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Disney Set to Release Documentary on Anthony Fauci

The film will premiere on Disney+ on Oct. 6

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the subject of a new documentary set to premiere on Disney+.

The film, titled “Fauci,” documents the infectious disease expert’s time navigating America through the COVID-19 pandemic. He became a divisive figure — beloved by some and sharply criticized by others.

“When COVID hit, he became this target,” according to the trailer’s voiceover.

The 80-year-old Brooklyn native is the longest-serving public health official, having worked under seven presidential administrations. He has overseen the government’s response to outbreaks of HIV/AIDS, SARS, Zika, and Ebola over the last 40 years. 

According to an announcement from Disney:

“‘Fauci’ delivers a rare glimpse into the long-standing professional career and personal life of the ultimate public servant, who after a lifetime of service faced his biggest test: a pandemic whose ferocity is unmatched in modern history. With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor and integrity, Dr. Anthony Fauci became a cultural icon during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that has come at a cost as he has also faced attacks from adversaries in a nation increasingly divided by political party lines — with science increasingly caught in the crosshairs.”

The film was directed by Emmy winners John Hoffman and Janet Tobias for National Geographic Documentary Films.

“There is only one Dr. Tony Fauci, and it’s an incredible privilege to be the first to tell the story of his life and career, including his never-ending quest to cure disease and prevent outbreaks,” Hoffman and Tobias said in the film’s announcement.

In addition to Fauci’s family, friends, and former patients, the film includes appearances from former President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Bono, former national security advisor Susan Rice, National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden, journalists Laurie Garrett and Apoorva Mandavilli.

The film premiered in a limited number of theaters on Sept. 10 in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, D.C., and New Orleans.

Fauci is currently the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He has been a media staple since March of 2020 when widespread lockdowns and mask requirements became the new normal. According to the NIAID website, Fauci has made over 500 media appearances since the start of the pandemic.

Most recently, he told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that it was “too soon to tell” if Americans can gather to celebrate Christmas — catching the ire of many commentators and politicians. 

Fauci said in his interview that the number of COVID-19 cases needs to decline and that more people need to get vaccinated.

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11 responses to “Disney Set to Release Documentary on Anthony Fauci”

  1. _bensuks says:

    The day this piece of shit finally dies will be a day celebrated for millennia

  2. DanaMarie says:

    I feel Fauci and Science have become false idols (I do support actual science that is based on logic and the Socratic method). I also feel that Trump has become a false idol which is one of the reasons why I won’t vote for him if he runs again in 2024. I did vote for Trump in 2020 and if I were to go back in time I would still have voted for him because I think he was the only real choice and it was giving the finger to the machine. Nonetheless, people seem to be worshipping Trump but he is a fallible man just like the rest of us, subject to sinful thoughts and selfish desires, and he has made plenty of mistakes. I think it’s better that we humble our leaders as well as ourselves and focus on the Word of the One who is really in charge–that is God–and the fact that Jesus is likely coming soon.

  3. DrVinnyBoombatz says:

    Disney used to be good at fiction, so this has some potential.

    Fauci, the tale of a well meaning guy who had 35 years to plan for a pandemic but instead funded research that created one. But don’t worry there was a plan to stop it… wear a mask to stop the spread of droplets.

  4. Ambrossia188 says:

    Bet they leave out some of his comments/actions during AIDS epidemic. Hell I bet they even forget to put in anything about certain funding pertaining to functions gained.

  5. Gimmemabrewski says:

    👆👆👆 😆

  6. kingofangmar says:

    Will they show how corrupt and incompetent Faucci is? I’m old enough to remember the aids epidemic and the man that is responsible for deaths then and the deaths he is responsible for now.

  7. Wolv256 says:

    Disney is evil and so is Fauci. Stay away from our children.

  8. kamil.stop says:

    Will they show footage from Wuhan lab?

  9. Maiafay says:

    Will Disney do one on Hitler or Stalin as well?

  10. MontyLalado says:

    Will it draw the inevitable parallels to Joseph Mengele?

  11. UppityG says:

    Disney should stick to cartoons.