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Howard was an extraordinary artist and an extraordinary man — we'd like you to know him better.
But Part of His World is about the past. You are about the future.
So if Ariel is part of your youth, if Feed Me is part of your vocabulary, if you believe in genies and beasts, if you love theater or animation or musical comedy, then be our guest we want to hear from you.
The Feed Me area on this site is for you. We hope you'll use it.
Waking Sleeping Beauty is about the renaissance of the Disney animated musical and it’s out on DVD now. The absolutely best part, as far as I’m concerned, is the Bonus package. There's a great clip from a lecture Howard did for the Disney animators about writing songs for film. An even shorter clip opens the trailer. And there’s footage of the wonderful Jodi Benson (with Howard whispering in her ear) recording Part Of Your World.
It’s always hard to see Howard on film and remember all that we’ve lost, but the lecture and watching him direct Jodi offer a rare chance to see Howard in his element.
Congratulations to Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, for being named a Disney Legend. A well-deserved honor indeed. Click here to see Jodi's blog entry.
- Sarah Ashman Gillespie
John Musker, co-director of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, is guest blogging for a few weeks, with a Q&A countdown. Check it out on the Blog!
If you're interested in performing any of Howard Ashman's shows, this is the page for you. Whatever the size of your budget or your audience, licensing is essential. Here's who to contact.