Prime Video begins production of documentary Mr. Dressup

Prime Video is releasing a new documentary from its ticklish vault.

The Amazon-owned streaming service says production will begin this fall on the feature film about the legacy of Canadian children’s artist Ernie Coombs, better known as Mr. Dressup.

The still untitled project will trace the origins of Mr. Dressupwhich saw Coombs drawing on an endless array of costumes from his bottomless trunk over the course of the show’s 4,000 episodes aired on CBC.

The show was in production for 29 years, ending in 1996. Coombs died in 2001, aged 73.

Amazon says the film will include never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with puppeteers and musicians from the show, as well as Coombs’ friendship with Fred Rogers.

The project, which is produced by Marblemedia, will be released exclusively on Prime Video in 2023.


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