Howard Ashman

Pride Month Spotlight: Legendary Handprints—Howard Ashman

Producer, lyricist, and Disney Legend Howard Ashman made a huge “splash” in the world of popular culture in 1989 with The Little Mermaid, which he also co-produced. His song “Under the Sea,” co-written with composer and Disney Legend Alan Menken, won an Oscar® that year for Best Song. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 17, 1950, the …

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Zach Johnson ABC is delivering the drama this week with a new episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever, which follows one woman’s journey to finding true love after making the shocking decision to eliminate herself on The Bachelor. Then, on Wednesday, the network is broadcasting a brand-new episode of the top-rated …

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Howard Ashman in the recording studio

The Legend Behind the Lyrics of Beauty and the Beast

By William Keck “To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful.” This dedication in the closing credits of Beauty and the Beast pays homage to the film’s lyricist, Howard Ashman, who never lived to see the final print. Were only real life as just …

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