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[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Movies News – ‘Toy Story 4’ is Happening and ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Gets an Official Title

If you’re a fan of Disney/Pixar films or Star Wars – or both – this was definitely your week.
Two big movie related stories broke from the House of the Mouse on November 6. First, it was announced that Star Wars: Episode VII has an official title – The Force Awakens.
The film wrapped its final day of shooting on Thursday as the announcement was made. Don’t get too excited though – the film still has many months of post-production ahead and it doesn’t arrive in theaters for another year.
Which means Star …

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[17 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Walt Disney Studios Receive Eight Academy Award Nominations | ]
Walt Disney Studios Receive Eight Academy Award Nominations

The Academy Award nominations are out and the Walt Disney Studios earned a total of eight nominations.
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While early Oscar favorites Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson didn’t get nominated for their roles at Walt Disney and P.L. Travers, their film Saving Mr. Banks did get nominated for Best Original Score.
Pixar’s Monsters University was absent from the list of Best Animated Feature Films, but Disney’s monstrous hit Frozen was nominated as was The Wind Rises which is being distributed in the United States by Disney.
Those two films are …

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[7 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
D23 Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘Mary Poppins’ and the Release of ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ with a Special Winter Edition of ‘Disney twenty-three’ Magazine

As part of the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins and in honor of the upcoming release of Saving Mr. Banks, D23 is dedicating the winter issue of Disney twenty-three magazine to everyone’s favorite nanny.
The issue features interviews with Saving Mr. Banks stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson and the film’s director John Lee Hancock. Readers will also get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the movie. Saving Mr. Banks tells the story of how Mary Poppins was finally brought to the big screen.
D23 – the …

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[6 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ to Premiere at AFI Fest in November | ]
Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ to Premiere at AFI Fest in November

There’s early award-season buzz about Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks and the movie is making its North American premiere at the AFI Fest on November 7 in Los Angeles.
The film which stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, tells the true story of how Disney struggled to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen and his testy relationship with author P. L. Travers who didn’t want an adaptation of her book made into a movie. Travers is played by Emma Thompson.
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[24 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Official Movie Poster for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Released

As if the movie trailer wasn’t enough to get us excited about the upcoming Disney film Saving Mr. Banks, now we have the official movie poster!
The poster features Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. The best part of the poster – Walt’s shadow is Mickey Mouse and Travers’ shadow is Mary Poppins.
The film tells the true story how Walt Disney struggled to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen, and his testy relationship with Travers who didn’t want an adaptation of her …

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[11 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
A First Look at Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ – Photo and Official Movie Trailer

We are so excited about Saving Mr. Banks – the movie that tells the story of how Walt Disney worked to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen.
So, were practically giddy when we saw this photo that Disney released of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney along with Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. In the photo, Walt is showing Travers around Disneyland, and she looks less-than-pleased about it.
The movie tells the true story of how Walt Disney struggled to make Mary Poppins, and his testy relationship …

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[31 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Film Portions of ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ at Disneyland Park

On November 6 and 7, 2012, portions of Disneyland park will be walled off in order for a film crew to work on Disney’s upcoming flick Saving Mr. Banks. The film follows the efforts of Walt Disney as he tries to persuade author P.L. Travers to make a movie based on her character Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney, while Emma Thompson will star as P.L. Travers.
While several films and television shows have been filmed at the park before, it has been almost a dozen years since an area …

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[20 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Tom Hanks Discusses ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ and Playing Walt Disney

We can’t wait for Disney’s upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Mary Poppins. This week, actor Tom Hanks opened up about his work on the film, in which he plays the legendary Walt Disney.
Now almost a month into production, Saving Mr. Banks will tell the tale of the long negotiations that took place between Walt Disney and Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, with a particular emphasis on Travers’ trip to visit Disney during Poppins‘ pre-production period in 1961. About the film’s plot, Hanks …

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[16 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
New Details and Dates Released for Marvel Superhero Movies

Disney revealed yesterday an updated release schedule for several of its Marvel superhero movies.  The studio said that Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey Jr., would be released in 3-D.  The film was already scheduled for a May 3 release.  It will be followed on Nov. 8 by a sequel to Thor, which is now officially titled Thor: The Dark World, and will also be released in 3-D.
Fans can then look forward to the 2014 releases of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4 of that year, and …

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[22 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Begins Production in Los Angeles

Over the past few months, we’ve been letting you know about some of the exciting casting choices for Disney’s upcoming drama Saving Mr. Banks. Now, we’re excited to let you know that this highly anticipated film has finally begun production.
Disney announced this week that Saving Mr. Banks began production last Wednesday in Los Angeles. The film focuses on Disney’s 20-year-long process of acquiring the rights to Mary Poppins from its uptight author P.L. Travers, and the testy relationship that develops between her and Walt Disney. When Travers travels to Hollywood during Mary Poppins‘ …