A few months ago, while promoting the live-action Beauty and the Beast, producer Don Hahn let slip that he was currently working on a feature documentary about the legendary lyricist Howard Ashman who passed away in 1991. Now Hahn, who previously directed the Disney-centric documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty, has released the first trailer for the film titled Howard. The new film takes a look at Ashman’s all-too-short life by speaking to many of those who knew him best while also assessing Ashman’s lasting legacy decades after his death:
In an interview with Dizney Coast to Coast’s Jeff DePaoli, Hahn said he hoped to complete the film by the end of the year and plans to take it to film festivals around the country. However, a release date for Howard has yet to be announced.