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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story is a 2009 documentary film about the Sherman Brothers (Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman). The film is directed and produced by their sons, Gregory V. Sherman and Jeff Sherman, and released through Walt Disney Pictures. Ben Stiller acted as executive producer for the film.


The film deals with professional growth and estrangement between the Academy Award-winning music composing team through the years, who are best known for their up-beat Disney music. It contains interviews with family members and several individuals in the film industry, including actors such as Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke (who worked with the Sherman Brothers on Mary Poppins, producers Roy E. Disney, fellow film composers (John Williams and Stephen Schwartz) and film critics (Leonard Maltin).



The film premiered at the San Francisco Film Festival and the Newport Beach Film Festival in April 2009. It opened to limited release (three theaters) on May 22, 2009: the Metreon in San Francisco, the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City, and the Landmark Regent Theatre in Los Angeles.

Extra Details

  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010

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