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Friday, July 26, 2013

It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about a new movie, I’m talking long time (think 90’s and Clueless), but that excitement is coming back in a big way with Disney’s, “Saving Mr. Banks”, that hits theaters in December.  “Saving Mr. Banks” is inspired by true events and is the is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.  One of my favorite movies of all-time is “Mary Poppins”, so I truly cannot wait to see this movie and hear all about the backstory!

Here’s a little more about the movie that stars Tom Hanks as the iconic Walt Disney (“Saving Mr. Banks” is actually the first time in cinematic history that man behind the Disney empire has ever been depicted in a film) and the lovely Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and a peak at the new poster for the movie, which by the way, is arguably my absolute favorite movie poster ever—it’s genius! 
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Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory 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.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see “Saving Mr. Banks” and don’t forget, SAVING MR. BANKS opens in theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and opens nationwide on December 20, 2013!  You can also Like Saving Mr. Banks on Facebook and Follow @disneypictures on Twitter for the latest!

See you at the movies!

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