Tom Hanks Plays Mr. Rogers in a New Film

On September 27th, Sony Pictures released a photo teaser on their official Twitter account of the actor Tom Hanks with a caption stating: “Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers, coming to a neighborhood near you: October 2019”.

Fred Rogers, known as Mister Rogers, was a host and creator of the preschool educational television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, released in 1968 through 2001 containing 31 seasons. The show taught many valuable life lessons such as embracing friendship and love. Unfortunately, Mister Rogers died in 2003, but his legacy remains to this day and onwards towards the future.

According to PBS Kids

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is a "television visit" between Mister Rogers and his young viewers. The series is geared primarily to 2 to 5-year-olds, but appropriate for all ages. With his caring and trusting ways, Mister Rogers creates a calm, safe place for children to learn about themselves, about others, and about the world around them.
While some adults wonder what makes this television program so fascinating, the children know: Mister Rogers brings them a one-to-one affirmation of their self-worth and offers them a place where they feel accepted and understood.

Furthermore, the show was based on developing characteristics like self-esteem, the ability to deal with feelings, self-control, imagination, creativity, appreciation of diversity, curiosity about their world and more!

We're excited to see what Tom Hanks, and his soft demeanor, brings to the table!

 

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