williams or seeing. Broadway musical kind of comes back the enemy. Pat, Carroll. Earl. Woman. Brilliant but you mean, even she is mimicking Howard's delivery in house. Demo. GotTa. Course. He provided a template. Word that is still. Valid and still being a used you know. Because, it's so solid. And revitalize the Broadway tradition. Both. In films and on Broadway where these same films ended up as stage music and listening to other people who are still shaping that right now about how he's the one who said, the song needs to take you somewhere you yet from here to here. Yeah we were clearly we were all just knocked out and unusual theater nerd that alone for me this is everything but then also being Prime Howard age where little shop is one of my favorite things ever. But for one person for the beauty and the beast and Aladdin and Little Mermaid three of the longest lasting. And we I mean we we had a great studio. We had like muster and clements and brain wise until. We Katzenberg Roy. Disney. So the all the elements were there but I always say Howard was like the matching the gas tank he was like the. Not sure. All would have come down to the same way. Had Howard now showed up. Because we have the talent, we have the CAL. Arts Generation, my generation. PASSIONATE WE WANNA, make films better than Disney. And you know we didn't make musicals. We made movies that had songs in them. They want musicals. Our comes in and says, no, no musicals this you put the highest points of story in the songs we went really and and so that kind of education at the right place at the right time was so inspiring. Hearing that from talking to John, and different people That's. To have all of you feel the same way. You know. With the quoted from Roy Disney that said he was like Walt Disney to us and I just thought well, there's a testimony. Exactly. That's no it's. It's an ad to tell you. So my husband, my husband came home and I was about halfway through the film and walked in and. He sat down with me and was sort of playing on his own, and then I saw.

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03:46 min | Last month

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"Was Full of emotion you passion just as well as he could write a song full of comedy I admired in I like that and I, just I thought that was fantastic. I liked just his cleverness I mean his all that was wonderful. It turns the things that would drive me crazy. I think because he was hard to talk into ideas a little tricky. Also those things it didn't really drive me crazy but expressed the sentiment that I would say we didn't agree with. But. It came from his days in the theater or he basically said, he said something and I don't remember the exact quote but he said. Something like any good work of our lasting work of art has come from one point of view sort of. So he was very leery of a committee system doing anything that. Are Can't really good art doesn't come out of there in. Our. Disney was it is this collaborative process? Certainly we thought like. Editors, but we encouraged a lot of input. We took a lot of Info. We still make vote on things I. could we said Jeffrey over US and we had to sell him an I- ideas but we were I would say in our own way perhaps more collaborative than Howard was in charge of you know I, think he felt that I think he said something like. I'll go art comes out of dictatorships or something like that. And we were like, well, not necessarily he didn't. He didn't enforce that necessarily, but he was very leery of it. So if an idea came from, you know somebody on the staff I think he would. Sometimes like you know the that's you don't have to listen to people. But. But basically, the things we liked about hard outnumbered the other ones. Now, what was your last question you said? People take away from the film from lumers. Our. Little Mermaid is one of the greatest movies. Our. Yes. Well, I. Don Hans Baby Really. But I think that to get more full complete picture of Howard including his failures as successes are his his. His our his. Personal is personal life and a sense of was people for the music. They don't really know him I mean it's Too. Early, you know he died too early and I think he would have written a bunch more things that would be in the lexicon or whatever I mean. It would be just as well received and. So I just I really through I was Happy Happy Don Hahn decided to do this documentary and that he dug into his, you know his family and his roots in you know in Baltimore and and talk to his sister, and you know all those formative. Thanks for Howard and I just hope Howard comes alive to people in a way that who loved the science negative sense can person and Share in the tragedy of our. All, that talent was still. So soon, I think you may get a more complete version of his vitality and his. New. I. Wish.

