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Meet the legendary Disney lyricist lost to AIDS who wrote the soundtrack to our childhoods

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Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and The Emperor’s New Groove, among many others. Recent years have seen Hahn leave animation to pursue a career in live-action directing, having helmed the film Waking Sleeping Beauty,  a documentary on the Disney Renaissance, in 2011.Now Hahn points his lens at another Disney story, albeit a much more personal one.

His new documentary Howard, which premieres August 7 on Disney+, recounts the life of writer/lyricist Howard Ashman, whose works include Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, among others.

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