The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story (2010 Movie)

“The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story” is a documentary film released in 2010. The movie is directed by Jeff Sherman and Gregory V. Sherman, the sons of the legendary songwriting duo Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, commonly known as the Sherman Brothers.

The Sherman Brothers are famous for their prolific and iconic work as songwriters for many beloved Disney films and theme park attractions. They have composed some of the most memorable and catchy tunes in the history of Disney, leaving a lasting impact on generations of audiences.

The documentary explores the lives and careers of Richard and Robert Sherman, tracing their journey from childhood to becoming the acclaimed songwriters they are known as today. It features interviews with family members, friends, colleagues, and celebrities who have worked with or been influenced by the Sherman Brothers, including Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, and many others.

The film delves into the creative process behind some of their most famous compositions, including songs from “Mary Poppins,” such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” as well as classics from “The Jungle Book,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” and “The Aristocats,” among others.

“The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story” also touches on the complexities of the brothers’ relationship, as they faced creative differences and personal struggles throughout their long and successful collaboration.

The documentary celebrates the legacy of the Sherman Brothers, who have received numerous awards and accolades for their contributions to the world of entertainment. They were honored with two Academy Awards for Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from “Mary Poppins” and “It’s a Small World (After All),” a song written for the iconic Disney theme park attraction.

Beyond Disney, the Sherman Brothers’ talents extended to various projects in film, television, and stage, solidifying their reputation as one of the most accomplished and influential songwriting teams in the history of entertainment.

“The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story” offers an intimate and nostalgic look at the lives of these musical geniuses, capturing the joy, creativity, and challenges they faced in their remarkable careers. It serves as a touching tribute to their enduring impact on the world of music and entertainment, leaving audiences with a renewed appreciation for their timeless and beloved songs that continue to bring joy to millions of people around the world.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story (2010 Movie)

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  • Richard M. Sherman
  • Robert B. Sherman
  • Roy E. Disney
  • Julie Andrews
  • Dick Van Dyke
  • John Williams
  • Stephen Schwartz
  • Leonard Maltin
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Hayley Mills
  • Alan Menken
  • Randy Newman
  • John Lasseter
  • John Landis
  • Karen Dotrice
  • Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Robert Osborne
  • Tony Walton
  • Cameron Mackintosh
  • Ben Stiller
  • Jon Turteltaub
  • Lesley Ann Warren
  • Johnny Whitaker
  • Maury Yeston
  • Will Smith
  • Linda Ercoli
  • Guy Pohlman


  • Directors: Gregory V. Sherman and Jeffrey C. Sherman
  • Producers: Gregory V. Sherman and Jeffrey C. Sherman
  • Music: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

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