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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

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Gregory V. Sherman, Jeff Sherman (as Jeffrey C. Sherman)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Julie Andrews ... Herself
Jim Dale ... Himself
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
Micky Dolenz ... Himself
Karen Dotrice ... Herself
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. ... Himself
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Himself
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick ... Himself
James Jensen James Jensen ... Himself
Jeff Kurtti ... Himself
John Landis ... Himself
Angela Lansbury ... Herself
John Lasseter ... Himself
Gavin Lee ... Himself
Wendy Liebman Wendy Liebman ... Herself
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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters.

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Taglines:

Brothers, Partners, Strangers

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys: L'histoire des frères Sherman See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,875, 24 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,852, 6 September 2009
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Robert B. Sherman: [talking about Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers] She was such a witch.
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Crazy Credits

A picture of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman receiving the National Medal of Arts at the White House on November 2008 is shown. See more »

Connections

Features The AristoCats (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Follow Me Boys
Words & Music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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Very enjoyable...
27 February 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the third Disney documentary I've seen in the last couple months (this includes this film, "Walt and El Groupo" and "Waking Sleeping Beauty") and all three were enjoyable bits of nostalgia. However, unlike these other two films, the Shermans were most famous for their work but they wrote music for a wide variety of projects--not just ones for that studio.

The film begins in a way that took my by surprise. Apparently it was made by one of Bob Sherman's sons and one of Dick Sherman's sons. Neither knew each other and their families never really interacted--despite their fathers being brothers and long-time writing partners! Now that is weird and caught my attention, as it seems that over the years the two became more and more estranged from each other and were so unalike. What follows is a nice nostalgic look at these men and their lives and shows the many ways in which their music has shaped films and our culture.

The film is well made, fascinating and great for Disney fans and non-fans. While not as amazingly good as "Waking Sleeping Beauty", it is some documentary.


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