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Saving Mr. Banks Trailer Now Available on AOL Moviefone and You Tube

Who among us loved Mary Poppins? I know I do, but did you know that Disney began his quest to get the rights to “Mary Poppins” in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters after they begged him to make a movie of their favorite book?  “Saving Mr. Banks” is the first film to depict the iconic entrepreneur Walt Disney and it comes out later this year! I can’t wait to see it! Check out this new trailer that is now available on AOL Moviefone and You Tube.

Saving Mr Banks – The Official Boilerplate

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.

Disney presents “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum and Christine Langan. The film will release in U.S. theaters on December 13, 2013, limited, and open wide on December 20, 2013.

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 Are you as excited about this film as I am?

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  1. This looks fantastic! I like stories behind the stories, so will definitely enjoy this look into how one of my childhood favorites got made.

  2. Looks like a really fun movie. Can’t wait to see it!
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