“The Boys” Now Available on DVD

If you’re a fan of popular music, or of Disney, or of superb storytelling – or you know someone who’s any or all of these things – your holiday shopping just got easier. The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story is being released on DVD on November 30th.

Longtime readers will remember that I first wrote about this film when it enjoyed a limited theatrical release last year. Made by my friends, the cousins Jeff and Gregg Sherman, it tells the story of their fathers, the famed and incredibly prolific songwriting team of Robert and Richard Sherman. It traces their individual and collective careers, and peeks behind the curtains at their songwriting process, their fruitful relationship with Walt Disney, and their families. It also, respectfully but with unflinching candor, examines the schism that developed between The Boys even as their careers continued to thrive.

At long last, Disney has now made it available on DVD, and it’s absolutely worth your time.