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Howard Ashman

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Howard Ashman's queer Disney legacy with Daniel Lammin

Aural Fixation

Icons are a dime a dozen here at Aural Fixation (that's what we do... it's what we live for) but heroes are a different kettle of sea-witch – and they don't get more queer-oic than Howard Ashman. For better and for worse, the animated motion pictures produced by the Walt Disney Animation Studios have profoundly shaped the media consumed by children since 1928. Like any entertainment behemoth, quality and fortune has ebbed and flowed, but it was the sheer and singular talent of one queer man who steered Disney’s legacy from their lowest trough to their highest peak. Through a kaleidoscope of Broadway magic and animation mastery, Howard's indelible fingerprints on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin now reveal, in adulthood, tropes of the queer experience we can all understand. The ostracisation of the 'other'...  turning that otherness into a superpower... and wanting to be part of that world. To help us navigate Howard's legacy across mermaids, beasts and magic carpets, we're joined by Daniel Lammin, a theatre director, writer and producer of Ink + Paint, a joyous podcast deep-dive into Disney's animation history. We also want to acknowledge Don Hahn, the producer of The Lion King and Hunchback of Notre Dame, who created the two documentaries that have revived the current interest in Howard and his work – Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010) and Howard (2018). Visit our online home at auralfixationpodcast.com, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, or go old school and email us at auralfixationpodcast@gmail.com. You can follow Andy on @andrewdoyouthinkyouare, Drew on @with.all.drew.respect, and Daniel at @dlammin. And don't forget to make this episode's playlist part of your world.Our big gay thanks to Anthony Garvin and the team at Forbes Street Studios in Sydney.  Finally, we would like to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land this podcast episode was recorded on, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

1hr 24mins

20 May 2021

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Happy 71st Birthday Howard Ashman


Today is the 71st birthday of the playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman. He contributed to some of the most successful Disney animated films. Jeffrey Katzenberg claims there are two angels watching down on them that put their magic touch on every film they made. Those two angels are Ashman and Walt Disney himself. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.This episode is also available as a blog post.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/waldina/message


18 May 2021

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#61 - HOWARD ASHMAN no Mundo das Animações (com Celbi Pegoraro)

Papo Animado

O episódio dessa semana do Papo Animado é muito especial! Vamos falar de uma das lendas da Disney que marcou as produções da Disney Animation Studios do final dos anos 80 e começo dos anos 90. Ele deu voz a uma sereia e alma para uma Fera encantada! Seus amigos Allan Wood (@AllanWood.mp4) e Léo Francisco (@cadeoleofrancisco) trazem o jornalista e amigo Celbi Pegoraro (do podcast AnimaSom) neste episódio super especial para falarmos sobre HOWARD ASHMAN, dramaturgo e compositor americano, que trabalhou em sucessos de animação como "Oliver e sua Turma", "A Pequena Sereia", "A Bela e a Fera" e "Aladdin", além dos musicais "A Pequena Loja dos Horrores" (Little Shop of Horrors) e "Smile". Então, aumenta o som e vem se divertir com a gente nesta linda homenagem. ___ E-mail: papoanimadocast@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/papoanimado/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/papoanimado

1hr 34mins

27 Mar 2021

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Howard Ashman - geniusz Disneya - SCORE AND THE CITY #14

SCORE AND THE CITY - Magda Miśka-Jackowska

Dał głos "Małej Syrence", a Bestii swoją duszę. Kim był Howard Ashman? Jak wpłynął na losy disneyowskich bajek? Dlaczego jego własna historia jest tak tragiczna? O pięknym człowieku i wielkim talencie opowiadam z wiosennej Warszawy. Będzie mi miło, jeśli zostawisz jakiś miły znak obecności - polubisz, skomentujesz lub podasz dalej. Albo napiszesz: m.miska.jackowska@gmail.com Do zobaczenia także na Facebooku. I na Instagramie - @magda.mishka_jackowska


