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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

Post Musker Post

Well that was pretty great. I say we all stand at our computers, notebooks and smart phones right now, as a person, and give a Virtual Standing Ovation to John Musker. Thank you, John, for your insights ...

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Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 4 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

John Musker Question Countdown #5

Question #5 How does an idea for a project usually begin? Where does inspiration come from? And how long does it take for an idea to really take off? No two projects have the same period of gestation.  And their sources are ...

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Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 6 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