Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks
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Released:  Friday, December 13, 2013  
Length:  125 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Drama/Suspense
Rating: Saving Mr. Banks is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.


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.
Inspired by true events, “Saving Mr. Banks” is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen—and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.

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  • 9/19/2013 10:05 PM EST


    Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks...

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Waited to long to see this
12/17/2013 9:04 AM EST

Grew up on Mary Poppins :) pretty much wore out the tape
12/12/2013 12:37 AM EST

John Lee Hancock (director of "The Blind Side"), Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in a film about the making of "Mary Poppins." Sweet!
11/20/2013 8:38 AM EST

A friend told me about this movie. I'd never heard of it before so I definitely want to check it out.
11/17/2013 3:47 PM EST

Heard that
9/23/2013 4:18 PM EST

Can't wait to see this film with my Wife...
9/19/2013 4:23 PM EST

I had no idea that Marry Popins was real
7/16/2013 12:21 PM EST

Looks interesting.
7/1/2013 8:33 AM EST

So that's why the funny Walt Disney-esque mustache on Tom Hanks! ;)
4/8/2013 6:37 AM EST