Oh, friends, prepare yourselves to be delighted. The first trailer for the film version of the true story of when Walt Disney tried to convince Mrs. P.L. Travers to let him adapt Mary Poppins has arrived like a nanny in the wind. In Saving Mr. Banks, Disney (Tom Hanks) and Travers (Emma Thompson) could not be more dissimilar, but they are forced to eventually see eye to eye on the project, which of course went on to be one of Walt Disney Pictures’ biggest hits, being nominated for 13 Oscars and winning 5.
A good portion of it was actually filmed IN Disneyland, and that, in itself, makes it worth seeing, but I’m particularly pleased with Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak as the Sherman Brothers, who won two Oscars for the movie. Saving Mr. Banks has a plum December 13th release date, and I, for one, am very excited to see it.
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