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Saving Mr. Banks (2013)  link to Saving Mr. Banks on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

poster Saving Mr. Banks

Country: USA, 125 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Music, Comedy, History, Biography

Director(s): John Lee Hancock

Storyline:
When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins (1964), 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 ...

Cast:

photo Emma Thompson Emma Thompson P.L. Travers
photo Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Walt Disney
photo Colin Farrell Colin Farrell Travers Goff
photo Ruth Wilson Ruth Wilson Margaret Goff
photo Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti Ralph

Medium: Original DVD

Loaned: No


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