Resources & Archives

Below is a collection of books, films, records, and other resources that feature or discuss Howard's work. If you have another resource that we should add, contact us here.  


"Work in Progress" by Michael Eisner
(Random House)

"Disneywar" by James B. Stewart
(Simon and Schuster)

"The Operator - David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood" by Tom King
(Random House)

"Tale As Old As Time, The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast" by Charles Solomon
(Disney Editions)

"Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Broadway Musical" by Michael Lassell
(Disney Editions)

"Disney’s Art of Animation" by Bob Thomas

"The Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else" by Kim Masters
(Harper Paperbacks)

"The Secret Life of the American Musical" by Jack Viertel
(Sarah Crichton Books)

"Makin Toons:  Inside the Most Popular TV Shows and Movies" by Alan Neuwirth
(Allworth Press)



"Waking Sleeping Beauty" - a feature documentary on Disney's animation Renaissance

"Howard" - Don Hahn's A feature documentary by Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast (Producer), Waking Sleeping Beauty) follows the career and work of Howard Ashman

Songs and Albums

"Howard Sings Ashman" — Listen on Spotify | Buy it on Amazon

The Alan Menken Album — Listen on Spotify | Buy it on Amazon

Songs You Might Have Missed

"Faith, Trust andPixie Dust" (PS Classics)
"Unsung Musicals" (Varese Sarabande)
"Unsung Musicals III" (Varese Sarabande)
"Unsung Musicals: The Ultimate Collection" (Varese Sarabande)
"Lost In Boston IV" (Varese Sarabande)
"The Music Behind The Magic" (Walt Disney Records)
"Emily Skinner"
"Disneymania 3" (Walt Disney Records)

Websites We Like

Waking Sleeping Beauty – The story of the Disney animation renaissance told by the people who were there.

Disney Archives – A fun site for exploring Disney’s wonderful film past

Disney Legends - Howard Ashman and Alan Menken were inducted as Disney Legends in 2001.

MTI’s Little Shop Showspace

U.S. Library of Congress, the Howard Ashman Collection

New York Public Library: Howard Ashman and Our Digital Future