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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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[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‘ …

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[2 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
B.J. Novak to Join Cast of ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

B.J. Novak, best known for his role on The Office, will be joining an already stellar cast for Disney’s upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks. Based on the making of Mary Poppins, Novak will play Robert Sherman, who wrote such hit songs as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Chim-Chim-Cheer-ee” along with his brother Richard.
The film also stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney; Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers; Colin Farrel, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman and Ruth Wilson. John Lee Hancock will direct.
Saving Mr. Banks is slated to begin shooting in September.
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[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tom Hanks in Talks to Play Walt Disney in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

Sources are saying that Tom Hanks, no stranger to the Disney universe, is in talks to play Walt Disney himself in Saving Mr. Banks.
Based on Disney’s real story of struggling to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen, little is known about the project. However, rumors are saying that Emma Thompson will play P.L. Travers, the author behind Poppins who fought Walt Disney for years while he tried to option her novel. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) is said to direct the film.
Tom Hanks was shortlisted for the role …

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[24 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Be ‘Practically Perfect in Every Way’ with Mary Poppins During March at The Walt Disney Family Museum

Spit Spot! Look lively – Mary Poppins is coming to The Walt Disney Family Museum just in time to whip your March into ship shape!  But if you crave the latest in technology, well – they have you covered there as well.
Screenings and Discussions
Who can resist Mary Poppins?  Everyone’s favorite nanny is front and center this month, as the Museum offers screenings of the classic – and groundbreaking – film all month long.  Showtimes will be everyday, March 2-31(except for Tuesdays and March 5, 13, and 20.)  Showtimes are 1 …