the boys: the sherman brothers' story

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Overview

Screenwriting cousins Jeff and Gregg Sherman team up to craft this documentary exploring the darker side of the relationship shared between their famous fathers, Robert and Richard. Back in the 1960s, Robert and Richard Sherman rose to fame penning upbeat songs for such classic children's films as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But the pair's catchy, optimistic ditties masked a contentious brotherly bond -- which ultimately grew so sour that their sons Jeff and Gregg weren't aware of one another ...
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Overview

Screenwriting cousins Jeff and Gregg Sherman team up to craft this documentary exploring the darker side of the relationship shared between their famous fathers, Robert and Richard. Back in the 1960s, Robert and Richard Sherman rose to fame penning upbeat songs for such classic children's films as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But the pair's catchy, optimistic ditties masked a contentious brotherly bond -- which ultimately grew so sour that their sons Jeff and Gregg weren't aware of one another despite the fact that they only lived a few blocks apart.
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Special 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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2010
  • UPC: 786936806892
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,754

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
Technical Credits
Jeffrey C. Sherman Director, Producer
Gregory V. Sherman Director, Producer
Stephen Buchsbaum Executive Producer
Stuart Cornfeld Executive Producer
Rich Evirs Editor
Bruce Gordon Co-producer
Jeff Kurtti Co-producer
Steve Longi Co-producer
Richard Numeroff Cinematographer
Patrick J. O'Grady Co-producer
David Permut Executive Producer
Ben Stiller Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Boys: The Sherman Brother's Story
1. Scene 1 [:00]
2. Scene 2 [:00]
3. Scene 3 [:00]
4. Scene 4 [:02]
5. Scene 5 [:00]
6. Scene 6 [:00]
7. Scene 7 [6:04]
8. Scene 8 [8:25]
9. Scene 9 [9:00]
10. Scene 10 [6:51]
11. Scene 11 [7:10]
12. Scene 12 [6:35]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Boys: The Sherman Brother's Story
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   Scene Selection
   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
         Play All
            "Tall Paul"
            "Chim Chim Cher-ee"
            "Feed The Birds"
            "Gold Can Buy Anything (But Love)
            "There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow"
            "Jolly Holiday"
            "Oh, Gee, Georgie!" Performed by Eddie Cantor (1924)
            "Up, Down And Touch The Ground"
            "A Spoonful Of Sugar" Performed On Guitar By Laurence Juber
            "Supercalifragilistic-Expialidocious"
            "Ugly Bug Ball"
            Der Wienerschnitzel Commercial
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Español 2.0
      Subtitles
         Subtitles: None
         English For The Hearing Impaired
         Español
      Register Your DVD
   Sneak Peeks
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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    A Disney fan's must-see!

    This is an unflinching portrait of songwriters Richard M. and Robert B.Sherman,brilliantly done by their sons Jeffrey and Gregory.Through excellent use of interviews and film clips,the boys tell their fathers'
    life story,warts and all.And it's really quite a sad story.The Shermans
    created beautiful songs together,but privately it was a different story.
    There were clashes and animosity,and sadly the film shows that things haven't changed(the "Mary Poppins" stage premiere scenes prove it).The film is both a joyous celebration of the Shermans' careers and a
    bittersweet look at two brothers who just couldn't get along.It's one of the best showbiz documentaries I've ever seen,and a must-see for Disney fans,Sherman fans,and fans of classic movie musicals.

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