mr.dressup documentary

Canadian icon Mr. Dressup will get a new documentary and millennials are rejoicing

The Tickle Trunk is back thanks to a new feature-length documentary about the one and only Canadian entertainer, Mr. Dressup.

Prime Video will take a deep dive into the life and times of Ernie Coombs aka Mr. Dressup, and the start of then CBC children's show which has been loved by Canuck kiddos for decades.

The project, which is yet to have a name, is set to start filming this fall and will be released in 2023 through Prime across the world, then broadcasted by the CBC.

Mr. Dressup spanned 4,000 episodes across nearly three decades and this new doc wil feature never-before-seen footage and interviews with the Coombs family and employees of the show.

I'm sure there will also be discussions over the beloved characters Chester the Crow, Lorenzo the Raccoon, Annie, Granny and Truffles.

Another prominent feature of the doc will explore Coombs' friendship with Fred Rogers aka Mister Rogers, the American version of Dressup.

The two had a long friendship after Rogers was offered a show in 1962 with the CBC and invited Coombs to the precursor of his hit show, Misterogers.

There's no doubt the death of Coombs' wife, Marlene, who was tragically hit by a car on Toronto's Yonge Street in 1992, will also be discussed.

I'm betting this doc will feature a heavy dose of nostalgia and maybe even a few tears for millennials across the nation.

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CNW Group/Amazon Canada


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