Sunday, July 28, 2013

Disney's Saving Mr. Banks

Disney's Mary Poppins is one of my favorite movies. I spent countless hours as a child singing along. Due to that well invested time, I can proudly say that anyone that watches the movie with me is tortured lucky because I sing along and repeat the dialogue. I did let out a squeal of excitement when I heard about the upcoming movie telling how P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins" came to be the 1964 classic I love. Saving Mr. Banks is set to release in December with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emmy Thompson as P.L. Travers. Just like Mary Poppins, it looks "practically perfect in every way".

You can check out the trailer here:

Here is the movie poster for Saving Mr. Banks:

This is from the DisneyMovieTrailers Youtube Channel:
Saving Mr. Banks comes to US theaters December 20th, 2013!
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Two-time Academy Award®--winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks top line Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," inspired by the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney's classic "Mary Poppins" made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise—one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

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