Howard

Howard

Howard

This Disney+ Original biography pays tribute to Howard Ashman, the one-of-a-kind lyricist behind some of the studio's greatest songs from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more. From the documentarian behind Waking Sleeping Beauty, the film covers Ashman's astonishing career before he died of AIDS at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1991.

2018USA
DocumentaryMusic
Director:
Don Hahn
Writer:
Don Hahn
Cast:
Howard Ashman

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Even for those outside of the Disney musical demographic, Howard is a moving portrait of an artist taken too soon during an era tragically marked by those kind of losses.

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Variety

Variety

At 94 minutes, Howard is not and does not try to be a plumbing search through the generation of talent lost to HIV and AIDS; what it is trying to do, appealingly narrowly, is illuminate one life and the work done therein.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There’s something exciting about a film that immerses you in the life of a creative artist, and so it proves with this documentary about Howard Ashman.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Blunt honesty and rare introspection sets Howard apart from the usual cut-and-paste trips down memory lane.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Howard feels like an in-memoriam tribute from a friend: made with a rosy sense of nostalgia, and perhaps a few too many photo montages, but with love.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Most of all, this film is a tribute to the imagination and dedication that goes into the innumerable tiny decisions that make the difference between the beautifully drawn but listless "Black Cauldron," and the timeless, heartwarming appeal of the Ashman-era films.

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CNN

CNN

Howard serves as a fitting celebration of that life and career. It's a chance for those who knew him to pause and fondly look back, in a way that merely adds to an appreciation of the parade that he helped start.

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