26 Mar 2021

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Prequel to The Little Mermaid - The Phantom Tollbooth Reaction, Howard Ashman, Little Mermaid Preview

This Film is Lit

Patron Shoutouts The Phantom Tollbooth Fan Polls Learning with TFIL: Howard Ashman The Little Mermaid Preview


20 Jan 2021

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Kapiti GAY-16-10-2020 The works of Howard Ashman

Kapiti GAY

Tony explores the work of Howard Ashman, plus a number of British writers


16 Oct 2020

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25) Me+Therapy & Howard Ashman + Disney Live Action Movies

The Lone Wolf

This week I thought it would nice to just talk for no reason and not to feel “defensive” because at the end of the day this podcast is about me talking for no reason. Please what I say with a grain of salt because of my opinion with Disney.   SOCIALS       Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoneWolfNerd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_lone_nerd_26 Questions, Comments or Concerns: wolfthelone90@gmail.com.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thelonenerd/support


7 Oct 2020

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Howard Ashman Documentary

Maltin on Movies

Howard: The Howard Ashman Story is a moving documentary by Don Hahn about the incredible man who set the Disney studio on a new course with The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. Now available on Disney+, this documentary inspired us to craft an unusual episode of our podcast. We spoke to producer-director Don Hahn, Howard’s longtime life partner Bill Lauch, his sister Sarah Gillespie, the voice of Belle (Paige O’Hara), director John Musker, and Howard’s musical collaborator Alan Menken to offer you an intimate portrait of the gifted man whose life was cut short by AIDS

2hr 10mins

2 Oct 2020

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FOF #2893 - Howard Ashman: the Amazing Man Who Gave a Mermaid a Voice and a Beast a Soul

Feast of Fun: Gay Talk Show

It’s hard to imagine Disney without it’s iconic animated musicals, but in the 80s after several box office bombs, Disney considered never making animated musicals again.Thankfully, after playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman’s breakthrough success with his oddball musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, Disney asked Ashman to work with them and The Little Mermaid, a film that became so successful that it kicked off what’s now known as the Disney Renaissance.In the new Disney+ documentary, “Howard,” we get a rare look at the amazing work and career of Howard Ashman, whose life was tragically cut short when he died from AIDS in 1991, midway through the production of Beauty and the Beast and Aladddin. Howard never saw either of these films finished and his surviving partner collected his Oscar for Best Original Song “Beauty and the Beast.”.Today musical theater enthusiast Jake Bellisimo from the YouTube channel Dreamsounds joins us to take a look at the amazing musical legacy of Howard Ashman, queer coding in Disney films and Beauty and the Beast as an allegory for society’s betrayal of people with AIDS.JAKE BELLISSIMO: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3WiDtXCBED-X4pBLPEk79w

1hr 41mins

14 Sep 2020

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We Love Howard Ashman and Disney Musicals

Guys Who Like Musicals

He gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul. Joe sings backup as Dan belts out "Kiss The Girl". This week we love Howard, a new documentary now on Disney+. Howard is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” First, listen to our show, and then go relive your favorite Disney lyrics in this remarkable documentary. We had the amazing opportunity to witness a masterclass with Howard's longtime collaborator, Alan Menken, when we were undergrads at the University of Michigan. Listen in for when long time friend of the pod, Will Burton, sings Proud of Your Boy in front of a misty Alan Menken. This week we celebrate Howard by geeking out over his lyrics and revisiting the movie musicals that shaped our lives. Howard died in his prime due to complications from AIDS. This week we celebrate the genius lost waaaay too soon, and the countless artists who died during the AIDS epidemic. The world lost a generation of brilliant minds, and they will not be forgotten. We would have no "Waving Through a Window" without "Somewhere That's Green", no "In The Heights" without "Belle", no "Wizard and I" without "Part of Your World"... The musical theater we know today is BECAUSE of Howard Ashman. Cheers to Howard... to the musicals you gave us, and the ones that might have been. Thank you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


21 Aug 2020