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Yes..I forgot they wrote a few of the Beauty and The Beast songs trogether before Ashman died.

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yeah Menken and Ashman wrote all the songs for the movie BatB and they had started a little bit of work on Aladdin when Ashman died.
Then when Disney went to do the Broadway version of BatB, Tim Rice wrote the words for the new songs (except Human Again which was written fo rthe movie, then cut, then put in the Broadway show, then put back into the movie for the 2001(?) DVD release :lol: )
It's really sad because Ashman put so much heart into Beauty (correct me if I'm wrong but I believe he was one of the producers of the film. I know he also had some other postion as well as lyrisit), but died before the movie was finished. All of the music was set and recorded, they were just still animating the film when he died. So he never got to see the finished product :(


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You can also here an amazing similarity between the start of "Git it" (notably when A2 sings...)
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I'm your Genie, I'm your friend, I'm your willing slave


to pretty much all of "Friend Like Me" in Aladdin.


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klutzyk8ie wrote:
I'd take those movies over Cinderella and Snow White any day (Please don't smite me!)


Whatchu talkin bout?!? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is, hands down, the best animated movie EVER made, and will forever be the best. That's not just the Disney fanboy in me, that's the entire freakin animation industry. Almost every animated movie made after 1937 took elements from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and incorporated it into their films! #-o
Sorry, I know I'm three years late, but REALLY. Snow White owns your soul, like Elphaba_Gelphie_Glinda so appropriately put it.

And I believe Ashman died in the middle of production for the score of Aladdin. IIRC, it was quite sudden. My dad constantly tells me his "I remember where I was when Ashman died" story like it's JFK or something, lol. A real shame he died before he could do anything else...his lyrics in Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin remain unsurpassed as far as Disney goes. Lyrics in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mary Poppins, and Pocahontas come close, but NOTHING compared to Ashman's genius contributions.

Hehe, sorry, I'm the Salome of Disney stuff.

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LSOH isn't based so much on Macbeth as on Faust, or so I'd learned.

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Yes, didn't Ashman write the lyrics for the title song of Beauty and the Beast? He also wrote lyrics for "Proud of Your Boy" which is a beautiful song.

Part of Your World and Somewhere That's Green have many STRONG similarities, but, other than the chorus, I don't htin their that identical.

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benjivaudeville wrote:
Lion King II (I'm now talking about the video) is based on Romeo and Juliet. Hehe. A lot of Lion King Shakepeare stuff going on.

Though I can't think of any link for the third part of the trilogy. Or any reason for that matter. :(


Interesting.


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sherwills wrote:
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Menken and Ashman only wrote Little Shop and LIttle Mermaid together. sadly Ashman died of AIDS not long after the Little Mermaid's release.

and its very obvious Mermaid and Little Shop are written by the same people. Somewhere thats Green and Part of Yopur World sound almost the same. LOL


correction: Beauty and the Beast was also composed by Ashman and Menken. Some songs from Aladdin were also written by Ashman but Menken had to collaborate with Tim Rice for the other songs...

Menken and Ashman have been composing materials for a long time before Disney materialised their works.

Sadly like you mentioned, Howard Ashman died of AIDS and left unfinished works.

In the Beauty and Beast movie, credits include: To Howard who gave voice to a mermaid and a beast his soul, we'll be forever grateful.


Yes, Ashman and Menken wrote the Beauty and the Beast music together for the movie. The additional music in the musical was written by Menken and Tim Rice.

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norayouadora wrote:
LSoH is loosely based on Macbeth.


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agreed christina. its based more on faust. but remember reoger corman wrote little shop[ it was turned into a musical by ashman and menken.

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Salome wrote:
Menken and Ashman only wrote Little Shop and LIttle Mermaid together. sadly Ashman died of AIDS not long after the Little Mermaid's release.

and its very obvious Mermaid and Little Shop are written by the same people. Somewhere thats Green and Part of Yopur World sound almost the same. LOL


That's not quite true. Beauty and the Beast was nearly completed, and Aladdin was in the preliminary stages [a few songs had been written] when Howard died (around six months before BATB's theatrical release). Rent the DVD of BATB and listen to the commentary and the "musical conversation" featurette (assuming you're in Canada or the US, if you're in the UK or some other place, I don't know if the DVD is the same.)


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