Disney’s “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made,” an original movie based on the best-selling book of the same name, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2020 earlier today, delighting the audience with the hilarious exploits of an elementary school student who runs his own detective agency with a 1,500-pound polar bear. The screening, which took place at Park City’s Prospector Square Theatre, was part of the “Kids” section of the festival, created especially for younger independent film fans. Director Tom McCarthy, book author/screenwriter Stephan Pastis, producer Jim Whitaker and Timmy Failure himself, Winslow Fegley, were in attendance.
Directed by Tom McCarthy, who won an Oscar® for his “Spotlight” screenplay, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” is written by McCarthy & Stephan Pastis based on the book by Pastis. The producers are Jim Whitaker, p.g.a., and Tom McCarthy, p.g.a., with Michael Bederman and Kate Churchill serving as executive producers. The film stars Winslow Fegley, Ophelia Lovibond, Kyle Bornheimer, Wallace Shawn and Craig Robinson.
“Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” premieres on February 7, 2020, streaming only on Disney+