Disney+ Adds Mickey Mouse Doc From ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ Director, Revives ‘People & Places’

Disney+ added a bunch of non-fiction programming to its expansive slate on Friday, including a documentary about the original Disney mascot, Mickey Mouse, from “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” director Morgan Neville.

Neville will produce the untitled doc, with Jeff Malmberg directing the feature. Disney said that the film will work to decode Mickey’s deeper significance, getting to the core of what his cultural impact says about each of us, and about our world. From Tremolo Productions and Lincoln Square Productions, the film will strive to be the definitive analysis of Mickey as a cultural icon.

Disney+ has also acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the documentary, “Howard.” Directed by Don Hahn, “Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” The film will stream exclusively

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