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Aria For An Animator

Years ago, a guy named Dan Lund contacted me for rights to a song written by Howard.  He didn't know the song but had heard of its existence and thought it might be good for animation. I didn't think that song ...

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Posted on: November 11th, 2015 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 2 Comments

A New Cow In Town

So, did you miss me? The blog and I both had a strong hit of summer lassitude, but we’re back and, like kids going back to school, we’re ready with our figurative crayons and erasers for a new season. Not everyone has ...

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Posted on: September 11th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 3 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

Interviews

Interviews are tough to do – for both the interviewer and the interviewee. And it’s a fact of life that sometimes the facts get a little bashed in the process. You hope, though, that when you’re being interviewed ...

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Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 4 Comments

Auntie Ursula

The oddest things occur to a person when driving.  For instance, I was just minding my own business, picking up some groceries, when it hit me like a flash.  Howard’s and my great aunt, Ann, was an Ursula doppelganger.  Coincidence?  ...

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Posted on: March 28th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 2 Comments

Interview with Alan Menken, part one

I don’t remember the first time I met Alan Menken.  No doubt it was at a rehearsal or early performance of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, but I’m sure I was much more excited about the possibility of being in ...

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Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 3 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 # 6

Question #6 The other day, I was watching Mermaid with commentaries on, and whenever a certain scene came up, John would say, "Oh, Howard wrote that," which surprised Alan Menken. So my question is how much of The Little Mermaid, ...

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Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 4 Comments

John Musker Question Countdown – Number 7

Question Number 7:  I know that Howard came to Disney and taught you guys a lot about musical theater but I also know he was very excited about learning how animation works. What did you teach him? Did you have ...

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Posted on: March 26th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 6 Comments

The Animator’s Talent

Sarah here this week.   John’s wonderful posts have really been a pleasure and he’ll be back next week to continue the countdown But I thought I’d interject and tell you Howard’s side of working with the animators. In short, he was totally ...

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Posted on: March 11th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie No Comments