A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Hanks as the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, premiered Saturday night at the Toronto International Film Festival, revealing a nuanced and layered performance by Hanks that goes well beyond the cardigan. Above: Hanks arrives for the Gala Premiere of the film at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7.
The golden anniversary of America’s favorite neighbor’s appearance is being celebrated with a PBS special next month, a new postage stamp, a feature-length documentary coming out this summer and plans for a Tom Hanks-led biopic. “It’s just a wonderful, thrilling time for me,” said his widow, Joanne Rogers. “I’m just sorry that Fred’s not here to share it. But I think he would be just as amazed as I am.”
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a beautiful day in the postal neighborhood. The U.S. Postal Service plans to issue a new stamp featuring Mister Rogers, the children’s television host known for his zip-up cardigan, sneakers and soothing manner. The Forever stamp will be unveiled March 23 in the same Pittsburgh public television station where “Mister […]
TriStar Pictures announced Monday it has acquired worldwide rights to the film You Are My Friend, to be directed by The Diary of a Teenage Girl filmmaker Marielle Heller. The film will focus on the friendship between the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and journalist Tom Junod.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” will air March 6 on PBS and includes celebrity admirers sharing their memories of the show that debuted Feb. 19, 1968. Judd Apatow, Whoopi […]
The popular children’s broadcaster passed away in 2003, but the company he founded is enjoying a resurgence.