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A songwriter's legacy lives on through his iconic lyrics for Disney classics.


Why watch this film?

Directed by acclaimed producer Don Hahn (of 'Beauty and the Beast', 'The Lion King', among others), this documentary follows the life of Howard Ashman, whose songs changed the history of Hollywood animation and continue to influence other productions. Howard's life was cut short after he contracted HIV and the film serves as a tribute to him and his legacy. The director interviewed a large number of people who knew Howard and paints a rich picture through his childhood and professional accomplishments. For those who enjoy cinema, music and Disney, 'Howard' is the perfect movie.



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Plot summary

The story of songwriter Howard Ashman who penned the lyrics for Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast before he died of AIDS at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1991.

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