Elton John's new documentary to feature 'never-before-seen archival footage and interview'

music news 20/05/2022

Sir Elton John has joined forces with The Walt Disney Company on an upcoming documentary film about his life and career.

Sir Elton John's extraordinary life and career will be documented in an upcoming Disney+ documentary.

'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made His Legend' will feature never-before-seen archival footage and new interviews.

It will be released as the 75-year-old music legend wraps the North American leg of his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November 20.

R.J. Cutler, who recently helmed the Billie Eilish documentary 'Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry' for Disney, is directing, while the 'Tiny Dancer' hitmaker's husband, David Furnish, is producing.

Cutler said: “What a thrill and an honor it is that David Furnish and I get to create this intimate and unique look at one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

As it has for so many others, Elton John’s music has had deep meaning for me for decades, and this opportunity is nothing short of a career highlight and privilege.

Although there is no release date yet, the doc will have a theatrical release before heading to Disney+.

Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, commented: “There are no superlatives left to describe Elton John and his impact on music and culture — he’s simply unrivaled.

“Like a good Disney story, Elton’s music has both universal appeal and the ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level"

He has been part of the Disney family since 1994 when he helped make ‘The Lion King’ an instant classic, and we could not be more excited to collaborate with him on this new documentary.

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