Winner - People's Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival, 2023
Canadian Amazon Original documentary based on the life and career of legendary Canadian children’s entertainer Ernie Coombs—or, as he is more commonly known by millions of fans, Mr. Dressup. The documentary celebrates the origins and history of one of Canada’s most beloved CBC children shows, which enriched the lives of five generations. The documentary combines never-before-seen archival footage, interviews with series puppeteers, the Coombs family and other notable Canadians, all sharing the impact the series had on them. The project also includes fascinating insights into Coombs and how he worked with other key creators and partners, including his friendship with Fred Rogers.
Join director Robert McCallum, Nina Keogh (Truffles), Jim Parker (Alex), Jani Lauzon (Granny), and Cathie LeFort, Daughter of Ernie Coombs for a Q&A after the December 17 screening. Moderated by Myseum of Toronto Executive Director, Heidi Reitmaier.
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