The music of Mary Poppins was so iconic, I’m pretty sure by just reading “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” you now have an ear worm for the entire day. We can thank the Sherman Brothers for that magical soundtrack. The long-anticipated sequel to Mary Poppins will feature all new… Read More »A special teaser trailer of new music in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns
The weekly web series “Academy Originals” from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the same fine people who hand out the golden Oscars statues) is a documentary-style look at classic movie making moments. In this week’s new episode, composer Richard M. Sherman recounts… Read More »Disney History: How “I wanna be like you” from “The Jungle Book” was made
The Disney Insider has posted a very touching tribute to recently deceased Disney songsmith Robert Sherman, or as the author called him — Dad. We all know there’s something special about “it’s a small world”, but I have new appreciation after reading Jeffrey Sherman’s tribute… Read More »Robert Sherman – A Son’s Tribute
Today is the third day our of Disney Documentary DVD Give-Away. Here’s a look at the trailer for one of the three DVDs that’s part of the prize package – The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story Contest Rules and a chance to win over at… Read More »The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story – DVD Trailer
Three new Disney-themed documentaries arrive on DVD tomorrow (with bonus features and collectible keepsakes), each exploring a unique facet of the company’s history. Many Disney fans have been waiting for months to see some or all of these films as they were given very limited theatrical runs.… Read More »The Boys, Walt & El Grupo, & Waking Sleeping Beauty on DVD
LaughingPlace.com has posted two reports from the Newport Beach Film Festival, and one of them is my column. Two screenings were of special interest to Disney fans. “the boys” (lack of capitalization intended) is a new documentary about the Sherman Brothers. It is fascinating and… Read More »Shameless Plug: My Thoughts on Disney at a Film Festival
The World Premiere screening of “the boys: the sherman brothers’ story” took place Saturday, April 25, at the Premier Theater in the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio, San Francisco. The screening was part of the San Francisco International Film Festival, and co-sponsored by The Walt Disney Family Museum, opening in the Presidio this fall. A reception following the screening took place in the museum’s reception hall, the first event to be held in the newly renovated space.
Aside: I like how the all lowercase title is an homage to one of the Sherman Brothers’ most famous songs “it’s a small world (after all)” – properly titled in the lower case. -ed.
If you live in Southern California you can catch the film tonight at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Otherwise, I hear it’s only scheduled to play in New York City at the moment. Sounds like the rest of us will have to wait for the DVD. Good news. Turns out the doc will screen in four cities beginning May 22nd. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Desert get the nod (addresses below the cut).
Born and raised at the epicenter of the entertainment business, Gregory V. Sherman and Jeffrey C. Sherman, the producers and directors of “the boys: the sherman brothers’ story” grew up within blocks of each other in Beverly Hills. Even though their fathers are brothers and partners in a legendary musical collaboration, they never knew each other.