Monday, January 27, 2014

Walt Disney Pictures presents Saving Mr. Banks, a film inspired by this extraordinary, untold back-story of how Disney’s classic Mary Poppins made it to the screen, starring Oscar winners Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks with acclaimed actor Colin Farrell.

Mary Poppins’ journey to the screen begins the moment Walt Disney’s daughters beg him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins. Walt makes them a promise to do so, but it is a promise that he doesn’t realize will take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a 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.

Director John Lee Hancock says, “Walt Disney saw the promise of that movie, which made it worth dealing with P.L. Travers to secure the rights. That’s our story, a fantastic story, about a beloved movie, its own story and characters, and the origins of how it became this amazing, groundbreaking film.”

Saving Mr. Banks opens across the Philippines on Feb. 26, 2014.

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