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"In her reprieve he's want she seeing the prince then she says. I it's I want to be part of that world that is part of your world in the in the reprieve because now the prince is the personification of that world. So she still wants to be Hyun. But all her hopes of Kinda got localized into have. He's also a gateway into that world. So Howard. He was he was you know just you he had a huge impact not everybody saw Howard I mean all the story people does he look at all the story and and some the writers and the directors and Donna and people like that worked with Howard the rest he he did you've seen that much time lecture I. Think he did that Donald Collusion Waking Sleeping Giddy. He did share his process with people that way ACTA, yeah his impact was was huge and he's never been replaced I mean every. You know he was unique and there've been wonderful composers since then but Howard. Howard was really the driver of a lot of things and and we liked his ideas fighting a Howard being. And I still don't know this day what he was at my but after we'd had that meeting with the Maury pitched all the ideas to us in New York. The next day we met with him for line two little restaurant. Still Remember your trump sandwich on dark rye and And that strength on a sandwich who I'm Chicago Guy couldn't imagine such but So But he said, you know you guys don't need me. You guys are doing fine. You don't need it all again. I know if that was a ploy passive aggressive, they know. But that is what we said said, no, we we like your ideas not. So he was really trying to beg off and say you guys are nice guys good guys near talented writers and you don't really need me you know jumping in and we know we love these ideas and so we said, no, we watch yard and so he's Now. Again, Howard Being Machiavelli in the Times I don't know whether it all that was a way our enemies even just his way just sussing out how much did we want him or whatever but we generally, we liked his ideas and you know during the creative process there were few here and there where he had an idea where we had a different take on it and then and sometimes I offered suggestions I thought had been hard to said No. No it's like that wreck the sun and he was right. So I'm talking out a few times..

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"We wrote a treatment, a couple of treatments and we Eventually wrote a script and they loved the script and get going. But so in the days when we first worked with Howard I think there was only a treatment or treatment had been done on it and there was like a production meeting I remember where Peterson. Howard Ashman launched work a little mermaid, we show him with. And he's GonNa work on the. So I want you guys to go back to New York and meet up with Howard and he's got some great ideas on you must make the crab arrest. Afraid. You know. Or like Whoa we say. As in Iran initial treatment he had written a a clarence was the name of the grab and he was up stuffy. British. I is a major Domo and so of course, in our cliche way when we heard this we were sort of thinking you know well, he's GonNa be Jamaican. By Jamaicans Account laid back in our churches can high strong and. Fuss budget do those things fit together and then Howard and that's what we talked to Howard on the phone before we ever met him. So we did a phone call with him and he had two things to say he explained that idea a little bit odd to us I can't resigned that phone call when we met him but I'm phone call I know definitely said. You guys think in. This is This is Denmark set in Denmark and everything. We said not really it serve a fairy tale of I've Dion using Jamaican Phillips Oh music because I think it's a way of. Making the Music Kemper market temporary and I think in the seaside Motif in his mind and we said, no, we have no. That idea and it's Loosen a fairy tale world that it could accommodate that. So yeah. Go for it and then in terms of crab. We think of this guy sort of a fuss by she said, well, while China picturing Picture Geoffrey, holder in the UNCALL- of commercials and. We he's glad I had come everyone. Yes. I he'd be on the islands we are so great. And so then we saw he can be grand expansive. He doesn't have to be a laid back and gone just working ninety two. Over. And make it's coming all size shapes but. Anyway we started got a mental picture and this was before we were in the script. So so there are a few things at Howard said in our initial meetings with them, which were before we discussed after we'd rather treatment for the scoop that then affected the way we wrote the script. So that was certainly a huge one and we sit. Yes I'll when I wrote dialogue for it and as we went to write the script that summer after having met with him. Picture Geoffrey holder in my head and. Jamaican but twice a little bit and so he wrote with that in mind.

