A new Netflix documentary said to hit August 25 pretends to show a darker life in the forest, as the happy trees get knocked down. The doc will focus on the life of Bob Ross, and while the trailer and the network offer a very little clues as to the subject matter, pretends to portray a “darker” backstory to the famous painter..
The documentary will likely explore the fate of Bob Ross, Inc., which is now run by the daughter of Annette and Walt Kowalski, Ross’ former business partners, according to The Daily Beast.
Although Ross left the rights to his name and likeness to his son Steve and half-brother Jimmie Cox, the Kowalskis argued that everything Ross did in his career was work-for-hire, and he had no right to bequeath that.
The Kowalskis eventually won the lawsuit..
Although the trailer doesn’t offer any other clues, Netflix’s description of the documentary reads: “Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world’s most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees.”
There have been some monumentally huge journalistic reports over the past 10 years on the infighting post death. Ross died back in the 1990s of lymphoma at 52. His legend however has lived on forever because of PBS painting shows that aired through the early 2000s, and a resurgence of pop cultural memorabilia and products that generation Z has eaten up because of an addiction to anything ASMR..
Will this documentary ruin it all?
The joy of painting will continue for me..
It’s my own products to prove it:
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