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Mid Summer Update

What with the summer and all, I’m being a little lazy about blogging.  I’m working to get my momentum back by September and will be posting some updates before then, too.

Most exciting, for me anyway, is a great animated short based on an early (and not well known) song that Howard and Alan wrote years ago.  A group of incredibly talented young animators has been working on it and I hope we’ll be able to sneak some art out to you soon.

I hope to have some interesting Little Shop and Rosewater news for you later in the fall.

And Disney continues being Disney – which means we’re anxiously waiting to see the new Aladdin that will open in Toronto in November .

Here’s a little summer treat:  A photo from The Snow Queen, Howard’s Master’s thesis production at Indiana University and the first known use of a talking plant in an Ashman musical.  I’m sorry, I don’t know who the actor is, but the show was produced in the mid ’70′s.

Hope everyone’s having a great summer and staying out of the heat and direct sunlight (says my maternal instinct).



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Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 10 Comments

10 Responses

  1. Janet says:

    I hope it is Sailin’ On! I’ve always envisioned that song animated for some reason…Actually I hope it’s a song I’ve never heard since I love new gems from their repertoire.

  2. John says:

    Really looking forward to it. Do you know when it will be released?

  3. John says:

    An animated short; how exciting! Which Ashman/Menken song will the short be based on? Will it be a Disney short? Will it be 2D or CG animated?

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