Music in Disney films is a staple that has created some of the most magical Disney moments in film history. Many of the songs from the late 80s and early 90s came from the mind of Howard Ashman and Disney Plus is about to let the world know who Howard was.
Howard Ashman is a Disney legend. Not long after bringing Little Shop of Horrors to life, he joined the Mouse Company where he served as a producer and lyricist for classic animations including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
Created by Ashman’s fellow producer Don Hahn, Howard will take a closer look at this musical hero’s life and legacy. The documentary will kick-off with Ashman’s upbringing in Baltimore, explore his creative contributions at Disney and conclude with his tragic AIDS-related death.
The documentary will contain archival footage and interviews.
Howard begins streaming Aug. 7 on Disney+.