Sherman Theatrical Entertainment was formed in 2020 by Robert J. Sherman, Andrew Kaplan and Bret Goldin. The company’s mission is to create and license top quality theatre, film, TV, music, songs and streaming entertainment with a focus on musical family fare.
Founder/Chairman, Robert J. Sherman’s great grandfather Samuel Sherman (1871-1948) was the court composer and conductor for Emperor Franz Josef II of the Austro-Hungarian Empire between 1903 and 1909. Samuel’s son, Al Sherman (1897-1973), was a popular songwriter during the Tin Pan Alley era writing hit songs.
But perhaps Al’s greatest songwriting achievement was in the teaming up his two sons, Robert and Richard into the Sherman Brothers songwriting team. Together, they would become one of the most successful and beloved songwriting partnerships in American music history.
The Sherman Brothers’ numerous box office successes include Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Charlotte’s Web, The Slipper and The Rose and The Aristocats. In 2014, their song“It’s a Small World (After All)” was named ‘the most performed song on earth’ by Time.com.
Today songwriter, book writer and producer, Robert J. Sherman (“Robbie”), continues his family’s multi-generational musical journey. Dating back to 1951, Inkas the Ramferinkas was the Sherman Brothers’ first foray into family entertainment but it certainly wouldn’t be their last. In subsequent decades Bob and Dick would win Oscars, Grammys, dozens of Gold and Platinum records and a National Medal of Arts awarded by the President of the United States .
Still it wasn’t until near the end of the Sherman Brothers’ collective careers that Bob’s son, Robert J. Sherman (“Robbie”) would approach his father and uncle with the idea of re-creating Inkas as a feature-length, animated motion picture. The Sherman Brothers’ original story was expanded into a full-length screenplay with additional songs written to augment the musical score.
A team of Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA, Grammy, Tony and Annie Award winners was assembled to design and give voice to the various characters who inhabit Inkas’s world. Then an 81
minute, animatic, "storyboard reel" was created containing these unique hand drawn images now available as NFTs.
70 YEARS IN THE MAKING…INKAS WAS THE FIRST AND WILL NOW ALSO BE THE FINAL SHERMAN BROTHERS ANIMATED MUSICAL EVER MADE!!!