Celebrate the power of kindness and joy in the uplifting documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, arriving on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on August 21, 2018 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 4, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “moving and illuminating” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and “a funny, touching, and vital documentary” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), this heartwarming film reminds viewers of all ages about the universal kindness and empathy Mister Rogers radiated on American television screens. The documentary paints a portrait of a man whom we think we know, as it takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and into the heart of the remarkable man who continues to enrich American homes with lessons about love and humanity.
For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America in his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at Fred Rogers, a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. There hadn’t been anything like Mister Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.
Kevin Price, Host of the Price of Business radio show and Editor in Chief at US Daily Review watched the movie. “This is a powerful film that clearly teaches the importance of children discovering they are valuable, no matter what. I was a little too old to become a fan of this show growing up because of when it was aired in my area. I wish I had seen it instead of all the violent cartoons that were packaged as entertainment. Later I discovered how important of a person Rogers is to others, and how was an anchor to many children living in a turbulent world,” Price said. He continued,”Everyone, including those who never seen the show because they were too old or young, could benefit from this important picture.”
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
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- Movies Anywhere is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.