It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood—of Park City, Utah—where Sundance Film Festival attendees will be treated to a first look Friday at the new Mister Rogers documentary, set to hit theaters later this year. And if the clip below is any indication, this is going to be a must-see movie for everyone who grew up watching this show.
If you currently have kids that watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, then chances are pretty good that you sing the theme song with a hint of nostalgia for the show you grew up on, Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Nearly everyone who watched the show, which officially premiered in 1968, has a happy childhood memory about watching a sweater-clad Fred Rogers greet them on television and take them on a magical journey.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? chronicles the career of Fred Rogers and his show that has touched so many lives. The timing of the film couldn’t be more perfect as the series celebrates is 50th anniversary this year. The movie features behind-the-scenes footage, never-before-seen clips, and cast and crew interviews. The documentary opens in theaters nationwide on June 8.
The world can use a little bit of Rogers’ timeless message of love and friendship right about now. Parents, fans and kids alike are sure to be inspired by his wondrous legacy.
Did you grow up watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood? Share your memories in the comments.