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Get to Know Mister Fred Rogers and Take an Intimate Look at America's Favorite Neighbor in the Touching Film 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?'

Available on Digital August 21, 2018 and on Blu-Ray™ and DVD September 4, 2018
from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

"One of the Year's Best and Kindest Films" -- Pete Hammond, Deadline

Contact: Jennifer Willingham, Icon Media Group, Jennifer@IconMediaGroup.com

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 26, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- 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.

Won't You Be My Neighbor? will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
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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-rayTM 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 moviesanywhere.com.

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Featuring: Fred Rogers
Cinematography by: Graham Willoughby
Edited By: Jeff Malmberg and Aaron Wickenden
Executive Producer: Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman, David J. & Linda A. Cornfield, David Stone & David Boies III, Rick Rosenthal & Nancy Stephens, John Boccardo & Derek Esplin, Andrea Van Beuren, Jenifer Westphal, Dan Cogan, Geralyn White Dreyfous, and Regina K. Scully
Produced By: Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, Morgan Neville
Directed By: Morgan Neville

Street Date: September 4, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62199516
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements and language
Languages/Subtitles: English
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes, 25 seconds

Street Date: September 4, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62195781/62195778 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes, 25 seconds

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