LOS ANGELES, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Redstring Entertainment) - Redstring Entertainment ('Redstring') congratulates the Academy Award winning, brother songwriting team of Robert and Richard Sherman for receiving the 2008 National
Medal of Arts, the highest honor the United States government gives to artists and arts patrons. The award was presented by President George
W. Bush in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC today, Monday, November 17, 2008.
President Bush has just chosen the recipients of the 2008 medals, who in his judgement, "...are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United States." Other past recipients of this prestigious award have been Robert Redford-actor, B.B. King-musician, Dizzie Gillespie-jazz musician, Barbara Streisand-actress/singer, and I.M. Pei-architect.
The Sherman Brothers are world renown for film musicals including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and some of Disney's most popular and financially rewarding productions of Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and the Winnie the Pooh film franchise (6 films).
The Sherman Brothers are currently actively working with Redstring Entertainment on their next musical animated feature film, Inkas the Ramferinkas. Inkas follows in the Sherman Brothers' long tradition of producing high quality, family motion pictures. Inkas the Ramferinkas is currently in preproduction, having already fully funded a complete animation animatic (story reel) with institutional and private investors. Redstring Entertainment is currently seeking additional investment to complete the funding of the production of the animated feature film.
Redstring and the Sherman Brothers have created and developed 'Inkas the Ramferinkas' which stars a loveable prehistoric dove named Inkas and his mischievous dinosaur friends. The screenplay uses the classic elements of prior successful Sherman Brothers animated feature films combined with the elements of a faster paced screenplay for today's audiences.
The songwriting Sherman Brothers pride themselves on having the most financially successful musical ever produced at the London Palladium, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: THE STAGE MUSICAL, grossing over 100 million pounds. For the stage productions of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, they wrote all the original songs plus six new songs composed especially for the new production.
They also wrote what is perhaps their most well loved song: IT'S A SMALL WORLD (AFTER ALL). Since then, "Small World" has become the most translated and performed song on earth.
The Sherman Brothers won 2 Academy Awards for MARY POPPINS, which includes the songs FEED THE BIRDS and SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS and the Oscar winner, CHIM CHIM CHER-EE. The Sherman Brothers subsequently earned 9 Academy Award nominations, 2 Grammy Awards, 4 Grammy Award nominations and an incredible 23 gold and platinum albums and now the 2008 National Medal of Arts.
Redstring Entertainment is an Independent Multi-Media Entertainment Company founded in 1997 which produces and develops family oriented entertainment in animated and live action motion pictures for feature, Blu-ray, DVD, and television release, stage musicals, and print and associated entertainment mediums.