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We’ve heard a lot about our ‘Manx famous’ Howard in the last few months but let me introduce you to another. Even if you haven’t already heard of Howard Ashman you’ve definitely heard his music. Ashman was the man, alongside his writing partner Alan Menken, behind such Disney greats as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, aswell as their hit musical adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors. Disney’s new documentary ‘Howard’ takes a look at the songwriter’s life, before his untimely death at the age of 40 after contracting AIDs, through found footage and audio interviews with the people who knew him best. If you want to learn more about the brain behind your favourite Disney songs then Howard is a fascinating watch and is out now on Disney+.