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Netflix Acquires Dumplin’

Published September 12, 2018 / Last Updated September 12, 2018
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Netflix has acquired the film “Dumplin’,” which features collaborations and original music from entertainment industry icon Dolly Parton.

“Dumplin’” is the story of the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

Parton, who is an acclaimed songwriter/storyteller and one of the most honored female country performers of all time, contributed newly-recorded collaborations of some of her most popular songs in addition to six new original compositions co-written by Parton and Grammy nominee Linda Perry. Produced by Perry and Executive Produced by Parton, the soundtrack will be released worldwide on Nov. 30 on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville (Sony Music).

The soundtrack’s partial list of exceptional guest vocalists includes Sia, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Danielle Macdonald, and Jennifer Aniston.

“Here I Am”

The debut track from Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is “Here I Am” performed by Parton and Sia. The song will be available for download and streaming on Sept. 14. This self-penned song was originally recorded by Parton and included on her Coat of Many Colors album (October 1971). This brand-new recording of “Here I Am” captures Parton and Sia’s striking vocal re-imagination of this classic album cut.

“Dumplin’” Cast

“Dumplin’” stars MacDonald (Bird Box, Patti Cake$) and Aniston (Upcoming Murder Mystery, Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me), in addition to Odeya Rush (Lady Bird, Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Liv and Maddie, Descendants), and Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost). “Dumplin’” is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses).

Screenwriter Kristin Hahn wrote the adaptation of Julie Murphy’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name. Producers include A Cota Films and 50 Degrees Entertainment Presentation – Michael Costigan (American Gangster, A Bigger Splash, Brokeback Mountain, Ghost in the Shell), Hahn (The Switch, Cake), Mohamed AlRafi (Above Suspicion, Lying and Stealing), and Trish Hofmann (Gringo, Get On Up). Executive producers are Aniston and Danny Nozell.

The film will be released later this year on Netflix in the U.S. and select international territories, and in select theaters in the U.S.

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Dolly Parton On Sprout’s “Lily’s Driftwood Bay”

Published March 10, 2017 / Last Updated March 13, 2017
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Dolly Parton guest stars on a special episode of “Lily’s Driftwood Bay”

On March 13, preschoolers are in for a surprise when Dolly Parton guest stars on “Lily’s Driftwood Bay.”

Noleen is a famous singing chicken. Her luxury yacht gets beached on Driftwood Bay during a storm. Noleen’s arrival is a big surprise to her greatest – and rather star struck fan, Lord Stag (Stephen Fry). An impromptu concert sees old sea dog Salty (Peter Mullan) duet with Noleen. As a result, Noleen’s astonished by his talent and tries to persuade him to go on tour with her. Will Noleen convince Salty to give up the sights and sounds of Driftwood Bay for an international singing career? Viewers of all ages will have to watch and see.

The special double-length episode featuring Dolly as Noleen airs on Monday, March 13 at 9 am EST on Sprout. In addition, the episode will premiere in the United Kingdom on Nick Jr on May 12.

About The Show

Sixteen South’s “Lily’s Driftwood Bay” is a preschool mixed-media animated show. It stars five-year-old Lily who lives in a beach hut with her Dad. Every day, the sea washes up a curious new treasure. These treasures spark Lily’s imagination about what might be happening across the way on Driftwood Bay.

Common themes include intergenerational relationships and the idea of community in a non-family environment. The series’ unique look is completely created from things that have been found washed up on the beach. It encourages kids to make good use of the things that we otherwise throw away.

The show mirrors society and isn’t afraid to tackle difficult storylines – telling stories of hope in our challenging times. The series has won over a dozen international awards including the Prix Jeunesse, Royal Television Society and British Animation Award.

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Watch: Alyvia Alyn Lind Returns As Little Dolly Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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After capturing the hearts of viewers in last year’s record-breaking hit, Alyvia Alyn Lind returns as Little Dolly Parton.

From the opening scene of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” Alyvia Alyn known, to her co-stars as “Ally,” grabbed the audience’s attention as she donned her “make-up” in the barn and hurried off for her Sunday performance at her Grandfather’s church. From that moment forward Alyvia shined as young Dolly Parton destined for stardom.

Alyvia returns as Little Dolly in the all-new holiday sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” She has kindly taken a few moments to share a few stories with her fans about her most memorable gift, how playing Dolly has impacted her career and her Christmas wish for everyone this holiday season.

See more cast interviews and tune in Wednesday, November 30 at 9/8c on NBC to watch Alyvia Alyn Lind as Dolly Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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Watch: Mary Lane Haskell Returns As Miss Moody

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated December 1, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Mary Lane Haskell returns as Miss Moody, Little Dolly’s teacher, in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”

In the 2015 record-breaking film, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” Mary Lane Haskell delivered a touching performance as Miss Moody, Little Dolly’s teacher. Miss Moody encouraged Dolly’s vivid imagination in her classroom. Now, Mary Lane returns with the full cast in an all-new holiday sequel. Mary Lane said,

“They always say that lightning never strikes the same place twice but if I’ve learned anything is ‘never say never’ when it comes to Dolly Parton.”

Watch Mary Lane Haskell as Miss Moody in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airing on NBC on Nov. 30. It is also coming to DVD on Dec. 20, 2016.

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Mary Lane visited NBC’s “Today” and chatted with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda.

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Watch: Jennifer Nettles Returns As Avie Lee Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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The three-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles returns to her role as Avie Lee Parton.

It was her break-out acting role and Dolly hand-picked her for the part. In a comment to the press about her involvement in the casting process, Dolly recalled her reaction to watching Jennifer’s video submission when auditioning for the role. Dolly said,

“She had sent in a little video. I didn’t even know she even acted. She had had her hair dark. I didn’t even recognize it as her. And when they started rolling that film, I said ‘that’s Mama.’ Nobody could have done it better.”

Landing the role was the first step. In preparation for her acting debut, Jennifer sought out advice from Dolly about Avie Lee. In an interview for the first film, Jennifer said,

“I asked Dolly about her mother and also pulled from my own precious relationship with my mother, not to mention my own relationship with my son as a mother myself.”

Jennifer delivered a moving performance as Dolly’s mother who grieves the loss of a child yet manages to cling to those she loves to begin healing and restoration.

At a press conference to promote the new film, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” Jennifer eloquently answers a few questions about returning to the role of Avie Lee, how the first film has impacted her career and even shares a few of her favorite Christmas traditions.

Watch Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airing on NBC on Nov. 30. It is also coming to DVD on Dec. 20, 2016.

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