Elton John Documentary Set for Disney+


Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend, a new documentary featuring unseen concert footage from the past 50 years, will debut exclusively on Disney+ following a limited theatrical release.

Rooted in John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, the documentary will capture the iconic musician’s final months on the road, culminating with his final North American show at Dodger Stadium this November. It will feature new interviews and performance clips, as well as information from hand-written journals and footage of his family.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road comes from Academy Award nominee R.J. Cutler (Bille Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry) and filmmaker David Furnish. Cutler will produce the film under his company, This Machine Filmworks (part of Sony Pictures Television), as will Furnish, who will produce under his and John’s Rocket Entertainment. Executive producers are John Battsek, Jane Cha Cutler and Elise Pearlstein.

“There are no superlatives left to describe Elton John and his impact on music and culture—he’s simply unrivaled,” said Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “Like a good Disney story, Elton’s music has both universal appeal and the ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level. He has been part of the Disney family since 1994 when he helped make The Lion King an instant classic, and we could not be more excited to collaborate with him on this new documentary.”

“Working with R.J. Cutler and David Furnish on what will undoubtedly become the definitional film about the iconic Elton John is a great honor,” said Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. “Their incredible vision and intimate access to exclusive, never-before-seen anecdotes and footage will provide the deepest, most captivating insight yet into one of the world’s most beloved and prolific artists.”

“What a thrill and an honor it is that David Furnish and I get to create this intimate and unique look at one of the world’s most celebrated artists,” added Cutler. “As it has for so many others, Elton John’s music has had deep meaning for me for decades, and this opportunity is nothing short of a career highlight and privilege.”

Furnish said, “Elton and I could not think of a better collaborator than R.J. Cutler for a film that represents more than just Elton’s career—it’s his life. From the Troubadour to Dodger Stadium, we knew that R.J. would help guide Elton’s story and its many layers in a way that feels authentic and evocative. We’re ecstatic to be working together.”