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"So he said talked to Nancy my friend Nance, you're talking to Nancy language, but Nancy is a good person to talk to Nancy parent who was his Assistant is really his friend She's from New York originally New Jersey and she she met Howard I think in Indiana University when they were doing graduate school their theater and so he brought her out to become his personal assistant and So Howard said, she'll give you the detail sort of so we. Had Lunch with Nancy and she tells about our Steig noses novelist. And an even when I went Howard told me that originally I said, well, there's they're working on journalists right and he was very jaded sanguine about it and just sort of over the phone kind of nodded his head like that. Well, we'll see all. That can't wasn't. He was just very sober stoic straight ahead. You know let's do the job and. Over the best and I think he did we. So we did visit him a few times after that in New York. We flew back to work on Aladdin with he was starting to really feel the effects of it and all that and it was A. Shocker for us because we. Drove up to his place. The House. Was Living there in upstate New York and you know we saw him. I through the window and looked like a bit of a ghost of himself already lost a lot of weight and it was just sort of and we knew that we might see something that we and I think it originally, he didn't want us to talk producer donahue his traveling with us as Ron, Ryan donors and But it was obvious maybe who knew him? Down never met him before that he you know he's very skinny and but hollow by that point. So this was trying to think before it relative to when he died in March ninety one and this was sort of in the fall of nineteen ninety. So this is like six months before that. And he was dependent debilitated but still it was still writing for us then and we met with them. is a very crazy meaning that type too because we walked in I believe it was that ten to tackling I'm account which the tax was. He walked up to seems bleeding he would his balance had gotten a little bad. You know and so it drifting fallen in his own living room gashed his arm unlike a glass of coffee table. I did this thing on and he was trying to mop up the blood and everything but. But it was just because his you know his legs were skinnier and he just his balanced starting to go a little bit gradually. He now we as we went on with the land, we spoke to him on the phone. We didn't really go back and see him. In this period of his big decline which still you know the these folks were doing You are already working on the little. Mermaid. Before Howard came on board by right. That's right. He A- He. They showed him a list of properties and development when.

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"The person that got little shop on off Broadway you had he ever. Gotten. It had Jeffrey Kassenberg and David. Geffen never said, you know you gotta we gotTa have this Guy There are incredibly creative people out there who live and die without. That with without that, it wasn't a slam dunk. You know there was where he was going to go into publishing because he didn't see that he could maybe make this work I think he really he never would have stopped I think he would have started a little children Cedar, which was kind of a passion I don't know if you speaking to Alamein but he About. but you know he he. It was his passion. It wasn't just I'm going to be he never. He really did never say I'm going to be famous. I'm going to you know make fortunate this none of that. It was something he really had to do. Well, it's it's amazing. You know none of us know how much time we have but it is pretty incredible to see that. In the time he did have he did accomplished he accomplished as much in that short time as some will in their entire career and many will never do. You know. When you just look at even the smallest fits if you just look at the Disney films and little shop is a whole other. Who Doesn't love that it's an amazing show. It's incredible music who doesn't love that. But if you just look at the Disney films that would be enough to to put you, you know it into the stars. It's really it just blows my mind. The whole thing was my mind and he really was so special. I mean I mean to downplay it all who Howard was. She was extraordinary downplaying in the slightest. You're honest. He's a person. He's a whole person. You know there's good and bad at it. That is life. You're saying that he would've been fulfilled. Creatively. Even history had just been a local children's grew if it wasn't a war. Not, I mean certainly he loves success and I've said this Howard. Is on the few I've ever known who got better with success non he he did enjoy and I and I did just over here bill saying and it's really true. He wanted other people to enjoy to it was you know he brought you into the pleasure he was happy. Then that was a one you know as I say, I, I was I was up nobody's actress but he you know he brought me into that world and then I did wind up frankly in college majoring in theater only because Howard seemed to be having so much fun. I thought I WANNA do that two. Wonderful Gosh. That's wonderful. So the same the same. Question. I'm going ask each of you. What was your favorite thing about him? What drove you crazy and what do you hope people take away from the film? I'm GONNA TAKE.

