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Aladdin, The Tonys and More

The Tony nominations have been announced and it really is gratifying to see Aladdin get a nod for best score.  Congratulations of course, go to all of this year’s Tony nominees.  It’s a tough business and anyone making a living ...

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Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 5 Comments

Writing and cutting

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but I’ve been struggling mightily with sustaining this blog. I don’t know if it’s writer’s block or just plain laziness but I find myself with all sorts of more important things to do lately.   The fact ...

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 8 Comments

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 ...

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

John Musker Question Countdown #1

During Mermaid, what would Howard do that would inadvertently make you laugh, and what would he do that would make you pull your hair out? In this post, ...

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Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 13 Comments

John Musker Question Countdown #2

Could Howard ever have been promoted to a director, despite his relative lack of knowledge of animating a film? As I considered this question, it seemed to suggest three additional questions, all of which affect the answer to this one. The first ...

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Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 5 Comments

John Musker Question Countdown #3

Do you think Howard would have been a good fit for Hercules, with its gospel and rock qualities? I think Howard would have had fun with the gospel and rock and roll approach we used for Hercules.  In all honesty, Howard ...

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Posted on: May 7th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 8 Comments

John Musker Question Countdown #4

Question #4 What did you think of the stage adaptations of Aladdin and Little Mermaid? Did you get to have any input during the creative process of either show?   Ron Clements and I had almost no input to either the Little Mermaid ...

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Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 2 Comments

Proud Of Your Boy

The production of Aladdin at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre is great fun and a fine example of musical comedy theater -- which makes me a happy camper.  Actually, I’m a very happy camper since the production includes four of Howard’s ...

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Posted on: July 26th, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 4 Comments