Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks Synopsis

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.

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Saving Mr. Banks Blu-ray and DVD Releases March 18th

Saving Mr. Banks Blu-ray and DVD Releases March 18th

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this true-story adaptation of how Walt Disney adapted P.L. Travers' novel Mary Poppins.
Saving Mr. Banks TV Spot 'Mary Christmas'

Saving Mr. Banks TV Spot 'Mary Christmas'

Have a jolly holiday and be Mary! From your friends at Walt Disney Studios, in theaters now.
EXCLUSIVE: Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell Talk Saving Mr. Banks

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell Talk Saving Mr. Banks

Plus, we hear from Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Bradley Whitford and director John Lee Hancock. This acclaimed drama expands December 20.
Four Saving Mr. Banks Featurettes

Four Saving Mr. Banks Featurettes

Learn more about the music that was created for Mary Poppins and the true story behind this character. Debuting in theaters December 13th.
Saving Mr. Banks Clip 'Pamela Go Around'

Saving Mr. Banks Clip 'Pamela Go Around'

Tom Hanks tries to convince Emma Thompson to ride a merry-go-round. Watch what happens when P.L. Travers lets her guard down at Disneyland.
Two Saving Mr. Banks Featurettes

Two Saving Mr. Banks Featurettes

Emma Thompson discusses playing Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. Watch as Director John Lee Hancock takes us inside this true story drama.
Saving Mr. Banks Clip 'We're All on a First Name Basis Here'

Saving Mr. Banks Clip 'We're All on a First Name Basis Here'

Walt Disney meets Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers for the first time in this scene. Plus, Emma Thompson discusses playing the writer in a new featurette.
Tom Hanks Is an Older Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks Photos

Tom Hanks Is an Older Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks Photos

Jason Shartzman and B.J. Novak are song-writing duo Richard and Robert Sherman in this true life tale of Mary Poppins' journey to the big screen.
Two Saving Mr. Banks Photos with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson

Two Saving Mr. Banks Photos with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson

B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartzman and Bradley Whitford are featured in these shots from John Lee Hancock's drama about the making of Mary Poppins.
Disney Reveals Logos for Maleficent and Tomorrowland

Disney Reveals Logos for Maleficent and Tomorrowland

New logos are also revealed for Muppets Most Wanted and Saving Mr. Banks at the D23 Expo on Saturday.
Disney Showcases It's Live Action Slate with Thor 2, Captain America 2 and More!

Disney Showcases It's Live Action Slate with Thor 2, Captain America 2 and More!

Stars and filmmakers from Muppets Most Wanted, Malficent and Cinderella introduced the latest footage at Disney's D23 Expo on Saturday.
First Saving Mr. Banks Poster

First Saving Mr. Banks Poster

Where her book ended, their story began in this Disney biopic about the behind-the-scenes trails in bringing Mary Poppins to life, in theaters this Christmas.
Disney's D23 Expo to Include Thor: The Dark World, Saving Mr. Banks and Tomorrowland

Disney's D23 Expo to Include Thor: The Dark World, Saving Mr. Banks and Tomorrowland

Disney's Alan Horn and John Lasseter will preview animated movies such as Frozen and The Good Dinosaur at the annual convention.
Saving Mr. Banks Trailer

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this true-story about Walt Disney's pursuit of P.L. Travers' novel Mary Poppins, in theaters this Christmas.
First Official Saving Mr. Banks Photo with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

First Official Saving Mr. Banks Photo with Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Emma Thompson co-stars as Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in this true tale of how her movie got made, in theaters this December.
The Muppets...Again Becomes Muppets Most Wanted, Disney Announces Planes: Fire and Rescue

The Muppets...Again Becomes Muppets Most Wanted, Disney Announces Planes: Fire and Rescue

The studio offers an update on its entire impending slate, announcing release dates for Into the Woods and The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Saving Mr. Banks Set Photos Reveal Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Saving Mr. Banks Set Photos Reveal Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Emma Thompson stars as Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in this period biopic revolving around that film's troubled production.
Saving Mr. Banks Begins Production in Los Angeles

Saving Mr. Banks Begins Production in Los Angeles

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star as Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers in this drama about bringing Mary Poppins to the big screen.
B.J. Novak Joins Saving Mr. Banks

B.J. Novak Joins Saving Mr. Banks

Director John Lee Hancock's drama follows the story of how Mary Poppins made it's way to the big screen.
Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, and Ruth Wilson Join Saving Mr. Banks

Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, and Ruth Wilson Join Saving Mr. Banks

John Lee Hancock is directing this story about how Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers reluctantly let Disney adapt her beloved novel.
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