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"Your life easier because you won't have to explain. Why you can't do something or why you might be tired and I feel like it. It has done that. I feel like having people know does allow you to say you know what I need to rest your you know. And people get it but it is definitely, very difficult choice. and again he's so lucky that he had the support that he had with all of you. I'm glad you did because really what it does is it separates the pack and it allows those people that want to support you to come to your aid and be there for you and those that have a problem with it. Just kind of go away and you really don't need them anyway. Sir. Now. Need that now not at all. So what? The two questions I want to ask everyone today is. What's your favorite thing about Howard? What drove you crazy. and. What do you want people to get out of this dome? I'll start with the last one I because that's the easiest. I hope that people what people get from this film is feeling like they met Howard and I think don has succeeded in large part in that way I mean every every documentary about a person's life is a bit of a portrait is like an artist painting, a picture of that person they capture a moment in time or a gesture or something significant about them that tells you a part of them, but it's not the whole person but because don used. So much of what he found a of Howard actually speaking to people and and talking about his work. I think it gives you a really broad spectrum of what he was like in that portrait granted. It's still just you know a portrait but I think people. Who who never got the chance to meet him have something of an experience of meeting him I. Love that. What I what I loved about Howard is is his obviously his talent, his ambition, his drive I just loved him and admired him and I think what most people didn't realize just how generous he was how how inclusive how he wanted everyone to go on this great ride with him. Every project that that he did whether it was an. Theater. Or film was about a community effort a group that that would sort of. He would even have the vision and he would try and sell that vision to everybody in the group and then said, you know it was kind of like come on. Let's go do it and it made it fun for a lot of people Jodi we'll talk about that I'm sure I'm how he sort of. Took people along with him on the ride. That was just something that's extraordinary in people and I've been around the arts in my whole life through architecture. But I've always known people in music and dance and theatre is just been something that I'm drawn to and Howard heads such an exceptional gift in in that way. What drove me nuts about him I don't know all the. listed. Yeah. Yeah. He was he. You know he's determined. He was intense he he was really persistent on things and but but he was pretty easy to live with You know he just sort of let me do the cleaning which he didn't care about. He loved clean. Orderly House and I do too. But I'm the one that that really cares about it more..

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"howard ashman" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

Maltin On Movies

04:14 min | Last month

"howard ashman" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

"For you because we were so impressed with Don Hahn's new documentary Howard to Howard Ashman story, which is now playing on Disney plus that we want to tell you more about it and about its subject the brilliant lyricist Howard Ashman. And to do so we spoke to his life partner Bill Louk his sister Sarah Gillespie. His director on several films including the Little Mermaid John Muscular the voice of Belle and beauty and the beast page O'Hara and the incredible. Incomparable. Alan Menken. Getting to speak to each of them about Howard and this documentary. was really really special for us, and so this is going to be a longer episode. We'll introduce each person as their segment begins. But we really hope that you'll take the time to watch the film yourself It's really really something special and he was an incredible man and we hope that this this film Help sort of extend this man's legacy because he has had such an impact on. All of us. On Disney culture and popular culture general So here are.

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"howard ashman" Discussed on Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun

