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The Imagineering StoryThe Imagineering Story
Disney+, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

Creating happiness is hard work. This six-hour saga by Academy Award nominated director, Leslie Iwerks, chronicles the sixty-seven year history of Walt Disney Imagineering, a place best described as equal parts artist studio, design center, think tank and innovation laboratory. This is where an eclectic group of creative people bring ideas to life. They're responsible for building twelve theme parks around the world - the Happiest Places on Earth.


The Toys That Built AmericaThe Toys That Built America
History, 2021 Running | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Series that tells the story of the Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley and Ruth Handler who transformed a small toy company into the billion-dollar empire now known as Mattel. It looks at the stories behind the Frisbee and the Slinky as well as the people who created Silly Putty, Monopoly, Barbie and G.I Joe.


AMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science FictionAMC Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
AMC, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Sci-Fi, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Tentatively titled James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, the six-episode series will delve into sci-fi's origins as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-culture phenonmenon it is today.In each hourlong episode, the Avatar director will introduce one of the "big questions" that humankind has contemplated throughout the ages, and reach back into sci-fi's past to better understand how our favorite films, TV shows, books, and video games were born, and where the genre - and our species - might be going in the future. Cameron and his contemporaries, who have helped to fuel sci-fi's spectacular growth over the last several decades, also debate the merit, meaning and impact of the films and novels that influenced them.


UntoldUntold
Netflix, 2021 Running | Sports, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

A five-part sports docuseries event that brings fresh eyes to tales from the wide world of sports. From tennis to boxing to basketball, these stories aren't the ones you've heard before, even if you think you have. Premiering weekly, each film kicks off at a pivotal moment - the big fight, the Olympics, the playoffs - and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it, to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos beneath the sweat.


The American ExperienceThe American Experience
PBS, 1988 Running | History, Documentary, Biography
Rating: 5/5

Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called American Experience (originally titled The American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country.


The New York Times PresentsThe New York Times Presents
FX, 2020 Running | Documentary, News | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

A series of standalone documentaries powered by the unparalleled journalism and insight of The New York Times, bringing viewers close to the essential stories of our time.


Dear MamaDear Mama
Hulu, 2023 Running | Music, Documentary, Mini-Series, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Their message made them the most dangerous mother-son duo in history. Explore the history of activist Afeni Shakur and hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, two voices that could not be silenced. Told through the eyes of the people who knew them best, this series is an intimate wide-angle portrait of the most inspiring and dangerous mother-son duo in American history, whose unified message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice are more relevant today than ever.


ShaqShaq
HBO Max, 2022 On Hiatus | Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

Featuring a series of revealing interviews with Shaquille O'Neal, this four-part documentary tells the story of a basketball legend unlike any other, whose larger-than-life personality transcended the sport and transformed him into a cultural icon.


George Carlin's American DreamGeorge Carlin's American Dream
HBO Max, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Documentary, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

Interviews with George Carlin's family and friends, material from his stand-up specials and footage from his personal archive.


American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner StoryAmerican Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
Prime Video, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Documentary, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created.