We are only a few weeks away from the launch of Disney+, Disney’s exclusive streaming service that will be home to over 6,000 hours worth of original and existing content. But as if all the films and TV series wasn’t enough, we can expect to see some documentaries as well. At the International Documentary Association showcase event, Disney+ revealed that they are currently developing new documentaries onMarvel, Disney lyricist Howard Ashman, acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck, and more. Check out more on the report below.
Earlier this year you may have caught a trailer for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The documentary, which is from Focus Features and Oscar winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom, Johnny Cash’s America), tells the story of Fred Rogers, the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Now the documentary is set to make its way to television. It’s been announced that you’ll be able to watch Won’t You Be My Neighbor? on both HBO and PBS early next year. You can find all of the details below.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Director: Morgan Neville Writers: Christopher McQuarrie Cast: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, David Newell, Junlei Li, FranÃ§ois Scarborough Clemmons, Jim Rogers, John Rogers, Betty Seamans, Nick Tallo, Margaret Whitmer Studio: Focus Features Rated PG-13 | 94 Minutes Release Date: June 29, 2018
My family and I went to see “that Mr. Rogers movie.” It’s sad when things like kindness and empathy are considered “weird,” isn’t it? My son incredulously asked, “Was he really that way in real life?” In the documentary, Won’t You be my Neighbor, that question is addressed, and the simple answer is yes. Fred Rogers was that way in real life. He was more as well. In a world of CGI space lords and blockbuster action movies, Fred Rogers is the biggest and best hero of any film in 2018.