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Author: Gregory V ShermanJeff ShermanWalt Disney Pictures.Crescendo Productions.Traveling Light Productions.All authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary on the lives of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, the Academy Award-winning songwriting team that defined family musical entertainment with songs such as "A spoonful of sugar," from Mary Poppins, and "I wan'na be like you," from The jungle book. Explores the deep and longstanding rift that has kept the brothers personally estranged throughout much of their professional partnership. Includes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Documentary films
History
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Robert B Sherman; Richard M Sherman; Richard M Sherman; Robert B Sherman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory V Sherman; Jeff Sherman; Walt Disney Pictures.; Crescendo Productions.; Traveling Light Productions.; Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm); Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 649069030
Language Note: In English or Spanish with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired and Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced in 2009.
Bonus features: why they're "The boys"; Disney Studios in the '60s; casting Mary Poppins; the process; theme parks; Roy Williams; Bob's art; celebration; Sherman brothers' jukebox.
With facsim. of original song copy (melody with chord symbols) of Tuppence a bag (dated Jan. 24, 1963).
Credits: Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman and Al Sherman ; editor, Richard Evirs ; director of photography, Richard Numeroff ; line producer, Morgan Sackett ; co-producers, Patrick J. O'Grady, Jeff Kurtti, Bruce Gordon, Steve Longi ; executive producers, Stephen Buchsbaum, David Permut, Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld.
Cast: Randy Newman, Angela Lansbury, Alan Menken, Dick Van Dyke.
Target Audience: Rating: PG; for mild thematic elements, smoking images, and brief language.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy + 1 facsimile of song copy
Details: DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Other Titles: Sherman brothers' story
Responsibility: Walt Disney Pictures presents a Crescendo/Traveling Light production ; produced by Gregory V. Sherman & Jeffrey C. Sherman ; directed by Jeffrey C. Sherman & Gregory V. Sherman.

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Documentary on the lives of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, the Academy Award-winning songwriting team that defined family musical entertainment with songs such as "A spoonful of sugar," from Mary Poppins, and "I wan'na be like you," from The jungle book. Explores the deep and longstanding rift that has kept the brothers personally estranged throughout much of their professional partnership. Includes interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Roy Disney, and others.

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