The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

Opened: 05/22/2009 Limited

AMC Metreon05/22/2009
Sunshine Cinema05/22/2009 - 06/04/200914 days
Regent Theatre05/22/2009 - 05/28/20097 days
Laemmle's Moni...06/06/2009 - 06/07/20092 days
Laemmle's Musi...11/15/2010 - 11/15/20101 day

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Genre: Documentary

Rated: PG for mild thematic elements, smoking images and brief language.


"the boys: the sherman brothers' story" is an intimate journey through the lives of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, the astoundingly prolific, Academy Award®-winning songwriting team that defined family musical entertainment for five decades. The feature-length documentary, conceived, produced and directed by two of the songwriters' sons, takes audiences behind the scenes of the Hollywood magic factory and offers a rare glimpse of a unique creative process at work. It also explores a deep and longstanding rift that has kept the brothers personally estranged throughout much of their unparalleled professional partnership.

"the boys: the sherman brothers' story" is produced and directed by Gregory V. Sherman and Jeffrey C. Sherman. Executive producers are Stephen Buchsbaum, David Permut, Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld. The film is edited by Rich Evirs. Director of photography is Richard Numeroff. Associate producers are Toni and Kenneth Liebman, and Randy and Valerie Lewis.

With such unforgettable songs as "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from "Mary Poppins," "I Wanna Be Like You" from "The Jungle Book," the score to "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and the most translated song ever written, "It's a Small World (After All)" from the popular Disneyland attraction, to name just a few, brothers Bob Sherman and Dick Sherman celebrated family values and happy endings for generations of moviegoers. Outside the public eye, however, the boys' personal relationship with each other was less than harmonious.

Filmmakers Gregory V. Sherman and Jeffrey C. Sherman explore the brothers' peripatetic childhoods, marriages, early careers and close personal and professional relationship with pioneering filmmaker and studio chief Walt Disney to create a unique portrait of these two extremely gifted but very different artists.

"the boys: the sherman brothers' story" includes all-new interviews with such Hollywood luminaries as Julie Andrews, Roy E. Disney, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., John Landis, Angela Lansbury, John Lasseter, Kenny Loggins, Alan Menken, Hayley Mills, Randy Newman, Robert Osborne, Debbie Reynolds, Stephen Schwartz, Ben Stiller, Dick Van Dyke and John Williams as well as a rare archival interview with Annette Funicello.