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Academy Award-Nominee R.J. Cutler Will Direct Alongside Filmmaker David Furnish, Elton John’s Longtime Partner

GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: THE FINAL ELTON JOHN PERFORMANCES AND THE YEARS THAT MADE HIS LEGEND Will Feature Unseen Rehearsal and Concert Footage Along With Exclusive Personal Archives and Interviews

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Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ announced today the feature documentary GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: THE FINAL ELTON JOHN PERFORMANCES AND THE YEARS THAT MADE HIS LEGEND. From Academy Award-nominee R.J. Cutler and filmmaker David Furnish, the documentary will serve as the official feature on Elton John, comprised of unseen concert footage of him over the past 50 years, hand-written journals and present-day footage of him and his family. Following a robust festival run and limited theatrical release, the film will be available exclusively on Disney+.

Rooted in Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” the feature documentary film will capture Elton John’s final months on the road, culminating in what promises to be one of the greatest send-offs in rock-and-roll history when John performs his final North American show at Dodger Stadium this upcoming November. The film will also look back at the extraordinary first five years of John’s career when, between 1970 and 1975, he released 10 iconic albums, seven of which went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and became a global phenomenon.

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