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“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” becomes available on DVD, May 3, 2016, just in time for Mother’s Day!
Since the world premiere of the film on NBC, fans have asked for a DVD version they can watch over and over again with their families. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will grant their wish on May 3, a few days before Mother’s Day.
The premiere of the critically acclaimed television movie smashed records and with 15.9 million total viewers, it became the number one movie on broadcast television in six years. It earned the Epiphany Prize, Movieguide® Awards’ highest honor, and Alyvia Alyn Lind received the Grace Award for her performance as young Dolly.
Set in Dolly’s childhood home in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the film tells the story of how the tight-knit Parton family overcame tragedy and heartbreak as a simple hand-made coat brought them closer than ever.
For the first time, audiences got a glimpse into the lives of the people who helped make Dolly Parton, well, Dolly Parton. Fans fell in love with Dolly’s parents Avie and Robert Lee Parton played by singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles and actor Ricky Schroder of “NYPD Blue” and “Silver Spoons” fame. Gerald McRaney delivered a moving performance as Dolly’s grandfather, Rev. Jake Owens. Viewers also enjoyed meeting some of Dolly’s 11 siblings. Not only did they get to see Farrah Mackenzie play a young Stella Parton but they also got the added treat of watching the real-life Stella as Corla Bass. First-born Willadeene Parton, played by Carson Meyer, became another fan favorite, due in part to her place as a second mother to her younger siblings, a duty in which many viewers related.
DVD Bonus Features include “Coat of Many Colors: Bringing the Song to the Screen (Featurette)” and deleted scenes.
See full interviews with some of the cast of “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors” and look for the DVD on May 3.
Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney
Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell, Pamela K. Long
Pamela K. Long
Warner Bros. Television, Magnolia Hill Entertainment, DP Productions