KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Author and actress Danica McKellar has been announced as the narrator of a feature-length documentary about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library produced by Land Grant Films at the University of Tennessee.
McKellar is best known for her role as Winnie on “The Wonder Years,” as well as voiceover work and several movies on The Hallmark Channel.
“I’ve admired Dolly Parton since childhood,” said McKellar, “and even more so upon learning of her Imagination Library. I can’t wait for the world to learn more about the Imagination Library through this beautiful documentary, and I couldn’t be prouder to narrate it.”
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The film is now called “The Library That Dolly Built” and was formerly called “100 Million Stories.” It is set to cover the history, impact and future of what is said to be the country’s largest nongovernmental children’s literacy program.
It is being produced by Land Grant Films, a division of UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The program provides students with experience in documentary storytelling and also providing nonprofit organizations with films they can use to raise funds. Fifteen UT students worked on the production.