03:45 min | 2 months ago

"howard ashman" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"Just. Acknowledge. He. and He. One. Original German. Sounds different than fat Frank Sinatra or. Ella Fitzgerald version, but it's there. But I guess that's that's also a musical explanation for why. Souls also lends itself so well to camp and also dragged in particular because it also has the musical genre that it takes from also history in that. Well, you know. My Mom's high school boyfriend's was terrence McNally. Wow. and He. Is No longer with us he's one of the first people who passed away from covid in in the spring of twenty twenty. One thing that I interestingly had a conversation with terrance about was why he loved going to the opera. Theater so much and part of it, and he says that back in the day going to the theater New York City as a gay man was fabulous because intermission Yukon to flirt with other game at. So the whole idea of being a friend of thirty stands from the fact that gays love to go to theater and see cabaret and any kind of show that that went on for a long time and had a lot of breaks was very favorable because they could get cocktails. They could socialize things spent time in the bathroom they can spend time in the bathroom washing their. And then go see a little theatre. It's very different from even the gay bath house seen a scene in the film the Ritz that was based on Terence's play very much goingto gay bath house was not just for sex that can the day it was a place for people to gather and watch performance Rita. Moreno says that being in terrence McNally's is plays we really helped revitalize her career after her success early, six guys with west side story. For people who are fans of the show may not know about this, but the character in love Valor Compassion Ramon four knows the Great Puerto Rican Drag Queen Performance Artists extraordinaire is based on me I did my mother Oh organiz the salon for Terrence McNally. And me and my friends did a basically. A campy Weirdo performance art drag show in her living room in Texas, and that stuck with him and he incorporated one of the characters into love Valor Compassion so oh, that's wonderful. So We're all connected basically is why I'm saying like everybody is just one or two degrees of separation from Howard. Ashman you may not even know Howard Ashman but you do now you certainly saw his music and he lives as in Lion. King says he lives in you to paraphrase a, and now when you go to Disneyworld House music is everywhere they're singing be our guest be our guest it's fully ingrained and I thank. Fully ingrained into Disney and also just entertainment in general One of my personal favorite Howard Ashman songs it was mentioned briefly in the documentaries well. Sheridan Square the one that he wrote with Alan. Menken, that was essentially just a commentary on his personal.

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"howard ashman" Discussed on Feast of Fun

Feast of Fun

03:45 min | 2 months ago

"howard ashman" Discussed on Feast of Fun

"Just. Acknowledge. He. And he? One. Original German sounds different than fat Frank Sinatra or. Ella Fitzgerald version but it's there. But I guess that's that's also a musical explanation for why Souls. Also lends itself so well to camp and also dragged in particular because it also has the musical genre that it takes from also history in that. Well, you know. My. MOM's high school. Boyfriend's was terrence McNally. Wow. And he? Is No longer with us. He's one of the first people who passed away from covid in in the spring of twenty twenty. One thing that I interestingly had a conversation with. About was why he loved going to the opera. Theater so much and part of it, and he says that back in the day going to the theater New York City, as a gay man was fabulous because intermission Yukon to flirt with other game at. And so the whole idea of being a friend of thirty stands from the fact that gays love to go to theater and see cabaret and any kind of show that that went on for a long time and had a lot of breaks was very favorable because they could get cocktails they could socialize things spent time in the bathroom they can spend time in the bathroom washing their. and. Then go see a little theatre. It's very different from even the gay bath house seen a scene in the film the Ritz. That was based on Terence's play very much goingto gay bath house was not just for sex that can the day it was a place for people to gather and watch performance Rita Moreno. Says that being in terrence McNally's is plays. We really helped revitalize her career after her success early six guys with west side story. For people who are fans of the show may not know about this but the character in love Valor Compassion Ramon four knows the. Great, Puerto. Rican. Drag. Queen Performance Artists extraordinaire based on me I did my mother. Organiz the salon for Terrence McNally. And me and my friends did a basically. A campy Weirdo performance art drag show in her living room in Texas, and that stuck with him and he incorporated one of the characters into love valor compassion. So Oh, that's wonderful. So We're all connected basically is why I'm saying like everybody is just one or two degrees of separation from Howard Ashman. You may not even know Howard Ashman, but you do. Now you certainly saw his music and he lives as in Lion King says he lives in you to paraphrase a, and now when you go to Disneyworld House music is everywhere they're singing be our guest be our guest it's fully ingrained and I thank. Fully ingrained into Disney and also just entertainment in general One of my personal favorite Howard Ashman songs it was mentioned briefly in the documentary well. Sheridan Square the one that he wrote with Alan Menken that was essentially just a commentary on his personal.

