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First trailer released for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

by Banks Lee

SAVING MR. BANKS

Marking the first film to depict Walt Disney, the trailer for “Saving Mr. Banks” has been released, inspired by the untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

Two-time Academy Award–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar-winner Tom Hanks star in the film coming to theaters Dec. 20, 2013.

Saving Mr. Banks Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Tom Hanks Movie

Trailer: Saving Mr. Banks on Disney Video

Official plot synopsis:

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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2 comments

Andrew July 12, 2013 - 5:11 am

Who plays the Sherman Brothers?

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Jan July 30, 2013 - 3:23 am

Oh my gosh, this movie looks amazing. I simply adore the movie Mary Poppins. I was surprised to find out that Walt Disney promised his daughters that he would make a film based on their favorite novel. I’m going to be first in line when it’s released.

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