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A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance

/Film Daily

02:19 min | 3 months ago

A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance

"Behind in beauty and the Beast Law Mermaid Aladdin was was basically one of the kind of. People who helped raise Disney into Disney renaissance, Disney, animation that we see in the nineties and he tragically died early from AIDS and This, movie directed by Don. Hahn goes into his life and his contributions to let that Disney legacy and It's it is direct is made in a way that is feels very much like an in Memoriam type of tribute to him because most of the film is apart from some archival footage of. The making of the songs behind the Beast and Lamar Mermaid is just photos of Howard Ashman and interviews with families and friends and colleagues But the interviews are all done in voiceover and none of the talking heads are seen a good way of making it all about Howard Ashman in all about just like his life in his experiences but in a sense, it kind of made it feel a little bit impersonal just because you're your invoices for a good. but it it works to make it. Solely, about him about about appreciating his life and I It's a really beautiful moving documentary. That is like it's made out of love because it's made by people who uh, sincerely cared about him and more than just like his contract to Disney and I but I did really enjoy the coverage that you see of him working with the orchestra and with the singers in the beast at which it movie opens with it shows them doing be our guest with Angela Lansbury and. Other singers and it's some it's really some. So it's just a really cool behind the scene sneak peek at it just like. To see him at work as well as just to see how it all came together in that kind of energy that before they knew it was gonna be a really big thing but everyone knows it's going to be something special kind of that kind of energy and I. I really like seeing that and it's a great documentary and it's streaming on Disney plus starting tomorrow August seventh. I was a big Fan of Don Hans previous

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A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance

Morning Edition

03:40 min | 3 months ago

A New Documentary Shines A Spotlight On The Lyricist Behind The Disney Renaissance

"Wrote the words too some of the classic Disney songs he was the lyricist behind three classic Disney song books, as well as Little Shop of Horrors. But his career was cut short when he died of AIDS in 1991. Composer Alan Menken had worked closely with Ashman and now a new documentary film has given him one last chance to collaborate with his late friend Tim. Grieving has the story. Alan Menken wrote this song at Howard Ashman Hospital Bed while his friend was dying. His life was pitifully cut short. But As an artist. He's really vital Even now. They met in New York in the 19 seventies, where Ashman was running a black box theater. They yelled like Rodgers and Hammerstein and wrote the musical's Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless you, Mr Rosewater, and the unlikely hit little Shop of horrors. Pretty soon Ashman was courted by Jeffrey Katzenberg to come to Disney and help in animation department That was on the skids. I have a letter that I found in the Library of Congress. And it's a letter from Jeffrey Katzenberg. Don Hahn, a producer on beauty and the Beast directed the new documentary, Howard, says Howard. Thanks for talking the other day. There's so many things we want you to work on. We'd love you to work on a Arabian Nights story. We'd love you to work a little murder, and Jeffrey ends up, saying the collaboration of Of Howard Ashman and and bolt. Disney is, you know just a hit, waiting to happen. It sure Wass, Ashman and Mink and brought a vibrant Broadway sensibility to Disney animation, and it led to a lucrative renaissance. The beast. Ashman died before he finished Aladdin and even before beauty and the Beast premiered, he was only 40. The documentary tracks his rise from a theater obsessed kid in Baltimore to his musical highs to his untimely death, told through archival footage of recording sessions, song demos, new interviews with family and friends and Ashman, explaining his own philosophies. You get to a certain point where the crab has to convince the mermaid not to go up above the water and change your life, So he has to sing under the sea, and she has same part of your world because she wants to go up to dry land so badly. Over the years, Alan Menken has worked unused songs from the Disney animated musicals into their Broadway adaptations. So in a way, he's never stopped working with Howard Ashman. I wrote a song for Howard past Mile friend Donna When Tim Rice and I began work on the Broadway adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, I said, I'm going to take a piece of music and is this home? This is where I should learn to be happy. So that became part of the fabric of beauty and the beast of hell in this Mink and shared his memories for the documentary. When Don Hahn sent in the rough cut, he told the director, he had to write the score. Oh, my God! Was it a labor of love? I feel deeply connected to Howard. And I just felt that I wanted music that if he was directing and he would have wanted to put in there Composer says This was really like his final collaboration with Howard almost 30 years after he died, a new work with words by Ashman and tunes by Minkin. For NPR news. I'm Tim grieving.

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